Loomis Lakeside
at Reeds Landing

Upcoming Events

With so much to do, how do Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing residents stay informed about the day's events? That's easy. They simply turn on their televisions to the Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing channel to see today's announcements at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing.

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

January 2018 Highlights

Entertainment with Noah Lis:

  • Friday January 5, 2018 7:00pm Longfellow Room
    • 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.

Entertainment with Pianist Adam Bergeron:

  • Friday January 12, 2018 7:00pm Longfellow Room
    • 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.

Coffee with David Scruggs:

  • Wednesday January 17, 2018 2:00pm Longfellow Room
    • David Scruggs, CEO for the Loomis Communities, shares his thoughts on pertinent issues and answers resident’s questions.

Pianist Archie Richards performs :

  • Sunday January 21, 2018 2:00pm Longfellow Room
    • 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.

Monthly video series: The Big Question of Philosophy

  • Tuesdays
    • December’s video is the continuation of “The Rise and fall of China”.

Call 413-355-5803 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!

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

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.

Thursdays

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.

Fridays

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

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”.

November 2017 Highlights

  • Monday November 6, 2017; Entertainment: Freddie Marion and Dan Kane
    • Freddie will return with Dan Kane to entertain the residents. It is always a great time!
  • Tuesday November 7, 2017; Philosophy Club meets
    • Residents discuss different subject matters and share opinions without the need for answers.
  • Thursday November 9, 2017; Lecture: One step at a Time
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehab will address common foot impairments that can affect gait and balance as well as the interventions to treat these deficits.

Tuesdays November 14, 21, & 28, 2017 Learning in Later Life Lectures

In partnership with Springfield College, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing will host the following classes during the month of November. Please feel free to join in, should you not already be a member, to learn more about the program and sample a course offering.

Transatlantic Relations: Drift or Rift? Instructor Hartmut Karottki

For over six decades, the US and Europe broadly agreed in the assessment of core security threats and challenges and their definition of fundamental policy goals. This has been the key aspect of the transatlantic community. NATO- North Atlantic Treaty Organization- has become the pillar of the transatlantic partnership: it has provided security and stability and allowed economic growth in Europe for well over half a century. The three sessions will mix presentation with Q & A segments, focusing, for example, on recent NATO summits, the British vote in 2016 to exit the European Union and the consequences for the security architecture in the transatlantic region.


  • Tuesdays November 14 & 28, 2017; Monthly video series: The Big Question of Philosophy
    • November’s video is “The Rise and fall of China”.
  • Friday November 17, 2017; Entertainment by Snapback: Ukulele performers Jim Lenn, Donna Hess and Karen Knapp
    • Baby Boomers might associate the humble ukulele with Polynesian music or with the 1970’s pop culture icon Tiny Tim, but today a new generation is discovering the four- string instrument. Snapback will be bringing its crowd-pleasing sound to Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing.

October 2017 Highlights

  • Monday October 2, 2017; Performance: Sea Chanty’s with Bob Zentz
    • As a performer, Bob is a prolific musician, playing several dozen instruments in a repertoire of more than 2,000 songs. His albums span the genres of folk, traditional, Celtic and maritime music and beyond, and his recordings also appear on other artist compilations.
  • Monday October 9, 2017; Entertainment with Jimmy Mazz
    • 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 and re-live all the great music!
  • Thursday October 12, 2017; Lecture: Select Rehab “Give Yourself a Hand”
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehab will discuss the different ways to treat a variety of hand impairments such as arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger, hand contractures, boutonnieres and swan neck and other deformities.
  • Monday, October 16; Designing Your Own Later Adult Years
    • Aging will happen to all of us naturally, but aging well takes careful planning. Now is the time to begin to plan an enjoyable, wise, active, and fruitful later life. Such planning will also add richness to your life now. Barbara Perman, PhD
  • Monday, October 23; What Matters at the End
    • Families are neither comfortable with nor used to discussing serious illness or dying. Discussion will help family members better understand the importance of advanced care planning and prepare for conversations about the later stages of life. RaeAnn LeBlanc, DNP, RN

Learning in Later Life: Lecture by Cliff McCarthy archivist at Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum

  • Wednesday October 25, 2017; Learning in Later Life: Lecture by Cliff McCarthy archivist at Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum
    • Cliff McCarthy is a local historian and avid genealogist, he will discuss abolitionist John Brown, one of American history’s most enigmatic and controversial figures, was he a terrorist or a freedom fighter? Cliff is president of the Pioneer Valley History Network and is an archivist at the Stone House Museum in Belchertown. He has co-authored three books on Belchertown’s history.
  • Saturday October 28, 2017; Artisan Craft Fair & Open House
    • Browse lovely arts and crafts brought to you by established artists from the Pioneer Valley and beyond. While you are on campus, tour beautiful cottage and apartment homes in both independent and assisted living at Looms Lakeside at Reeds Landing. Enjoy complementary cider and doughnuts.

Independent Living

Independent Living Homes and Apartments

x

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

x

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

x

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 Communities:

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 and Loomis House offer 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 Communities:

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.

Both our of nursing centers at Loomis House and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing are Medicare and Medicaid-certified, and provide short-term rehabilitation and long-term care in well-appointed private or semi-private rooms. Loomis House was the second nursing home in the nation to receive 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 House nursing center, please contact:

Nursing,
413-538-7551

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

Applewood Senior Independent Living in Amherst MA
Loomis Lakeside CCRC Springfield MA
Loomis Village Senior Living South Hadley