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Loomis News

CHD's Family Outreach of Amherst

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Join us for the 3rd Annual CHD's Family Outreach of Amherst, Warm Up the Night  Read more...

Loomis Communities Supporting the Alzheimer’s Association

Monday, August 04, 2014

Amherst, Holyoke, South Hadley and Springfield - Loomis Communities recently held a car wash at Applewood in Amherst to raise funds in support of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The car wash was organized by the Applewood wait-staff, largely high school and college students, raised $200 toward the organizational goal of $11,000.    Read more...

Frank and JoAnn Judice document their First Year at Applewood

Friday, August 01, 2014

Frank has been making amateur videos for 26 years and before that, he enjoyed photographing his family vacations, weddings and other functions since 1950. JoAnn is his wife and assistant.   Read more...

Photographs by Elaine Mishkind at Applewood

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

On Thursday, July 31, from 4 – 5 pm there will be a gallery reception of photographs by Amherst resident Elaine Mishkind at Applewood, 1 Spencer Drive, Amherst. The exhibit will be open to public from July 31 through October 19, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, and weekends by appointment. For more information please call, Christine Sulborski, 413-253-9833.    Read more...

Fourth of July at Applewood

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The residents and families of Applewood held their 19th Annual Fourth of July Celebration on July 4, 2014 in Amherst, Massachusetts. The morning begins with Rob, Applewood’s Administrator as Master of Ceremonies and many residents and a few employees taking part in the reenactment of key situations leading up to the revolutionary war and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.   Read more...

Wellness at Applewood

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Amherst –On Wednesday, July 16 at 11 am, at Applewood, One Spencer Drive, Amherst, staff will present a panel on the health and wellness services available at Applewood to residents.  Presenting will be:   Read more...

Community, Photography and Storytelling between Applewood Residents and Students of Hampshire College

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Applewood residents and Hampshire College students recently participated in a photography course entitled Community, Photography, Storytelling, taught by Hampshire Assistant Professor Billie Mandle.  The students and older adults worked closely photographing together and exploring photography’s ability to communicate stories.  In weekly classes they participated in group conversations and critiques.  They curated their photographs and narratives into a final exhibit that is being displayed at Applewood.   Read more...

Orchard Arboretum at Applewood Members of Nestwatch Springfield

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nestwatch Springfield is a citizen science project under the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts. Its purpose is to study backyard song birds and is a collaboration of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Center at UMass. It is led by Suzannah Lerman.   Read more...

The Loomis Communities Supports the 2014 MA Senior Games

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Loomis Communities’ mission to improve the lives of older adults puts “wellness” at the heart of all that we do by providing access to programs that make it possible for people to live healthier and fuller lives.  We are proud to sponsor the Massachusetts Senior Games ( to further their mission to promote the health and physical fitness of adults 50 and better through organized events, competition, and education.     Read more...

Annual Spring Reception 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

You are invited...  

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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