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Applewood Upcoming Events

With so much to do, how do Applewood residents stay informed about the day's events? That's easy. They simply turn on their televisions to the Applewood channel to see today's announcements at Applewood.

All events (unless otherwise noted) take place at:
Applewood
1 Spencer Drive
Amherst, MA 01002
For more information call: (413) 253-9833



Calendar Highlights January 2020

Saturday Morning Talks – Art and Politics During The Great Depression

  • Saturday, January 4, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room

Saturday Morning Talks – Prospect Farms – High Sschool Performances

  • Saturday, January 11, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room

Saturday Morning Talks – Connecticut River History and Prospects

  • Saturday, January 18, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room

Saturday Morning Talks – Amherst Student Goes to War – Bob Romer

  • Saturday, January 25, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

  • Every Sunday Afternoon in the Lobby – A different performer each week.


Weekly Activities of Interest

Cribbage
  • Tuesdays at 3:00 P.M. in the Tavern

Walking Group
  • Wednesdays at 9:00 A.M. meet in the Lobby to begin walk.

Quilters Group
  • Wednesdays at 2:00 P.M. in the Craft Room

Impressionist Art
  • Wednesdays at 3:30 P.M. in the Meeting Room

Current Events Discussion Group

  • Fridays at 4:00 P.M. in the Conference Room

Bi-Monthly Discussion Group

 

Climate Change

  • Second and Fourth Monday at 4:00 P.M. in the Conference Room

Monthly Discussion Groups

Being Mortal

  • Second Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. in the Craft Room

Democracy In Action

  • First Monday at 4:00 P.M. in the Craft Room

Promoting Diversity

  • First Tuesday at 4:00 P.M. in the Craft Room

Prior Events

Calendar Highlights December 2019

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019; Saturday Morning Talks – Emily Dickenson / Toni Stone
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019; Saturday Morning Talks – Prospect Farms - Mushrooms
  • Sunday, December 15, 2019; Valley Classical Concert
  • Saturday, December 21, 2019; Saturday Morning Talks – History of the Goodwin AME Church in Amherst
  • Monday, December 23, 2019; Climate Change Discussion
    • Join Residents to discuss the current climate situations and ways that we can make a difference.

Calendar Highlights November

  • Friday, November 1, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – Dealing with Dying and Death
    • 12 actors will present Journey with Ed, the true story of a woman and her dying husband as they consciously and lovingly work through their final months together, finding comfort, meaning, even creating their own special rituals. It’s a story of love and loss, but also one of connection as a circle of dear friends offer their support through emails. Handouts include ways to provide comfort for the patient and support for the caregiver, even if you live far away.
  • Friday, November 1, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – Boston Police Strike of 1919
  • Saturday, November 2, 2019; Reader to Reader Program
  • Monday, November 4, 2019; Democracy in Action Group
    • Guest Stan Rosenberg, former Mass. State Senate president, will focus, in particular, on issues of voting and gerrymandering. Please join us in the Craft Room.
  • Friday, November 8, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – 1800’s Massachusetts Architecture - Holyoke Mills and Canals
    • This presentation focuses on the mills of the City of Holyoke, the first planned industrial community in the United States. Still known today as the Paper City, Holyoke was the largest paper manufacturing city in the world, producing an estimated 80% of the writing paper used in the U.S. It was also home to the world’s largest silk and alpaca wool mills as well as the most famous architectural firm specializing in water-driven mills.
  • Friday, November 8, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – Holger Cahill and American Art under the WPA
    • We can all be glad that the WPA kept some artists from starving, but did anything of lasting value come out of federal support for visual art during the Great Depression? The common answer is “not much,” but the programs conceived by New Deal arts program director Holger Cahill suggest “quite a lot.” Who was this unlikely administrator and why are his achievements for American art mostly unrecognized now?
  • Sunday, November 10, 2019; Valley Light Opera
    • Van departs for the Northampton Academy of Music Theatre for the Valley Light Opera’s performance of “Camelot”
  • Friday, November 15, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – Techniques of Memoir Writing
    • After 38 years of pediatric practice and a number of years writing about memorable patients, Fred has turned his pen toward his experiences as a patient and the parent of an adult child with serious illness. He will read two relatively brief essays, one about his own open-heart surgery, and one about his daughter’s successful battle with cancer.

Calendar October Highlights

  • Friday, October 4, Five College Learning in Retirement – How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England
    • Learn how to insult, mock or threaten almost anyone during the Elizabethan period, as well as rude things to do with your hat and an introduction to staff-fighting. Pictures and demonstrations included. Sponsored by Learning in Retirement Encore Presentations
  • Friday, October 4, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – Stefan Zweig and his World of Yesterday
    • After decades of relative obscurity, the life and career of Jewish biographer and dramatist Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) has been rediscovered as witnessed by director Wes Anderson’s film - “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” based on Zweig’s novels and short stories. Zweig’s final work - “ The World of Yesterday “ is a fascinating chronicle of 3 ages: the Golden Days of Vienna that ended with WW1; that war and its aftermath; and the Hitler years. In exile in Brazil, Zweig’s memoir proved to be both an autobiography and a long suicide note since both he and his wife Lotte killed themselves the day after he posted the manuscript to his publisher. Sponsored by Learning in Retirement Encore Presentations
  • Thursday, October 10th, Manicures and Pedicures with Lisa Connor
    • Come relax and get pampered in the salon! >
  • Friday, October 11, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – Co-evolution of Language and Brain
    • All animals communicate, but only humans have language...many thousands of languages. Recent developments in various sciences have shed light on how this may have come to pass: a universal language instinct, but no universal human language. Sponsored by Learning in Retirement Encore Presentations
  • Friday, October 11, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – The Role of Culture in Language
    • It is impossible to imagine human society without language. Yet, it is also impossible to understand the origin and evolution of language without culture. Culture invents language to unify society around its knowledge, roles, and values. Sponsored by Learning in Retirement Encore Presentations
  • Saturday, October 12, 2019; Climate Change Discussion
    • Applewood’s own Ray Bradley will discuss climate change
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019; Sunday Concert Series
    • Come listen to the Bob Sparkman Trio (Clarinet, Piano and Bass)
  • Friday, October 18, 2019; Five College Learning in Retirement – Andreas Vesailius and William Harvey
    • The accomplishments of these two transformative figures created the foundation of our fascination and interest in human biology and medicine. Their work challenged the dogma of their time periods. Vesalius and Harvey emerged from the Renaissance to free medicine from superstition and revolutionize scientific research. Sponsored by Learning in Retirement Encore Presentations
  • Friday, October 18, 2019; >Five College Learning in Retirement – Noam Chomsky
    • Exactly what is language, why is it unique to humans, and how did it begin? These questions have been hotly debated over the last 150 years. This presentation will introduce the views of four of the most important, even controversial, figures in these debates. Sponsored by Learning in Retirement Encore Presentations
  • Friday, October 25, 2019;>Five College Learning in Retirement – Populating the America’s
    • What have we learned from the new science of ancient DNA sequencing about the arrival of humans in the western hemisphere? Have older theories been confirmed or overturned? Has the result been greater clarity or greater confusion? This talk is a review of the evolution of our knowledge over the last century. Sponsored by Learning in Retirement Encore Presentations
  • Friday, October 25, 2019;Five College Learning in Retirement – Languages of North America
    • There seem to be 3 sets of languages in all of North America. In the US portion of languages they can differ as much as Chinese and English, and have some fascinating characteristics like Having to specify how you know something - did you see it, hear about it, or assume it due to other things. Also, a Cherokee man, having heard about 'talking leafs' developed a written language which is still in use today. Sponsored by Learning in Retirement Encore Presentations
  • Saturday, October 26, 2019; A Discussion with the UMass FAC
    • Join UMass Fine Arts Center director Jamilla Deria to discuss her vision as the new director of the FAC

Independent Living

Independent Living Homes and Apartments

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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

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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

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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.

Rehabilitation

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
Email: GThomes@loomiscommunities.org

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