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Loomis News

Citizen Advisory Board Recognizes Four Loomis Communities Employees

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Citizen Advisory Board of the Holyoke/Chicopee Area Department of Developmental Services recently recognized four Loomis Communities employees, Lisa Velazquez, Maribel Molina, Norman Grandbois and Barry Waite for “Rewarding Resilient Relationships.”  The award honors individuals who have developed and sustained relationships that support and improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.     Read more...

Photographs of Loomis Village Resident Donald David, Sky’s the Limit, to be shown at Applewood

Thursday, March 27, 2014

On Thursday, April 17 from 4-5 pm, Applewood, One Spencer Drive, Amherst will hold an opening reception for a photography exhibit entitled, Sky’s the Limit, by Loomis Village resident Donald David.  The opening is free and open to the public.     Read more...

The Arboretum Celebrates 20 Years

Monday, March 03, 2014

The Arboretum is a six acre parcel of Amherst Conservation land, adjacent to Applewood’s front entrance, and looks out over the Holyoke Mountain Range.     Read more...

Two Cool March Events

Friday, February 28, 2014

These two events are both sponsored events by The Loomis Communities.   Read more...

Spring Reception-Elvira Whiting Award

Friday, February 28, 2014

Holyoke – Kathy Bowler, Executive Director of the Holyoke Council on Aging is being honored by Loomis Communities with the Elvira Whiting Ball Award for improving the lives of older adults.  She will be honored at the Loomis Communities Spring Reception on Thursday, May 15, 4:30 pm at the Holyoke Senior Center, 291 Pine Street, Holyoke.     Read more...

Paintings of Isolde M. Stein on exhibit at Applewood

Thursday, February 06, 2014

January 23- April 20, 2014.  Applewood has an exhibit of the paintings of longtime Amherst resident and current Applewood resident Isolde M. Stein. Isolde was born, raised and educated in Germany.  She came to New York City in 1957 and studied painting with Sam Feinstein for several years.  He is an abstract expressionist painter and maintained a school in the City, and in Philadelphia.  Her work was, and continues to be influenced by Hans Hofmann and Helen Frankenthaler.   Read more...

Applewood Continued Learning

Friday, January 31, 2014

Applewood has a rich history of residents learning in retirement.  This began when Applewood opened its doors in 1991.  A committee of tenants began obtaining speakers from the colleges, community and residents with expertise from their career or their travels around the world.     Read more...

New Year’s Eve at Applewood

Monday, January 06, 2014

Applewood traditionally starts celebrating New Year’s Eve with decorating the Tavern with lights, garlands and other New Year’s Eve type decorations to make everything ready for the New Year. Anybody who wishes to join in can and this is a fun event for both staff and residents.   Read more...

Why I Moved to Applewood

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

In the spring of 1991, my wife and I began to look for a retirement place because our kids weren't visiting and I was tired of shoveling snow and putting up storm windows.   Read more...

Why I Like Life at Applewood

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Moving to Applewood from Oregon was not an experience I faced with enthusiasm, but what I discovered upon arriving was a carefree and enjoyable life existed for me at Applewood.  Within days I felt a part of my new community.  Both residents and staff were welcoming and helpful.

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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