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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.


May 2016

“The A-E-I-O-Ukes” - Ukulele Band from nearby Northampton

  • Sunday, May, 1 2016; 2:00 pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • A Loomis Village debut of this lively group playing rollicking tunes and welcomes all to sing-a-long. Should be a fun afternoon!!

“Seed Lending Library”, presented by Marie Rohan, Gaylord Library

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016; 1:30am; Loomis Village, Auditorium
    • Ms. Rohan will present a new initiative – a seed library! Using the same format as a book lending library, there will be heirloom sees that people can check out, plant, harvest, and then return at the end of the growing season. She is also collecting stories about gardening from community members.

“Ins and Outs of Town Meeting”, presented by Win Lavallee

  • Thursday, May 5, 2016; 3:00pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Win will speak about Town Meeting Governance and his experiences as a town meeting member.

“May Social – with Jim Porcella

  • Friday, May 6, 2016, 2:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Let’s celebrate Spring -- Music and song for all to enjoy at the social.

“Winging and Singing”, performed by duo Kate O’Connor and Rico Spence

  • Thursday, May 12, 1:30pm, Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Northampton Community Music School presents “Winging & Singing,” featuring local duo Kate O’Connor and Rico Spence performing a concert of popular songs about birds. A backdrop of bird images, created by local professor of ornithology. Dr. David Spector, will top off this ode to the winged ones.

Bella Voce, performed by Lisa Woods and Teri LaFleur

  • Thursday May 19, 2016; 1:30pm, Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Mezzo soprano Lisa Woods and soprano Teri LaFleur create exquisite harmonies together as Bella Voce. Their repertoire ranges from Opera and the American Songbook to Broadway and beyond!

The Loomis Communities “Annual Spring Reception”

  • May 19, 2016, 4:00pm, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, Springfield
    • On the 19th is the Annual Spring Reception at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing. This year’s honoree is Carol Katz, The Loomis Communities former CEO and SHINE volunteer. $35 per person benefits The Loomis Communities’ Nursing Centers. For more information to attend this gala event, contact Carol Constant, Director of Community Engagement, at 413.588.5184.

“Monthly Resident Birthday Party”

  • Friday, May 20, 2016; 2:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.

“Loomis Village Theater Group” - Rehearsals

  • Saturdays – May 7, 14, 21, 28 -- Loomis Village Auditorium
    • The Loomis Village Theater Group continues their rehearsals for their upcoming performance.

“Loomis Village Resident Association General Meeting

  • May 23, 2016; 1:30pm, Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Resident Leadership Council and residents gather for their quarterly meeting

“On Hurricane Island”, presented by Ellen Meeropol

  • Tuesday May 24, 2016; 2:00pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • On the 24th local author Ellen Meeropol will read and discuss her latest political thriller, On Hurricane Island. “In this novel, Ellen manages to give us characters that we care deeply about, perfect pitch dialogue, and a gripping story about civilian detention centers designed for the likes of you and me. Thoughtful and compelling.”

“Memorial Day Observance”

  • May 31, 2016; 2:00pm, Loomis Village Auditorium

LOOMIS VILLAGE ART EXHIBIT

Resident Don David will display his “Pioneer Valley Images” - representative of our valley during all the seasons, and show a glimpse of the variety of life and views to which we have access. The photographs have been selected so they include the spring and fall flower shows at Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges. His exhibit is on display until June 30th. For more information, contact Denise Beaulieu at 413.588.5102.


Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

Museum of the Month Wednesday, May 18th: Mead Museum presents Folger Shakespeare Library First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition. Amherst College will be the only Massachusetts stop for this exhibition. We will be able to see the book itself, open to Hamlet’s famous “To Be or Not To Be” monologue. Accompanying the 1623 book will be a six-panel display exploring Shakespeare’s impact, then and now. Without The First Folio, 81 plays, including MacBeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night and The Tempest, could have been lost.

Other trips

May 7th Springfield Symphony

May 11th Visit to the Mosque with Dr. Mohammed Bajwa

May 14 Fidelco Guide Dog Open House, Bloomfield, CT

May 18 Out to lunch – Judie’s Restaurant, Amherst

May 19th Annual Spring Reception - Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, Springfield

May 28 Emily Dickinson House, “Dickinson Meets Shakespeare in the Gardens”


Prior Events

April 2016

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016; “Another World, Another Place” presented by Howard Nenner
    • Mr. Nenner will speak of his memoir depicting Jewish life in The Bronx from the postwar years through the 1950’s.
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2016; Dollhouse Miniatures” presented by Kathy Opdycke
    • April 5-11 Kathy Opdycke, Ken & Lita Seyffer's daughter will display her wonderful dollhouse miniatures of a Scottish Pub, an historic New England home, and Princess Diana's dressing room. On the 6th Kathy will share the story behind the creation of each miniature, unique features, and offer decorating how-to's!
  • Thursday, April 6, 2016; “Community Preservation Act” presented by Tony Judge
    • Tony Judge will discuss the South Hadley Community Preservation Act, answer questions, and address residents’ concerns in preparation for the April 12 town election.
  • Friday, April 8, 2016; “Spring Social – with Dave Colucci
    • Let’s celebrate Spring -- Music from one of our favorite musicians.
  • Tuesday; 1:30pm; “Jazz and Blues Concert” performed by Bob Starkman and Jerry Noble
    • An enjoyable afternoon concert featuring clarinet and piano tunes.
  • Thursday April 14, 2016; Coffee with David Scruggs, CEO, The Loomis Communities
    • The quarterly chat with David meets this month. Should be very interesting.
  • Sunday, April 17, 2016; “Raging Grannies” – performed by Linda Gordon and members of this dynamic group of women
    • Welcome back the peace-loving guardians of social-justice, the Raging Grannies on April 17th, including our very own Linda Gordon. This wonderful group of wise elder women entertain and increase public awareness through song and humor.
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016; “The Lander-Grinspoon Academy Passover “Model” Seder
    • 5th and 6th graders from Lander-Grinspoon Academy share their knowledge about Passover with interested residents.
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016; “Words off the Page – Museum Writers Speak” presented by Jeanne Fontaine
    • On April 21st Jeanne Fontaine presents “Words off the Page,” featuring participants from the Springfield Museum Writers’ Group. They will be reading from their memoirs and personal essays.
  • Friday, April 22, 2016; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016; “Chamber Music Concert” performed by Joe Jewett and Florence Camerata
    • Joe Jewett and the Florence Camerata join us for a virtuosic chamber music performance. In addition to playing in our auditorium they have played with the BSO, as well as Carnegie Hall
  • Saturdays – April 9th and 16th, 2016; “Loomis Village Theater Group” - Rehearsals
    • The Loomis Village Theater Group is begins rehearsals for upcoming performance.
  • Saturday, April 30th, LOOMIS VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE AND ART EXHIBIT
    • Loomis Village proudly presents its’ Spring Open House and Art Exhibit. Come visit our lovely retirement community and experience a little taste of Loomis, tour and view several residences of Loomis Village and experience an exhilarating photography art exhibit. The tours will include apartment styles, villa styles, and our cottages and assisted living residences.
    • ART EXHIBIT - Resident Don David will display his “Pioneer Valley Images” - representative of our valley during all the seasons, and show a glimpse of the variety of life and views to which we have access. The photographs have been selected so they include the spring and fall flower shows at Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges.

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

Museum of the Month Thursday, April 21st, 2016; Smith College Museum of Art. Special exhibitions this month include Dislocation/Negotiating Identity, Contemporary Photographs from Southeast Asia and Uncanny Valley, Portraits of the Almost Human. You have the option to join us on a docent-led tour of these edgy photography exhibitions or you are also welcome to take a self-guided tour if you would prefer.

Other trips

April 7th Town Hall, Know Your Town: Candidates’ Forum.

April 9th Springfield Symphony

April 12th Town Voting

April 19th Mt. Holyoke College, Gamble Auditorium. Franklin and Hampshire County Libraries’ Community Reads presents panel discussion On Being Mortal Medicine, and what Matters in the End, featuring area medical experts.

April 27th Out to lunch – Slainte, Holyoke


March 2016

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016; Northampton Fire Department – presented by Natalie Stollmeyer
    • On the 1st we kick off the month with Natalie Stollmeyer of the Northampton Fire Department, part of our “Women in the World” series.
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016;“Pleasures of Art” presented by Betty Romer
    • Ms. Romer and Richard O’Brien will share their fine selections of art history from their “Pleasures of Art” slideshow.
  • Friday, March 4, 2016; “March Social” with Freddie Marion
    • On March 4 our March Social welcomes Freddie Marion to Loomis Village for the first time. His rich, beautiful voice is a treat you won’t want to miss! Part of his background includes singing with the Dan Kane Singers.
  • Wednesday March 9, 2016, “The Irish Music Guy” – with Kevin Farley
    • Kevin Farley, “The Irish Music Guy,” and a perennial favorite, will offer his rollicking tunes just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2016; “Living with Vision Loss” presented by Jim Walsh from the MA Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    • Jim Walsh, with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired, will talk about living with vision loss. Jim speaks from very long-term, personal experience.
  • Friday, March 11, 2016;“World Affairs” – presented by Professor Vinnie Ferraro, Mount Holyoke College
    • MHC International Politics Professor Vinnie Ferraro returns to discuss world affairs. We eagerly anticipate glimpsing into global politics through his sharp lens
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016; “Catching Up With Your Contract” – presented by Karen Jackson, Chief Operations Officer, for The Loomis Communities
    • Question and Answer session addressing concerns or questions or as a refresher.
  • Thursday, March 17, “Beethoven’s Wig” performed by Richard Perlmutter
    • Residents will enjoy multiple Grammy award nominee, Richard Perlmutter as he presents his original “Beethoven’s Wig.” Richard challenged himself to compose lyrics to Classical music. The result? A charming, lighthearted romp through the Classics.
  • Friday, March 18, 2016; Monthly Birthday Party
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.
  • Monday, March 21, 2016; “The Lander-Grinspoon Academy Children’s Chorus” directed by Felicia Sloin
    • On the 21st, Loomis Village residents will take in the talents of these fine chorale students.
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016;“Discovering Women’s Wisdom in Therapy” – presented by Helene Houston
    • OHelene Houston will present excerpts of essays from her newly published book, Discovering Women’s Wisdom in Therapy.. Learn more here
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016; “Loomis Village Theater Group”
    • The Loomis Village Theater Group is meeting to plan their Spring schedule.

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

Museum of the Month Thursday, March 24, 2016; UMASS Contemporary Art: “Question Bridge: Black Males,” an innovative video documentary installation revealing the complexities of Black male identity.

Other trips

3/1 Presidential Primary Voting – to the polls

3/4 UMass FAC concert -From Vietnam to America

3/6 Big Broadcast Show at MHC

3/8 Smith College Bulb Show

3/12 Springfield Symphony

3/13 South Hadley Chorale at MHC, Abbey Chapel

3/20 Music in Deerfield: Latitude 41

3/29 Out to Lunch – Chandler’s Restaurant, South Deerfield

February 2016

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016; Cello Concert, performed by Stephen Katz
    • On the 2nd Loomis Village residents will enjoy a concert by award winning cellist Stephen Katz. Stephen will perform his original pieces and more familiar works. Stephen has charted new territory for the rhythmic potential of the cello, as you will hear!
  • Friday, February 5, 2016; John W. Scibak, State Representative from the Second Hampshire District
    • On the 5th Representative John W. Scibak, from the Second Hampshire District, returns to Loomis Village. He will address people's local issues and concerns.
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016; “Perceptions of Race” presented by Yvonne Bogle, Director of Diversity at Western New England University
    • Ms. Yvonne Bogle, Director of Diversity at Western New England University, will be leading a workshop exploring our perceptions of race. Come prepared to be both challenged and supported. This should be an enjoyable afternoon performance with a variety of musical works.
  • Friday, February 12; “Annual Valentine Cookie Sale” – Loomis Village Residents and Loomis Village Dining Services
    • Executive Chef Lynanne Pease bakes delicious cookies each year for this fundraiser. All the fixins are available for custom decorations. Fun time for everyone!! All proceeds to benefit the Neighbors Helping Neighbors, South Hadley Food Pantry.
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2016; “Ballet Dance Recital”- presented by students from the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet
    • The Academy emphasizes classical ballet technique, musicality, artistry, and creativity. Be sure to come see these talented students.
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2016; “Valentine’s Day Cabaret and Dance” – with Eric Weld
    • Music and song favorites. .. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes! Should be an enjoyable evening for the residents.
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016; “Getting to Know You” – presented by Loomis Village residents John Magnino and Jeanne Darlington
    • : This is a first of a series of programs this year. John and Jeanne will share experiences and life stories that you will find interesting and will surprise you; including flying an airplane off an aircraft carrier and rising to become a Chemistry professor at Smith College.
  • Friday, February 26, 2016; Monthly Birthday Party
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.
  • Friday, February 28, 2016; “Galina’s Piano Students”
    • On the 28th we welcome back Galina Gertsenzen and her accomplished piano students. These students recently played at Carnegie Hall in January!