A senior living community dedicated to wellness.
Successful aging with Masterpiece Living®.
A landmark 10-year study by the MacArthur Foundation in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic revealed that 70% of physical aging and approximately 50% of mental aging is determined by the lifestyle choices we make every day, proving that growing older doesn’t have to be a slow, steady decline. Instead we can incorporate attributes of successful aging, making it a time of continued growth throughout all aspects of life – social, intellectual, physical and spiritual.
As they grow older, seniors may decide to move into a retirement community to help alleviate the stress, work and maintenance of living at home. However, to help residents truly live healthier and happier, a senior living community needs a specific plan, overarching culture and proven system for measuring success. That’s where Masterpiece Living® at First & Main of Lewis Center comes in with our meaningful, person-centered commitment to wellness.
The Masterpiece Living® approach is a direct result of the 10-year groundbreaking “Successful Aging” study, and is statistically proven as a path to a longer, healthier life. It’s not just about eating healthy and staying active – so many other factors account for our quality of life and overall lifespan. First & Main of Lewis Center brings together all of the physical, mental, social and spiritual elements shown to promote overall health and wellness, offering a multitude of resources and opportunities for residents to thrive while aging successfully in our senior living community.
First & Main’s entire culture revolves around these core ideas and best practices, which help residents of our senior living community grow as individuals and lead more fulfilled, happier lives. We integrate elements from Masterpiece Living’s successful aging research through purposeful programming and look for innovative ways to enhance each resident’s life within our senior living community. By living at First & Main, residents have ample opportunity to experience a full and rewarding lifestyle; whether it’s enjoying dinner with neighbors in the Deshler Club, taking swings on our putting green or learning something new in art class.
Masterpiece Living Tools
Research-based resident programs – representing over 650 hours of development – support successful aging as a way of life.
Aggregate measurements track overall health, target specific needs and create successful aging benchmarks not only for individuals, but for the entire Masterpiece Living® population.
Customized reports and tools enable residents to track progress over time and compare results to research guidelines and national norms.
Integration Road Map
A customized strategic approach creates community-wide engagement and unity between Masterpiece Living® associates and residents.
Access to all of the successful aging information residents and staff need provided via the secure Masterpiece Living® website.
What’s needed for successful aging?
- A physically active and mentally stimulating lifestyle
- Strong social engagement
- Purpose and meaning in your life
- Environments that support this lifestyle
Dr. Roger Landry is an internationally known author and expert in senior health and aging, a highly decorated full colonel and former chief flight surgeon for the U.S. Air Force, and president of Masterpiece Living®. Trained at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, Dr. Landry specializes in empowering older adults to maximize their unique potential. He is the author of the award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, Where You Live Matters: The Role of Culture in Our Aging Journey and contributing author to 80 Things to Do When You Turn 80.
Dr. David Gobble has been recognized by the National Wellness Institute as one of the top 100 wellness experts in the world, serves on the national board of Wellness Councils of America and has been a leader in promoting health and productivity of older workers and retirees. He has served on multiple academic journal editorial boards and has been published in several academic disciplines.