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All events, unless otherwise noted take place at :
Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing
807 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01109
For additional information please call Marketing at: (413) 355-5803

Independent Living Activities Calendar

Assisted Living Activities Calendar

Upcoming Special Series

Five Part series on the joys and challenges of supporting aging parents. Mondays at 6:30 pm starting on September 11, 2017, ending October 23, 2017.

September 2017 Highlights

Lecture by Select Rehab: “Got joints”

  • Thursday, September 7th 2017 11:00am Longfellow Room
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehab will discuss joint protection and what to expect before and after joint replacement surgery

Etan Stone performs

  • Friday, September 8th 7:00pm Longfellow Room
    • Ethan will perform a combination of popular songs from the 1920’s through the 1950’s. His program will include the music of George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Hammerstein and Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Henry Mancini, Louis Armstrong, Cole Porter, and more!

Preventing falls in 2017!

  • Friday, September 22 10am-2pm Longfellow Room
    • Select Rehab and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing have organized a health fair featuring tips on how to steady your balance, in order to prevent falls. Information on how exercise, medications, vision and proper footwear help to prevent injuries. There will be free blood pressure and balance screenings.

Presentation by Stephen Collins

  • Friday September 22nd, 2017 7:00pm Longfellow Room
    • Who had more effect on the English language than William Shakespeare? He created over 1700 common words that before him were either used in a new manner or didn’t exist at all. He did this by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, or just invented entirely new words from scratch.
      Let actor Stephen Collins make Shakespeare’s words come alive for your audience. From the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, to the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Antony, Stephen brings Bards words to life. Shakespeare’s tragedies, comedies, histories, and sonnets are all represented in this exciting show.

Join us for a series of informative sessions regarding “The joys and challenges of supporting aging parents”

Adult Children and Aging Parents Series

Life is Changing

  • Monday, September 11, 6:30 pm Longfellow Room
    • Providing care for a family member is an act of kindness, love, and loyalty. It can also be overwhelming. Discussion will focus on things you can do to make the caregiving process more pleasurable for both you and your loved one. Cynthia Jacelon, PhD, RN

Navigating Shifting Roles

  • Monday, September 18, 6:30 pm Longfellow Room
    • “Compassion is not a relationship between a healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals,” Pema Chodron. Discussion will focus on navigating shifting family roles with compassion and dignity. Cynthia Jacelon, PhD, RN

Family Celebrations and Communication

  • Monday, September 25, 6:30 pm Longfellow Room
    • Discussion will focus on adjusting family gatherings to the realities of life changes. Communication tips that can be a helpful tool for everyone in preparation for events will be reviewed. Rachel Tierney, PhD, RN.

Designing Your Own Later Adult Years

  • Monday, October 16, 6:30 pm Longfellow Room
    • Aging will happen to all of us naturally, but aging well takes careful planning. Now is the time to begin to plan an enjoyable, wise, active, and fruitful later life. Such planning will also add richness to your life now. Barbara Perman, PhD

What Matters at the End

  • Monday, October 23, 6:30 pm Longfellow Room
    • Families are neither comfortable with nor used to discussing serious illness or dying. Discussion will help family members better understand the importance of advanced care planning and prepare for conversations about the later stages of life. RaeAnn LeBlanc, DNP, RN

Free and open to the public, attend one, two or the entire series. To reserve a seat call JoAnne O’Neil at 413-355-5880 or by e-mail joneil@loomiscommunities.org space is limited.


Call 413- 355-5803 to reserve a seat for all programs

Recurring Weekly Events

Mondays

9:00 AM Chair Aerobics – A seated cardio workout, you can burn calories from a chair coached by our fitness trainer & Recreation Coordinator Cheryl Ruggirelli.

10:30 AM Writing Group meets - Short stories, memoirs, poems, a book…you choose what to write in this supportive, friendly environment offering peer reviews.

2:00 PM Current Events - Different subject matters are up for discussion. Share ideas and opinions without the need for agreement or answers!

Tuesdays

8:30 AM Core Exercise - Core exercise focuses on the center of your body to help stabilize your core strengthening your back and abdominal muscles keeping you strong, helps to prevent injury, taught by Cheryl Ruggirelli.

Wednesdays

10:00 AM Sit and Stretch with Bob - Resident Bob Smith and Springfield College graduate, coaches you through a work-out that makes your body feel good as you stretch, you become more flexible and this activity can give you quick energy.

3:00 PM Tai Chi - Instructed by Brian Kean of Total Care Acupuncture, this gentile form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility and balance.

Thursdays

8:30 AM Core Exercise- Core exercise focuses on the center of your body to help stabilize your core strengthening your back and abdominal muscles keeping you strong, helps to prevent injury the class is taught by Cheryl Ruggirelli.

9:45 AM Chair Yoga- Experience the benefits of gentle yoga from the comfort of your chair guided by Tara Rahkola.

10:30 AM Coffee Social- Join residents in Twains Café for pasties and conversation

Fridays

8:30 AM Men’s breakfast - Meet in Twain’s Café; enjoy a variety of breakfast foods and great company.

9:00 AM Chair Aerobics - A seated cardio workout, you can burn calories from a chair coached by our fitness trainer & Recreation Coordinator Cheryl Ruggirelli.

Saturdays

12:00 PM Duplicate Bridge

4:00 PM Ping Pong


Prior Events

August 2017 Highlights

  • Thursday August 10, 2017; Lecture by Select Rehabilitation Services: Strokes Strike Fast- so should you!
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehabilitation discuss how to identify signs & symptoms of a stroke and what to do if you or someone you know is having one.
  • Friday August 11, 2017; “Bob & Gerry” entertain!
    • Bob and Jerry met at the home of mutual friends in 1995, neither was sure what to expect from the other. One chorus of blues later, any misgivings sparked by the pair’s difference in age had evaporated in the joy of music making. Bob heard his first jazz record as a teenager in 1942 (it featured Muggsy Spanier with Rod Cless on clarinet). Bob was Inspired by those jazz luminaries, as well as the artistry of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and the Condon Mob, he started jamming with contemporaries Dick Wellstood and Ed Hubble and has been making marvelous music ever since. Jerry’s Dad introduced him to the guitar and piano when he was five years old, and he quickly learned to play music of all styles. In addition to playing classical, jazz, and even good ol’ rock n’ roll, he is a prolific composer and arranger, and writes articles about music for the Springfield newspapers.
  • Friday, August 11, 2017; Creative Writers on Parade:
    • Come and listen to our talented resident writers as they showcase their work.
  • Monday August 21, 2017; Viewing of the solar eclipse
    • This will be the first solar eclipse in almost 40 years. While New England isn’t in the “path of totality,” the region will experience a significant partial eclipse. “This summer’s event is historic” reports the Springfield Republican. The height of the eclipse will occur at 2:43pm.Participants will receive a pair of viewing glasses.
  • Monday August 21, 2017; Silent Movie Performance with Live Musical Accompaniment
    • Instead of having a spoken dialogue and background music synched to a film like you see today, silent films of the 20’s and 30’s had a particular style of sound accompanying the motion pictures. The earlier silent films were accompanied by a phonograph recording or, more commonly, live music, such as a guitarist or pianist. Richard Hughes will be our live performer, playing the piano to accompany a silent movie; his performance should be quite enjoyable, funny and educational.
  • Wednesday August 30, 2017; Cottage tours: Tour spacious homes in lush surroundings
    • The cottages at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing offer the space you need, in a community you will come to love. Nestled on 24 beautiful acres where the indoors and the outdoors come together, creating an exceptional lakeside community. Enjoy the retirement you deserve with the security of a full continuum of onsite health care. Visit us and see why our residents love the peaceful setting, the friendly staff and the carefree life at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing. Light refreshments will be served.

July 2017 Highlights

  • Friday, July 7th 2017; Honky Tonk Piano with Gary Landgren
    • Gary Landgren returns to Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing to share his musical talent and slap stick –humor. Gary began teaching himself piano when he was 15. Over the years he has focused on learning the unique style of honky tonk piano. He always wanted to play the piano and have folk’s sing-a-long. After 25 years, he has honed his “gig” which includes a bit of history, and a bit of humor, showing off the features of his piano. Join us as we pull out the red carpet for him!
  • Thursday July 13 2017; Lecture by Select Rehab: Watch your back
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehab will show you how to take care of your back utilizing good body mechanics, ergonomics and posture.
  • Friday, July 14 2017; Join resident Peter Courtney for an open house at our Resident Wood Shop
    • Our workshop was established by a resident in 1998. His background was in Engineering. He established the shop at the age of 90 and worked on many projects daily until he was 95. The shop has a drill press, band saws, radial arm saw, chop saw, and plenty of hand tools and sanders. New times are a beautiful JET woodworking lathe, a joiner/planer, and state of the art SAW STOP professional table saw. The residents not only work on their own projects, but assist us by building backgrounds for resident plays, crafts for the resident craft fairs, and building and repairing furniture for other residents and our community. (Space is limited, to reserve a spot call 413- 355-5803)
  • Monday July 17 2017; Performance by Vocalist Keir White
    • Keir was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is the ninth child of a proud Polish/Irish family of twelve. Coming from such a large family, Keir often found music to be an escape. Keir understands the power that music has over human emotion. Artists that have had a tremendous influence on Keir include; Elton John, Billy Joel, Luther Vandross, Josh Gorban. Although many of his influences are what is considered to be popular music; some of his earliest influences include; the legendary Louie Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson and Nina Simone.
  • Wednesday July 19 2017; Coffee with the Chief Executive Director- David Scruggs
    • Join us for coffee and updates with our CEO David Scruggs. David has been a member of The Loomis team since 2013, his career serving older adults has spanned over two decades. He is very knowledgeable about senior living and open to questions and comments.
  • Tuesday July 25, 2017; Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing New England Clam Bake
    • Our annual BBQ will be held again this year on our patio overlooking Lake Massoist. It will be a classic New England Clam bake, with a bit of a twist, as created by our Executive Chef Michael Caliento. Enjoy great company and musical entertainment and tour our cottage and apartment homes. Complimentary valet parking will be available. Space is limed- so make a reservation soon!

June 2017 Highlights

  • Thursday, June 1 2017; The Loomis Communities Annual Spring Reception
    • Rachel Tierney mobilized The Loomis Communities Community Outreach Committee to involve the South Hadley and Holyoke Councils on Aging and Senior Centers, faith communities, business leaders, fire, and police, to organize a local ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’initiative. Thanks to her vision, leadership and active participation, the group has held Communication Tips training for first responders, bank managers, faith communities and clubs. The Loomis Communities honors Rachel for her lifelong passion of caring for others including those living with mental illness, dementia or Alzheimer's disease, and their caregivers. Her vision continues to spark and inspire. Reservation and $35 per person will benefit The Loomis Communities’ skilled nursing centers at Loomis House and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing.

      Honored Guest: Rachel Tierney, PhD, RN, retired psychiatric-mental health Clinical

  • Thursday, June 8th 2017; Lecture: ‘Stress Reduction’
    • Learn ways to reduce stress through holistic and therapeutic approaches.
      Guest Speaker: Erin Benjamin- Diaz, registered occupational therapist from Select Rehab
  • Friday, June 9th 2017; Entertainment with Dan Kane and Fred Marion
    • Dan Kane is a music impresario and very accomplished man. He has been a teacher in the Westfield Public School system for over 33 years. He is a church organist, a music teacher and coach organizer, director, producer and conductor. His Dan Kane singers performed for President Bill Clinton and to sold out crowds at Symphony Hall and the MassMutual Center and he has recorded dozens of CD’s with the area’s best musicians. Dan will be performing with Fred Marion. Fred cultivated his silky-smooth vocals in his church and school choirs in his hometown of Holyoke MA. He studied voice at the Hartford Conservatory and Berklee College of music. You will be wowed by his amazing talent.
  • Friday, June 16th; Musical performance by Skylarkz
    • Vocalist Sarah Clay and pianist Nick Kachulis are Skylarkz, a musical duo presenting Great American Masters of Song, a music and educational program. Drawing on their backgrounds as educators and performers, Clay and Kachulis perform and discuss music in a variety of styles featuring Jazz and Classic 20th Century American songs by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart and many others.