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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.

June 2017

The Loomis Communities Annual Spring Reception

  • Thursday, June 1 2017; 4:30pm
    • Rachel Tierney mobilized The Loomis Communities Community Outreach Committee to involve the South Hadley and Holyoke Councils on Aging and Senior Centers, faith communities, business leaders, fire, and police, to organize a local ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’initiative. Thanks to her vision, leadership and active participation, the group has held Communication Tips training for first responders, bank managers, faith communities and clubs. The Loomis Communities honors Rachel for her lifelong passion of caring for others including those living with mental illness, dementia or Alzheimer's disease, and their caregivers. Her vision continues to spark and inspire. Reservation and $35 per person will benefit The Loomis Communities’ skilled nursing centers at Loomis House and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing.

      Honored Guest: Rachel Tierney, PhD, RN, retired psychiatric-mental health Clinical

Jewelry Beading Class

  • Friday, June 2, 2017, 2:00pm, Conference Room
    • Residents gather to partake in a fun beading class. Creative minds and nimble fingers – should be a fun afternoon.

“Rescue in the Philippines” - introduction by LV resident Jose Pangan

  • Monday, June 5, 2017; 1:15pm, Auditorium
    • On the 5th, resident Jose Pangan will introduce the DVD -- Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust. This is a documentary on the little known story of how the Philippines allowed 1300 Jews from Germany and Austria to immigrate to the country to escape almost certain death. "A thorough look at a lesser known chapter in Holocaust-era history." (LA times)

Piano Concert performed by Archie Richards

  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017; 2:00 pm; Auditorium
    • On the 6th pianist Archie Richards returns with a classical concert featuring Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and plenty of Chopin!

World Travels, Part 2 - by LV Resident Herb Kaplan

  • Thursday, June 8, 2017; 3:00pm, Auditorium
    • On June 8th, Resident Herb Kaplan will transport us with his second slide show from photos he’s taken all over the world.

“Choir Rehearsal” performed by the First Congregational Church of Amherst” led by Dick Matteson

  • Thursday, June 8, 2017; 2:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • On the 8th, the First Congregational Church of Amherst, led by Dick Matteson, will hold an informal Choir Rehearsal at Loomis Village. All are welcome to attend and join in the singing!

“Monthly Social” with Richie Mitnick and Ethel Lee

  • Friday, June 9, 2017; 2:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • On June 9th Richie Mitnick & his special guest Ethel Lee serenade us with their lively tunes at our monthly Social.

“The History of Howard Johnson’s Restaurants” presented by Anthony Sammarco

  • Sunday, June 11, 2017; 2:00pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • On the 11th, Anthony Sammarco will present “A History of Howard Johnson's: How a Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became an American Icon.”

“Summer Cookout”

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 12:00pm, outdoors in the Loomis Village Garden and Gazebo
    • First cookout of the season (weather permitting) – enjoy an outdoor grilled lunch with your friends and neighbors.

25th Anniversary Resident Celebrations

  • Thursday, June 15 & 21st, 2017; Auditorium
    • On June 15th and 21st we celebrate Loomis Village’s 25th Anniversary! A panel discussion on the 15th will include residents reminiscing about our history, and on the 21st we have a party—with a couple of surprises!

“Wellness Chat” with Lisa Ball, RN, Health Services Directorl

  • Friday, June 16, 2017; 2:00pm, Conference Room
    • The topic of Dehydration will be discussed.

“Newcomer’s Social” hosted by the Welcoming Committee

  • Friday, June 16, 2017; 3:30pm; Auditorium
    • A warm and welcoming party to celebrate new residents from the past 6 months.

Happy Father’s Day
June 18th

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way”.


Violin Recital performed by students of Rose Lander

  • Sunday, June 18, 2017; 3:00pm, Auditorium
    • On the 18th Rose Lander’s students will regale us with their violin recital.

“Tick Talk” presented by Loomis Village resident Win Lavallee

  • Tuesday, June 20 , 2017; 2:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Resident Entomologist Win Lavallee is giving a Tick Talk on June 20th to update us on the latest findings regarding these pesky, prevalent pests.

“Getting to Know You Series ”

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017; 3:00pm; Auditorium

“Monthly Resident Birthday Party”

  • Friday, June 23, 2017; 2:30pm; Auditorium
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.

“Wise Guys” directed by Jeff Olmsted

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017; 2:00pm; Auditorium
    • On the 25th The Wise Guys A cappella Group directed by Jeff Olmsted, sing pop, doo-wop, folk, jazz and gospel– fabulously!

“The Hometown Gallery” performed by the Loomis Village Theater Group

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017; Two performances, 1:30pm and 7:00pm; Auditorium
    • On the 27th our very own Loomis Village Theater Group will present the efforts of many weeks of rehearsal. This year’s play is entitled “The Hometown Gallery.” Last year’s performance was a huge success. You won’t want to miss this!

“Brain Healthy Foods” presented by Phyllis Famularo, Sodexho Regional Dietician/Nutrition Manager

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017; 2:30pm; Auditorium
    • On the 28th Phyllis Famularo, Sodexo Regional Dietitian/Nutrition Manager, will be speaking about Brain Healthy Foods, and will also provide samplings from the Mindful Menu.

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

June 1, 2017; Thursday, 4:00pm, The Loomis Communities will honor Loomis Village resident Rachel Tierney for her lifelong passion of caring for others, including those living with mental illness, at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds’ Landing. Calidore Quartet, Valley Classical Concerts, Smith College

June 6, 2017; Tuesday, 9:30am; A trip to Carl & Mimi Darrow’s home and type set print studio in Conway. This tour is not wheelchair or walker accessible. Lunch included.

June 11, 2017; Sunday, 1:15pm, Prayers for the Planet, Reverence & Resistance is an interfaith outdoor service happening under a tent at Congregation B’nai Israel in Northampton. Will be held, rain or shine.

Museum of the Month

Museum of the Month – On June 29th, we will be touring the Polish Cultural Center in Chicopee. Our guide will discuss the costumes, memorabilia, as well as a reproduction of a two-room 1860s country cottage. This home exemplifies the self–reliance of its inhabitants over the course of three generations, until they finally left for America in 1921.

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
  • Hymn Sing
  • Mystery Ride

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

Resident ‘Meditation Group’

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

‘Caregivers Support Group’ – monthly

‘Parkinson’s Support Group’ – April 27th, led by Lisa Ball, Health Services Director

‘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

May 2017

  • Friday, May 5, 2017, 2:00pm, Auditorium
    • Clarke Hearing Center Presentation
  • Friday, May 5, 2017; 5:00pm, Phylly’s
    • Kentucky Derby at Friday’s Happy Hour!
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017; 2:00 pm; Auditorium
    • Lois Smith Voice Recital
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017; 7:15pm, Auditorium
    • Evening Cabaret with Freddie Marion and Dan Kane
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017; 2:00pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • ”What if…?" - series Part 1, presented by Lisa Ball, Health Services Director
  • Friday, May 12, 2017; 2:00pm, Loomis Village Auditorium
    • “Team Trivia and Mind Aerobics Challenge"
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017; 3:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • “UMASS – Fine Arts Center 2017 – 2018 Preview”
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017; 1:30pm; Auditorium
    • Wellness Chat presented by Lisa Ball, Health Services Director and Encompass – “Foot Pain & Footwear”
  • Friday, May 19, 2017; 2:30pm; Auditorium
    • “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017; 2:30pm; Auditorium
    • Afternoon Concert performed by the Springfield Mandolin Orchestra
  • Friday, May 23, 2017; 2:30pm; Auditorium
    • “Edible Plants Slide Show” by Blanche Derby
  • Friday, May 26, 2017; 2:30pm; Auditorium
    • Pat Laskey’s Retirement Party”
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017; 2:30pm; Auditorium
    • “Lincoln’s Masks presented by Dorris Volk, LV resident
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017; 10:00am; Auditorium
    • “Resident and Staff Wellness Fair”
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017; 1:30am; Auditorium
    • “Care Management “ presented by Sharon Connor, MSW, LCSW, Choices Elder Support

April 2017

  • Sunday, April 2, 2017; Bamedale Dancers and Drummers
    • On the 2nd, the Bamedale West African Dancers & Drummers hail from Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean. Their collaborations preserve African rooted cultures through dance, music and song.
  • Friday, April 7, 2017; South Hadley Town Governance, presented by Bob Robertson
    • On the 7th, LV resident, Bob Robertson will be speaking about town governance & the upcoming election. Bob has been a South Hadley Town Meeting Member for 49 years (and is running this year). Bring your questions!
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017; Coffee with David Scruggs, CEO, The Loomis Communities
    • Tuesday, April 11, 2017; 2:30 pm; Phylly’s Café
  • Friday, April 13, 2017; “Across the America’s” performed by Roger Tincknell
    • On the 13th Roger Tincknell presents “Songs across America ,“ a musical program that explores America’s rich and diverse heritage from Canada to Chile through song.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017; “Holocaust Resistors”, presented by Randy Hyvonen
    • On the 19th, Randy Hyvonen presents Memoir: Part II, “From Hitler to the Moon.” He will be discussing significant events & experiences during the 1960's — including life at a competitive college, his time in Germany working with heroes who had resisted Hitler, and returning to the U.S. in time to watch the Apollo 11 blast off to the moon.
  • Friday, April 21, 2017; “Spring Social” featuring Steve and Tom
    • An enjoyable afternoon with music and singing.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017; Galina’s Piano Students’ Concert
    • On the 22nd Galina returns with a fresh new crop of piano virtuosos!
  • Friday, April 28, 2017; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.
  • Sunday, April 30, 2017; “Skylarz” performs at Loomis Village. Duet with Sarah Clay and Nick Kaluchis
    • Skylarkz performs on the 30th. Skylarkz is a duo, Sarah Clay on vocals and Nick Kaluchis on the instrumentals. Both are accomplished musicians whose notes linger long after they have left the stage.
  • Saturday, April 29th, “The Taste of Loomis” Open House and Art Exhibit
    • Loomis Village proudly presents its Spring Open House & Art Exhibit. Come visit our lovely retirement community to experience a little taste of Loomis, music provided by harpist, Teresa Mango, community tours including several residences of Loomis Village. In addition, there will be a meet and greet the artist and a chance to experience an exhilarating photography art exhibit.

March 2017

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017; Ash Wednesday Service and Ashes, Sister Cathy, All Saints Episcopal Church
    • Ash Wednesday Service and Ashes
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017; “Purim Spiel” LGA Players
    • On the 8th the Sixth Grade students from Lander-Grinspoon Academy will perform an original skit in honor of the Jewish holiday, Purim. This is a tradition called a Purim Spiel which is a take-off on the traditional Purim story with many new and silly twists!
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017; “Dance in the Community” Marilyn Sylla and Smith College Dance Students
    • Dance and exercise combined for extra spirit and movement.
  • Friday, March 10, 2017; “Monthly Social” featuring guitarist Rob Marona
    • An enjoyable afternoon with music and singing
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017; “The Irish Music Guy”, performance by Kevin Farley
    • On March 11th Kevin Farley, “The Irish Music Guy,“ returns for his annual Irish musical showcase! A master of Irish song, wit, and several musical instruments, this is a toe-tapping treat not to be missed!
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017; “River Spinner Weavers”
    • On the 19th the River Spinners Guild members return with their spinning wheels and yarn to demonstrate and share their love of this wonderful craft, this time focusing on silk. Come and discuss their craft with these artisans, and bring your own weavings! Resident Linda Gordon will be spinning with her friends.
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017; "Resident Arts and Craft Show”
    • On the 23rd, enjoy seeing how talented Loomis Village residents are at our Resident Arts & Craft Show. More than 20 residents will be displaying their creations, including jewelry, ceramics, wood carvings, fabric arts, sculpture, photography, paintings, and several very unique crafts!
  • Friday, March 24, 2017; “Monthly Resident Birthday Party”
    • TThe monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays.
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017; ”Galina’s Piano Students’ Concert” – performed by students of Galina Gerstenson
    • On the26th Galina Gerstenson brings her accomplished piano students for a recital. A favorite event every year!
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017; “Hearing Loss, Hearing Loops, and How They Function”, presented by The Clarke Hearing Center
    • On March 30th an audiologist from the Clarke Hearing Center will do a presentation discussing hearing, hearing loss, hearing loops and how they function.
  • Friday, March 31, 2017; “Western MA Food Bank” presented by Andrew Morehouse
    • Discussion regarding our local Food Bank.