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Applewood Upcoming Events

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

Calendar Highlights July 2019

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

  • Saturday, July 6, 2019; from 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. in the Tavern
  • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast. Go green and bring your own coffee mug.

Climate Change

  • Monday, July 8, 2019; at 4:00 P.M. in the Conference Room
  • Discussion group and resident concerns regarding global warming.

Create With The Carle

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Craft Room
  • Collaboration creative writing/poetry class with Applewood and the Eric Carle Museum.
  • This is a seven week course with a small registration fee.

Artist in Residents Gallery Opening

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019; at 3:30 P.M. in the Garden Room
  • Resident, Mimi Berg will display sculptures she constructed in her earlier years and paintings she has created since living at Applewood.

Trip To The Clark Art Institute

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019; Van Departs at 10:00 A.M. for Williamstown, MA
  • View the two exhibits being shown: “Renoir: The Body, the Senses” and “Ida O’Keefe – Escaping Georgia’s Shadow”.

Trip To Tanglewood

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019; Van Departs at 11:30 A.M. for Lenox, MA
  • This is a combined trip with Loomis Village to hear the BSO with Andris Nelsons conducting Beethoven, HK Gruber and Strauss, featuring Håkan Hardenberger.

Hearing Aid Clinic

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019; at 9:00 A.M. in the Wellness Center
  • Allison Holmberg, MS, CCA-A/SLP will be on campus to assist with your hearing needs.

Afternoon Music Recital

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019; at 4:00P.M. in the Lobby
  • Akiko Sasaki, Artistic Directory of Lyra Music will perform with her talented students on piano and string.

Volunteer at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019; Van Departs at 12:40 P.M. for Hatfield, MA
  • Join the Applewood Community Outreach Committee members sorting and organizing donated foods to be distributed.

Trip to Yale University Art Gallery

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019; Van Departs at 10:15 A.M. for New Haven, CT
  • Come and explore this wonderful venue of permanent art and the featured exhibit of “A Nation Reflected: Stories in American Glass and lunch at Zinc.

Weekly Activities of Interest

  • Tuesdays at 3:00 P.M. in the Tavern /li>

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

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

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

Prior Events

Calendar Highlights June 2019

  • Saturday, June 1, 2019; Complimentary Continental Breakfast
    • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast. Go green and bring your own coffee mug.
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019; Sunday Afternoon Concert
    • “The Quarks are a group of local musicians who enjoy sharing both familiar, beloved string quartets and lesser-known music by under-represented composers.”
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019;Dinner at Gianni Fig’s Ristorante
    • “The Pioneer Valley's newest Italian restaurant. Executive Chef and Owner, Gianni Calabrese, invites you to enjoy Italian cuisine.” Gianni Fig’s has received a five star review from Trip Advisor.
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019;Artist in Residence Gallery Opening: “A Picture I Love”
    • View a diverse collection of art forms submitted by your friends and neighbors.
  • Sunday, June 9, 2019; Sunday Afternoon Concert
    • Gregory Hayes will play the piano or the harpsichord (tbd)
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019; Hearing Aid Clinic
    • Allison Holmberg, MS, CCA-A/SLP will be on campus to assist you with your hearing needs.
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019; Alcott’s Orchard House
    • Partial driving tour of the area to begin then on to lunch at the Concord Inn followed by a tour of the Alcott House then continue the driving tour of the Concord area. To prep for the trip Applewood will play to versions of “Little Women” on movie nights, June 6 & 8.
  • Wellness Program: “Living Well: Health and Personal Support Servicesat 2:00 P.M. in the Meeting Room
    • Learn about the support services Applewood offers as you age in place.
  • Sunday Afternoon Concert2019; at 4:00 P.M. in the Lobby
    • Nina Grimaldi (Mel’s daughter) and Lois – Piano four hands (is a type of piano duet involving two players playing the same piano simultaneously).
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019;Annual Resident and Staff Family Picnic
    • Bring your family and join your neighbors for barbecue and music. Remember to show your family members the “I Love” art exhibit in the Garden Room.
  • Friday, June 21, 2019; Old Post Road Symphony Orchestra
    • Begin with dinner in the Loomis Lakeside dining room followed by an outdoor concert at 7:00 P.M.
  • Sunday, June 23, 2019; Sunday Afternoon Performance
    • Bamidele Dancers and Drumers Farewell Performance
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019; Experience the Springfield MGM Casino
    • Tour and try your luck at the casino followed by lunch at the Student Prince Restaurant.
  • Sunday, June 30, 2019; Sunday Afternoon Concert
    • Sigrid Karlstrom (Florence’s granddaughter) and Rafael Vidiera will play violins and violas.

Calendar Highlights May 2019

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019; Wellness Program
    • Meghan Murphy, Community Liaison from Cooley Dickinson Health Care will discuss the visiting nurses and hospice programs.
  • Friday, May 3, 2019; Shelter In Place Practice Drill
    • Participate in a short program and practice drill to prepare for any emergency that might arise at Applewood.
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019;Complimentary Continental Breakfast
    • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast. Go green and bring your own coffee mug.
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019; Poker Radio Show Host – Ashley Adams
    • “Ashley Adams has been playing poker for 50 years and writing about it since 2000. He is the author of hundreds of articles and two books, Winning 7-Card Stud (Kensington 2003) and Winning No Limit Hold'em (Lighthouse 2012). He is also the host of poker radio show House of Cards.”
  • Sunday, May 5, 2019; Sunday Afternoon Concert
    • Alice Robins and students will perform.
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019;Hearing Aid Clinic
    • Allison Holmberg, MS, CCA-A/SLP of Hampshire Hearing Services will be at Applewood.
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019; Shopping at Wilson’s
    • Shop at Wilson’s Department Store, one of the last family owned stores in the country will be holding their 137th Anniversary Sale. After a morning of shopping enjoy a leisurely lunch at Hope and Olive.
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019;Fine Arts Preview
    • The Fine Arts staff members will present next year’s offerings to the Applewood residents and guests.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019;Single Payer Healthcare in Massachusetts
    • Diana Stein, member of the Amherst League of Woman Voters will discuss single payer healthcare.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019;Metropolitan Opera Simulcast Presents: “Dialogues de Carmelites”
    • “Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.”
  • Sunday, May 12, 2019; Sunday Afternoon Concert
    • Jim Henley, Northampton Woodwind Quintet will perform.
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019; Fitness Center Open House
    • Brent Cappello, Fitness Instructor will be available to discuss the programs and equipment offered at Applewood.
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019;Adventures of Rocket Girl
    • Martha Hanner, Professor Emeritus at Umass Amherst will discuss her research interests which include comets, planetary science and exoplanets.
  • Sunday, May 19, 2019; Sunday Afternoon Concert
    • Chris Foster, guitar will perform.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019; MAC Users Group
    • The Technology’s Group is sponsoring a user’s group for residents with Apple computers, iPad or iPhone. Bring your questions and tips related to these products to share with the group.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019; Wellness Program
    • Vivien Weiss, LMHC – “Hopes and Fears” How do we manage our challenges and hold onto our hopes?” We will explore the challenges that threaten our sense of equilibrium as well as the bedrock foundations that carry us through. (Funded by the Grose Family and an anonymous donor).
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019; Springfield Museum Trip
    • Exhibit being shown is “Isabel Bishop’s Working Women: Defying Convention. This will be followed by lunch at the Red Rose.
  • Thursday, May 23, 2018;McDuffie School’s Arts Spring Mini Tour Performance
    • Select members of the McDuffie’s singers and dancers will perform for Applewood.
  • Friday, May 24, 2019; Wellness Program - Understanding And Responding To Dementia Related Behaviors
    • Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavioral triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with the most common behavioral challenges that arise.
  • Sunday, May 26, 2019; Sunday Afternoon Concert
    • Nancy Rich, String Quartet will perform.
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019; Wellness Program - Enhancing Your Memory
    • Kate Tyler, Community Relations, Homewatch Caregivers returns to continue the series on the “odyssey of Homer Brain Health.
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Monthly SocialHour; at 4:30 P.M. in the Tavern
    • Join your friends and neighbors for wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Calendar Highlights April 2019

  • Monday, April 1, 2019; Wellness Program – Umass Study on Cadence & Intensity Across the Adult Lifespan
    • Elroy Augiar, Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physical Activity and Health Lab, Department of Kinesiology will discuss a project that are working on and need volunteers between the ages of 71 – 85 to measure walking steps during treadmill exercises and during activities of daily life.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019; Hearing Aid Clinic
    • Allison Holmberg, MS, CCA-A/SLP of Hampshire Hearing Services will be at Applewood.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019; Umass Fine Arts Center Presents: Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo
    • “One part parody and one part loving homage, the Trocks simultaneously honor the traditions of ballet with high-level performance while also reveling in playing with gender roles and identity.”
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019;Special Evening Film “Hieronymus Bosch – Touched by the Devil”
    • This documentary follows the travels and investigations of Dutch art historians and curators as they assemble Bosch’s works from various museums for an exhibit in 2016 to commemorate his death 500 years earlier.
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019; 14th Annual Jewish Film Festival Presents: “The Invisibles”
    • “In 1943, four young Jewish people go into hiding in Berlin. Mixing reenactments and interviews, this riveting film tells the story of their miraculous survival against seemingly impossible odds.”
  • Saturday, April 6, 2019; Complimentary Continental Breakfast
    • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast. Go green and bring your own coffee mug.
  • Saturday, April 6, 2019; Saturday Morning Speaker
    • Mindy Domb, State Representative will discuss her first months in the legislature.
  • Saturday, April 6, 2019; Hands All Around Quilt Show
    • A display of 300+ quilts, including a collection of quilts from the Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection, Hancock Shaker Village.
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019; Pioneer Valley Jewish Short Film Showcase
    • Films being shown: “The Chop, Egg Cream, Gefilte and Wendy’s Shabbat.
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019; Sunday Afternoon Concert at Applewood
    • Zack Danziger, Guitar, interactive, very fun.
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019;Wellness Program: Hospice of the Fisher Home
    • Learn about this 9-room hospice home in the local area and hear about the different options available in the hospice home or your own home.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019; Saturday Morning Speaker – Landscape Architecture
    • Jack Ahern, Professor of Landscape Architecture at Umass will discuss landscape and urban planning.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019; The Curtain Theater at Umass Presents: “Sweat”
    • “Created through interviews with the citizens of Reading, PA, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning film deftly and unflinchingly examines two complicated ways race; class and gender intersect in a struggling factory town.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019; Bach Festival and Symposium Presents: “Bach’s St. Matthew Passion”
    • Umass Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus will perform with Andrew Megill, conductor, Tony Thornton, chorus master with soloists William Hite, Evangelist, and Paul Max Tipton, Christus.
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019; Coffee with Lauren Scruggs
    • The Loomis CEO will be on campus for her quarterly forum.
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019; Reduced Shakespeare Company
    • The complete works of William Shakespeare will be performed.
  • Friday, April 26, 2019; Arbor Day Celebration
    • Join your friends and neighbors for a presentation and walk through this beautiful conservation area.
  • Saturday, April 27, First Woman Railway Engineer for Conrail/Amtrak
    • Suzie Gaglia, will discuss her career and experiences as a railroad engineer from 1978 – 1993.
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019; Horn Performance
    • Amherst College horn students will perform.

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 avaiable 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