Loomis Lakeside
at Reeds Landing

Upcoming Events

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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

Independent Living Activities Calendar

Assisted Living Activities Calendar

March 2018 Highlights

Leave your Legacy – StoryCorps

  • Thursday March 1, 2018 1:30pm Longfellow Room
    • Residents will meet with Duggan Academy 7th and 8th graders who will conduct resident interviews. They will focus on collecting, sharing, and preserving resident stories for future generations. The students will return on Thursday, March 8th to share your story with you and celebrate their accomplishment all while enjoying an Ice Cream Sundae Bar! StoryCorps is an independent non-profit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of very day Americans by listening to their stores.

Performance by Pianist Etan Stone

  • Friday March 9, 2018 7:00pm Longfellow Room
    • Ethan will perform a combination of popular songs and jazz from the 1920’s through the 1950’s. His program will include the music of George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Hammerstein and Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Henry Mancini, Louis Armstrong, Cole Porter, and more!

Performance by Sarah the Fiddler

  • Sunday March 18, 2018 2:00pm Longfellow Room
    • Sarah Michal returns! For those of you who have not had the pleasure of listening to Sarah play the fiddle, let's just say you are in for a treat. The moment her bow touches the stings, Sarah’s passion for the music is evident. Sarah combines influences of classical, bluegrass, and Celtic music to create a unique style and sound. Sarah has performed with numerous orchestras, bands and theater groups.

Sell Your Home, Make Money and Live Happily Ever After!

  • Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:00am Longfellow Room
    • JGuest speakers Dot Lortie and Chris White will give insights on today’s real estate market, tips on downsizing your belongings and professional advice. RSVP’s are required. Seating is limited. Lunch will be served.

Learning in Later Life

  • Thursday March 28, 2018 2:00pm Longfellow Room
    • In May 2018 the state of Israel turns 70, Rabbi Mark Shapiro will invite us to plunge into the Middle East to try to make sense of the Israeli, Palestinian, Zionist, humanitarian issues of today. Who is “right?” Who is “wrong?” Where do you stand? Rabbi Shapiro will focus on 4 or 5 great texts that can enlighten and stimulate conversations. Mark Shapiro is the Rabbi Emeritus at Sinai Temple in Springfield. He has also been to Israel several times and struggled with the complexities of the Middle East for many years.

Lecture: Fraud Preventione

  • Thursday March 29, 2018 2:00pm Longfellow Room
    • Robbin Putnam, from the Office of Consumer Affairs discusses ways to prevent fraud. Robin is the Research and Special Projects manager for the Office of Consumers Affairs.

Monthly video series: The Big Question of Philosophy

  • Monday March 13 & 27, 2018 4pm Longfellow Room
    • Video series continues; “The Rise and fall of China”.

Call 413-355-5803 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!


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.


9:00 AM- Ladies breakfast- the first Wednesday of every month the ladies meet in Twains Café.

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 Coffee Social- Join residents in Twains Café for pasties and conversation

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.


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

Prior Events

February 2018 Highlights

  • Friday February 2, 2018; Entertainment with Patty Carver
    • Patty is a professional singer, actress and writer with international credits. She has performed in New York, Los Angeles and London and has been seen across the country in Regional, Stock and Dinner Theatre doing a lot of Musical Theatre. Her favorites include, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Oklahoma, Damn Yankees and They’re Playing Our Song, just to name a few! Patty has sung in clubs and cabarets in New York City and along the East Coast. Patty is co-founder and Artistic Director of the professional national touring company “Connecticut Children’s Theatre”.
  • Sunday February 4, 2018; Super Bowl Party
    • Please join us for Pizza & Chili! Bring your own beverages as we watch The 52nd Super Bowl! The National Football Conference (NFC) Philadelphia Eagles will play the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the league champion for the 2017 NFL season!
  • Thursday February 8, 2018; Lecture: Have a Heart
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehab will review the therapeutic exercises that will promote good cardiovascular health and discuss what the warning signs and symptoms of a Heart Attack are for men and women.
  • Thursday February 8, 2018; Fine tuning your technology
    • Bring down your mobile devices, lap tops, phones, IPad etc., and your questions. The students from Duggan Academy will provide individual instruction on how to use them!
  • Friday February 9, 2018; Lecture: Notes from Antietam Battlefield with John Banks
    • Join John Banks, Civil War blogger and author of "Connecticut Yankees at Antietam" and "Hidden History of Connecticut Union Soldiers," for stories about these soldiers and others who fought at Antietam -- the bloodiest day in American history.
  • Friday February 16, 2018; Performance: Four Hand Repertoires with Martha Jackson and partner
    • Join us for an evening of music featuring two pianists who will make the evening fly by.

January 2018 Highlights

  • Friday January 5, 2018; Entertainment with Noah Lis:
    • Noah returns to entertain our community members. Noah has performed in NYC for America's Got Talent and auditioned for American Idol. He appeared on Season six of The Voice. Noah is in his senior year of college, music is his major. He is a Deans List student and performs 1st chair with the Westfield State Wind Symphony and with the Westfield State Big Band. He performs with 3 other Jazz ensembles. He is working with an entertainment manager to broaden his career.
  • Friday January 12, 2018; Entertainment with Pianist Adam Bergeron:
    • Adam is a pianist who has studied classical performance composition for 25 years. He earned a scholarship at the University of Massachusetts. He finds inspiration in exploring various modern artists and genres.
  • Wednesday January 17, 2018; Coffee with David Scruggs:
    • David Scruggs, CEO for the Loomis Communities, shares his thoughts on pertinent issues and answers resident’s questions.
  • Sunday January 21, 2018; Pianist Archie Richards performs :
    • Archie’s classical repertoire includes works of Chopin, Rachmainoff, Beethoven, Mozart, and others. His songbook selections include music of Cohan, Rogers, Gershwin, Bacharach, and others. Archie made a recording of Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sanata, which was played on Boston’s WCRB radio station. Audience members tell Archie they’ve never heard such wonderful playing.

December 2017 Highlights

  • Tuesday December 5, 2017; Philosophy club
    • Residents discuss different subject matters and share opinions without the need for answers.
  • Wednesday December 6 & December 13, 2017; Learning in Later Life:
    • In partnership with Springfield College, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing will host Learning in Later Life classes during the month of December. Please feel free to join in, should you not already be a member, to learn more about the program and sample a course offering.
      December classes are led by Ed Dibble. Ed is a Learning in Later Life class member. Ed will share the history of the Library of Congress' Poets Laureate, with readings from the last ten holders of that distinguished post
  • Thursday December 7, 2017; Winter Wonderland Holiday Celebration:
    • Our residents and marketing managers invite friends and interested parties to learn about the many facets of our community. They will enjoy a special luncheon, crafted by our chefs to appeal to anyone’s pallet. Entertainment will be provided by the Steve Mosher of Community Music School. Tours of homes will follow the luncheon. Make your reservation soon!
  • Monday December 11, 2017; Performance by the Women’s Coral Group
    • Come and enjoy a variety of songs as the group, which includes some of our residents, returns for another visit.
  • Monday December 11, 2017; Entertainment: Sara the Fiddler
    • For those of you who have not had the pleasure of listening to Sarah play the fiddle, you are in for a treat. The moment her bow touches the strings, Sarah’s passion for the music is evident. Sara combines her influences of classical, bluegrass, and Celtic music to create a unique style and sound. Sarah has performed with numerous orchestras, bands and theater groups. Join Sara and her friends as they perform a program they call the “Ho Ho Ho Down!”
  • Thursday December 14, 2017; Lecture: Getting through the Holidays
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehab will share some ideas on how to enjoy the holidays without indulging too much and how to cope with loss at this time of year.
  • Tuesdays; Monthly video series: The Big Question of Philosophy
    • December’s video is the continuation of “The Rise and fall of China”.

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 offers rehabilitation services in partnership with Genesis Rehab Services. Our combined staff of professionals such as 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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