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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

December 2016 Highlights

Lecture “A Song Will Take You There” with Lois Finn Magovern

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016; 11:00 am Longfellow Room
    • 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.

Women’s Club Choral Group

  • Monday, December 5, 2016; 2:00 pm Longfellow Room
    • 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.

Lecture – world travels

  • Monday,December 12; 7:00pm Longfellow Room
    • 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.

Sara the Fiddler “Ho Ho Ho Down”

  • Thursday, December 22, 2016; 7:00pm Longfellow Room
    • 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!”

Entertainment with Rob Tapper & Guests

  • Friday, December 30, 2016; 7:00pm Longfellow Roo
    • 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.

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.

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

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.

October 2016 Highlights

  • Monday October 3, 2016 Travelogue with Amy Dane- French Art in Springfield (MA) & Paris
    • What did French art look like before the Impressionists hit the scene? Discover 150 years of French treasures from Springfield’s Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Comparisons will be between holdings in this fine collection and examples in Parisian museums before we “hit the streets” and enter museums in the City of Lights via a slide show set to catchy French tunes.
  • Friday October 7, 2016; Entertainment with Fred Marion & Dan Kane
    • Two of our areas most popular entertainers will come together to bring us a very exciting show!
  • Friday October 14, 2016; Pianist Ethan Stone
    • Ethan Stone is from Athol, Massachusetts. He attended Berkley College of Music in Boston, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Composition. Ethan has performed throughout Europe, the USA, and in Latin America. When entertaining in senior living facilities, he performs a combination of popular songs and jazz from the 1920’s through the 1950’s. His programs often 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!!
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016; Craft Fair
    • Our annual craft fair. Browse lovely arts and crafts brought to you by established artists from the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Read all the details here.
  • Wednesday October 26, 2016; Coffee with David Scruggs
    • Coffee with David Scruggs, The Looms Communities CEO offers coffee and updates!

September 2016

  • Friday September 2, 2016 Presentation by Stephen Collins
    • Actor Stephen Collins makes Shakespeare’s words come alive for us. From the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, to the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Anthony, Collins brings Bards words to life.
  • Friday September 9, 2016 Lunch Bunch
    • Lunch bunch departs for lunch at Tony’s in Wilbraham.
  • Friday September 9, 2016 Gary Landon Performs
    • Gary Landon is a Honky-Tonk Piano man, this is a nickname that has followed Gary for over 20 years, Honkey-Tonk is a style that includes ragtime, swing and early jazz elements all rolled into a formal- yet lively performance.
  • Tuesday September 13 & September 27- 2016, Philosophy club
    • Different subject matters are up for discussion. Share ideas and opinions without the need for agreement or answers!
  • Thursday September 15, 2016, Lecture “Healthy Living for your Brain and Body” Presented by Marcia McKenzie from the Alzheimer’s Association
    • Join us to learn about the latest research providing insight into how to make lifestyle choices that may help keep your brain and body healthy as you age
  • Friday September 23, 2016, Lady Bea Cruise
    • Depart for the Lady Bea- for a cruise on the Connecticut River (space is limited).
  • Friday September 30, 2016 Wine Appreciation
    • This month’s theme is Oktoberfest – hosted by the residents of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing.