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

Independent Living Activities Calendar

Assisted Living Activities Calendar

November 2017 Highlights

Entertainment: Freddie Marion and Dan Kane

  • Monday November 6, 2017; 7:00pm Longfellow Room
    • Freddie will return with Dan Kane to entertain the residents. It is always a great time!

Philosophy Club meets:

  • Tuesday November 7, 2017; 4:00pm Living Room
    • Residents discuss different subject matters and share opinions without the need for answers.

Lecture: One step at a Time

  • Thursday November 9, 2017; 11:00am Longfellow Room
    • 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.

Learning in Later Life Lectures

Tuesdays November 14, 21, & 28, 2017 11:00am Longfellow Room

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.


Monthly video series: The Big Question of Philosophy

  • Tuesdays November 14 & 28, 2017; 4:00pm Longfellow Room
    • November’s video is “The Rise and fall of China”.

Entertainment by Snapback: Ukulele performers Jim Lenn, Donna Hess and Karen Knapp

  • Friday November 17, 2017; 7:00pm Longfellow Room
    • 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.

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

12:00 PM Duplicate Bridge

4:00 PM Ping Pong


Prior Events

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.

September 2017 Highlights

  • Thursday, September 7th 2017; Lecture by Select Rehab: “Got joints”
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehab will discuss joint protection and what to expect before and after joint replacement surgery
  • Friday, September 8th; Etan Stone performs
    • Ethan will perform a combination of popular songs from the 1920’s through the 1950’s. His program will include the music of George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Hammerstein and Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Henry Mancini, Louis Armstrong, Cole Porter, and more!
  • Friday, September 22; Preventing falls in 2017!
    • Select Rehab and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing have organized a health fair featuring tips on how to steady your balance, in order to prevent falls. Information on how exercise, medications, vision and proper footwear help to prevent injuries. There will be free blood pressure and balance screenings.
  • Friday September 22nd, 2017; Presentation by Stephen Collins
    • Who had more effect on the English language than William Shakespeare? He created over 1700 common words that before him were either used in a new manner or didn’t exist at all. He did this by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, or just invented entirely new words from scratch.
      Let actor Stephen Collins make Shakespeare’s words come alive for your audience. From the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, to the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Antony, Stephen brings Bards words to life. Shakespeare’s tragedies, comedies, histories, and sonnets are all represented in this exciting show.

Join us for a series of informative sessions regarding “The joys and challenges of supporting aging parents”

Adult Children and Aging Parents Series

  • Monday, September 11; Life is Changing
    • Providing care for a family member is an act of kindness, love, and loyalty. It can also be overwhelming. Discussion will focus on things you can do to make the caregiving process more pleasurable for both you and your loved one. Cynthia Jacelon, PhD, RN
  • Monday, September 18; Navigating Shifting Roles
    • “Compassion is not a relationship between a healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals,” Pema Chodron. Discussion will focus on navigating shifting family roles with compassion and dignity. Cynthia Jacelon, PhD, RN
  • Monday, September 25; Family Celebrations and Communication
    • Discussion will focus on adjusting family gatherings to the realities of life changes. Communication tips that can be a helpful tool for everyone in preparation for events will be reviewed. Rachel Tierney, PhD, RN.

August 2017 Highlights

  • Thursday August 10, 2017; Lecture by Select Rehabilitation Services: Strokes Strike Fast- so should you!
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehabilitation discuss how to identify signs & symptoms of a stroke and what to do if you or someone you know is having one.
  • Friday August 11, 2017; “Bob & Gerry” entertain!
    • Bob and Jerry met at the home of mutual friends in 1995, neither was sure what to expect from the other. One chorus of blues later, any misgivings sparked by the pair’s difference in age had evaporated in the joy of music making. Bob heard his first jazz record as a teenager in 1942 (it featured Muggsy Spanier with Rod Cless on clarinet). Bob was Inspired by those jazz luminaries, as well as the artistry of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and the Condon Mob, he started jamming with contemporaries Dick Wellstood and Ed Hubble and has been making marvelous music ever since. Jerry’s Dad introduced him to the guitar and piano when he was five years old, and he quickly learned to play music of all styles. In addition to playing classical, jazz, and even good ol’ rock n’ roll, he is a prolific composer and arranger, and writes articles about music for the Springfield newspapers.
  • Friday, August 11, 2017; Creative Writers on Parade:
    • Come and listen to our talented resident writers as they showcase their work.
  • Monday August 21, 2017; Viewing of the solar eclipse
    • This will be the first solar eclipse in almost 40 years. While New England isn’t in the “path of totality,” the region will experience a significant partial eclipse. “This summer’s event is historic” reports the Springfield Republican. The height of the eclipse will occur at 2:43pm.Participants will receive a pair of viewing glasses.
  • Monday August 21, 2017; Silent Movie Performance with Live Musical Accompaniment
    • Instead of having a spoken dialogue and background music synched to a film like you see today, silent films of the 20’s and 30’s had a particular style of sound accompanying the motion pictures. The earlier silent films were accompanied by a phonograph recording or, more commonly, live music, such as a guitarist or pianist. Richard Hughes will be our live performer, playing the piano to accompany a silent movie; his performance should be quite enjoyable, funny and educational.
  • Wednesday August 30, 2017; Cottage tours: Tour spacious homes in lush surroundings
    • The cottages at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing offer the space you need, in a community you will come to love. Nestled on 24 beautiful acres where the indoors and the outdoors come together, creating an exceptional lakeside community. Enjoy the retirement you deserve with the security of a full continuum of onsite health care. Visit us and see why our residents love the peaceful setting, the friendly staff and the carefree life at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing. Light refreshments will be served.

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 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