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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.


July 2018 Highlights

Palliative Care with Maureen Groden, RN, MSN, CHPN

  • Friday, July 6, 2018; 2:30pm, Performing Arts Center

Resident Computer Forum with Norm Lapointe

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018; 3:00pm, Conference Room

Newcomer’s Social for All – Welcoming and Hospitality Committee

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018; 2:30pm, Performing Arts Center

What’s New at The Western MA Food Bank, presented by Andrew Morehouse

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018; 2:30pm, Performing Arts Center

Tall Ship, Square Rigger – Aboard the Coast Guard’s Eagle , presented by LV resident Jerry Minton

  • Tuesday July 24, 2018; 2:00pm, Performing Arts Center

Piano and Vocals by Allen and Mara Bonde

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018; 7:30pm, Performing Arts Center

Residents’ Birthday Celebration

  • Thursday July 26, 2018; 7:15pm, Performing Arts Center

Piano with Four Hands, performed by Dana Muller and Gary Steigerwalt

  • Friday, July 27, 2018; 7:30pm, Performing Arts Center Event

An Afternoon with Ellen Clegg, Percussionist

  • Sunday, July 29, 2018; 2:00pm, Performing Arts Center

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

Tues June 5 Edith Wharton’s Home – The Mount, Lenox

Thurs June 7 Photography Exhibit Opening, by LV Resident Donald David, Granby Public Library

Thur June 14 Emily Dickinson Museum

Thur – June 21 State Representative Candidates Forum, South Hadley Library

Tues June 26 Paragon Arts, Easthampton

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

Prior Events

June 2018 Highlights

  • Friday, June 8, 2018; 1:30pm, The Reunion Project, Presented by Lori Brady
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018; 2:00pm, Classical Piano Musical Performance by Archie Richards
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018; 7:30pm, Loomis Chorus Concert, performed by the Loomis Village Chorale
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018; 2:30pm, African American Studies, presented by Dr. John Bracey
  • Friday, June 22, 2018; 1:30pm, World Politics, presented by Dr. Vinnie Ferraro, Professor Emeritus, Mt. Holyoke College, Ruth Lawson Professor of International Politics
  • Thursday June 28, 2018; 2:00pm, Tall Ship, Square Rigger – Aboard the Coast Guard’s Eagle , presented by LV resident Jerry Minton
  • Friday, June 29, 2018; 2:30pm, Mohawk Trails Concert Rehearsal, performed by the Mark Frazer Quintet

May 2018 Highlights

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018; Olga Vinokur, Piano Concert
    • 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.
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018; UMass Fine Arts Center 2018 -2019 -- Season Preview
    • 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.
  • Sunday May 20, 2018; The Amandla Chorus!
    • 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.
  • Friday, May 25, 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 May 27, 2018, Memorial Day Commemoration
    • Organized and coordinated by residents Leilani and John Magnino, who devote themselves to honoring our fallen soldiers.
  • Friday, May 30, 2018; The Loomis Communities -- Annual Spring Reception
    • 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.

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.

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