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All events, unless otherwise noted take place at :
Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing
807 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01109
For additional information please call Marketing at: (413) 355-5803
Assisted Living Activities Calendar
Lecture: Low Vision and You
- Thursday November 8, 2018; 11am Longfellow Room
- Select Rehab’s occupational therapists will discuss low vision environmental modifications, how vision effects balance and visual aides to enhance your quality of life.
In partnership with Springfield College, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing is hosting the following class. Please feel free to join in, should you not already be a member, to learn more about the program and sample a course offering.
Learning in Later Lecture: The Social Justice History of Springfield College
- Friday November 9 2018 10:30am-noon Longfellow Room
- Springfield College Professor of Communication Marty Dobrow, a national award winning writer, will discuss some of the little known history of Springfield College. The college is known for a number of things, the birth place of basketball, its longstanding connection to the YMCA and its commitment to community service, this lecture will focus on the schools longstanding commitment to social justice. The school took in Japanese-American students directly from internment camps during World War 2, and the school had varsity sports for women well ahead of the passage of Title IX. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on campus in 1964 at the apex of his fame and the civil rights movement. Join us to learn more about social justice and Springfield College.
Special event: Eating Mindful - Not Mindless
- Wednesday November 14 2018 2-pm-4pm Longfellow Room
- Join us for a lecture on how to enjoy the holidays and still maintain a healthy diet. Registered Dietician Phyllis J Famularo, Senior Manger Nutrition Services for Sodexo will give some great tips on how to prepare healthy holiday foods. Cooking demonstrations with tastings will be offered and kitchen and community tours will be available. RSVP by Wednesday November 7th to secure your spot.
Lecture: “Norway-More than Vikings and Fjords” with Amy Dane
- Thursday November 15, 2018 7pm Longfellow Room
- Amy Dane, local lecturer on global travel and art, shares some interesting stories about Norway, its history and beauty. Norway is the land of trolls, Vikings, treasures and some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. Experience its history from medieval raiders and traders to occupation and defiance during WWII. Explore art by Edvard Munch and an outdoor sculpture park showcasing the entire career of Gustav Vigeland. The presentation will conclude with a slide show set to music ranging from Edvard Grieg to modern pop.
Program: Dementia Friendly- what does it mean?
- Friday November 16, 2018 10:30am Longfellow Room
- Loomis staff members Carol Constant and Bridget Finney discuss the Dementia Friends global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in Massachusetts. Loomis is part of this initiative, helping everyone in our community to understand what dementia is and how it affects people. With this knowledge, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia.
Celebration of Life:
- Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm Longfellow Room
- Please join us as we celebrate Loomis Lakesides at Reeds Landing Family & Friends who have passed away, organized by our licensed social worker Gabriel Thomes. Come see the Memory Quilt, which will be on display, honoring our former residents. RSVP at the front desk starting November 20th (413-782-1800). Limited Seating will be available.
Entertainment: Snapback Group
- Friday November 30, 2018 7:00pm Longfellow Room
- The four members of Snapback recreate classic tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, and more; all of your favorites like California Dreamin’, Blue Bayou, Please Mr. Postman, Happy Together, and Black Water, just to name a few. Snapback offers expertly arranged vocals and the beloved, familiar harmonies that propelled great songs to the classic, timeless, platinum-selling status that they still are known for today. Your spirits will be instantly lifted, you won’t be able to stop smiling, and you will fall in love with the unique sound of Snapback.
Call 413-355-5880 to make a reservation for any of our programs.
Recurring Weekly Events
9:00 AM Chair Aerobics – A seated cardio workout, you can burn calories from a chair coached by our fitness trainer & Recreation Coordinator Cheryl Ruggirelli.
10:30 AM Writing Group meets - Short stories, memoirs, poems, a book…you choose what to write in this supportive, friendly environment offering peer reviews.
2:00 PM Current Events - Different subject matters are up for discussion. Share ideas and opinions without the need for agreement or answers!
6:30 PM Knitting and Crocheting – residents gather to share various knitting and crocheting
8:30 AM Core Exercise - Core exercise focuses on the center of your body to help stabilize your core strengthening your back and abdominal muscles keeping you strong, helps to prevent injury, taught by Cheryl Ruggirelli.
4:00pm “The Big Questions of Philosophy” A video series on varying subjects that inspires the imagination!
10:00 AM Sit and Stretch with Bob - Resident Bob Smith and Springfield College graduate, coaches you through a work-out that makes your body feel good as you stretch, you become more flexible and this activity can give you quick energy.
3:00 PM Tai Chi - Instructed by Brian Kean of Total Care Acupuncture, this gentile form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility and balance.
8:30 AM Core Exercise- Core exercise focuses on the center of your body to help stabilize your core strengthening your back and abdominal muscles keeping you strong, helps to prevent injury the class is taught by Cheryl Ruggirelli.
9:45 AM Chair Yoga- Experience the benefits of gentle yoga from the comfort of your chair guided by Tara Rahkola.
10:30 AM Coffee Social- Join residents in Twains Café for pasties and conversation.
2:00 PM Ted Talks- Resident Dan Marx hosts a video series that features different topics
8:30 AM Men’s breakfast - Meet in Twain’s Café; enjoy a variety of breakfast foods and great company.
9:00 AM Chair Aerobics - A seated cardio workout, you can burn calories from a chair coached by our fitness trainer & Recreation Coordinator Cheryl Ruggirelli.
Saturdays - Longfellow room
12:00 PM Duplicate Bridge
4:00 PM Ping Pong
In partnership with Springfield College, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing will host the following classes during the month of October. Please feel free to join in, should you not already be a member, to learn more about the program and sample a course offering.
- Thursdays October 4th & 11th, 2018 Learning in Later Lecture: Professor Rebecca Lartique discusses Shakespeare’s Henry V
- Springfield College Professor Rebecca Lartique will lead two class discussions on Shakespeare’s Henry V. After Henry gained the throne as a young man he had to decide to embark on a war that that could solidify his reign- or bring the country to its knees. In France, Henry grows up fast under pressure and uses all means necessary to win a war against all odds. As he finds victory, how hard will it be to settle in to a peaceful reign?
- Wednesday October 17th & 24th Learning in Later Life Lecture: Ed Dibble discusses The Life and Poetry of Robert Frost
- Explored through the voice of Ed Dibble, no poet has captured the essence of the American Experience as clearly as a boy from San Francisco who made good in New England. Come share in the road not taken. Ed has been a participant of Learning in Later life for several years.
- Friday October 5, 2018; Performance: Jimmy Mazz
- Jimmy Mazz is a full time touring professional singer and entertainer who now calls Venice, Florida home. Born in Western Massachusetts, Jimmy continues to perform in New England often, as well as around the country including Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Jimmy brings truly professional entertainment by offering several completely different and unique shows. In all of his shows, Jimmy offers up exciting renditions of great hit songs, amusing parodies, comedy, trivia, history, humor and of course, a ton of great singing. His velvety smooth vocal style is reminiscent of the great crooners, plus he has the quick wit of an impressionist comedian and the energy of Elvis Presley and Tom Jones combined.
- Monday October 15, 2018 7pm-7:40pm Discussion: Ballet Questions sponsored by the League of Women Voters
- Question 1 was designed to establish patient assignment limits for registered nurses working in hospitals. Limits would be determined by the type of medical unit or patient with whom a nurse is working, and the maximum numbers of patients assigned determined by the limits would apply at all times. A yes vote supports establishing patient assignments limits for registered nurses in hospitals. A no vote opposes establishing patient assignment limits for registered nurses working in hospitals. The Mass. Nurses Association will present arguments for a Yes vote; the Coalition for Patient Safety will present arguments for a No vote. (Seating is limited to register contact Tina Ferri 413-782-1800 ext.5842)
- Monday October 15, 2018 7:45pm-8:30pm Longfellow Room - Question 2 and 3
- Questions 2- A speaker from American Promise will advocate a yes vote on this question, if passed it would create a citizens commission
to advance an amendment to the U. S. Constitution to limit the influence of money in elections and establish that corporations
do not have the same rights as human beings.
Question 3- a speaker from Freedom for All Massachusetts will advocate for a YES vote Question 3, which would keep in place current state law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places of public accommodation. (Seating is limited, to register contact Tina Ferri 413-782-1800 ext. 5842)
- Saturday October 27 2018; Artisan Craft Fair & Open House
- Stop by to browse lovely arts and crafts brought to you by established artists from the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Take time to tour beautiful apartment homes in both in independent and assisted living. Enjoy hot cider and cider doughnuts or have lunch in Twain’s café. No reservations needed.
September 2018 Highlights
- Friday September 7, 2018; Educational Program: Dementia Friendly Communities
- Carol Constant, community outreach director for The Loomis Communities and Rachel Tierney, retired nurse, will discuss the causes of dementia, what a person may experience living with it, and how to communicate to someone who has this disease. The Loomis Communities, among other organizations, has spearheaded outreach efforts to establish dementia friendly communities, training first responders, retailers and staff for local businesses on how to approach and talk to a person with dementia.
- Thursday September 13, 2018; Select Rehab “How can we help you?”
- Meet Select Rehab’s, Occupational, Physical and Speech therapy staff members to learn about the benefits of each service provided by them.
- Friday September 14, 2018;Performance: Stephen Collins” Butterfly”
- Stephen Collins performs a one-man play about James McNeil Whistler. Whistler was a 19th century artist who struggled for artistic freedom while living in Victoria England. Whistler found it difficult to make money, he went bankrupt while he was in his forties and eventually became a lonely legend in London. Collins will bring the audience through the various high and lows of Whistler’s life.
- Saturday September 15 2018;Performance: Dancing Through the Decades
- Rob Tapper, the son of our residents, and his friends, Bob Nieske, Paul Arslanian, Eric Pers, Bruce Diehl, and Heather Adams, return to delight the audience with music to dance to. Lots of oldies but goodies will be played.
- Friday September 21, 2018;Performance: Eric Unplugged
- Enjoy listening to Eric’s (he just goes by Eric) acoustic guitar as he plays music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
- Friday September 28 2018;Learning in Later Life: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance
- Tara Healey, one of our resident’s daughters, introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their daily lives are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives. Seating is limited; reservations are required by September 24.
- Thursday August 9, 2018; Lecture: Select Rehab
- Courtney A Vander Weiff, registered physical therapist, will discuss the importance of good body mechanics and how to use them wisely to prevent injury.
- Friday August 10, 2018; Performance Bella Voce “Curtain Up, the best of Broadway”
- Bella Voce features Teri LaFleur- Soprano, Lisa Woods; Mezzo Soprano, they will be accompanied by pianist Jerry Noble for a great evening of music.
- Thursday August 16, 2018; Lecture: Majestic theater director Danny Eaton
- Join Danny Eaton, as he talks about the state of the theater in general but also the topic, what things he looks for when selecting a play for production. Does it resonate with him? If it does, does he trust that it’s a story that will resonate with you? Then, there is a myriad of logistic things: Is it available for licensing? How big is the cast? Can it fit on the Majestic Stage? How does it fit into the season as a whole? Can the Majestic afford to produce it?
- Thursday August 23, 2018; Performance: Richard Hughes returns!
- Richard plays music to accompany old silent movies. Watching Richard will be quite enjoyable, funny, and educational. He will reconnect us with our American Heritage and the mechanical age of the 1910’s and 1920’s.
- Friday August 24, 2018; Creative Writers on Parade
- Come see our Creative Writing Group showcase their favorite pieces of work!