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Community Outreach

2019 Community Engagement Report

With the goal of having The Loomis Communities residents and team members an integral part of life in the Pioneer Valley, the Community Outreach Committee is delighted to report the following activities in support non-profit organizations across the region in 2019:

  • $6,420.00 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk through walk sponsorship's, t-shirt sales, blueberry muffins, and raffles.
  • $4,241.00 was raised and contributed to the United Way of Pioneer Valley through a live auction, a raffle, a breakfast, lunch, and payroll contributions.
  • $1,820.00 and hundreds of pounds of food was raised and distributed to the Amherst Survival Center, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Open Pantry,and Gandara Center, through food drives and valentine’s cookie sales.
  • Organizations that held meetings in our three communities during the year were: The Five College Learning in Retirement, Springfield Learning in Later Life, The Springfield Women’s Club, Springfield Photo Club, the Garden Club of Amherst, Friends of the Orchard Arboretum, Upper Orchard and Hampshire Village Associations, Hampshire College, Amherst Shade & Tree Initiative, The League of Women Voters, The Eric Carle Museum, and University of Massachusetts
  • In-kind support to the Orchard Arboretum, next to Applewood, included water, clerical work, set-up and storage of equipment, and occasional supplies.
  • Partnerships with area colleges for student learning included Hampshire College, University of Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College, Springfield College, and Western New England University.
  • Approximately thirteen hundred books were contributed to The League of Women Voters of Amherst annual book sale.
  • Hundreds of pounds of gently used clothing, blankets, household items and equipment were donated to Amherst’s Bangs Community Center, Amherst Survival Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Goodwill Industries, Hospice Shop of the Hospice Fisher Home, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Springfield Rescue Mission, Stavros, and The Salvation Army.
  • Over 150 handmade cards were made and given to children at Baystate and Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals.
  • Residents and team members made pet crate blankets for Dakin Humane Society animal shelter.
  • Hand knitted and crocheted preemie blankets, lap robes, shawls, mittens and hats made by residents and donated to area hospitals and agencies.
  • Residents and team members held a Wear Pink Day to promote breast cancer screening and awareness.
  • Dementia Friendly Communities Initiatives: Loomis continued partnerships with agencies and organizations across Western Massachusetts. Savvy Caregiver Classes open to residents and the public were held at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, Loomis Village, and The Arbors in Chicopee. Dementia education sessions were held for health classes at Pope John Paul and South Hadley High Schools. Memory Café’s open to residents and the public are held monthly at each of our three communities.

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's

In addition, The Loomis Communities Marketing Department provided sponsorships for numerous events offered by cultural and nonprofit organizations in the region:

Amherst Senior Center, Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Arcadia Players, Gaylord Library, Holyoke Council on Aging, Holyoke High School Musical, Jazz Ensemble of Mount Holyoke College, Jones Library, Learning in Later Life, Majestic Theater, Massachusetts Senior Games, Music and Arts South Hadley, Music in Deerfield, New Century Theatre, Old Post Orchestra, Pioneer Valley Friends of the Alzheimer’s Association, South Hadley Chorale, South Hadley Council on Aging and Senior Center, Springfield College Homecoming and Reunion, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, UMass Alumni Reunion and Golf Tournament, UMass Department of Dance, UMass Fine Arts Center, Valley Classical, and Young at Heart Chorus.

In all, over $50,000 in cash and hundreds of volunteer hours by The Loomis Communities’ team members and residents were provided to people and non-profit organizations in the Pioneer Valley.

Committee Members:


Betsy Belden, Betty Odell, Elwin Sanborn, Rachel Tierney, Graeme Veitch

Team Members

Tina Ferri, Kelley Murphy, Kim Welc, Rob Claflin, Carol Constant

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Independent Living

Independent Living Homes and Apartments


What is independent living?

Independent living is available at the following Loomis Communities:

When referring to retirement communities, independent living describes a house or apartment home in an age-restricted community setting designed for older adults who are able to manage their homes and daily activities without supervision or medical assistance. Independent living can be offered as an apartment in a stand-alone building, or as part of a larger community with a wide range of services, including access to a continuum of health care should you need those services in the future.

Our independent living apartments, villas, and cottages set the standard for distinctive retirement living. Residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle in a spacious, thoughtfully designed homes. Comfort and peace of mind are the focus of our independent living homes, with features such as a private balcony or patio, lovely views, a well-equipped kitchen, generous closets and storage, and many other amenities.

A wide selection of independent living apartments and homes is available at all of The Loomis Communities. Whichever of our communities you choose, you’ll find neighbors who become friends, and plenty of space for your treasured possessions. The Loomis Communities offers everything you need to create a healthy, happy, active retirement.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living


What is assisted living?

Assisted living is available at the following Loomis Communities:

Assisted living offers a middle ground between independent living and nursing care. Assisted living is a good choice for you if you do not require the extensive medical care provided in nursing care but are not able to manage living on your own. Staff is available to provide 24-hour comprehensive assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, grooming, eating, mobility and hygiene. A variety of activities and social events, as well as transportation, cleaning, and laundry services, also are typical features of assisted living. The Loomis Communities provides assisted living as part of a comprehensive continuum of care, while many organizations only provide one level of assistance.

Our assisted living features private apartments that residents furnish with their own personal treasures, providing all the comforts of home. Our studio and one-bedroom apartments provide a place where residents who need a little help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) can truly enjoy life. Caregivers are available to help residents with activities such as dressing, bathing, grooming, and medication management. The intimate residential design of assisted living allows our staff to get to know and understand the needs and desires of residents and their families.

Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Care


What do all these terms mean: home care, skilled nursing care, licensed skilled care, and long-term care?

Skilled nursing care and rehabilitation are available at the following Loomis Community:

Nursing homes are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and offer furnished rooms and health services to residents who require consistent and ongoing medical care with physician oversight but do not require hospitalization. This is called skilled nursing care. Our communities provide skilled nursing care, which includes post-hospital care, short-term rehabilitation, complex medical care, and long-term care. Oversight is provided by licensed professional nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians. A comprehensive therapy department is staffed by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. The Loomis Communities nursing homes are designed to meet the individual needs of the residents.

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing offers licensed, skilled nursing care in a cozy and supportive environment. Both our nursing centers are Medicare and Medicaid-certified and provide short-term rehabilitation and long-term care in well-appointed private or semi-private rooms. The Loomis House nursing center also offers specialized dementia care. Our compassionate staff delivers care with respect and dignity.


What is rehabilitation, skilled rehabilitation, or short-term rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is available at the following Loomis Community:

The Loomis Communities offer rehabilitation services with a staff of professionals. Our physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, registered dieticians, registered nurses, licensed social workers, and gourmet chefs, work as a team to get you back home. We complete a comprehensive assessment to develop individualized care plans to manage residents’ physical, social, and emotional concerns.

Our unique approach promotes independence and a rapid return home after rehabilitation from a broad range of surgical procedures, injuries, and illness.

Our nursing center, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing is Medicare and Medicaid-certified, and provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term care in well-appointed private or semi-private rooms. Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing received a 5-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Person-Centered Long-term Care. This mark of excellence means that we have been recognized as a provider of quality care for your loved one that meets state-of-the-art, international standards of performance.

To learn more about rehabilitation at the Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing nursing center, please contact:

Gabrielle Thomes,
413-782-1800, ext. 5850, or

Applewood Senior Independent Living in Amherst MA
Loomis Lakeside CCRC Springfield MA
Loomis Village Senior Living South Hadley