About this Project
As more of society is growing older, the need for more assisted living facilities is growing. These homes, nestled in busy communities, allow aging citizens to have a vibrant, independent life while getting the care they need. First & Main is culturally redefining what it means to age. First & Main currently has five senior living centers in development.
Getting adequate sunlight is crucial for the health of seniors. Sunlight exposure helps the body produce vitamin D, which is essential for bone health and preventing fractures. It also helps regulate circadian rhythms and sleep cycles, boosts mood, and reduces the risk of cognitive decline. However, many seniors are not getting enough sun exposure due to limited mobility, cold weather, or spending most of their time indoors. This lack of sunlight can negatively impact their physical and mental health.
By including a solarium in each development, First & Main is ensuring that residents are able to get plenty of sunshine even when the weather doesn’t permit being outside. The solariums provide a warm, sun-filled space where seniors can soak up the sun’s rays year-round. Sitting in the solarium for just 15-30 minutes a day can help residents meet their vitamin D needs and receive other benefits from sunlight exposure. This promotes healthy aging and improves quality of life.
Crystal Structures is pleased to be providing the glazed solarium structures in each of the five First & Main facilities. Two facilities – New Albany, Ohio, and Lewis Center, Ohio – are already complete. The photos below show identical 12′ x 21′ lean-to-style solariums in colors that match the trim on each building. By thoughtfully incorporating solariums into the building design, First & Main and Crystal Structures are working together to support the health and well-being of senior residents.