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Alice Bonner - Being Honored for Improving Lives of Older Adults

Springfield - Alice Bonner, PHD, RN and Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is being honored with The Loomis Communities’ Elvira Whiting Ball Award for improving the lives of older adults at on Wednesday, May 30, 4:30 pm at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, 807 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA.

Alice BonnerSecretary Bonner says that most of her work as Secretary of Elder Affairs, “is not about the medical or clinical, but about healthy aging. ”To Secretary Bonner, that “requires actively engaging with older adults as contributors to the social, economic, and civic fabric of our communities and encouraging physical and psychological health and well-being. ”In her work she seeks to strengthen communities’ ability to promote independence, empowerment, and the wellbeing of older people, individuals with disabilities, and their families.

Whether older adults are living in long term care or assisted living facility, receiving adult day health services, living in senior housing or at home and receiving community based services, Secretary Bonner is their outstanding advocate.

Secretary Bonner supports the Dementia and Age Friendly movements to adapt community environments, services, and attitudes so that they are accessible to, and inclusive of, older people and those living with dementia or disabilities.

Secretary Bonner has been a geriatric nurse practitioner for over 28 years and is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, Bouve College of Health Sciences and a Faculty Associate in the Center for Health Policy at Northeastern University. She previously served as Director of the Division of Nursing Homes in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, MD and Director of the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality, at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Reception Sponsors

Benefactor - $5,000 and above

  • Mountainview Landscapes and Lawncare
  • PeoplesBank

Sustaining - $2,500

  • Goss & McLain Insurance
  • O'Connell Care at Home
  • Smith Brothers

Patron - $1,500

  • Lyon & Fitzpatrick LLP
  • Retirement Dynamics
  • Specialized Construction

Platinum - $1,000

  • Beers & Story Funeral Homes
  • B-G Mechanical Service
  • Easthampton Savings Bank
  • GMH Fence Co., Inc.

Gold - $500

  • Aladco, Inc.
  • Atlantic Charter Insurance
  • Bert Hill Movers
  • Clearbrook Global Advisors
  • Complete Restoration Solutions
  • Forastiere Smith Funeral Home
  • Herbert J. Sims & Company
  • Mackenzie Architects
  • Mercier Carpet Service
  • Northern Tree Service
  • Paul Robbins Associates, Inc.
  • Preferred Pharmacy Solutions
  • Westfield Savings Bank

Silver - $250

  • Altus Dental
  • Associated Flooring
  • Burkhart, Pizzanelli P.C.
  • Clay & Associates
  • Darcy Company, Inc.
  • Geriatric Medical & Supply
  • Innovative Business Systems
  • Life Supply Corp.
  • Miracle Method
  • Pancione Painting Company
  • RIBI/Usentra Security
  • Tighe & Bond
  • Whittlesey

Bronze - $150

  • Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding
  • Belmont Laundry
  • Braman Termite & Pest Elimination
  • CBIZ Tofias
  • Contractors Home Appliances, Inc.
  • Discount Office Furniture Inc.
  • Floors by Summerlin Inc.
  • Hackworth Systems
  • Kittredge Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Massachusetts Senior Care Association
  • Messier and Brunelle Funeral Homes
  • Reminder Publications
  • Sampson Family Chapels
  • Security & Fire Integrations LLC
  • UTCA Unemployment Tax Control
  • Viking Kitchen Cabinets LLC
  • Whiting Oil Corporation

Sponsors up to $149

  • Lee Audio 'N Security
  • Lawrence Interiors

In-Kind Support

  • Aladco Linen Services
  • Carey’s Flowers
  • Liquors 44
  • Sodexo Senior Services

Reservations for the event are $35, proceeds benefit programs and services that improve the lives of older adults. Outstanding refreshments provided by Loomis’ Sodexo Senior Service chefs. For reservation information, please contact Andrea at 413-532-5325.

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.

Applewood: 413-253-9833
Loomis Village: 413-588-5102
Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing: 413-355-5803
or send us a note through our Contact Us form.

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