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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.

February 2017

Memorial Celebration

  • Friday, February 3, 2017; 2:00 pm; Auditorium
    • Residents gather to remember and celebrate the lives of residents who are no longer with us, but remain in our hearts and memories.

“Super Bowl Party" GO PATRIOTS !!

  • Sunday, February 5, 2017, 6:00 pm; Auditorium
    • Residents are excited for the Big Game!! Enjoy football at its' best; awesome viewing on our new expanded television and video capabilities.

"American Roots Music" presented by Joel Meginsky, Springfield Symphony, double bassist

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017; 2:00pm, Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Joel will present a multi-instrumental program of American Roots Music (Gospel, Blues, Swing, Jazz, and Country) including discussion on the varied instruments.

"Travels Around the Globe", presented by resident Herbert Kaplan

  • Thursday, February 9, 2017; 2:00pm
    • An enjoyable slide presentation as he shares his extensive travels around the globe.

“Monthly Social”

  • Friday, February 10, 2017; 2:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium

"Hymnal Sing-a-long" led by resident CaroleAnn Camp

  • Wednesday, February 15, 4:00pm, Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Residents will join together and sing some of their favorite hymns with Dick Matteson, accompanist. Prior to this fun gathering, residents are asked to submit favorite songs to be included in this lively sing-a-long.

"The Brain Science of Being Energetic" presented by Mary Harrington, Neuropsychology Professor, Smith College

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017; 2:00pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • An enlightening and informative lecture.

“Rose Lander" Violin Students

  • Sunday February 19, 2017; 2:30pm; Auditorium
    • Talented violin students return for an afternoon performance.

Show Tunes and Classical Music" performed by Richard Loomis

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017; 2:00pm; Auditorium
    • Another enjoyable afternoon concert by a talented viola musician.

"Getting to Know You" - resident led program

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017; 3:00pm; Auditorium
    • A favored program as residents gather to "get to know" a couple of their neighbors at Loomis Village.

“Monthly Resident Birthday Party”

  • Friday, February 24, 2017; 2:30pm; Auditorium
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.

"Can Chocolate Be Part of a Healthy Diet"? presented by Dr. Phyllis Famularo, Sodexo Registered Dietitian

  • Monday, February 27, 2017; 2:00pm
    • Dr. Famularo will discuss the health benefits of chocolate and why it can be a part of your daily diet. At the conclusion of the program, there will be a chocolate and wine pairing.

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

February 5, 2017; Sunday, 2:00pm, Valley Classical Concerts, Smith College featuring Jennifer Koh on violin and Shai Wosner on piano.

February 8, 2017; Wednesday, 11:30am, Applewood, UMASS Fine Arts Preview and Lunch; "When Gods Mingled with Mortals: Sacred Danes and Legends of Hawaii".

February 9, 2017; Thursday, 6:30pm; UMASS Fine Arts Center, "When Gods Mingled with Mortals: Sacred Danes and Legends of Hawaii". Loomis Village and Applewood are proud sponsors of this program.

February 12, 2017; Sunday, 2:00pm; Springfield Mandolin Orchestra, Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" and Bach's "Brandeburg Concerto #3, Allegro Movement.

February 23, 2017; Thursday, 9:30am; 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!

February 26, 2017; Sunday, 1:30pm; Mt. Holyoke College Reed Extravaganza featuring faculty from all 5 area colleges

Museum of the Month

Museum of the Month – February 7th, residents embark to Amherst to visit the UMASS Museum of Contemporary Art

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 Movie and Opera Matinees
  • Play Reading Group
  • Bridge and Games
  • Social Hour – Tues and Fri
  • Better Together Group

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

January 2017

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017; “Origins of the Universe” by Gary Felder, Ph.D., Smith College, Professor of Physics
    • 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.
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017; "Jazz infused New Age musical performance” featuring Dan Kennedy
    • On the 10th contemplative pianist Dan Kennedy returns and performs Jazz-infused New Age music.
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2017; “Newcomer’s Social” – hosted by The Welcoming Committee
    • 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.
  • Friday, January 13, 2017; “Monthly Social” featuring Jonah and Lael Dratfield (grandchildren of resident, Bob Frosch
    • On Jan 13th, Bob Frosch’s grandchildren, Jonah Dratfield, returns with his sax-playing sister, Lael! They will be jazzing up our monthly Social!
  • Sunday, January 15, 2017; “We Need to Talk About an Injustice” T.E.D talk by Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative.
    • 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.
  • Monday, January 16, 2017; “LVRA Annual Meeting”
    • Annual meeting of the Loomis Village Resident Association
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017; “Western Massachusetts Food Bank” overview presented by Andrew Morehouse, Director of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
    • 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.
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017; “The Well Tempered Ukes”
    • 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.
  • Thursday, January 20, 2017; ”How to Get Up From a Fall and Falls Prevention” presented by Lisa Ball, RN, Loomis Village Health Services Director
    • On the 20th Lisa Ball will talk about, and demonstrate, How to Get Up From a Fall, and discuss Falls Prevention.
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017; “It’s A Wonderful Life” presented by Joe Liles, son-in-law of LV residents Graham and Linda Gordon
    • 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.
  • Thursday, January 26, 2017; “Getting to Know Your Series” featuring Loomis Village residents
    • This month Loomis Village has Landis Markley and Tom Schwab speaking to the group. Should be an enjoyable afternoon.
  • Friday, January 27, 2017; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017; “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)
    • Talented students plan a splendid concert for an enjoyable afternoon.
  • Monday, January 30, 2017; “Lander Grinspoon Academy Chorus” led by Felicia Sloin and performed by the academy chorus students
    • Talented students -- ready, set, rejoice!

December 2016

  • 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