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Loomis News

Area Crafters Featured at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing will hold their second annual craft fair on Friday October 25, noon-4 pm and Saturday, October 26, 10 am – 4 pm.  Featured crafts include unique hand-made jewelry, baskets, sea glass creations, cards, water colors, quilted items, books written by area authors and much more!  Delicious lunch and baked goods will also be available.  There is no cover charge.     Read more...

Connecticut River Cruise

Friday, October 04, 2013

On Friday, October 4 at 4 pm, residents from all of the Loomis Communities will take a cruise on the Connecticut River on the Lady Bea. The pristine waters, unspoiled views, sandy beaches and unmatched history will be a truly enjoyable experience for all. This 75 minute narrated tour up the Connecticut River will depart from Brunelle’s Marina in South Hadley. For more information, or to register, please call Carol Constant, 413-532-5325 x5184 or, e-mail her at  Read more...

Holyoke Senior Center Offers Life Long Learning Program

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Holyoke – What do “CSI: Holyoke,” “World Religions,” “Foreign Policy” and the “History of Holyoke” have in common? Each is a component of a new Lifelong Learning education program developed by the Holyoke Council on Aging in collaboration with Loomis Communities and set to launch Oct. 8 at the Holyoke Senior Center, 291 Pine Street, Holyoke.   Read more...

Celebrating the Past, Welcoming the Future - Japanese Sister City Visit

Monday, September 30, 2013

Applewood was pleased to host members of an eight-person delegation from Kanageski, Japan and the Amherst Selectboard.  On September 30, they toured Applewood and held a planning meeting over dinner. The visit, called “Celebrating the Past, Welcoming the Future,” marks the twentieth anniversary of the sister city friendship between Kanageski and Amherst. The Amherst Kanegaski Committee promotes friendship and on-going relations with Kanegasaki, Japan through special events and ongoing contacts between residents or government bodies of the two communities.  Each year a group of high school students also have a cultural exchange.   Read more...

Piano Virtuoso, Thomas Pandolfi Performance at Loomis Village

Saturday, September 28, 2013

On Saturday, September 28, at 2:00 in pm, young American piano virtuoso, Thomas Pandolfi will perform in the Loomis Village Auditorium, 20 Bayon Drive, South Hadley, MA. The concert is free and open to the public but seating is limited and reservations are required.  Please call Denise Beaulieu, 413-532-5325.   Read more...

Howard B. Leavitt Painting Exhibit

Monday, September 16, 2013

What: Howard B. Leavitt Painting Exhibit Opening
Where:  Applewood, One Spencer Drive, Amherst
When:  October 10, 2013 from 4-5 pm  

A Swing for a Wheelchair

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Over the summer, a portion of the parking lot at the Loomis House Nursing Center was repurposed into a small park, complete with a wheelchair-accessible swing.  The swing was a gift to Loomis House from WhisperGLIDE, of Hugo Minnesota, and the landscaping around the swing was donated by Chicopee landscaping company, Mountain View Landscapes.  The swing provides another informal gathering place for residents and families.  “Most people identify with gentle swinging as relaxing, interactive and enjoyable,” shared Lori Todd, Loomis House Administrator.  The Loomis House residents and staff sincerely appreciate the donation of the swing, landscaping materials, and labor to etch a lovely park area onto the busy Loomis House campus.   Read more...

Scholarships for Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Staff

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Four area college students were awarded scholarships from the Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Philanthropic Fund at an annual ceremony held at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing on August 20.   Read more...

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Nursing Center Recognized

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Loomis Communities is pleased to announce that the Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Nursing Center in Springfield, MA, has received a deficiency-free survey from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). David Scruggs, The Loomis Communities President and CEO, states that, “A deficiency-free survey is a top indicator of excellence in a nursing home and difficult to achieve. Approximately 10% of nursing centers receive this designation nationwide.”  DPH reviews all areas of care practice to make certain that all regulations are followed. Areas include resident rights, facility practices, infection control, quality of life, resident satisfaction, quality of care delivered, culinary services, all nursing and ancillary services, rehabilitation, physical environment, and administration.  In addition, the loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Nursing Center had a deficiency-free life safety survey.  The life safety survey reviews the physical plant issues that make a safe living and working environment.     Read more...

Loomis Takes a Spin on the Merry-Go-Round

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Residents from all four of The Loomis Communities recently gathered at the Holyoke Merry-go-Round for a ride and a talk about its history.     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