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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.


November 2017 Highlights

Larry Rankin – Photography Opening and Gallery Talk

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:00PM
    • November’s gray skies outside recede from view in the halls of Loomis Village, thanks to Larry Rankin’s vivid photographs from Tanzania. This art opening gives us all an opportunity to ask Larry questions about how he captured these images. This show was made possible by a South Hadley Arts Council Grant given to A3 Gallery in Amherst, where Larry’s work can often be viewed. Preview some of Larry's work and learn more in our blog.

Connecticut River Conservancy” presented by Dr. Andrew Fisk

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 2:00pm, Auditorium
    • Andrew Fisk is known for speaking passionately on behalf of our beloved Connecticut River. His presentation about the environmental measures in place, and the fragility of this N.E. treasure will leave you wanting to explore the entire length of this national jewel.

“Inside Story” – presented by Loomis Village Leadership Team

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:00pm, Auditorium
    • Residents to gather as the Loomis Village Leadership Team and other team members provide information and updates about the many services and amenities offered at Loomis Village. This is open to all residents but newer residents may find this program especially helpful.

“Massachusetts Academy of Ballet”

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:00pm, Auditorium
    • The Academy is a training school in Holyoke for students interested in pursuing a career in classical ballet. The methods employed instill the joy of ballet through attention to technique, artistry, and creativity. Come experience firsthand the magic Rose and Charles Flachs create with their students.

Valley Jazz Voices Orchestra

  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 2:00pm, Auditorium
    • VJC is a vocal ensemble that performs four-part harmonies, mainly from the American Songbook, under the direction of Jeff Olmsted. Their spirit is contagious.

Happy Thanksgiving

Be kind, be thoughtful, be genuine but most of all be thankful.


Slapin-Solomon Duo

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 2:30pm, Auditorium
    • Loomis Village residents’ favorite viola duo. This acclaim is shared internationally. Tanya & Scott have received numerous awards and accolades.

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

Wed. Nov 1—UMASS Fine Arts Center, Amherst

Sat. Nov 4—Springfield Symphony, Springfield

Sun. Nov 5– Valley Classical Concerts, Northampton

Wed. Nov 8—Chrysanthemum Show, Smith College, Northampton

Sat. Nov. 11—Cabaret at the JCC, Springfield

Sun. Nov 19—Nunsense 2 at Black Cat Theater, South Hadley

Loomis Village Resident Facilitated 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

Prior Events

October 2017 Highlights

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017; The Art of Andean Textiles
    • LV resident, Linda Gordon, shares her knowledge and stories through slides and lecture about her annual journeys to Cuzco, Peru where she learned the art of weaving directly from local weavers.
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017; “Rescue in the Philippines” presented by Dr. Jose Pangan, LV resident
    • “The moral courage of an influential few in the Philippines saved the lives of 1,300 Jewish men, women, and children in Nazi Europe in the days leading to World War II.” Loomis Village resident, Jose Pangan presents an encore showing of “Rescue in the Philippines,” acclaimed documentary about humanitarian efforts during the war.
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:00pm; Musical Venue featuring local talent pianist, Allen Bonde
    • “It is a fact of life that one must retain a sense of joy and eager anticipation...As a composer and pianist, I am continually cognizant that the order of musical notes in a composition simply reflects the flow of life: One note leads to the next—and to the next—until fulfillment is achieved. I want my students to sense that same revelation with joy and eager anticipation." Allen Bonde, MHC Professor Emeritus.

      Loomis Village welcomes this pianist extraordinaire as he inspires and entertains us with reveries with his wonderful and moving renditions

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017; “Interfaith Opportunities Network - Peacemaking”
    • How do different faiths approach peacemaking during these tumultuous times? Learn more from a panel of lay persons as they share different perspectives on pursuing justice with loving kindness.
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017; “Boom and Bust Musical Tour”
    • Enjoy an afternoon of engaging songs and skits from the 1920’s and 1930’s with the Berklee School of Music trained duo, Doug Schmalze and Janet McKinstry.
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2017 2:00pm; “Piano Concert” performed by Judith Gordon, Music Professor, Smith College
    • Loomis Village welcomes Professor Gordon, whose career highlights includes Metropolitan Museum of Art Recital debut and soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra. She continues to perform in a variety of venues with a broad range of musicians.

September 2017 Highlights

  • Friday, September 15, 2017, “The Geo-Political Stage” presented by Professor Vincent Ferraro, Ph.D., Mount Holyoke College
    • A familiar presenter at Loomis Village, Professor Ferraro will share his perspectives on the geo-political stage. Sure to be a thought provoking afternoon
  • Sunday, September 24, 2017 Musical Venue featuring local talent guitarist, Robby Roiter and vocalist and songwriter, Kimaya Diggs
    • Robby Roiter is a Pioneer Valley based musician whose passion for guitar often finds him playing jazz, funk and blues. Kimaya Diggs, Northampton based vocalist and songwriter, joins Mr. Roiter as they belt out familiar and original compositions. A great way to enjoy an autumn afternoon.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 “Lake Hitchcock— “New England’s Greatest Glacial Lake” Or is it? Presented by Associated Professor Carsten Braun, Westfield State University
    • Curious about the glacial lake that formed 15,000 years ago? Carsten Braun, Associate Professor Geography and Regional Planning Environmental Science, at Westfield State University, will share his knowledge about the Connecticut Valley’s ancient lake.

August 2017 Highlights

  • Thursday, August 3, 2017, “Journeys from Rwanda to UMASS” presented by Favorite Iradukunda, Nursing Ph.D. candidate Fourth of July
    • On the 3rd, Favorite Iradukunda, Nursing PhD candidate from Rwanda, is the second speaker in our series “Journeys from Africa to UMASS,” coordinated by Rachel Tierney.
  • “Ice Cream Social” with Laurie Festa
    • Neighbors and friends gather for a leisurely afternoon social with music and refreshments.
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017; “Musical program” featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein performed by Carol Wrobleski and guitarist Zack Danziger
    • On the 8th guitarist Zack Danziger and vocalist Carol Wrobleski will entertain us with the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017; “Celtic Christianity” Pilgrimage by Reverend Tanya Wallace
    • On the 10th Rev. Tanya Wallace, Rector at All Saints' Episcopal Church, will present her slide show exploring her “Celtic Christianity” pilgrimage through Northern Europe during her Sabbatical year.
  • Friday, August 11, 2017; The Loomis Village -- Annual Lobsterfest
    • Residents, families, wait list members, and guests gather for a festive and enjoyable evening of delicious classic New England cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Lynanne Pease and her talented staff .
  • Tuesday, August 22 , 2017, “Journeys from Rwanda to UMASS” presented byKorka Sall, in Literature, Ph.D. candidate
    • On the 22nd, Korka Sall, PhD candidate in Literature from Rwanda, is the final speaker in our series “Journeys from Africa to UMASS,” coordinated by Rachel Tierney.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017; “Summer Cookout”
    • Grillin’ in the Garden, outdoor lunch in the garden.
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017; “Getting to Know You Series”
  • Friday, August 25, 2017; Monthly Resident Birthday Party” with Melita Brown
    • The monthly celebrations of residents’ birthdays with a musical performance.
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017; “Olde World Café” performed by the Third String Trio
    • On the 29th we are honored to welcome back The Third String Trio. These accomplished musicians all play other instruments professionally. Old World Café music is their outlet for play! Accordion, guitar, and mandolin are among the instruments you can expect to hear at this delightful performance.

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