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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 2019 Highlights

May Day Celebration and Contra Dance

  • Wednesday, May 1st, 2:00PM – Performing Arts Center
    • Tim Van Egmond leads this session of ‘folk dancing that’s fun and easy to learn; no partner or experience necessary and more like walking to music.” Selected dances will be done while seated. Sweet treats to eat as well!

Artist Reception & Talk with Don David

  • Thursday, May 2nd, 3:30PM – Performing Arts Center.

SHINE Vocational Dance Group leads Morning Movement
  • Tuesday, May 7th, 11:30 AM – Performing Arts Center
    • From the Berkshire Hills Music Academy, this group brings with them a true love and talent for performing dance, and a hope of inspiring their audiences to move with them.

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  • Sunday, May 12th, 4:00PM– Performing Arts Center

Spring Choral Concert, “Broadway and Beyond”

  • Monday, May 13th, 7:30PM – Performing Arts Center

“Edith Wharton: Life at the Mount,” with Richard Guy Wilson, Ph.D.

  • Wednesday, May 29th, 5:00PM – Performing Arts Center
    • Author of Edith Wharton at Home, Wilson discusses the historic home and the influences of Whatron’s inimitable spirit in its archetecture and design. Wine and Cheese to follow.

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

Thursday May 2nd – National Yiddish Book Center and Lunch at Ginger Gardens

Saturday May 4th – Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, May 8th – Northampton Brewery Crawl

Thursday, May 16th – Wistariahurst and Lunch at Gateway City Arts Bistro

Wednesday, May 22nd – Lilacland in Pelham

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
  • Aqua Yoga
  • 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

Prior Events

April 2019 Highlights

  • Tuesday, April 2nd, The Beatlemania Years, Mark S. Cartier
    • This presentation covers the first half of the Fab Four’s career, from the recording of the single Love Me Do to the release of their brilliant album “Revolver” What was their first #1 hit in America? What was the original title of the film “Help!”? Who was known as the “quiet Beatle”? Join Mark S. Cartier as he answers these questions and many more.
  • Thursday, April 4th, Antarctica Travelogue
    • South Hadley residents Bill and Lorain Giles invite you to share their adventures on the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands – hiking in deep snow and high winds; kayaking in calm waters among gigantic and small icebergs; zipping around harbors in rubber zodiacs sighting seals, whales, and sea birds; and seeing, hearing, and smelling penguins.
  • Monday, April 8th, Citizens’ Climate Lobby
  • Tuesday, April 23th, The Eric Carle Story, Alix Kennedy, Executive Director
  • Friday, April 26th,How China’s Economic Challenges Are Driving the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Dr. Calvin Chen
  • Tuesday, April 30th, Connecticut River Conservation Commission

March 2019 Highlights

  • Sunday, March 3rd, An Afternoon in Rio de Janeiro
  • Friday, March 8th, Kathryn Buckley-Brawner, Immigrants and Refugees; Who They Are and How We Serve Them
    • Executive Director of Catholic Charities Agency of the Diocese of Springfield Catholic Charities, Ms. Buckley-Brawner will offer insights on the global refugee situation, the resettlement process, and the experiences of families acclimating to their new home.
  • Saturday, March 9th, Piano Recital – Students of Galina Gersenzon
  • Tuesday, March 12th, Pre-theater Talk, Yin Quartet
  • Friday, March 15th, Top O’ the Mornin’ with Sarah the Fiddler
  • Wednesday, March 20th, Puim Play, Lander Grinspoon Academy Students
    • Learn the story of Purim, a lesser Jewish festival that commemorates the defeat of Haman’s plot to massacre the Jews as recorded by the book of Esther.

February 2019 Highlights

  • Tuesday, February 5th, John Paul Mapinsky – Nature in Architecture.
    • Artists, architects and designers often draw their inspiration from nature. This presentation looks at American Attitudes towards nature and manifest destiny as seen in the 19th and 20th century Hudson River School and contemporary artists.
  • Thursday, February 7th, - “Pride” – Presented by Don Donihue and Center Congregational Church
    • A comedy-drama based on an unlikely alliance between striking coal miners in a Welsh village and a Gay Pride group in London in 1984. Brief discussion to follow.
  • Thursday, February 14th, Heel and Tow for Valentine’s Day, a traditional contra-dance

Gone to the Dogs

  • Friday, February 15th, 1:00PM– Performing Arts Center
  • Friday, February 15th, Kijua Sanders-McMurtry
    • Dr. Sanders-McMurtry will discuss navigating the educational system as a woman of color and what she hopes to accomplish in her new position at Mount Holyoke as VP for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Friday, February 22nd, Wedding Toasts, a resident production written and directed by Steve Henderson

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 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

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