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All activities (unless otherwise noted) take place at:
Loomis Village
20 Bayon Drive
South Hadley, MA 01075
Call (413) 588-5102 for more information


Ongoing Fitness and Wellness Programs at Loomis Village

Residents enjoy morning and afternoon group exercises, osteo exercise, tai chi, movement group, swimming aqua classes in our 4-season indoor pool, self-directed workouts in the fitness room and pool, Mind Aerobics, monthly wellness chat with our Health Services Director, Lisa Ball. Keeping our bodies and minds in tune.


May 2018 Highlights

Olga Vinokur, Piano Concert

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018; 7:30pm, Performing Arts Center
    • The New York Times sings high praises for Vinokur’s virtuosity- “Elegant brilliant playing . . . played freely, smoothly, and with fantasy”. This evening’s program will feature Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Gershwin.

UMass Fine Arts Center 2018 -2019 -- Season Preview

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018; 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Performing Arts Center
    • Join UMASS Fine Arts Center’s Director of Marketing, Shawn Farley, for a preview of the 2018-2019 season. Have a glass of wine, sit back, and enjoy a glimpse of these culturally enriched performances. Residents and guests are looking forward to the special preview. Loomis Village is a proud co-sponsor with Applewood.

The Amandla Chorus!

  • Sunday May 20, 2018; 2:00pm, Performing Arts Center
    • Amandla is a group of singers from all over the Pioneer Valley, including resident Tom Plaut. They sing songs of justice, freedom & peace from around the world. Pete Seeger said “If you have not yet heard Amandla, you are in for a treat.”
      Founded in 1988, Amandla is a chorus based in Greenfield, Massachusetts and made up of singers from all over the Pioneer Valley. The name Amandla comes from the Zulu word for “power.” We celebrate the power of community.

World Politics, presented by Dr. Vinnie Ferraro, Professor Emeritus, Mt. Holyoke College, Ruth Lawson Professor of International Politics

  • Friday, May 25, 2018; 1:30pm, Performing Arts Center
    • Dr. Ferraro is steeped in understanding of world politics. He returns to Loomis to share his insights about the machinations of our world.

Memorial Day Commemoration

  • Sunday May 27, 2018, Performing Arts Center
    • Organized and coordinated by residents Leilani and John Magnino, who devote themselves to honoring our fallen soldiers.

The Loomis Communities -- Annual Spring ReceptionJane Addams, Rediscovering an American Icon, presented by Professor Emeritus Rutherford Platt, UMASS

  • Friday, May 30, 2018; 4:30pm, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, Springfield
    • This year’s honoree is Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Proceeds benefit programs and services that improve the lives of older adults living in The Loomis Communities. Open to the public. For further information, contact Carol Constant at 588.5184.

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

Sun May 6 Attacca String Quartet at Smith College

Tues May 15 Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Thur May 17 Lilacland

Fri May 18 South Hadley Fishway

Sat May 19 Springfield Symphony Season Finale

May 25 Student Band Concert

Loomis Village Resident Directed Events

  • The Writer’s Group
  • Theater Group
  • Poetry Group
  • Loomis Village Chorale Group
  • Current Issues
  • Bridge and Games
  • Omni Book Club
  • Better Together Group
  • Play Reading Group
  • Week-end Movies
  • Opera Matinees

Challenging Times Discussion Group - Challenging Times: A Mindful Centered Response: resident - led gathering “to explore ways to prepare ourselves emotionally and spiritually for our nation’s uncertain future.” Loomis Village residents meet regularly to share their group’s reflective experience.


Fitness and Wellness Programs

  • Exercise Classes and Osteo Exercise offered by trained instructors
  • Movement Group
  • Tai Chi
  • Meditation Group
  • Caregivers Support Group
  • Parkinson’s Support Group
  • Aqua Fitness
  • Aqua Walking Group
  • Fitness Center Orientation
  • Mind Aerobics
  • Fully equipped Fitness Room and 4 season pool
  • Art Appreciation Video
  • Hymnal Singing Group
  • The Loomis Village Chorale Group
  • Resident Theater Group - seasonal
  • Monthly wellness topics

Special Program – April 19 & 24th - Dr. Marilyn Sylla, Smith College; Dance Students to lead fitness class


Prior Events

April 2018 Highlights

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018; Muslim Perceptions of Biological Evolution presented by Professor Salman Hameed, Hampshire College
    • How evolutionary biology is perceived in various parts of the Muslim world and what that can signify about the interaction between culture, politics, religion, and science.
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018; Art Opening and Exhibit by Nancy Meagher
    • Nancy is inspired by the poetry and life of Emily Dickinson She developed these works over the course of one day when she was granted the rare privilege of spending an afternoon by herself in Emily Dickinson’s bedroom.
  • Friday, April 13, 2018; World Politics, presented by Dr. Vinnie Ferraro, Professor Emeritus, Mt. Holyoke College, Ruth Lawson Professor of International Politics
    • Dr. Ferraro is steeped in understanding of world politics. He returns to Loomis to share his insights about the machinations of our world.
  • Sunday, April 15, 2018; Musical Concert, performed by David Chu, guitarist and Lonnie Chu, vocalist
    • The music of guitarist David Chu and vocalist Lonnie Chu is Spanish flamenco, Portuguese fado, beloved songs in French, Italian and Latin-American, and classic vocal jazz.
  • Friday April 20, 2018; Spring Fling Dance with music by Richie Mitnik and Peter Anone
    • Put on your dancing shoes!!!
  • Wednesday April 25, 2018; Jane Addams, Rediscovering an American Icon, presented by Professor Emeritus Rutherford Platt, UMASS
    • UMASS Professor Emeritus Rutherford Platt, Dept. of Geosciences, discusses the role Jane Addams played in U.S. history, as a pioneering human rights advocate, early feminist, peace activist, co-founder of the NAACP, the ACLU, and The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

March 2018 Highlights

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018; Terrarium Building Slide Presentation and Workshop with Tovah Martin and Sylvia Czech from Randall’s Farm
    • Sylvia is a beloved gardening specialist from Randall Farms in Ludlow, and Tovah is an award- winning author of gardening books. Tovah was editing producer of the PBS Gardening Series, Cultivating Life, and has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show. Everyone has the “to fulfill their urge to play in the dirt, according to Tovah!” This is a fine opportunity to do just that, and end up creating an enchanting emerald world. Sign up for event is outside the Auditorium. Cost: $40
  • Monday, March 12, 2018; Kevin Farley, “The Irish Music Guy“
    • Kevin returns with an Irish musical showcase! A master of Irish song, wit, and at least six musical instruments, this is a toe-tapping treat not to be missed.
  • Sunday, March 18, 2018; Musical Concert, performed by Joe Jewett and Greg Hayes
    • Mr. Jewett is an active soloist, conductor, and orchestral musician. He has conducted the MIT Symphony, Mozart Society Orchestra at Harvard, and Cambridge Symphony. Mr. Hayes has taught piano and harpsichord at Dartmouth, and been a soloist with the Springfield Symphony
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018; A Connection with Ernest Hemingway, presented by Randy Hyvonen, from his memoirs
    • In the summer & fall of 1930 Ernest Hemingway chose to escape civilization and notoriety by hunting and fishing near Randy’s hometown. What began as a great vacation nearly ended in tragedy—the people and events linked to that time are intertwined with elements of Randy’s own life... his excuse for calling him one of his favorite authors!

February 2018 Highlights

  • Sunday, February 4, 2018; Amherst Area Gospel Choir conducted by Jacqueline Wallace
    • This choir completely fulfills its mission of serving community in song. Come ready to get swept up in rhapsody. Charlie and CaroleAnn Camp are members of this every popular group.
  • Sunday February 4, 2018; Super Bowl Party
    • GO Patriots!!! See all the action on the big screen! Enjoy pizza, wine, beer, raffle prizes and a Game Betting Grid with prizes for the winner
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018; Inside Story
    • Please join us as members of the Loomis Village Leadership Team and other team members provide information and updates about the many services and amenities offered at Loomis Village. This month the focus will be on wellness and the Home Care services Loomis Village provides.
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018; Laughter Yoga
    • Join in and find out how laughter can help the brain develop new neural connections that can lead the mind to experience the emotion of joy.
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018; Galina’s Piano Students
    • Galina Gerstenson’s students return to regale us with their tremendous talent. They stop here before heading off to Carnegie Hall.
  • February 21, 2018; Evening Cabaret with Freddie Marion and Dan Kane
    • Spend an evening with friends and neighbors, and enjoy the wonderful music provided by Freddie Marion and Dan Kane

Loomis Village News Bites

Aging Parent Support

--May 2018 series on supporting Aging Parents. Read full arcticle here...


South Hadley High School

--Resident Rachel Tierney taught local High School students about Dementia. Read full article.--


Laughter Yoga at Loomis Village
Laughter Yoga at Loomis Village

--Team members and residents recently enjoyed Laughter Yoga with Robert Rivest.--


Loomis Village Resident 100th Birthday

--Celebrated an amazing Loomis Village resident’s 100th birthday with family and friends!--


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

Applewood Senior Independent Living in Amherst MA
Loomis Lakeside CCRC Springfield MA
Loomis Village Senior Living South Hadley