Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Upcoming Events
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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
February 2017 Highlights
Entertainment with Patty Carver – actress singer and composer
- Friday February 3, 2017; 7:00 PM Longfellow Room
- Patty is a professional singer, actress and writer with international credits. She has performed in New York, Los Angeles and London and played in Regional, Stock and musical Dinner Theatres. Her favorites include, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Oklahoma, Damn Yankees and They’re Playing Our Song, just to name a few! She has written over 40 original musicals. Her musicals have featured many great performers such as Bea Arthur, Jack Klugman, Marla Gibbs, Ernest Borgnine and Brigitte Bardot.
Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing showcases its Chili
- Saturday February 4, 2017 Chili Festival
- Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing has entered the St. Cecilia’s Church CHILI FEST! Anticipation has been building as the Friends of Wilbraham Public Access, Inc. announced their Annual Free Chili Fest. The public is welcome to join in the family fun. The hours are from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. Local professional chefs as well as the chefs from Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing will be competing for “The Peoples’ Choice Award.” Guests are invited to sample the different chili offerings and then vote for their favorite. ADMISSION IS FREE, and hot dogs may be purchased for a nominal charge. Some of the restaurants will have extra chili available for sale to take home.
Lecture: Put the Fun In Functional
- Thursday February 9, 2017; 11:00 AM Longfellow Room
- What are those gadgets OT and PT use? Come have fun with Select Therapy, our on-site rehab center, and experience some of the cool devices used to help people live Independent- active lives. You will have an opportunity to try some of the adaptive equipment such as sock aid, reacher’s, specialized walkers, leg lifters, shoe horns, weighted utensils, specialized plates, and cups, hearing devices and, much more….
Pianist Archie Richards entertains
- Sunday February 26, 2017; 2:00 PM Longfellow Room
- Archie’s classical repertoire includes works of Chopin, Rachmainoff, Beethoven, Mozart, and others. His songbooks selections include music of Cohan, Rogers, Gershwin, Bacharach, and others. A recording Archie made at Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sanata was played on WCRB radio in Boston on a Sunday morning. Audience members tell Archie they’ve never experienced such wonderful playing.
Lunch and Learn
- Tuesday February 28, 2017; 11:30 AM Longfellow Room
- Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing will host a resident’s panel. Learn what it is like to live in a retirement community- directly from our residents! Topics will cover resident life, activities and the residents association. Stay for lunch and join in on a tour. Reservations are required. Please RSVP to Tina Kuselias 413-355-5803 by February 24, 2017.
Recurring Weekly Events
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
12:00 PM Duplicate Bridge
4:00 PM Ping Pong
January 2017 Highlights
- Friday January 6, 2017; Musical entertainment with Pianist Adam Bergeron
- Adam Bergeron’s musical experience transcends the boundaries of a typical classical pianist. He has studied classical performance composition for over 25 years. Adam earned a scholarship to attend the University of Massachusetts, where explored various modern artists and genres that have inspired him.
- Monday January 15, 2017; Entertainment with Noah Lis
- Noah has received many awards and recognitions throughout his young career, including the prestigious John Philip Souza Band Award. He has performed in New York City for America's Got Talent, auditioned for American Idol and appeared on Season 6 of The Voice. In June 2009, Noah was named one of "Western Massachusetts most Talented Teens" by the Springfield Republican News. Noah is in his senior year of college where he is as music major. He is a Deans List student and performs 1st chair with the Westfield State Wind Symphony, and the Westfield State Big Band, and performs with 3 other Jazz ensembles. He is working with an entertainment manager to broaden his career.
- Wednesday January 18, 2017; Coffee with David Scruggs
- Join us for coffee and updates with our very own CEO David Scruggs.
- Thursday January 19, 2017; Lecture by Amedysis on how to improve your memory
- Amedysis is a local home care agency which focuses on bringing home the continuum of care.
December 2016 Highlights
- Thursday, December 1, 2016; Lecture “A Song Will Take You There” with Lois Finn Magovern
- A teacher for more than 30 years, with 25 years in the Longmeadow schools, Lois Finn Magovern spends her retirement years speaking and writing about her passion, the strong connection between music and memory. With emphasis on the Great American Songbook, she’ll involve you with memories of your life experiences as recalled trough popular songs of your day. During her presentation you are encouraged and welcomed to sing-a-long.
- Monday, December 5, 2016; Women’s Club Choral Group
- Come join us for an afternoon of your favorite songs as the Women’s Club chorus performs holiday tunes to get us in the spirit of the season. They have been entertaining our community for many years and are well received.
- Monday,December 12; Lecture – world travels
- Around the world in 80 days with Dr. Muriel Kowlesser, our resident world traveler shares the highlights of her travels, as requested by her fellow residents.
- Thursday, December 22, 2016; Sara the Fiddler “Ho Ho Ho Down”
- Sarah Michal needs no introduction. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of listening to Sarah play the fiddle, let's just say you are in for a treat. The moment her bow touches the strings, Sarah’s passion for the music is evident. Sarah combines her influences of classical, bluegrass, and Celtic music to create a unique style and sound. Sarah has performed with numerous orchestras, bands and theater groups. Join Sara and her friends as they perform a program they call the “Ho Ho Ho Down!”
- Friday, December 30, 2016; Entertainment with Rob Tapper & Guests
- Rob Tapper, son of our very own Mr. & Mrs. Tapper. Rob Tapper is Professor of Trombone and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Montana coordinating the UM Jazz Festival, four big bands, seven small groups, an undergraduate Jazz Degree and the trombone studio. A relentless advocate for music education, Rob was awarded a Washington State "2008 Teacher of the Year Award”, was inducted into the WMEA Hall of Fame (2012) and has also received a Spokane Arts Commission “Contributions to Education” Award. As an active performer and teacher in both classical and jazz idioms he has performed, adjudicated and recorded at many festivals, concert halls and conferences in orchestral, jazz and commercial settings around the United States, Europe and Canada. Rob is currently Principal Trombone in the Missoula Symphony and has degrees in Music Education (UNH) and Jazz and Commercial Media.
November 2016 Highlights
- Thursday & Friday November 3rd and 4th; The Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Players Guild Presents “Adventures Afloat”
- Join us for our semi-annual play, written by our residents. Some residents go on a Caribbean Cruise, away from the sheltered confines of Cranberry Cove… Limited Space Available. Please sign up at the front desk to receive your ticket or call 413-782-1800 to reserve your tickets.
- Sunday November 6, 2016; Ruth Lull Art Presentation
- Ruth Lull was educated in oil media techniques in Florence Italy; she uses her skills to evoke imagery of her natural environment. Ruth will present us with a Slide Presentation on a Revolution in Art, Design and Style. Reliving the 50s through 80s.
- Wednesday November 16, 2016; Lecture: A Home Run for Bunn
- Richard Anderson, Springfield College Professor and Author, will tell the true story of the 1934 American Legion all-star team from Springfield, Mass. that won New England baseball championship and advanced to the Eastern Regionals in Gastonia, N.C. Their Player, Bunny Taliaferro, was one of their top players, but because he was African-American, tournament organizers refused to allow him to play. What happened next is the subject of his book A Home Run for Bunny.
- Friday November 18, 2016; Jim Lenn & The Ukulele Groum
- Using unassuming and friendly ukuleles, the four members of Snapback recreate classic tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, and more; all of your favorites like California Dreamin’, Blue Bayou, Please Mr. Postman, Happy Together, and Black Water (yup), just to name a few. Snapback offers expertly arranged vocals and the beloved, familiar harmonies that propelled great songs to the classic, timeless, platinum-selling status that they still are known for today. Your spirits will be instantly lifted, you won’t be able to stop smiling, and you will fall in love with the unique sound of Snapback.