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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


August Highlights

Coffee and Baked Goods with Carol Constant

  • Thursday August 1, 2019 10:30am Longfellow Room
  • Join Carol (director of community engagement) for Coffee and Baked Goods as she discusses the Dementia Strategic Plan, Philanthropy, and Community Outreach!

Wii Games!

  • Thursdays in August 4:00 to 5:00 Longfellow Room
  • Come join in the fun! This is a new program directed by resident Mr. Weston! Come join in the fun, entertainment and excitement! From Bowling to Boxing! Sitting or Standing! Fun for all!

Go Geeks Lecture

  • Thursday August 8, 2019 11:00am Longfellow Room
  • Stan from Go Geeks is back again! Do you own Windows 7? Find out your options! Upgrade if you can or replace your PC so you will not be unsecure.

Memory Café

  • Monday August 12, 2019 11:00 to 12:00 Longfellow Room
  • A Memory Café is a safe and comfortable space were caregivers* and their loved ones experiencing dementia can eat, drink, socialize, and participate in a fun activity together while being able to exchange information with and receive support from people they can relate to. *Caregivers could be a spouse, child, grandchild, niece/nephew, friend, paid caregiver etc.
    Please RSVP to Bridget Finney 413-355-5802

Nutritional Drop in Session with the Pharmacist’s from Big Y

  • Thursday August 15, 2019 10:00am to 11:00am Twains
  • The Big Y exclusive pharmacy based wellness program: Inform and Inspire holds wellness sessions every month in their stores. They also bring these monthly sessions to LLRL! Stop by and see them!

Concert Pianist Archie Richards

  • Sunday August 18, 2019 2:00pm Longfellow Room
  • After some years as a stockbroker and financial planner, Archie Richards wrote weekly columns, “Richards on Money Matters,” for the newspapers of various mid-sized American cities. An investment book of his was published in 2007 by McGraw-Hill. Archie lives at the Havenwood-Heritage Heights retirement community in Concord, NH. He became a professional pianist seven years ago at the age of 72 and performs classical piano concerts and sing-alongs in retirement homes throughout Northern New England. Although he’d played piano all his life, he didn’t find a top-level teacher until the age of 32. She was the daughter and assistant of a famous pianist, Alexander Siloti, who in turn was a student of Franz Liszt, one of the greatest pianists who ever lived.

IT Drop in Tech Talk with our very own IT Department!

  • Thursday August 22, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm Living Room
  • Do you have a question for Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing’s technology department? Drop in and ask them a question or bring your own devices for a mini “how to session”

Education Against Senior Exploitation Lecture by Joan O’Brien Assistant District Attorney

  • Thursday August 22, 2019 4:00pm Living Room
  • Joan will bring her Education Against Senior Exploitation (EASE) Program to us! This one hour presentation is aimed at protecting seniors and preventing abuse by proving the information you need to avoid becoming a victim of financial exploitation scams.

Lecture with the Greater Springfield Senior Services Prevention Department

  • Thursday August 29, 2019 11:00am Longfellow Room
  • How to identify scams? How to identify mail scams and what to do if you are a victim! They will also review some of the latest scams they are seeing in our area!

Entertainment with Ritchie Mitnick and Joe

  • Thursday August 29, 2019 7:00pm Longfellow Room
  • Back by popular demand! Ritchie Mitnick will be here playing the keyboard as we hear what Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing residents have described as a extremely talented singer!

Please RSVP to marketing at 413-355-5806


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

July Highlights

  • Friday, July 5th 2019 Honky Tonk Piano with Gary Landgren
    • Self taught since 15, specializing in the unique style o honky tonk piano, he always wanted to play the piano and have folks sing along. Now 25 years later, having honed his “gig” which includes a bit of history, and a bit of humor, showing the features of his piano, his marketing is the simplest and he offers no biography. Join us as we pull out the red carpet!
  • Wednesday, July 10th 2019 Country Music with Chuck Shaw
    • All the way from Texas! Chuck is seasoned by life on the road, grounded deep in Lone Star tradition, Texas based singer / songwriter Chuck Shaw unveiled his first album on February 8th. Shaw has been called country music’s newest champion by TheDailyCountry.com.
  • Monday, July 15th 2019 Drop In Session with Tina and Bridget on Volunteer Opportunities
    • Did you know approximately 90 percent of our Independent Living Programs are Resident Directed! Residents who direct programs, help with marketing events, volunteer within our community or our surrounding community, or are involved in our various committees or focus groups are all taking advantage of the Occupational Wellness opportunities Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing has to offer! Thank you to all of our resident volunteers for being an active part of this community! If you are interested in seeing which resident volunteer programs are available to you, please visit our resident volunteer drop in session

June Highlights

  • Friday, June 7th 2019 – RoomUnderstanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
    • 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.
  • Friday, June 7th 2019 –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 re-living all the great music!
  • Friday, June 21st 2019 – Old Post Road Orchestra Lawn Concert
    • 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

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.

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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