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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 September 2019

Educational Programing with Smith College

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019; at 11:00 A.M. in the Meeting Room
    • David Bickar, Professor of Chemistry and Neuroscience will discuss the study on early detection of Parkinson’s Disease.

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

  • Saturday, September 7, 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.

Applewood Oral Histories

  • Saturday, September 7, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
    • Zoë Gleitsman, Hampshire College Senior will discuss this on-going project that began three years ago and how Applewood residents can participate.

Sunday Afternoon Concert

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019: at 4:00 P.M. in the Meeting Room
    • “Michael Nix is a contemporary classical composer, guitarist, banjoist, mandolinist, teacher and performer. He designed the Banjar, a seven-string classical banjo. Nix lives and teaches in the tranquil Pioneer Valley of Franklin County in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Nix and NixWorks has performed in venues around the world and is highly renowned.”

Applewood’s 28th Anniversary

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019; at 3:30 P.M. in the Lobby
    • The Applewood staff and residents review the highlights of 28 years with champagne and hors d’oeuvres; followed by a special menu dinner for residents only.

Annual Blueberry Muffin Sale

  • Friday, September 13, 2019; from 10:00 A.M. – 12 Noon in the Lobby
    • This is a fund raiser for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Fall Collection of Medications

  • Friday, September 13, 2019; from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 P.M. outside the Meeting Room
    • Sponsored by the Applewood sustainability Committee – Bring your unwanted, expired medications to be disposed of properly.

First Woman Railway Engineer

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
    • Applewood’s own Susie Gaglia will discuss her career on the railroad.

Alzheimer’s Walk

  • Sunday, September 15, 2019; Registration is at 8:30 A.M. at Holyoke Community College
    • Join your Loomis Communities colleagues, friends and families participating in this annual fund raiser.

A Matter of Balance Class

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019; from 1:30 – 3:30 P.M. in the Fitness Center
    • Norma Hallock and Pat Rector will instruct this eight week class. Pre-registration is required.

Foot Clinic

  • Thursday, September 19th, 2019; from 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. in the Salon
    • Debra J. Deane, RN, BSN will be on campus to assist you with foot care. Sign up at the front desk.

Identity Theft Program

  • Friday, September 20, 2019; at 11:00 A.M. in the Main Dining Room
    • Karen Cartier, Vice President and Compliance, Fraud Prevention and Community Reinvestment Officer will discuss how you can prevent identity theft and how to make sure your information hasn’t been compromised.

State Senate Issues

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019; at 10:30 A.M. in the Meeting Room
    • “Jo Comerford is an American politician who currently serves in the Massachusetts Senate and will discuss state senate issues. Before being elected senator she had worked for the Center for Human Development, the American Friends Service Committee, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and MoveOn.org.”

Koyaanisqatsi Live Performed by Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble

  • Sunday, September 22, 2019; at 3:00 P.M. at the Umass Fine Arts Center, Amherst.
    • “Philip Glass and his ensemble take the stage to perform a live score to the 1982 experimental masterpiece Koyaanisqatsi, a film at once unsettling and deeply calming, its images unbelievable yet familiar. Set to rapid motion shots of urban chaos and icebergs smashing meditatively into the sea, Glass’s score evokes the beauty of the beast. Epitomizing the overwhelming freedom of art, Koyaanisqatsi is catharsis to a culture captivated by progress at any cost.”

Hearing Aid Clinic

  • Tuesday, September 24, 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.


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 August 2019

  • Friday, August 2, 2019; Special Program with GPI US
    • Song and dance routine performed by Japanese High School girls participating in a Women’s Empowerment Program at Smith College. This will be followed by the girls teaching participants origami and sharing their culture in the Craft Room.
  • Saturday, August 3, 2019; Complimentary Continental Breakfast
    • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast. Go green and bring your own coffee mug.
  • Monday, August 12, 2019; Climate Change
    • Discussion group and resident concerns regarding global warming.
  • Tuesday, 13, 2019; Create With The Carle
    • Collaboration creative writing/poetry class with Applewood and the Eric Carle Museum.
      • This is a seven week course with a small registration fee.
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019; Apple Users Group
    • Bring your questions and tips about Mac Computers and iPads.
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019; World Quilt New England Show
    • ‘Welcome to the 17th Annual World Quilt New England. Featuring the premier of the 2019 World Quilt Competition XXIII, one of the most internationally diverse events of its kind in the world of quilting and the textile arts. Workshops and lectures will be presented by an outstanding, internationally renowned faculty. In addition, Mancuso Show Management is presenting the World Quilt Panel and Forum Ice Cream Social. This special event is included with your festival registration. We hope you will join us for summertime fun in Springfield, Massachusetts.”
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019; Foot Clinic
    • Debra J. Deane, RN, BSN will be on campus to assist you with foot care. Sign up at the front desk.
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019; Tanglewood Trip
    • You will hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) with Francois-Xavier Roth conducting Suchmann and Brahms featuring Yo-Yo Ma and members of the BSO horn section.
  • Monday, August 19, 2019; Day in the Hill Towns
    • First stop will be the Bridge of Flowers and the glacier potholes; followed by lunch at the Ashfield Lake House.
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019; Hearing Aid Clinic
    • Allison Holmberg, MS, CCA-A/SLP will be on campus to assist with your hearing needs.
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019; Dinner at Bubs’ Bar-B-Q
    • Have dinner with your friends and neighbors in the rustic charm of this old time barbecue restaurant.
  • Sunday, August 25, 2019; Create With The Carle Celebration
    • The Eric Carle Creative Writing Class, sponsored by Applewood, will read excerpts from their works. Followed by refreshments on the Patio.

Calendar Highlights July 2019

  • Saturday, July 6, 2019;Complimentary Continental Breakfast
    • Join your friends and neighbors for an Applewood complimentary breakfast. Go green and bring your own coffee mug.
  • Monday, July 8, 2019; Climate Change
    • Discussion group and resident concerns regarding global warming.
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019; Create With The Carle
    • Collaboration creative writing/poetry class with Applewood and the Eric Carle Museum.
    • This is a seven week course with a small registration fee.
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019; Artist in Residents Gallery Opening
    • Resident, Mimi Berg will display sculptures she constructed in her earlier years and paintings she has created since living at Applewood.
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019; Trip To The Clark Art Institute
    • View the two exhibits being shown: “Renoir: The Body, the Senses” and “Ida O’Keefe – Escaping Georgia’s Shadow”.
  • Sunday, July 14, 2019; Trip To Tanglewood
    • This is a combined trip with Loomis Village to hear the BSO with Andris Nelsons conducting Beethoven, HK Gruber and Strauss, featuring Håkan Hardenberger.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019; Hearing Aid Clinic
    • Allison Holmberg, MS, CCA-A/SLP will be on campus to assist with your hearing needs.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019; Afternoon Music Recital
    • Akiko Sasaki, Artistic Directory of Lyra Music will perform with her talented students on piano and string.
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019; Volunteer at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
    • Join the Applewood Community Outreach Committee members sorting and organizing donated foods to be distributed.
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019; Trip to Yale University Art Gallery
    • 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.

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.

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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Loomis Lakeside CCRC Springfield MA
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