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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.

October 2016

"Native American Music” performed by Craig Harris

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016; 2:30 pm; Phylly’s Café
    • 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.

“Nadine and Friends #3: Illustrious Alumni

  • Sunday, October 9, 2016; 4:30pm; UMASS Bezanson Hall
    • 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.

“Monthly Social” with Stephen Page

  • Friday, September 16, 2016, 2:30pm; Phylly’s Café
    • On the 16th Stephen Page, a talented pianist, returns for an encore appearance for our Monthly Social.

“Harp Concert” performed by Gretchen LaBonte

  • Friday, October 14, 2016, 2:30pm; Phylly’s Café
    • Residents look forward to an enjoyable afternoon concert.

“Third Chapter Mastery” - A personal journey shared by local author and motivational speaker, Martha Johnson

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016; 2:30pm; Loomis Village, Phylly’s Café
    • 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.”

“Know Your Town Ballot Questions” Part 1

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016; 7:00pm; South Hadley Town Hall
    • Thursday, October 20, 2016; 7:00pm; South Hadley Town Hall

“Monthly Resident Birthday Party”

  • Friday, October 21, 2016; 2:30pm; Phylly’s Café.
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.

“Annual Craft Fair and Open House ” at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016; 10:00am; Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, Springfield
    • 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.

“Know Your Town Ballot Questions” Part 2

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016; 7:00pm; South Hadley Town Hall
    • Discussion on Marijuana Legalization, Taxation and for Recreational Use, Building a Slot Parlor, Conditions for Farm Animals.

“Early Voting”

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016; 11:00am – 1:00pm; South Hadley Senior Center

Halloween & Costume Party with Sara the Fiddler

  • Friday, October 28, 2016; 2:30pm; Phylly’s Café.
    • 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!

UMASS Fine Arts Center presents “Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra” featuring Jacek Kaspszyk, Conductor, and 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition Winner, Seong-Jin Cho

  • Sunday, October 30, 2016; 7:00pm; Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
    • 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.

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

Museum of the Month – Thursday, October 6th ; 10:00am; Loomis Village together with Applewood residents venture out for the El Prado show, featuring nudes, at the to the Clark Museum in Williamstown. This is not a docent-led tour. Lunch at the Café.

Quabbin Visitors’ Center – Friday, October 7th; 2:00pm; Fall Foliage Trip to the Quabbin Reservoir Visitor Center. A naturalist will talk about the natural and social history of the Quabbin Reservoir and its importance today.

Ariel Quartet with Alon Goldstein, Valley Classical Concert Series; October 16th, 3:00pm; residents to head up to Smith College for a lovely afternoon performance. Loomis Village and Applewood are proud sponsors of the concert series,

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

Jewelry Beading Class , Octber 31st, 2016; 2:00pm, Loomis Village Conference Room

LVRA Leadership Council Meeting – October 17th

Coffee with David Scruggs, CEO, The Loomis Communities – October 13th

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
  • Bridge and Games
  • Social Hour – Tues and Fri
  • Better Together Group

Health 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

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.

August 2016

  • Tuesday, August 2, 2016; “Tokyo Rose” presented by Martin Henley, author
    • On August 2nd, Martin Henley, author of Scoundrels Who Made America Great, will discuss Tokyo Rose. “His book inspires readers to reflect on the very nature of history and helps them to understand that both scoundrels and heroes are made by their deeds as much as by the collective memory that shifts with time and place." Michal Rozbicki, Professor of History, St. Louis University. This program is free and offered to the public. Please contact Christine Westerholm at 413.588.5122 for further information.
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016; “Dollhouses” presented by Kathy Oepdyke
    • From late afternoon on the 2nd through the 7th a Dollhouse Miniature of Mary Poppins, Arriving at 17 Cherrytree Lane will be on display in the lobby. On the 3rd Kathy Oepdyke, the daughter of Ken and Lita Seyffer will be in the lobby to talk about her dollhouse. This is Kathy’s second time sharing her incredibly detailed and creative miniatures with us! Don’t miss it
  • Friday, August 5, 2016; “Monthly Social” including Eric Weld
    • A return visit from one of our favorite pianists. His piano performance promises to be entertaining, lively and an “afternoon delight” for the Loomis Village residents.
  • Saturday, August 6, 2016; Saturday Afternoon Classical Concert -- performed by Archie Richards
    • On the 6th Archie Richards returns for another beautiful classical music concert. Archie brings to life the musical pieces along with anecdotes about the life histories of favorite classical composers. This visit he will also bring familiar favorite tunes!
  • Monday, August 8, 2016; “Two Degrees, Montana Stories and Tall Tales”, presented by LV resident Randy Hyvonen
    • On the 8th, by resident request, Randy Hyvonen brings back his memoir, Two Degrees, Montana Stories and Tall Tales about his early years growing up in Montana
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016; “Wingmasters – Birds of Prey of New England – presented by Julie Ann Collier, Wingmasters - Leverett, MA
    • On the 11th Julie Ann Collier from Wingmasters will return with “Owls and Others - Birds of Prey of New England.” Seeing these magnificent birds in person is awe-inspiring, and not to be missed.
  • Friday, August 12, 2016; “Jazz Combo” performed by Jonah and Lael Dratfield (grandchildren of resident Bob Frosch)and Paul Weston
    • Loomis Village welcomes Jonah Dratfield, grandson of resident Bob Frosch. A guitarist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from South Hadley, he is a graduate of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School and will be attending UMASS Amherst in the fall to study music. He will be performing with his sister, baritone saxophonist Lael Dratfield, and bassist Paul Weston. They will be performing a mixture of jazz standards and tunes from the Great American Songbook.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016;“Study Trip: Sustainable Agriculture in Buddhist Thailand, presented by Sue Darlington (daughter of resident Jean Darlington)
    • Loomis Village residents and visitors invited Hampshire College Professor Sue Darlington who will present a slide show and talk about her experiences in Northern Thailand with her students. Among the activities related to community development in a self-sufficient manner were raising pigs, natural textile dyeing, seed saving, and harvesting river sea weed. They were privileged to visit a monk who runs an integrated agriculture farm based on Buddhist principles and supports farmers in their transition from cash-cropping to sustainable agriculture. The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays with singing performed by The Loomis Village Chorale Group. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Christine Westerholm at 413.588.5122.
  • Friday, August 19, 2016; Annual Lobsterfest
    • Residents, families, wait list members, and guests gather for a festive and enjoyable evening of delicious classic New England cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Lynanne Pease and her talented staff .
  • Monday, August 22, 2016; Cooking with Patrick – Chef centered presentation
    • A fun and delicious kitchen presentation by Patrick McCarthy, Area General Manager, Sodexho
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016; "Getting to Know You Series”, presented by various Loomis Village Residents
    • As part of the Getting to Know You Series, Bob Frosch and Graham Gordon will talk about themselves and their life experiences.
  • Friday, August 26, 2016; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays with music performed by Gabe Randall.

July 2016

  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016; “Experience in Bhutan”, presented by Daniel Hopkins, grandson of Virginia Hopkins (LV resident)
    • Daniel just returned from the small Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, where he taught fifth- and eighth-grade math at a small village boarding school. He had an amazing experience in this unique country, which has never been colonized and is carving its own path towards modernization, hoping to preserve its Buddhist culture with an economic policy of Gross National Happiness. He will share what he learned about the people and the place through stories, photos, videos and music.
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016; “Cello Concert” performed by Ignacy Gaymovich
    • Loomis Village welcomes cellist Ignacy Gaymodovich. He has performed in Europe, Lebanon, Japan, and the United States and has received multiple awards from Austrian, American, and Polish institutions. He is a founding member of the Xonor Piano Trio, and is principal cellist of the Boston Chamber Orchestra.
  • Friday, July 15, 2016, “The Final Scene” Social – to celebrate the ending of a fabulous photo exhibit from resident Don David
    • : On the 15th we are holding a Reception to thank Donald David for letting us host an exhibit of his incredible photographs. Don also offered to donate one of the photographs to Loomis Village. Residents voted for their favorite and the winner will be unveiled at the reception!
  • Monday, July 18, 2016, “Tips for Dementia Friendly Communication” – presented by Rachel Tierney, BSN, MS, PhD.
    • On the 18th, Loomis Village resident Rachel Tierney will lead a discussion on Tips for Dementia Friendly Communication. “As the disease progresses, the communication skills of a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia will gradually decline. Anticipating these changes and knowing how to respond can help everyone communicate more comfortably and effectively. Participating in this discussion will provide you with tips for effective dementia friendly communication.”
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016; “Abundance Farm”, presented by Jacob Fine
    • On July 19 Jacob Fine will be presenting a slideshow talk about Abundance Farm, a Jewish food justice farm and outdoor classroom located at Congregation B'nai Israel. It is a unique collaboration between the synagogue, the Northampton Survival Center and Lander-Grinspoon Academy to support local food security and to create an outdoor learning environment.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016; “Annual Summer Party” - Hot Summer Jazz
    • Jazz makes you tap your toes and move to the music! If the jazz mood inspires you, dress for the occasion and really get into the spirit of the jazz era! To keep your happy toes tappin’ Freddie Marion is bringing a spirited group of jazz vocalists and musicians with him to provide the music and song!
  • Friday, July 22, 2016; “Cli-Fi”, presents Kaboom by author, Professor Emeritus Brian Adams, Greenfield Community College
    • On the 22nd, Brian Adams, GCC Environmental Science Professor Emeritus, will read from his latest “Cli-Fi” novel, Kaboom, a candidly comical book about climate change. In Kaboom, two spirited teens from coal country West Virginia become activists overnight when their beloved mountain is threatened by Big Coal.
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016; “South Hadley Local Town Government” presented by Jennifer Wolowicz, Assistant Supervisor
    • On July 26th South Hadley Assistant Supervisor Jennifer Wolowicz will offer us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into town government and her role in it all. She will also discuss how she arrived to this position
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016; Summer Cookout
    • On the 27th, residents, families, and staff look forward to our Second Summer Cookout! Enjoy eating in the garden in the fresh air, and the smell and tastes of barbecue (and the extras!)
  • Friday, July 29, 2016; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays with singing performed by The Loomis Village Chorale Group.

June 2016

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016; “The Haverston Mills Town Meeting”, performed by The Loomis Village Resident Theater Group
    • On the 7th our own resident Theater Group will present "The Haverston Mills Town Meeting," written and directed by Steve Henderson. This group has been working for many weeks on this production! Come see what it is all about!
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016; “Getting to Know You Series”, presented by various Loomis Village Residents
    • On June 9th resident Randy Hyvonen will be sharing excerpts from his memoir under construction, 2 Degrees: Montana Stories and Tall Tales.
  • Friday, June 10, 2016; “Ice Cream Social – with Sara Snyder
    • Let’s celebrate summer – with a lively performance with a “banjelelee. Music and song for all to enjoy at the social.
  • Tuesday, June 14; “Newcomer’s Social” – hosted by The Welcoming Committee
    • Enjoy our semi-annual welcoming social for Welcoming Committee members and all residents to 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. A fun festivity for Flag Day!!
  • Thursday June 16, 2016; “Devine Nix Duo” – musical performance by Michael Nix and Chris Devine
    • On June 16th, the Devine Nix Duo will be performing a high energy blend of composed and improvised music for violin, guitar, mandolin, and the Banjar - a seven string classical banjo. Michael Nix and Chris Devine’s instrumental wizardry draws from the classical repertoire, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Choro, American Banjo, Jazz, and multi-genre original works. . 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!
  • June 17, 2016, “The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired” – presented by Jim Walsh
    • On June 17 Jim Walsh, from the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired will talk about living with low vision, and what the Commission is all about. With him will be Paul Bowdring, who will discuss the low-vision services available through the Commission.
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016; “Getting to Know You Series”, presented by various Loomis Village Residents
    • On the 23rd residents Mary Babski and Eric Morrissette will be the featured speakers in the Getting to Know You series.
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016; “Dance Recital” performed by The Northampton School of Dance
    • On the evening of the 23rd the Northampton School of Dance will feature 8– to 18-year-old student, showcasing various pieces that demonstrate their proficiency in Tap, Lyrical, and Ballet.
  • Friday, June 24, 2016; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays with singing performed by The Loomis Village Chorale Group.
  • Saturday, June 25, 2016; “Gardenside Family Brunch”
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays with singing performed by The Loomis Village Chorale Group.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016; “Piano Concert” performed by Alan Bonde
    • On June 28th, Loomis Village Favorite, Piano Virtuoso, Allen Bonde returns! He has performed in many venues, including Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art, and Severance Chamber Hall. Mr. Bonde’s performances have been described as "brilliant" (Washington Post). Event Title: Summer Cookout
  • June 29, 2016; Summer Cookout
    • On the 29th, residents look forward to the first Summer Cookout! Enjoy eating in the garden in the fresh air, and the smell and tastes of barbecue (and the extras!)
  • Friday June 30, 2016; “Violin Concert” performed by the Elizabeth Bowdan Quartet, with resident Rose Lander on violin
    • Lovely string quartet to perform for residents. Should be an enjoyable afternoon.

May 2016

  • Sunday, May, 1 2016; “The A-E-I-O-Ukes” - Ukulele Band from nearby Northampton
    • A Loomis Village debut of this lively group playing rollicking tunes and welcomes all to sing-a-long. Should be a fun afternoon!!
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016;“Seed Lending Library”, presented by Marie Rohan, Gaylord Library
    • 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.
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016; “Ins and Outs of Town Meeting”, presented by Win Lavallee
    • Win will speak about Town Meeting Governance and his experiences as a town meeting member.
  • Friday, May 6, 2016, “May Social – with Jim Porcella
    • Let’s celebrate Spring -- Music and song for all to enjoy at the social.
  • Thursday, May 12, “Winging and Singing”, performed by duo Kate O’Connor and Rico Spence
    • 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.
  • Thursday May 19, 2016; Bella Voce, performed by Lisa Woods and Teri LaFleur
    • 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!
  • May 19, 2016; The Loomis Communities “Annual Spring Reception”
    • 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.
  • Friday, May 20, 2016; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.
  • Saturdays – May 7, 14, 21, 28 -- “Loomis Village Theater Group” - Rehearsals
    • The Loomis Village Theater Group continues their rehearsals for their upcoming performance.
  • May 23, 2016; “Loomis Village Resident Association General Meeting"
    • Resident Leadership Council and residents gather for their quarterly meeting
  • Tuesday May 24, 2016; “On Hurricane Island”, presented by Ellen Meeropol
    • 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.”
  • May 31, 2016; “Memorial Day Observance”