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Loomis News

Kevin Dee Performance at Loomis Village

Monday, June 16, 2014

On Monday, July 7 at 3:15 pm, guitarist and composer Kevin Dee will perform at Loomis Village, 20 Bayon Drive, South Hadley. Kevin Dee is a guitarist and composer based in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. He performs solo classical guitar concerts regularly in addition to frequent performances with ensembles, including the Bodø Sinfonietta in Norway, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble in Ohio, and TAK Ensemble in New York City. He also gives private and classroom instruction in guitar playing, composition, and improvisation. He holds a degree in Classical Guitar Performance and Music Composition from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and is currently faculty at the Community Music School of Springfield.    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...

Hot Topics in South Hadley

Friday, June 06, 2014

Loomis Village is having a series of speakers on topics of interest in and about South Hadley. Upcoming talks include:    Read more...

Noble and Woods to Perform at Loomis Village

Thursday, June 05, 2014

On Monday, June 30 at 3:00 pm, mezzo-soprano Lisa Woods and piano accompanist Jerry Noble will perform an array of classical and opera pieces in the auditorium at Loomis Village, 20 Bayon Drive, South Hadley, MA.     Read more...

Mia Celebrates a Birthday (seven dog years) at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Many residents at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing enjoy their dogs and are often seen walking them along the paths and trails near Lake Massasoit.   Read more...

Gabrielle Thomes Appointed as Director Social Services

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Loomis Communities is pleased to announce that Gabrielle Thomes has been appointed Director of Social Services at the nursing center at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing.  In this role, Gabrielle will plan and implement social services and help individuals and their families find the correct level they need for care and recovery or, when necessary, hospice.    Read more...

Loomis Communities Spring Reception honors Kathy Bowler

Friday, May 23, 2014

Over 150 people celebrated with Kathy Bowler, Director of the Holyoke Council on Aging, when she was honored with the Loomis Communities Elvira Whiting Ball award for outstanding service to older adults.  The reception raised $49,390 in support of the Nursing Centers at Loomis House in Holyoke and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield.    Read more...

Springfield College’s Learning In Later Life Celebration held at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Springfield College’s Institute for Learning in Later Life recently held an instructor and member appreciation wrap-up reception at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing.  Over sixty people enjoyed an afternoon with activities and refreshments. The past spring semester topics included politics, opera, book groups, world religions, use of IPads and tablets, a Pete Seeger sing-along, a film series and discussion on Paul Newman, a nature walk at Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary and more. Courses were held at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing and Springfield College.     Read more...

Loomis Communities appoints Kristina Hontz Clinical Nurse Liason

Monday, May 19, 2014

Loomis Communities is pleased to announce that Kristina Hontz has been appointed Clinical Nurse Liaison.  In this role, Kristina provides education to area physicians, hospital staff, individuals and families on the rehabilitative and long-term care available at the Nursing Centers at Loomis House in Holyoke and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield.  In addition, she conducts pre-admission assessments and works with Loomis Communities staff to develop new programs and services.     Read more...

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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