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

Assisted Living Activities Calendar

July 2018 Highlights

Entertainment: Honky Tonk Piano with Gary Landgren

  • Sunday, July 1 7:00PM; Longfellow Room
    • Gary Landgren returns with his Honky-Tonk Piano. He will share his musical talent along with his lovable slap-stick humor. At the age of 15 Gary began to teach himself piano. His specialty is a unique style of honky tonk piano, folks in the audience are encouraged to sing-a-long. Now 25 years later, having honed his “gig”, which includes a bit of history, and a bit of humor, he shows the features of his piano to his audience. It will be a fun filled evening!

TED Talks with Resident Dan Marx:

  • Thursday, July 5, 12,19,& 26; 2:00PM Longfellow Room
    • TED is a media organization which posts talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. It was started in 1984 with an emphasis on technology, education and design (hence the acronym). It has continued to spread over time and it’s now difficult to define any limit to what may be covered. Talks are limited to 18 minutes and past speakers have included Jane Goodall, Al Gore, David Cameron, Billy Graham, Bill Gates, Bon and Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Topics have included such titles as: How to speak so that people want to listen, why we do what we do, Do schools kill creativity, What makes a good life, and Underwater Astonishments. Join resident Dan Marx as he starts a weekly series this month where you will listen to one talk and have an open discussion to follow!

Entertainment: Dan Kane & Fred Marion return

  • Thursday, July 12 7:00PM; Longfellow Room
    • Dan and Fred are two well-known local artists who will put on a great show!

Annual STAR Barbeque

  • Wednesday July 18, Noon-2PM; Patio on the Lakeside
    • Residents invite their friends to join us for our annual STAR Barbeque , STAR stands for Sales Team Alliance with Residents. Each year we have a new theme, this year is a Texas style BBQ prepared by our executive chefs . Entertainment will be provided by Ann-Marie Messbauer, a wandering fiddle player. Tours will be given after lunch. An RSVP is required , space is limited.

Coffee with the Chief Executive Director

  • Wednesday, July 25; 2:00PM
    • Join Lauren Scruggs, our CEO, and residents for a coffee updates.

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

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

10:00 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 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

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

June 2018 Highlights

  • Friday June 1, 2018 2:00pm; Live Stream with Patty Carver “The Movies of Doris Day”
    • Livecasting or livestreaming is often the term used that describes the process of broadcasting real-time, live video footage or video feed to an audience accessing the video stream over the internet.
      For the past 15 years, Patty has been traveling throughout New England, the East Coast and Midwest, bringing her one-woman historical musicals and musical tributes to Retirement Communities and senior audiences. Patty’s Live Stream is a product of everything she has learned in performing for these audiences. These shows include production extras that she is not able to offer when she travels. It will include live music, projections, videos, guests and more! These unique, Live Stream, hour-long programs will be filled with music, nostalgia and fun!
  • Monday June 4, 2018 2:00pm; Senior Concert Band of Western Massachusetts
    • Enjoy a program of classics, show tunes, patriotic songs and more.
  • Wednesday June 6, 2018; Open House
    • Enjoy a taste of what life is like at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, tour our homes, stroll along the lakeside and partake in some wine and cheese as you are hosted by our residents. RSVP’s are required; please call 413-355-5806 to reserve a spot.
  • Thursday June 7, 2018 11:00am; Lecture with Danny Eaton: Producing Director of the Majestic Theatre
    • Danny Eaton will discuss the state of the theater in general but also the topic of what things he looks for when selecting a play for production.
      He asks, 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 logistical things to think about: 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 June 14, 2018 11:00am; Lecture with Select Rehab: “Happy Feet”
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehab will discuss what the proper footwear is for walking, deformities of the foot and strategies for managing foot pain, joint protection and what to expect before and after joint replacement surgery.
  • Friday June 22, 2018 7:00pm; Performance by Vickie Phillips
    • Vickie Phillips is an award winning singer and actress who has been praised by the New York Times critic as “a one-woman room warmer”, she is a familiar face on the Manhattan cabaret scene.
  • Thursday June 28, 2018 2:00pm; Performance: John Harnois
    • Our resident, Dr. Veronica Harnois, son will play the violin for us. John Harnois graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s degree in Performance Studies and Music Education. He received his Master of Science degree in Education from SUNY Oswego. He is a string teacher for the North Syracuse Central School District. He has performed with several orchestras throughout New York and has played for several artists, Anne Murray, The Irish Tenors, Gene Pitney and Frank Sinatra, to name a few.

May 2018 Highlights

  • Sunday, May 6 2:00pm; Lecture: “The Viennese Connection: From Gilded to Gritty”
    • Our speakers Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman of ArtScapades will discuss Gustav Klimt and his student Egon Schiele works. It will include background information on each artist’s life and work. Robin and Jodi began teaching art appreciation in 1998. They have presented at libraries and museums in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida.
      The goal of ArtScapades is to help you will develop the means to critique a work of art while learning art history and art appreciation.
  • Thursday, April 10, 17 and 24, 31 TED Talks with Resident Dan Marx:
    • TED is a media organization which posts talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. It was started in 1984 with an emphasis on technology, education and design (hence the acronym). It has continued to spread over time and it’s now difficult to define any limit to what may be covered. Talks are limited to 18 minutes and past speakers have included Jane Goodall, Al Gore, David Cameron, Billy Graham, Bill Gates, Bon and Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Topics have included such titles as: How to speak so that people want to listen, why we do what we do, Do schools kill creativity, What makes a good life, and Underwater Astonishments. Join resident Dan Marx as he starts a weekly series this month where you will listen to one talk and have an open discussion to follow!
  • Friday May 11, 2018; Strings and Friends Concert
    • The Strings & Friends music ensemble program is an after school program, which was developed as way to add more music into the lives of the Wilbraham Hamden elementary students.
  • Friday May 18 7:00pm; Wilbraham Choral Group
    • Come join us for an evening to enjoy your favorite songs!
  • Wednesday May 30, 2018; Annual Spring Reception:
    • The Loomis Communities will honor Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, and Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with the Elvira Whiting Ball Award for services to older adults. Proceeds benefit programs to improve the lives of older adults. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased by contacting Carol Constant, Director of Community Engagement, at 413-588-5184 or by e-mail at cconstant@loomiscommunities.org.

April 2018 Highlights

  • Thursday, April 5th, 12th and 19th; TED Talks with Resident Dan Marx:
    • TED is a media organization which posts talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. It was started in 1984 with an emphasis on technology, education and design (hence the acronym). It has continued to spread over time and it’s now difficult to define any limit to what may be covered. Talks are limited to 18 minutes and past speakers have included Jane Goodall, Al Gore, David Cameron, Billy Graham, Bill Gates, Bon and Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Topics have included such titles as: How to speak so that people want to listen, Why we do what we do, Do schools kill creativity, What makes a good life, and Underwater Astonishments. Join resident Dan Marx as he starts a weekly series this month where you will listen to one talk and have an open discussion to follow!
  • Wednesday April 11th and 21st; Tour of our Kitchen
    • Our kitchen tour will showcase cooking items, baking collection, storage and the processes we use for preparing daily meals, treats, and snacks here at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing. Space is limited.
  • Thursday April 12th; Lecture: Put a Spring in Your Step
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehab will discuss ways to improve balance and endurance in preparation for summer fun and activities. Balance screenings will be conducted.
  • Thursday April 26th; Entertainment: Country and Folk Music Performed by JoAnne Redding
    • JoAnne has shared the bill with major country acts including Asleep at the Wheel, The Mavericks, Lee Roy Parnell, John Berry, Highway 101, Hank Williams Jr. and Neal McCoy. In the folk direction she has performed numerous times at the Guthrie Center, Arlo Guthrie’s venue of Alice’s Restaurant fame, as well as the heralded Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, selected from over 400 applicants.
  • Saturday April 28; Cottage Open House
    • Enjoy sweet and savory brunch bites as you explore the features of these beautiful homes.

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 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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