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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.

January 2017

“Origins of the Universe” by Gary Felder, Ph.D., Smith College, Professor of Physics

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017; 2:00 pm; Auditorium
    • Gary Felder will present a variety of problems involving the evolution of the universe from its early state to the way we see it today.

"Jazz infused New Age musical performance” featuring Dan Kennedy

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017; 2:30 pm; Auditorium
    • On the 10th contemplative pianist Dan Kennedy returns and performs Jazz-infused New Age music.

“Newcomer’s Social” – hosted by The Welcoming Committee

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2017; 3:30pm, Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Enjoy our semi-annual welcoming social hosted by the Welcoming Committee members; all residents are encouraged to join in the festivities o welcome the newer residents to Loomis Village. A great way to meet your neighbors, enjoy refreshments and ease the settling in to your new home.

“Monthly Social” featuring Jonah and Lael Dratfield (grandchildren of resident, Bob Frosch )

  • Friday, January 13, 2017; 2:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • On Jan 13th, Bob Frosch’s grandchildren, Jonah Dratfield, returns with his sax-playing sister, Lael! They will be jazzing up our monthly Social!

“We Need to Talk About an Injustice” T.E.D talk by Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative.

  • Sunday, January 15, 2017; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • MLK Day-Related Videos: In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here at Loomis Village, on the 14th, the 2016 film “Selma” will be shown, and on the 15th, an 18-minute video T.E.D. Talk by Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative. His talk is entitled “We Need to Talk About an Injustice.” If you are interested, please stay afterwards to discuss the film with other residents.

“LVRA Annual Meeting”

  • Monday, January 16, 2017; 1:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Annual meeting of the Loomis Village Resident Association

“Western Massachusetts Food Bank” overview presented by Andrew Morehouse, Director of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017; 2:00pm; Auditorium
    • A discussion of their local organziation in operation since 1982. The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger. They distribute food to our member agencies in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties.

“The Well Tempered Ukes”

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017; 2:00pm; Auditorium
    • The Well Tempered Ukes are Robin Hoffman, Richard Perlmutter, and Marlene Wong, a Western Massachusetts acoustic ukulele trio. Not your usual oldies band, they pluck, strum, and harmonize their way through Renaissance, parlor, pop and art songs -- the great song hits of the last 500 years.

”How to Get Up From a Fall and Falls Prevention” presented by Lisa Ball, RN, Loomis Village Health Services Director

  • Thursday, January 20, 2017; 2:00pm; Auditorium
    • On the 20th Lisa Ball will talk about, and demonstrate, How to Get Up From a Fall, and discuss Falls Prevention.

“It’s A Wonderful Life” presented by Joe Liles, son-in-law of LV residents Graham and Linda Gordon

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017; 2:00pm; Auditorium
    • On the 25th Joe Liles, son-in-law of Linda and Graham Gordon, traces his life journey living with American Indians, becoming a teacher who uses art to help people see the value of cultural traditions and the interconnections of our lives. Visual images, stories, and music will be woven into the presentation.

“Getting to Know Your Series” featuring Loomis Village residents

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017; 3:00pm; Auditorium
    • This month Loomis Village has Landis Markley and Tom Schwab speaking to the group. Should be an enjoyable afternoon.

“Monthly Resident Birthday Party”

  • Friday, January 27, 2017; 2:30pm; Auditorium
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.

“Violin Recital” performed by students of Diana Peelle, B.S. in Music and Psychology, M. Ed., Teacher Training in Suzuki Violin Books 1-6 registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, American String Teachers' Association (life member), Suzuki Association of the Americas (life member), Suzuki MA (member), Co-founder and Co-director of the Western MA Suzuki Association (WMSA)

  • Sunday, January 29, 2017; 2:30pm; Auditorium
    • Talented students plan a splendid concert for an enjoyable afternoon.

“Lander Grinspoon Academy Chorus” led by Felicia Sloin and performed by the academy chorus students

  • Monday, January 30, 2017; 4:00pm; Auditorium
    • Talented students -- ready, set, rejoice!

Happy New Year

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

January 21, 2017; Saturday, 6:30pm, Springfield Symphony - Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto Classical Concert; with a Viennese “Hit Parade” from 1788 and 1812!

January 22, 2017; Sunday, 12:00pm; Wistariahurst Winter Ensemble

January 24, 2017; Tuesday, 1:30pm; Hitchcock Center at Hampshire College; the first “living” environmental education center in New England with net zero waste. Join a fascinating tour of this state of-the-art-facility!

Museum of the Month

Museum of the Month – TOn January 5th, at the Springfield Museum, Professor Gretchen Holbrook, Dean of the UMass Honors’ College will lecture on “Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary 18th-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and Into Legend”. Lunch in the café and time to browse exhibits after the talk.

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

Challenging Times Discussion Group - Challenging Times: A Mindful Centered Response: a resident - led gathering “to explore ways to prepare ourselves emotionally and spiritually for our nation’s uncertain future.” A small group of residents who met in December would like to share their group’s reflective experience.

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’

Art Appreciation Video

Prior Events

  • Sunday, December 4, 2016; “Klezamir!”
    • 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 .
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2016; “Managing the Holidays When Life Changes” with Rachel Tierney, resident, and Lisa Ball, Health Services Director
    • 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.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016; “South Hadley Chorale Concert, by the South Hadley Chorale
    • 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.
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016; “Employee Appreciation Celebration”
    • 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.
  • Thursday, December 15, 2016; “Holiday Social, with Dave Colucci
    • Celebrate the season with friends and neighbors.
  • Friday, December 16, 2016; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.
  • Friday, December 16, 2016; “Cub Scout Annual Holiday Singing”
    • Christmas Caroling from the local Cub Scout pack.
  • Saturday,December 31, 2016; “Puttin’ on the Ritz” music performed by Richie Mitnik, Peter Annone, and Jessie Rive
    • Music, song, dance and merriment – NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

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.