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The Western Massachusetts Pioneer in Senior Living

Loomis Village Upcoming Events

With so much to do, how do Loomis Village residents stay informed about the day's events? That's easy. Residents simply turn on their televisions to the Loomis Village channel to see today's announcements at Loomis Village.

All activities (unless otherwise noted) take place at:
Loomis Village
20 Bayon Drive
South Hadley, MA 01075
Call (413) 588-5102 for more information

Ongoing Fitness and Wellness Programs at Loomis Village

Residents enjoy morning and afternoon group exercises, osteo exercise, tai chi, movement group, swimming aqua classes in our 4-season indoor pool, self-directed workouts in the fitness room and pool, Mind Aerobics, monthly wellness chat with our Health Services Director, Lisa Ball. Keeping our bodies and minds in tune.

December 2016


  • Sunday, December 4, 2016; 2:00 pm; Phylly’s Café
    • On the 4th, Loomis Village residents will enjoy the return of the Klezamir Band playing upbeat sounds of klezmer, Jewish/Eastern European wedding music adding its own twists as well as a great selection of rock, pop, jazz, swing, classical, country, and Bossa Nova .

“Managing the Holidays When Life Changes” with Rachel Tierney, resident, and Lisa Ball, Health Services Director

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2016; 1:30pm; Conference Room.
    • Anticipating the holidays can be exciting and energizing – but they can also be stressful, particularly when changes occur in our lives. Come to hear and share some ideas for managing the holidays when these changes occur.

“South Hadley Chorale Concert, by the South Hadley Chorale

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016; 7:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Residents will gather for the annual Holiday Concert by the South Hadley Chorale. This wonderful group has long included some of our own residents, and is looked forward to with great enthusiasm and anticipation each year.

“Employee Appreciation Celebration”

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Residents plan a wonderful gathering to thank the Loomis Village staff for all the services rendered. It is a fun and social gathering to celebrate together for the holiday season.

“Holiday Social, with Dave Colucci

  • Thursday, December 15, 2016; 7:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Celebrate the season with friends and neighbors.

“Monthly Resident Birthday Party”

  • Friday, December 16, 2016; 2:30pm; Phylly’s Café.
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.

“Cub Scout Annual Holiday Singing”

  • Friday, December 16, 2016; 6:30pm; Phylly’s Café and Dining Room
    • Christmas Caroling from the local Cub Scout pack.

“Puttin’ on the Ritz” music performed by Richie Mitnik, Peter Annone, and Jessie River

  • Saturday,December 31, 2016; 2:30pm; Auditorium.
    • Music, song, dance and merriment – NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

December 25th Merry Christmas
December 25th Happy Hanukkah
Warm wishes to you and your families.

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

December 3, 2016; Saturday, 8:00pm, Harlem Quartet, Valley Classical Concerts, Smith College. This program is proudly sponsored by Loomis Village and Applewood.

December 4, 2016; Sunday, 3:15pm; Vespers, Abby Chapel at Mount Holyoke College.

December 6, 2016; Tuesday, 10:30am; New England Pie: History Under a Crust – discussion led by author Robert S. Cox, and there will be pie samples for all.

December 10, 2016; Saturday, 12:15pm, Metropolitan Opera Simulcast, Amour de Loin”, Cinemark Theatres in Hadley.

December 16, 2016; Friday, 6:45pm, Handel’s Messiah, Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College.

December 18, 2016; Sunday, 4:00pm, Nutcracker & Sweets, Massachusetts Academy of Ballet, Wistariahurst, Holyoke.

December 29, 2016; Thursday, 4:30pm, “Bright Nights”, Holiday Light Spectacular, Forest Park, Springfield.

Museum of the Month

Museum of the Month – Thursday, December 1st; 9:30am; Loomis Village to visit the Mount Holyoke Art Museum. Two exhibitions: THE RECOVERED HISTORY OF PROSPECT HILL. From the mid-1880s to World War I, Goodnow Park, Lake Nonotuck, and the Pepper Box were lively sites of Mount Holyoke College activities. Today these place-names have been all but forgotten. Drawing from the College's Archives and Special Collections, this exhibition highlights a rich collection of postcards, photographs, stereopticon views and glass negatives that offer an excursion into the years between 1879 and 1920; and 140 UNLIMITED -- The fall of 2016 marks the 140th anniversary of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum—a milestone shared by only a handful of collegiate art museums in the United States. Since its founding, visionary donors have given countless works of extraordinary beauty and cultural significance to the Museum’s collection. The recent past has been no exception.

Five College Learning in Retirement Series - Hosted by Loomis Village,

  • Wednesdays, starting September 28 – December 7th ; 10:00am – 12:00pm, and Thursdays, starting September 29 – December 8, 2016, Loomis Village Conference Room.
    • Loomis Village is hosting these 10 week classes – if you have interest in learning more about 5CLIR, how to join and participate, please contact 5CLIR at 413.585.3756 or log in at www.5clir@smith.edu

Loomis Village Resident Facilitated Events

  • The Writer’s Group
  • Theater Group
  • Omni Book Club
  • Poetry Group
  • Coloring for Adults
  • Loomis Village Chorale Group
  • Current Issues
  • Saturday Night at the Movies and Sunday Matinees
  • Reading Group
  • Bridge and Games
  • Social Hour – Tues and Fri
  • Better Together Group Play

Health, Wellness, and Fitness

Loomis Village has a fully equipped fitness room and a 4 seasons pool.

‘Exercise Class Mondays (DVD), Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays (Facilitated by Brent Cappello) at 9:00 am

‘Osteo Exercise’ Wednesday at 9:30 am – offered by R.S.V.P. volunteers

‘Movement Group’ Monday and Thursday 11:30 m - Performed from a seated position, a great workout for all fitness levels! Facilitated by Brent Cappello.

‘Tai Chi’ Tuesdays; at 11:00am

‘Monthly Wellness Chat’ with Lisa Ball, Health Services Director

‘Caregivers Support Group’ - monthly

‘Aqua Fitness with Brent” Monday 9:00am, and Thursdays at 9:30 am

‘Aqua Walking Group with Brent’ – every Wednesday

‘Fitness Center Orientation’ – every Tuesday 11:00am

‘Mind Aerobics’ – every other Wednesday 1:00pm

‘Fully equipped Fitness Room and 4 season pool’

Prior Events

November 2016

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016; “Adventures Afloat” performed by the Thespians of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landin
    • On the 3rd Loomis Village residents head over to Springfield for an enjoyable evening with dinner and an adventurous play performed by the Thespians of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing. Titled “Adventures Afloat”, some of the residents of the fictional Cranberry Cove retirement home go on a Caribbean Cruise! Join them on their adventure, and then return to land to enjoy dinner with members of our sister community. .
  • Friday, November 4, 2016; “Budget 2017 – Review” presented by Margaret Mantoni, CFO, The Loomis Communities, and Jerry Minton, Chair of the Resident Finance and Budget Committee
    • Presentation of the proposed 2017 Budget
  • “Better Together” chat with author, Karen Hesse
    • Monday, November 7, 2016; “Better Together” chat with author, Karen Hesse
      • Residents have the opportunity to participate in a close-up chat with Ms. Hesse, who will discuss her book, “Better Together”. This book was chosen for an intergenerational program here at Loomis Village. Residents and 6th grade students are enjoying time together for a lively book discussion and an opportunity to bond with each other.
    • Tuesday, November 8, 2016; Veterans’ Education Project” presented by Jim Monroe
      • On the 8th Veterans’ Education Project’s Jim Monroe will share his reflections on serving during the Vietnam War and life afterwards as a Vietnam War Veteran.
    • Friday, November 11, 2016; “Veteran’s Day Program”
      • n honor of Veterans’ Day on November 11, we will have a special Veterans’ Day Commemoration. Join us to honor all veterans, including those who are Loomis Village residents, and their spouses.
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2016; “Piano Concert” performed by local pianist, Jay Stryker
      • On the 15th ever popular local pianist Jay Stryker will play a variety of tunes ranging from Ragtime, the American Songbook, to Jazz Standards.
    • Thursday, November 17, 2016; “Photographic Travel Tour of the World” presented by Herb Kaplan, LV resident
      • Residents will enjoy the afternoon as Dr. Kaplan takes them his personal journey in a photographic medium of their travels of the world.
    • Friday, November 18, 2016; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
      • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.
    • Tuesday, November 22, 2016; “Evening Cabaret” performed by Freddie Marion and Dan Kane
      • Afternoon entertainment to be enjoyed by residents – a lively jazz performance

    November 24th - Warm wishes to you and your families.

    Happy Thanksgiving by Loomins Village

    October 2016

    • Tuesday, October 4, 2016; "Native American Music” performed by Craig Harris
      • On October 4, Loomis Village residents will enjoy percussionist/educator Craig Harris, authority on Native American music, for a stress-relieving musical celebration. Immerse in a soundscape of songs, rhythms, and good-time spirit of the Autumn! Sing, create music, and have fun.
    • Sunday, October 9, 2016; “Nadine and Friends #3: Illustrious Alumni
      • Heading to UMass to hear Nadine and Friends #3 in the Bezanson Recital Hall for an afternoon concert! The program will include works by J.S. Bach, Schubert, Dubois, Rorem, Gotkovsky, Brillante and Copland.
    • Friday, October 14, 2016, “Harp Concert” performed by Gretchen LaBonte
      • Residents look forward to an enjoyable afternoon concert.
    • Tuesday, October 18, 2016; 2:30pm; “Third Chapter Mastery” - A personal journey shared by local author and motivational speaker, Martha Johnson
      • On October 18, Martha Johnson, local author and motivational speaker living with M.S. with speak about how writing helped her through the losses in her life. In Martha’s words, ’”I want to live fully, age powerfully, and die well. I want to help others do the same.”
    • Thursday, October 20, 2016; “Know Your Town Ballot Questions” Part 1
      • Thursday, October 20, 2016; 7:00pm; South Hadley Town Hall
    • Friday, October 21, 2016; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
      • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.
    • Saturday, October 22, 2016; 10:00am; “Annual Craft Fair and Open House ” at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing
      • Residents will head out to the annual craft fair at LLRL. Browse lovely arts and crafts brought to you by established artists from the Pioneer Valley and beyond. From wicked and wild gourmet treats to paintings, jewelry and home décor, there will be something of interest to all, available for purchase. This event is open to the public. For more information call 413.588.5803.
    • Thursday, October 27, 2016; “Know Your Town Ballot Questions” Part 2
      • Discussion on Marijuana Legalization, Taxation and for Recreational Use, Building a Slot Parlor, Conditions for Farm Animals.
    • Thursday, October 27, 2016; “Early Voting”
    • Friday, October 28, 2016; Halloween & Costume Party with Sara the Fiddler
      • It’s time for our annual Halloween and Costume Party! Due to ongoing renovations in the auditorium, the party will be in Phylly’s, with our guest Sarah the Fiddler! Be creative with your costume and you just might win a prize! There is also a Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin Decorating Contest!
    • Sunday, October 30, 2016; UMASS Fine Arts Center presents “Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra” featuring Jacek Kaspszyk, Conductor, and 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition Winner, Seong-Jin Cho
      • For over a century, the Warsaw Philharmonic has been one of Poland's most distinguished musical institutions. For the orchestra's 4th US national tour, they will be joined by the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition Winner, Seong-Jin Cho. Bachtrack raved, “Cho has an enviable ability to make every note sound distinct and clear, shaping and balancing each phrase perfectly. After only about a minute of his performance I stopped analyzing, closed my eyes and lost myself completely in the sheer musicality of the moment.” The program includes Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, op. 37, Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 73, and Polish Melodies No. 2 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Loomis Village and Applewood are proud sponsors of the performance.

    September 2016

    • Thursday, September 8, 2016; “Women Market Ready ”presented by Kim Boutin
      • On September 8th we welcome back our former Recreation Coordinator, Kim Boutin! She will read and discuss her first book, Women Market Ready!, a motivational life coaching book.
    • Friday, September 9, 2016; Poetry Reading by poet, Lynn Marti
      • What compels Lynn to write? “My joy is in giving voice to people who don’t necessarily have it, because that was my story.”
    • Friday, September 16, 2016, “Monthly Social” with Stephen Page
      • On the 16th Stephen Page, a talented pianist, returns for an encore appearance for our Monthly Social.
    • Thursday, September 20, 2016; “One Man Band” performance by Joel Meginsky
      • On the 20th Springfield Symphony member Joel Meginsky will be performing a wide range of music selections. A “One Man Band,” Joel plays clarinet, violin, and tap steel guitar, to name a few!
    • Thursday, September 22, 2016; “Getting to Know Your Series” featuring Loomis Village residents
      • This month Loomis Village has Lucille Breen and Landis Markley speaking to the group. Should be an enjoyable afternoon.
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016; Latin Musical Concert performed by Amy Rose and Jose Gonzalez
      • On the 29th, Music of Latin America - Amy Rose, flute, and Jose Gonzalez, guitar and vocals, playing mellow summer Latin Groove.
    • Friday, September 30, 2016; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
      • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.