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The Western MA Pioneer in Senior Living
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Mission, Vision, History
and Guiding Principles

Mission Statement

The mission of The Loomis Communities is to enrich the lives of older adults.

Vision Statement

The vision of The Loomis Communities is to be recognized as the region's premier provider of quality and innovative services for older adults.

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Our History

During the 1890s, a group of women in Holyoke decided to do “something of permanent good for their city.” As attention was called to their older friends with no permanent abiding place, they came to the decision that a home for aged people would best serve their city and prove a “blessing to the homeless.”

Chartered in 1902, the Holyoke Home for Aged People opened in March 1911, on two acres of land donated by William Loomis. In 1969, the name of the organization was changed to Loomis House to reflect its popular name in the community.

In 1988, the organization acquired a 27-acre Christmas tree farm four miles away in South Hadley. That property became Loomis Village, developed in phases that opened in 1992, 1996 and 2004. Loomis Village has villas, cottages, independent living apartments and assisted living apartments.

In 1999, The Loomis Communities welcomed Applewood into its family of communities. Applewood is a 103-unit nonprofit continuing care retirement community located among the apple orchards in South Amherst.

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, the newest member of The Loomis Communities family, was acquired in 2009. Opened in 1995, it is a continuing care retirement community with independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living, and skilled nursing.  The community now is the largest of the three Loomis Communities campuses.

Guiding Principles


We strive to provide the highest standard of services for older adults.


We act with honesty and transparency in all that we do.


We respect and support the uniqueness and autonomy of residents and staff, offering meaningful choices to each person.


We engage a diverse group of individuals and organizations to advance our mission.

Fiscal Prudence

We manage all of our resources in ways that provide for current needs while preserving and growing assets for the future.


We provide services for older adults based on values and practices in which they and those working with them are honored and respected.


We provide opportunities for residents and employees to enjoy healthy living.


We advance new ideas and new approaches to our work: doing the best today; better tomorrow.


We commit to responsible stewardship of the natural resources entrusted to our care.

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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