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

May 2018 Highlights

Lecture: “The Viennese Connection: From Gilded to Gritty”

  • Sunday, May 6 2:00pm Longfellow Room
    • 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.

TED Talks with Resident Dan Marx:

  • Thursday, April 10, 17 and 24, 31 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!

Strings and Friends Concert

  • Friday May 11, 2018 3:30pm Longfellow Room
    • 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.

Wilbraham Choral Group

  • Friday May 18 7:00pm Longfellow Room
    • Come join us for an evening to enjoy your favorite songs!

Annual Spring Reception:

  • Wednesday May 30, 2018
    • 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.

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!

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.

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

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.

March 2018 Highlights

  • Thursday March 1, 2018; Leave your Legacy – StoryCorps
    • Residents will meet with Duggan Academy 7th and 8th graders who will conduct resident interviews. They will focus on collecting, sharing, and preserving resident stories for future generations. The students will return on Thursday, March 8th to share your story with you and celebrate their accomplishment all while enjoying an Ice Cream Sundae Bar! StoryCorps is an independent non-profit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of very day Americans by listening to their stores.
  • Friday March 9, 2018; Performance by Pianist Etan Stone
    • Ethan will perform a combination of popular songs and jazz 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!
  • Sunday March 18, 2018; Performance by Sarah the Fiddler
    • Sarah Michal returns! For those of you who have not had the pleasure of listening to Sarah play the fiddle, let's just say you are in for a treat. The moment her bow touches the stings, Sarah’s passion for the music is evident. Sarah combines influences of classical, bluegrass, and Celtic music to create a unique style and sound. Sarah has performed with numerous orchestras, bands and theater groups.
  • Wednesday March 21, 2018; Sell Your Home, Make Money and Live Happily Ever After!
    • Guest speakers Dot Lortie and Chris White will give insights on today’s real estate market, tips on downsizing your belongings and professional advice. RSVP’s are required. Seating is limited. Lunch will be served.
  • Thursday March 28, 2018; Learning in Later Life
    • In May 2018 the state of Israel turns 70, Rabbi Mark Shapiro will invite us to plunge into the Middle East to try to make sense of the Israeli, Palestinian, Zionist, humanitarian issues of today. Who is “right?” Who is “wrong?” Where do you stand? Rabbi Shapiro will focus on 4 or 5 great texts that can enlighten and stimulate conversations. Mark Shapiro is the Rabbi Emeritus at Sinai Temple in Springfield. He has also been to Israel several times and struggled with the complexities of the Middle East for many years.
  • Thursday March 29, 2018; Lecture: Fraud Preventione
    • Robbin Putnam, from the Office of Consumer Affairs discusses ways to prevent fraud. Robin is the Research and Special Projects manager for the Office of Consumers Affairs.

February 2018 Highlights

  • Friday February 2, 2018; Entertainment with Patty Carver
    • Patty is a professional singer, actress and writer with international credits. She has performed in New York, Los Angeles and London and has been seen across the country in Regional, Stock and Dinner Theatre doing a lot of Musical Theatre. Her favorites include, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Oklahoma, Damn Yankees and They’re Playing Our Song, just to name a few! Patty has sung in clubs and cabarets in New York City and along the East Coast. Patty is co-founder and Artistic Director of the professional national touring company “Connecticut Children’s Theatre”.
  • Sunday February 4, 2018; Super Bowl Party
    • Please join us for Pizza & Chili! Bring your own beverages as we watch The 52nd Super Bowl! The National Football Conference (NFC) Philadelphia Eagles will play the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the league champion for the 2017 NFL season!
  • Thursday February 8, 2018; Lecture: Have a Heart
    • Courtney Vander-Werff, Registered Physical Therapist and, Mary Thomas, certified occupational therapy assistant from Select Rehab will review the therapeutic exercises that will promote good cardiovascular health and discuss what the warning signs and symptoms of a Heart Attack are for men and women.
  • Thursday February 8, 2018; Fine tuning your technology
    • Bring down your mobile devices, lap tops, phones, IPad etc., and your questions. The students from Duggan Academy will provide individual instruction on how to use them!
  • Friday February 9, 2018; Lecture: Notes from Antietam Battlefield with John Banks
    • Join John Banks, Civil War blogger and author of "Connecticut Yankees at Antietam" and "Hidden History of Connecticut Union Soldiers," for stories about these soldiers and others who fought at Antietam -- the bloodiest day in American history.
  • Friday February 16, 2018; Performance: Four Hand Repertoires with Martha Jackson and partner
    • Join us for an evening of music featuring two pianists who will make the evening fly by.

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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