Technology Assists for Dementia Patients and Caregivers

Published on October 30th, 2019 | Filed under News

Dementia is one of the diseases that lack a cure to date. As a result, it’s one of the most challenging illnesses for a senior patient to experience and for caregivers to assist with. The good news is the greatness that the new technology has brought into the world. The new technology helps… Read More

How Baby Boomers Can Enjoy Their Golden Years On A Budget

Published on August 6th, 2018 | Filed under Articles

Polls reveal that money is among one of the top anxiety triggers of the baby boomer generation, to include not having enough cash to retire and skyrocketing health care costs. It's because of this that boomers are becoming overly frugal and not making an effort to enjoy their golden… Read More

First & Main Offers Healthy Meal Options for Residents

Published on September 29th, 2017 | Filed under News

Executive Director, Bryan Cramer and Director of Dining Services, Vinnie Augustoni, discuss the variety of dining options at First & Main. This eightWest segment, shot in the heart of Art Prize 9, gives a great look into our community and the care we provide. Read More

7 Things you should know about Alzheimer’s disease

Published on September 8th, 2017 | Filed under Articles

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 10% of people over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Dementia.  The disease erodes a person’s memory, personality, and reasoning gradually over time.  Alzheimer’s primarily effects seniors, 5 million in the United States… Read More

Memory Care at First & Main

Published on June 30th, 2016 | Filed under Articles

As our community grows, so do the needs of our Memory Care programming. More residents means more needs to be met, and an even wider range of likes and dislikes. Into this need steps Heather Wiersum, our new Memory Care Manager, who builds personal relationships with our residents in order… Read More

What did your Mom enjoy about living at First & Main?

Published on May 23rd, 2016 | Filed under Articles

In our final installment with the Vander Klok family, we hear Duane and Diane talk about how much their Mom loved living at First & Main. From bible studies to daily activities, and with the comfort of the care staff, Bea had a wonderfully content experience at First & Main. Interested in… Read More

After moving your Mom to First & Main, how did your life change?

Published on May 9th, 2016 | Filed under Articles

After a loved one moves into a care community, a caregiver's work is not done. However, the load is significantly lightened, resulting in a healthier lifestyle for the whole family. Knowing that your loved one is cared for, happy, and thriving in their new environment can reduce stress and… Read More

How did your mom feel about moving to First & Main?

Published on May 2nd, 2016 | Filed under

Moving into a new home can be stressful for anyone, and it's especially hard for those with dementia and memory issues. It can be a tough transition for your loved one, but visiting often and providing support can make the transition easier. Read More

What are the signs of worsening dementia?

Published on April 25th, 2016 | Filed under News

The signs of worsening dementia can differ from person to person, but there are a few key indicators including: memory loss, impaired judgment, difficulties with abstract thinking, faulty reasoning, inappropriate behavior, disorientation to time and place, gait, motor, and balance… Read More

First & Main: Where Life Happens

Published on April 11th, 2016 | Filed under Articles

Pastor Duane Vander Klok and his sister, Diane Vanden Hoek, sat down with us to share stories of their mother, Bea, and their experience at First & Main. Read More

Chocolate Extravaganza: Open House at First & Main

Published on February 5th, 2016 | Filed under News

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about love... it’s about the chocolate! Join us on February 18th, 2016 at First & Main for a very special open house. Sample a vast variety of chocolate treats as you stroll through our beautiful community. Chocolate Extravaganza Chocolate galore! Enjoy… Read More