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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

Independent Living Activities Calendar


June Highlights

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

  • Friday, June 7th 2019 – 2:00PM-Longfellow Room
    • 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. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Presented by Heather Jagodowski of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Entertainment with Jimmy Mazz

  • Friday, June 7th 2019 – 7:00PM – Longfellow Room
    • With 40 plus years of entertainment experience, and as the Headliner at the Superstar Theater at the Resorts International Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, Jimmy Mazz truly understands how to entertain an audience. Take a musical Jazz ride through the decades re-living all the great music!

Old Post Road Orchestra Lawn Concert

  • Friday, June 21st 2019 – 7:00PM – West Lawn
    • Community Music at its Best! The Old Post Road Orchestra is enjoying its 29th concert season as a volunteer community orchestra based in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Their mission is to provide quality symphonic music at convenient locations in and around Western Massachusetts, and to offer people of all ages the opportunity to play their instruments in a friendly, community based orchestra. Musicians ranging in age from teenagers to octogenarians gather from 28 towns and cities across the Western Massachusetts area to share their love of music with the community

Call 413-355-5880 to make a reservation for any of our programs.

Recurring Weekly Events

Mondays

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 techniques

Tuesdays

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.

Wednesdays

10:00am Sit and Stretch with Debby - 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.

Thursdays

8:30am 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.

9:45am Chair Yoga- Experience the benefits of gentle yoga from the comfort of your chair guided by Tara Rahkola.

10:30am Coffee Social- Join residents in Twains Café for pasties and conversation

2:00pm Ted Talks- Resident Dan Marx hosts a video series that features different topics

Fridays

8:30am Men’s breakfast- Meet in Twain’s Café; enjoy a variety of breakfast foods and great company.

9:00am Chair Aerobics- A seated cardio workout, you can burn calories from a chair coached by our fitness trainer & Recreation Coordinator Cheryl Ruggirelli.

Saturdays

12:00pm Duplicate Bridge

5:00pm Ping Pong


Prior Events

May Highlights

  • Friday, May 3rd 2019 Learning in Later Life – The Poetry of Mary Oliver
    • Dr. Anne Herzog returns to present the poetry of Mary Oliver, who passed away on January 17, 2019, as this session was being developed. Mary Oliver was a contemporary American poet beloved by so many general readers Oliver enjoyed poetry sale numbers that far exceeded many other publishing poets, at a time when many would argue that poetry is an irrelevant genre of writing that speaks only to a specialized few. Come to share your own reasons for enjoying Oliver's writing and/or to learn more about her life and her poetry.
  • Friday, May 3rd 2019 Richie Mitnick Music
    • Always a popular event, Richie Mitnick has been entertaining throughout New England and New York for many years, offering the “easy listening” sound that transcends generations. Join us for a fun Friday night filled with good times and great music!
  • Thursday, May 16th 2019 Brewery Crawl with Joe and Josh
    • Ever wondered if you have a favorite beer? IPA, Stout, Porter, Sour? Join IT Director Joe Paul and Marketing Coordinator Josh Powers on a trip to explore the breweries of Easthampton! Bus will depart at 3:30 and return later that evening. Transportation is provided, but bring money for food and drinks.

April Highlights

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – Learning in Later Life - Active Hope: Finding strength and resilience in a time of global distress
    • This workshop is built around participatory exercises and helps us see in new ways the challenges we face, offers tools for dealing with our feelings in this difficult time and builds a sense of effectiveness in moving toward a more sustainable and humane world. We'll learn how to "catch an inspiring vision" how to tap into the power of ‘synergy.' And we'll take an uplifting look at the "movement with no name," the incredible array of life-sustaining efforts worldwide that are beginning to restore ecological health to the planet. Similar to last year’s Active Hope workshop but different, this workshop will help strengthen the resilience and raise the spirits of both new and previous participants.
  • Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 – Learning in Later Life – The JFZK Assassination: How and the Why.
    • This lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of the Assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. The presentation is not designed to answer all questions but rather provide an overview and then allow the participants the opportunity to do their own research on the event itself.

      The first 30 minutes will outline the Assassination itself, answering the questions of why was JFK in Dallas, who was there, why the motorcade route, who was Lee Harvey Oswald. Primarily, a good overview of the event and how it unfolded.

      The following 45 minutes will be focused on the why. If one believes that Oswald did not act alone and there was a conspiracy, then why did this occur? Why was JFK removed from office and how did this one act impact American history? In this part, the focus will be on the times of the early '60s and the many conflicts JFK endured, which clearly impacted JFK's decision making. Further discussion will be focused on the various constituencies and why they may have wanted JFK removed from office.

      The remaining 15 minutes will be for Q and A.

      The lecture will include a power point outline with additional video. There will be a list of recommended reading and video material for the attendee to do further research.

      The presenter is Jim Bates who returned to the College last year after a 35-year career in sports media where he played a role in the development of several cable sports entities. During that time he has spent countless hours studying and researching all aspects of the JFK Assassination.

  • Friday, April 26th, 2019 – History at Play, Tinseltown: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr
    • History at Play introduces you to a woman clouded in a fantasy world that only Tinseltown could create. Watch as this young Viennese refugee transforms to become The Most Beautiful Woman in the World all the while inventing technology that would become the forerunner to GPA, Wi-Fi, and all wireless telecommunications using spread spectrum technology.

March Highlights

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 – “The Big Broadcast!” – South Hadley
    • The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College's 14th annual presentation of a live 1940’s radio broadcast created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo (onstage as “Matt Morgan”) with WWLP-22News meteorologist Brian Lapis as emcee “Fred Kelley". Under Gionfriddo’s direction, the Mount Holyoke Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles perform well-known tunes from the swing era. These concerts mark the 20th anniversary of the Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College.
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – Learning in Later Life – Songs for a Better World.
    • Verne McArthur returns to offer songs intended to move us toward our better selves and toward a better world—and have fun in the process! Through both performance and sing-along, Verne will explore songs from the past and present--and from different parts of the world, some well-known, some hidden gems; some serious, some funny but all are inspirational. Welcome spring 2019, nurture your hope, and be inspired!
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 – In-service: Within Reach: Toys and Tools to Get the Job Done
    • This in-service will educate the community on mobility devices, adaptive devices, compensatory strategies to succeed as well as inspect any equipment that is currently being used.
  • Monday, March 25, 2019 – Event: Living in Spirit, Mind and Body: Wellness for Daily Living
    • Join Professors Redmond, O'Neill, and Bergan for this interactive webinar including practical application on physical activity and healthy living in retirement. The webinar will conclude with Q and A which will take place in real time. When you tune in, instructions on how to ask questions will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, this is a special presentation by Charlie Redmond '68, G'71, emeritus dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and Elizabeth O'Neill, G'03, PhD, associate professor exercise science and sport studies and applied exercise science program director, and Maura Bergan, G'14, PhD '17, assistant professor of exercise science and sport studies.

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 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.

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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