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Loomis News

Residents Honored at Loomis House

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Holyoke- On November 2, six independent living apartment residents at Loomis House were honored for being good neighbors. Good Neighbor nominations are made by residents who observe thoughtful acts and kindness. From caring for gardens to helping with grocery shopping or providing companionship, the honorees make Loomis House a welcoming community. Those recently honored were Lorraine Gorham, Kay Monahan, Joe McNerney, Mary Lenarcen, Millie Suchecki and Anne Lmoine.    Read more...

Iron Chef Competition

Friday, October 28, 2016

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...

Dementia Care Giver Support Group

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dementia and Regular Caregiver Support Groups meet monthly at Loomis House. These groups are free and open to the public.   Read more...

Loomis House Resident Picnic

Friday, June 24, 2016

June 24 was a picture perfect day for a picnic! Over 200 independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing center residents gathered on the front lawn to enjoy a delicious barbecue, salads, fruit, ice cream while accompanied by the music of Dave Colucci.    Read more...

Loomis House Dementia Friendly Caregiver Support Group

Saturday, April 16, 2016

On Wednesday, May 4, from 4:00-5:00 pm, there will be a Dementia Caregiver Support Meeting at Loomis House, 298 Jarvis Avenue, Holyoke. The discussion will focus on Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family. The responsibilities of caring for a family member or friend living with dementia can be both wonderful and overwhelming. At this meeting the group will learn strategies for caring for themselves while caring for a loved one. The meeting is free and anyone who loves and cares for someone with dementia are welcome. For more information, please call Sandra Tower at 413-538-7551  Read more...

Dementia and the South Hadley Community

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Rachel Tierney, PhD, RN had a notable career in psychiatric-mental health nursing, but when her husband Jim was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, being a caregiver became personal. Rachel and Jim had been active and were well-known in the their community, the Town of Ludlow, so one day when he ventured out without her to the bank and became confused, they called to let her know where he was and that he was safe.   Read more...

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Friday, August 21, 2015

Holyoke – The responsibilities of caring for a family member or friend living with dementia can be both wonderful and overwhelming. To help provide a place where caregivers can share their experiences and concerns, Loomis House, 298 Jarvis Avenue, Holyoke is starting a Caregiver Support Group. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9, from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Family Room of the Nursing Center. At this meeting the group will talk about strategies for caring for their loved one, as well as plan for topics and the best time and day for future meetings. The group is being organized by Brenda Mendoza, Lori Todd, Sandra Tower and Joanne Ortegas of the Loomis House Nursing Center. The meetings are free and all those who love and care for someone living with dementia are welcome! For more information, please call Sandra Tower at 413-538-7551.   Read more...

Lori Todd being honored with Quiet Achiever Award

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Loomis House Administrator, Lori Todd is being recognized by the Women’s Business Owners Alliance with the Quiet Achiever Award. For seventeen years, Ms. Todd has quietly volunteered as the artistic director and choreographer for the Holyoke High School Spring Musical. Planning and rehearsals take place five nights a week from January to the end of March. She works with a small team of dedicated volunteers who also assist the musical director with staging, diction and choreography. “It gives me great pleasure to pay forward the gifts I was given by Broadway dancer parents and continue to spread the love of music, dance and stage craft to high school students. It is hard work but rewarding when the show opens and the auditorium is full, not just from members of the high school but the greater Holyoke community. Many in the community generously support our efforts.”    Read more...

Elvira Whiting Ball Spring Reception 2015

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Loomis Communities recently held its Annual Spring Reception honoring the founding Board of Directors of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the senior living community.   Read more...

Springfield Visionaries to be Honored

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Twenty years ago, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing opened its doors to older adults. That promising beginning was the result of a vision shared by leaders from Baystate Health and Springfield College who were intent on building a first-of-its-kind retirement community in Springfield. They assembled a group of leaders who planned and built a community that uniquely hosts independent living, assisted living and a skilled nursing center all under the same roof on a wooded lakeside campus.    Read more...

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