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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
Learning in Later Life - Active Hope: Finding strength and resilience in a time of global distress
- Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 10:00AM – Longfellow Room
- 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.
Learning in Later Life – The JFZK Assassination: How and the Why.
- Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 – 1:30PM – Longfellow Room
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.
History at Play, Tinseltown: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr
- Friday, April 26th, 2019 – 7:00PM – Longfellow Room
- 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.
Call 413-355-5880 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!
6:30 PM Knitting and Crocheting – residents gather to share various knitting and crocheting
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.
10:00 AM 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.
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
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
- 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.
- Saturday, February 2, 2019 – The Metropolitan Opera – “Carmen”
- Spending a day at the opera, Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.
- Monday, February 4, 2019 – Rightsizing / Staging Your Home
- Come learn from industry professionals about the best way to de-clutter and stage your home before putting it on the market for sale! Event will be interactive, with guests learning just how much space they actually use on a daily basis.
- Thursday, February 7, 2019 – Email Bomb Threat Scams
- Studies have shown seniors who engage with technology tend to live longer and maintain greater mental acuity. Join Stan Prager of GoGeeks Computer Rescue in East Longmeadow to learn how to get the most out of your technology experience – and stay safe from criminals seeking to prey upon you online!
- Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – Learning in Later Life – What’s Inside Your Family Album?
- Could you tell your story with only two photographs? Or would you need 5, 10 or more to capture it all? Rabbi Mark Shapiro has told the story of the Jews in 18 photos! In your afternoon together, view his images, ask questions, and imagine what images you might use to express who you are
- Saturday, February 2, 2019 – The Basketball Hall of Fame
- Home to more than three hundred exhibits, and hundreds of hall of famers, the Basketball Hall of Fame honors those who came before. Springfield is proud to be called the birthplace of basketball, and the Hall of Fame honors that heritage.
- Monday, January 7, 2019 – Performance: Adam Bergeron
- Adams, musical experiences transcend the boundaries of a typical classical pianist. Over the past 25 years he’s studied classical performance composition, earing a scholarship to attend the University of Massachusetts, all the while being inspired by and exploring various modern artists and genres.
- Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – SHINE Program: Curious about Medicare and Medicare Advantage Coverage?
- This program will help you learn about health insurance options and help you evaluate if your current choices are appropriate for you
today. The presentation will cover:
- What traditional Medicare does and does not cover
- Difference between Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan
- Difference between a Medicare Supplement and a Medicare Advantage plan
- Options for Medicare supplements, estimated costs
- Part D drug coverage – how plans differ and do you need one?
- When you can switch from one plan to another; should you switch?
- How to insure you can see the providers of your choice
Individual sessions will be held after the presentation to help you evaluate your needs and options.
- This program will help you learn about health insurance options and help you evaluate if your current choices are appropriate for you today. The presentation will cover:
- Friday, January 18, 2019 – The Springfield Museums
- Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, the Springfield Museums offer access to five world class museums, including the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture garden, all with a single admission. Residents will also be able to tour the Springfield Science Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, and the Museum of Springfield History.
- Friday, January 21, 2019 – Entertainment with Noah Lis
- Noah has received many recognitions and awards throughout his young career including the prestigious John Philip Souza Band Award. He's also performed out in NYC for America's Got Talent 2000 seat audience and has auditioned for American Idol 3 times. He even appeared on Season 6 of The Voice. In June 2009, he was named one of "Western Massachusetts most Talented Teens" by the Springfield Republican News. Currently, Noah is in his senior year of college as a music major. He is a Deans List student and performs 1st chair with the Westfield State Wind Symphony, 1st chair with the Westfield State Big Band, along with 3 other Jazz ensembles. He is also working with an entertainment manager to broaden his career.