The Applewood residents kicked out 2015 with a bang. The evening began with a scrumptious dinner in the Dining Room from 5 – 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. games began in and around the Meeting Room on the first floor. They participated in nerf basketball, nerf bowling, using the hallway as a lane, ping pong in the craft room and two Nintendo Wii set ups in the meeting room. Several residents tried bowling in the hallway but weren’t all that successful. They tried their hand at Wii golf, baseball, go kart racing and lawn darts, which they found quite difficult because the eye hand coordination required, is a bit beyond this crowd; so they switched to Wii bowling. This game was attractive to them because several people can play, much like in the local bowling alley and it’s easy to get a respectable score and they could challenge each other. At 9:30 p.m. the meeting room was reconfigured to show the movie which was “My Cousin Vinny”, a delightful comedy which everyone enjoyed thoroughly. You could hear laughter throughout the first floor area. After the movie, champagne and hors d’oeuvres were served in the Tavern, getting ready for the “Ball Drop” in New York City. At midnight, they all toasted the New Year, 2016 and kicked off Applewood’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.
Applewood is one of the few retirement communities in the Pioneer Valley that still rings in the New Year at midnight. There were 57 residents who attended the evening ranging in age from 70 – 96. We are looking forward to a happy and enjoyable 25th year with several events planned throughout the year culminating in September with a 25th Anniversary Dinner Party.
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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