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Loomis News

Hospitality of Applewood Resident

Sandi is a resident who has lived at Applewood for about 2.5 years.In that time, she has hosted many, drop in and socialize events. Most recently, she opened her home to all of the Applewood staff and residents for coffee, tea and blueberry muffins. She coordinated the event and then recruited a couple of other residents, Jill and Susan to assist with the baking and preparation.    Read more...

Eclectic Photography by Judith Ruderman

Amherst – On Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 3:30 P.M. – 5 P.M., Applewood, One Spencer Drive, Amherst will hold an opening reception for a photography exhibit by Applewood resident Judith Ruderman. The opening is free and open to the public.
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Applewood Residents Visit Springfield, Massachusetts Materials Recycling Facility

Applewood residents are concerned about their “Carbon Footprint”; so fifteen residents and three staff members received a guided tour through the Recycling Facility. This plant, which has been operating for 27 years, recycles products that are marketable in the United States and other countries. As companies are willing to produce products from used paper, plastics, and metal this industry grows becoming more profitable with an expanding marketplace.   Read more...

Quilt and Watercolor Display

Amherst – On Thursday, April 6, 2017, 3: 30 – 5:00 pm, Applewood, One Spencer Drive, Amherst will hold an opening reception for a quilt and watercolor display, “A Celebration of Light and Color” by Valerie A. Ivy and her daughter Valerie I. Steinberg. Reception is free and open to the public.   Read more...

Applewood and the Five College Learning in Retirement Celebrate Veteran’s Day

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ended when Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies. The participants took a moment at 11AM to quietly remember this historic event.   Read more...

Iron Chef Competition

On Thursday October 27, 2016, a cooking competition modeled after Iron Chef was held at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing. All the chefs of our four communities, Applewood, Loomis House, Loomis Village and ofcourse our Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing chef competed against each other in this fun for all.   Read more...

Applewood Artist in Residence

Featuring Mimi Berg sculpture and paintings. Opening reception on October 27, 2016 from 3:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.   Read more...

Breakfast with Sandi

Recently, after a morning of blueberry picking with Rob, Applewood’s Executive Director, and several of the Applewood residents, Sandi invited her cluster and other friends in for breakfast.   Read more...

Applewood 25th Anniversary Celebration

On June 23 Applewood celebrated their 25th year with a family picnic. Over three hundred residents, employees, family and friends enjoyed the outdoor feast, a 25th anniversary photo booth and impromptu dancing to the music of Horse Mountain Jazz Band.    Read more...

New Year’s Eve At Applewood

The Applewood residents kicked out 2015 with a bang. The evening began with a scrumptious dinner in the Dining Room from 5 – 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. games began in and around the Meeting Room on the first floor. They participated in nerf basketball, nerf bowling, using the hallway as a lane, ping pong in the craft room and two Nintendo Wii set ups in the meeting room. Several residents tried bowling in the hallway but weren’t all that successful. They tried their hand at Wii golf, baseball, go kart racing and lawn darts, which they found quite difficult because the eye hand coordination required, is a bit beyond this crowd; so they switched to Wii bowling. This game was attractive to them because several people can play, much like in the local bowling alley and it’s easy to get a respectable score and they could challenge each other. At 9:30 p.m. the meeting room was reconfigured to show the movie which was “My Cousin Vinny”, a delightful comedy which everyone enjoyed thoroughly. You could hear laughter throughout the first floor area. After the movie, champagne and hors d’oeuvres were served in the Tavern, getting ready for the “Ball Drop” in New York City. At midnight, they all toasted the New Year, 2016 and kicked off Applewood’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.   Read more...