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The Western MA Pioneer in Senior Living
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Our Senior
Leadership Team

Margaret R. Mantoni

President and CEO

After spending 30 years as the CFO, Marge became the President and CEO in February 2020. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and worked in a local accounting firm for eight years before joining the Loomis Communities. She serves as Chair of the Board of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, , serves on the Audit Committee of the United Way, and serves on the Capital Projects Planning Committee for the City of West Springfield. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from Western New England College. She lives in West Springfield with her husband Paul. Marge has two grown daughters.

Carly Cavanaugh



Toni Hendrix

Director of Human Resources

As the Director of Human Resources, Toni is responsible for partnering with leadership to promote HR management practices to ensure fair, equitable and consistent treatment of employees while minimizing the potential for legal liability. She also provides consultation and developmental support to leaders and team members relative to employee engagement, policy interpretation, change management and performance management. Prior to joining The Loomis Communities, Toni was a Senior Human Resource Consultant at Baystate Health and Vice President of Training and Development for the American Cancer Society in New England. Toni has traveled extensively and lived in Europe, Istanbul and Korea; she currently resides in Springfield, Massachusetts with her husband, Joseph.

Robert Claflin

Executive Director of Applewood

Rob has been the Administrator of Applewood since 2000. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and served for 11 years as the Administrator of Poet’s Seat Nursing Home in Greenfield. He serves as the assistant treasurer of the United Church of Bernardston. He received a bachelor’s degree from Worcester State College and an MBA from Anna Maria College. He lives in Greenfield with his spouse David.

Maureen O’Toole

Executive Director Loomis Village

Maureen joined The Loomis Communities in July 2017 after working for the Masonic Health System for 8 years. Most recently as Executive Director of The Overlook Communities in Charlton, MA and previously as Administrator of Overlook Health Center at Northampton, MA. Maureen also worked in the Philadelphia, PA area for several nonprofit organizations that serve older adults. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from LaSalle University (Philadelphia, PA), and a Master of Science in Gerontological Services from Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA), and is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Patrick McCarthy

Area General Manager of Food Services

Patrick has worked with The Loomis Communities for the past 13 years. He is responsible for the oversite of the Dining Services and Environmental Services programs at each of the communities. Prior to joining The Loomis Communities, Patrick owned and operated successful restaurants in Northampton and Sunderland, MA for over 25 years. Patrick trained at The Culinary Institute at Hyde Park New York. He and his wife, Kimberly, live in Conway, Massachusetts and have three grown children.

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