Articles


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, Meet The Team

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

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

WZZM13 First & Main Promo Video

Published on January 18th, 2016 | Filed under Articles

The crew at WZZM13 visited us at First & Main of Metro Health Village to shoot a commercial! Residents and staff were excited to be a part of the shoot, and everyone did a fantastic job. Check it out by clicking HERE. Read More

Memory Café: Effective Communication Strategies

Published on December 28th, 2015 | Filed under Articles

The Memory Café is a free monthly speaker series offering educational and support opportunities to caregivers and loved ones of people with dementia. While they are learning more from presenters and each other, our Director of Excitement will be holding activities with the individuals who… Read More

First & Main Celebrates Active Aging Week

Published on September 28th, 2015 | Filed under Articles

It's well-known that a key to continued health is to maintain a habit of regular physical activity. Simple activities like going for a daily walk with a friend or gardening are great ways for the aging population to keep active. Active Aging Week, led by the International Council on Active… Read More