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
March 2017 Highlights
Sara the Fiddler performs
- Monday March 6, 2017 7:00 PM 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 stings, Sarah’s passion for music is evident. Sarah combines her influences of classical, bluegrass, and Celtic music to create a unique style and sound. She has performed with numerous orchestras, bands and theater groups.
- Wednesday March 8 & 15, 2017 1:30pm
- This is a tour of our kitchen! We are so excited to show off our cooking items, baking collection and storage! Tom Such of Sodexo, General Manager of Food Services, will be the guide. For over twenty years Sodexo, our culinary partner, has been serving residents in our dining room where “it is just like dining out” and offering meals in Twain’s Café where myriad options “taste like home “. Space is limited. Please call Tina Kuselias at 413-355-5803 to reserve your spot.
Folk duo with Rakish Paddy perform
- Friday March 10, 2017 7:00pm Longfellow Room
- Come listen to the solid rhythmic guitar, sweet and powerful fiddle, smooth lively vocals and harmonies, haunting penny whistle and bodhran. This duo smoothly blend their collective rock, classical, gypsy, folk and Celtic influences into high energy, heart throbbing, foot stomping mix. Let Rakish Paddy take you on a wild ride for the soul!
How to Sell Your Home in a Competitive Market
- Wednesday March 22, 2017 11:30am Longfellow Room
- Carol Bright, a licensed broker for Keller Williams, has been helping families move since 1993. She will inform us about the local real estate markets and how to sell your home in today’s market. Joining Carol will be Sandi Lanigan, owner of Sandy Lanigan Interiors, who will give staging and decorating advice on how best to show you home for sale. Reservations are required; please call Tina Kuselias to reserve your spot at 413-355-5803.
Learning in Later Life with Verne McArthur – Songs for a Better World
- Thursday March 23, 2017 10:30am Longfellow Room
- Verne returns to Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing to offer more songs intended to move us toward our better selves and toward a better world—and have fun in the process! Through both performance and sing-along, Verne will explore songs from the past and present--and from different parts of the world, some well-known, some hidden gems; some serious, some funny but all are inspirational. Please call JoAnne O’Neil to reserve a spot at 413-355-5880.
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
February 2017 Highlights
- Friday February 3, 2017; Entertainment with Patty Carver – actress singer and composer
- 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.
- Saturday February 4,2017; Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing showcases its Chili
- 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.
- Thursday February 9, 2017; Lecture: Put the Fun In Functional
- 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….
- Sunday February 26, 2017; Pianist Archie Richards entertains
- 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.
- Tuesday February 28, 2017; Lunch and Learn
- 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.
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.