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Marius Sznajderman Holds One-Person Show at Applewood

Painter and printmaker Marius Sznajderman will show new and other works at an exhibition opening at the Applewood. The public is invited to an opening reception on Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the gallery talk on Wednesday, July 22, at 4 p.m. The exhibit will be open to public through October 11, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, and weekends by appointment. For more information please call, Christine Sulborski, 413-253-9833.

Sznajderman has exhibited extensively in the United States and South America. His works are in major public and private collections, including The Smithsonian Institution, The New York Public Library, The Museo Del Barrio in New York City, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela.

The 88-year-old artist recently relocated to the Pioneer Valley from Northern New Jersey, where he maintained a residence and studio for more than 50 years. The exhibit will feature paintings, collage constructions, collages, prints and drawings. They include new works completed at Applewood, as well as pieces created over the last 30 years. Among the works in the exhibit are a series of collages, “The Sculptor’s Studio,” loosely based on the studio of 20th century Cubist Constantin Brancusi; a series of drawings with architectural elements, “Vestiges,” and collages inspired by his late mother’s store in Caracas.

Sznajderman was born in Paris in 1926. In 1942 he escaped to Spain with his parents and moved to Venezuela, where he lived for seven years. He immigrated to the United States in 1949. In Venezuela he was active in art circles – exhibiting, illustrating, and designing for the theater. He continued his artistic career in the U.S. while studying at Columbia University. He has taught art, art history and design at New York University, the School of Visual Arts and Fairleigh Dickinson University, as well as in federal and state grant programs in public schools.

As a scenic designer, Sznajderman worked for the Circle in the Square Theatre, Columbia Theater Associates and the French Art Theater, among others. He has had more than 30 one-man shows and numerous group shows in South America and the U.S.

Much of my work comes out of numerous sketches and studies in search of a final concept – a concept that I use fully, creating a series of variations on a theme. That theme might recur in later works,” Sznajderman said.

“The memories of my early years in Venezuela are seminal in the development of my work,” Sznajderman added. “They are part of my vision.”

Jacqueline Barnitz, a well-known art historian and critic and a specialist in Latin American Art, said: “The rich vocabulary of themes visible in Marius Sznajderman’s work represents the sum of an equally rich accumulation of personal experience which he absorbed in the course of his years of living in France, Venezuela and the United States.

“The artist’s intimate relationship with the subjects is precisely what gives him the freedom to turn them into intricately and carefully planned compositions,” Barnitz said. “ … His work belongs to an expressionist tradition closer to the abstract artists than to earlier, German Expressionism.”

For more information about Marius Sznajderman and his work, please visit www.mariussznajderman.com.


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.

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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