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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.


June 2016

“The Haverston Mills Town Meeting”, performed by The Loomis Village Resident Theater Group

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016; 1:00 pm and 7:00pm performances; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • 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!

“Getting to Know You Series”, presented by various Loomis Village Residents

  • Thursday, June 9, 2016; 1:30am; Loomis Village, Auditorium
    • On June 9th resident Randy Hyvonen will be sharing excerpts from his memoir under construction, 2 Degrees: Montana Stories and Tall Tales.

“Ice Cream Social – with Sara Snyder

  • Friday, June 10, 2016, 2:30pm; Phylly’s Café
    • Let’s celebrate summer – with a lively performance with a “banjelelee. Music and song for all to enjoy at the social.

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

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2:00pm, Loomis Village Auditorium
    • 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!!

“Devine Nix Duo” – musical performance by Michael Nix and Chris Devine

  • Thursday June 16, 2016; 2:00pm, Loomis Village Auditorium
    • 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!

“The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired” – presented by Jim Walsh

  • June 17, 2016, 2:00pm, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, Springfield
    • 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.

“Getting to Know You Series”, presented by various Loomis Village Residents

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016; 1:30am; Loomis Village, Auditorium
    • On the 23rd residents Mary Babski and Eric Morrissette will be the featured speakers in the Getting to Know You series.

“Dance Recital” performed by The Northampton School of Dance

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016; 7:00pm; Loomis Village, Auditorium
    • 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.

“Monthly Resident Birthday Party”

  • Friday, June 24, 2016; 2:30pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays with singing performed by The Loomis Village Chorale Group.

“Gardenside Family Brunch”

  • Saturday, June 25, 2016; noon; Main Dining Room
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays with singing performed by The Loomis Village Chorale Group.

“Piano Concert” performed by Alan Bonde

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016; 2:00pm, Loomis Village Auditorium
    • 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

Summer Cookout

  • June 29, 2016; 12:00pm, Gardenside Garden Patio and Gazebo
    • 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!)

“Violin Concert” performed by the Elizabeth Bowdan Quartet, with resident Rose Lander on violin

  • Friday June 30, 2016; 2:00pm; Loomis Village Auditorium
    • Lovely string quartet to perform for residents. Should be an enjoyable afternoon.

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 Sunday, June 5th; Performance artist Tammy Denease portrays former slave, activist Elizabeth Freeman

Other trips

June 7th Preview of the 2016-2017 Fine Arts Program – being held at Applewood; Find out what wonderful shows are coming our way… and enjoy dinner at Applewood! Loomis Village and Applewood are proud sponsors of the UMASS Fine Arts Programs

June 12 - South Hadley Fish Elevator: Tour to learn about the shads’ annual migration up the Connecticut River to return to their spawning grounds. Includes human elevator and shade for all.

June 19 - New Century Theater’s production, “Yankee Tavern,” Smith College

June 21st – Mystery Ride

June 22nd Out to lunch – Tavern on the Hill, Holyoke

June 25th - First Annual New England Summer Orchid Fest –Smith Vocational School


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

Health and Fitness

  • ‘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
  • ‘Aqua Fitness with Brent” Monday 9:00am, and Thursdays at 9:30 am
  • ‘Fitness Center Orientation’ – every Tuesday 11:00am
  • ‘Mind Aerobics’ – every other Wednesday 1:00pm
  • ‘Fully equipped Fitness Room and 4 season pool’

Prior Events

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”

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”

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