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Loomis News

Planning for Individuals and Family Members Living with a Dementia Diagnosis

Informational sessions held at Loomis Village Auditorium, 20 Bayon Drive in South Hadley, MA 01075. These two sessions are free and open to the public with a reservation. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday March 1, 7:00 pm

Diagnosis and Care Planning

Session Speakers

Baystate Memory Disorders Program, Susan Megas, APRN, PC - What is dementia and how is it diagnosed?

Alzheimer’s Association, Marcia McKenzie - Taking care of the caregiver

O’Connell Care at Home, Sheila Pennell, RN Case Manager - Home-care options available

Loomis House Nursing Center, Dina Anderson, RN, Asst. Dir. of Nursing - Residential dementia special care

Tuesday March 8, 7:00 pm

Legal and Financial Planning

Session Speakers

Bacon Wilson, Hyman Darling, Esq., Elderlaw Attorney - Legal issues, power of attorney, healthcare proxies, advance directives and more

Fedor Financial, David Fedor, CFP, CRPC - Advance planning for the expenses of care

WestMass ElderCare, Martha Napierski, Community Options Coordinator Alternative care and financial options

For more information, call Carol Constant ▪ 413-588-5184 or email her at

Loomis Village
20 Bayon Drive
South Hadley, MA 01075


Organized by the Dementia Friendly Communities Coalition of South Hadley and sponsored by O’Connell Care at Home and The Loomis Communities.

About The Loomis Communities:

The Loomis Communities has been a visionary in exceptional senior living throughout the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It was the first organization in the state to open a continuing care retirement community.

With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, The Loomis Communities offers independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living and skilled nursing care on four campuses in the Pioneer Valley: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis House in Holyoke, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley.

For more information, call us at the number in the upper right of this webpage or send us a note through our Contact Us form.