A first for senior living in New Albany.
Our state-of-the-art style of senior care
New Albany is home to an innovative new senior living community designed to help seniors live better and age the way they choose. One of only two Masterpiece Living® communities in Ohio, First & Main of New Albany and our sister community in Lewis Center offer a groundbreaking approach to assisted living and memory care you won’t find anywhere else in Columbus.
Utilizing the latest advances in science and technology combined with personalized programming and compassionate care, First & Main provides a holistic senior living lifestyle dedicated to meeting each resident’s physical, intellectual, social and spiritual needs.
Specially designed floor plans give residents space and confidence to live as independently as they choose. Scheduled activities fill days with purpose and joyful moments among friends. Tailored support services and licensed nurses on staff ensure around-the-clock comfort and loved ones’ peace of mind.
Discover how to live longer, better in retirement at First & Main.
We take special care to create meaningful connections with residents and memorable opportunities for successful aging; plus, increasing fullness of life helps elevate their potential for wellness. This is the primary focus of Masterpiece Living – and in Ohio, you’ll only find it at First & Main.
Located nearby New Albany’s revitalized Market Square, First & Main benefits from all the energy of the thriving town’s hub. Explore the pedestrian-friendly Market Square with its restaurants and shops as the perfect way to spend an afternoon with family. Residents enjoy quick access to parks, restaurants, community centers and local retail establishments – many within walking distance or even as close as next door, like Noah’s Event Venue where special events are often held.
Just half a mile from First & Main, the beautiful Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts draws thousands of visitors every year with programs and performances by authors, musicians and more.
Located in the heart of town, Rose Run Creek is one of New Albany’s natural amenities with leisure trails running along both sides of the creek. When the first phase of Rose Run Park is completed in 2019, it will provide a large plaza for events, a library garden for outdoor activities, a wooded glen with kid-friendly recreational elements and a bike hub.
The new Phillip Heit Center is an innovative health and fitness center providing a holistic approach to wellness – with everything from primary care and physical therapy to community programming and even an indoor farmers market that runs November through March.
Inspire purpose in the lives of our First & Main family that includes residents, their loved ones and our team members by:
- Creating a positive and vibrant culture in the community that improves quality of life for our residents
- Providing outstanding amenities that are designed with the very latest technology and modern conveniences
- Hiring, developing and mentoring our team by providing the most current information to keep our residents and staff educated – knowledge is power
- Offering excellent service with a systematic approach to quality improvement for our internal and external customers
- Building a sustainable community with value to achieve financial success
First & Main seeks to culturally redefine what it means to age – for our residents, for their families and for future generations. We deliver a brand with authority and confidence that embodies sophistication and refinement in senior living, along with inspiring a purposeful life for those we serve.
First & Main strives to be unique, sophisticated, revolutionary, generous and impactful through:
- Embracing our work as an honor and a privilege
- Treating every person who crosses our path with dignity, respect and consistency
- Caring for the whole person through emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual support
- Engaging with the larger community
- Demonstrating integrity in all that we do to ensure we are living our promise of enhancing seniors’ lives
Meet Our Executive Director, Sheila Stouder
Sheila grew up in Athens, Ohio and attended Athens High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management and her Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Ohio University.
She was a Nursing Home Administrator for seven years and has been an Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Director for the last 15 years with short stints at Home Health Agencies as well. Her successes include three Deficiency Free Surveys from the Ohio Department of Health and successful census building at each community she has had the privilege to serve.
Sheila prefers Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities because she loves the connection she makes with residents and families; she also loves the work family she gets to see every day at her “home away from home.” Her passion is to serve residents and families and assist them in finding quality care and a loving place to live out their lives. Sheila also loves the opportunity to teach and train staff as well as mentor others into higher responsibility roles; she believes serving the elderly and their families is her true calling and is blessed to be able to do this each and every day.
First & Main is managed by AgeWell Living LLC, a senior housing management company with more than 75 years of industry experience. Working in close partnership with the founders and owners of Masterpiece Living®, AgeWell is committed to providing senior housing environments that result in the successful aging of older adults by increasing opportunities for physical, intellectual, social and spiritual enrichment.
View our gallery for a glimpse of everything we have to offer at First & Main – the friendships made here span across different occupations and backgrounds, and even generations, but there’s always someone nearby to share in the fun of a fitness class, themed party or just a conversation around the dining room table.
Find out more about how First & Main supports the lifestyle you want, along with the security you need. With a focus on whole-person wellness, you’ll see a fulfilling senior lifestyle can be crafted to fit your personal preferences and priorities.