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Loomis News

2014 Community Outreach Committee

With the goal of having The Loomis Communities be an integral part of life in the Pioneer Valley, a Community Outreach Committee comprised of staff and residents, is delighted to report the following activities during 2014:

  • Valentine’s Cookie Sales were held in conjunction with food drives that raised $1,776 and 400 pounds of food for area food pantries; the Amherst Survival Center, Kate’s Kitchen, Holyoke, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, South Hadley, and Open Pantry, Springfield.
  • Contributions, sponsorship, a wine tasting, blueberry muffin, candy, cookie and t-shirt sales, paint social art nights, and a car wash all raised $9,605 for the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk.
  • Events, raffles and payroll contributions brought $6,031 to the United Way of Pioneer Valley.
  • Five College Learning in Retirement and Springfield College Learning in Later Life held courses at our campuses throughout the year.
  • Springfield Women’s Club and Springfield Photo Club held meetings at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing.
  • Twenty eight free talks and performances at our campuses were opened to the public.
  • One hundred ninety six pairs of new socks were collected and contributed to the Highland Valley Elder Services and the Holyoke Soldier’s Home.
  • Two public viewings and film discussions were held of A Place at the Table, a film about hunger in the United States.
  • Loomis House hosted a blood drive for the American Red Cross.
  • Used furniture and equipment was donated to the Holyoke Council on Aging, EcoBuilding Bargains and The Salvation Army.
  • Applewood residents stuffed packets and mailings for Amherst Survival Center.
  • Applewood residents held a voter registration event.
  • Loomis Village residents knitted 105 hats for area children and 122 blankets, 8 sweaters for premature babies.
  • The Loomis Village bus was used to transport Mount Holyoke College alumnae on reunion weekend.
  • Hundreds of pounds of gently used clothing, blankets and household items were donated to Amherst Bangs Center, Amherst Survival Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Goodwill Industries, Hospice Shop of the Hospice Fisher Home, Providence Ministries for the Needy, Salvation Army.
  • Residents and staff members wrapped packages for a full day to benefit the Holyoke Hospice Life Care and VNA.

In addition, the Marketing Department provided over $30,000 in sponsorships for numerous events offered by cultural and nonprofit organizations, including:

  • Amherst Community Theater
  • Arcadia Players, Baystate Medical Golf Tournament
  • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)
  • FallsFest Music and Arts Festival
  • Festival of Lights at Tower Square
  • Friends of Amherst Senior Center
  • Holyoke Council on Aging
  • Holyoke High School Musical
  • Holyoke Hospice Life Care and V.N.A., Holyoke Medical Center
  • Holyoke Rotary Club Summer Concert Series
  • Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Holyoke YMCA
  • Jazz Ensemble of Mount Holyoke College, Jones Library
  • Ko Festival
  • Majestic Theater
  • Music in Deerfield
  • New Century Theatre
  • Old Post Orchestra
  • Pines Theatre Concerts
  • Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra
  • South Hadley Chorale
  • South Hadley Council on Aging
  • Springfield Public Forum
  • Springfield Symphony Orchestra
  • UMass Dept. of Music and Dance
  • UMass Fine Arts Center
  • Young at Heart Chorus
  • Women in Philanthropy of Western MA
  • Women’s Fund of Western MA.

In all, nearly $50,000 in cash and hundreds of volunteer hours by The Loomis Communities’ staff and residents were dedicated to support people and non-profit organizations in the Pioneer Valley and beyond!

Committee Members: Rob Claflin, Louise Bevan-Cole, Carol Constant, Tina Ferri, Jean Fusini, Norman Grandbois, Jill Jensen, Betty Odell, Kelley Murphy, Don Owsiak, Diane Reynolds, Charlotte Rockland, Elwin Sanborn and Christine Westerholm


About The Loomis Communities:

The Loomis Communities has been a visionary in exceptional senior living throughout the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It was the first organization in the state to open a continuing care retirement community.

With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, The Loomis Communities offers independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living and skilled nursing care on three campuses in the Pioneer Valley: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley.

For more information, call us at the number in the upper right of this webpage or send us a note through our Contact Us form.


Independent Living

Independent Living Homes and Apartments

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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

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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

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

Skilled nursing care and rehabilitation are avaiable at the following Loomis Communities:

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 and Loomis House offer 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.

Rehabilitation

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

Rehabilitation is available at the following Loomis Communities:

The Loomis Communities offers rehabilitation services in partnership with Genesis Rehab Services. Our combined staff of professionals such as 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.

Both our of nursing centers at Loomis House and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing are Medicare and Medicaid-certified, and provide short-term rehabilitation and long-term care in well-appointed private or semi-private rooms. Loomis House was the second nursing home in the nation to receive 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 House nursing center, please contact:

Nursing,
413-538-7551

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

Gabrielle Thomes,
413-782-1800, ext. 5850, or
Email: GThomes@loomiscommunities.org