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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.

March 2018 Highlights

Terrarium Building Slide Presentation and Workshop with Tovah Martin and Sylvia Czech from Randall’s Farm

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018; 2:00pm, Performing Arts Center
    • 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

Kevin Farley, “The Irish Music Guy“

  • Monday, March 12, 2018; 7:15pm, Performing Arts Center
    • 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.

Musical Concert, performed by Joe Jewett and Greg Hayes

  • Sunday, March 18, 2018; 2:00pm, Performing Arts Center
    • 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

A Connection with Ernest Hemingway, presented by Randy Hyvonen, from his memoirs

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018; 7:15pm, Performing Arts Center
    • 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!

Loomis Village Sponsored Trips

Sat March 3 - Springfield Symphony

Tues March 6 – Roundabout Theater, UMass Fine Arts Center

Wed March 7 – Mount Holyoke College Bulb Show

Sun March 11 - South Hadley Chorale, MHC

Wed March 14 - Spring Bulb Show at Smith College

Tues March 20 - Lora Brody at Brandeis University – The Project Reunion

Thurs March 22 - Gorey’s Worlds, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

Sat March 24 - Springfield Symphony

Tues March 27 - Breakfast at the Sugar Shack, North Hadley

Thurs March 29 - Know Your Town: Discussion about the Legalization of Marijuana, South Hadley Town Hall

Sat March 31 - Quartetto di Cremona. at Sweeney Hall, Smith College

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

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

January 2018 Highlights

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018; The Electoral College, presented by Jose Pangan (LV resident)
    • Jose has created an informative slide show explaining the Electoral College as well as The Compact movement that is gaining steam, as a means of reforming this system. Bring your questions for our LV expert on the topic.
  • Friday, January 12, 2018; Duo Fusion
    • Sarah Swersey (flute) and Joe Belmont (guitar) create sounds that soar all over the musical map — from J.S. Bach to Astor Piazzolla, Miles Davis to Gabriel Fauré, Spanish flamenco to Andes folk song . Melding Sarah's dazzling classical playing and Joe's extraordinary jazz chops, Dúo Fusión is enchanting.
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018; Musical Concert by Becky Miller, PhD., Hampshire College
    • Professor Miller is the co-producer/writer of the documentary video "From Shore To Shore: Irish Traditional Music in New York City." She will speak about the experience of interviewing many Irish descendants, and Becky is also an impressive fiddler, as you will hear.
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018; Musical Concert by Becky Miller, PhD., Hampshire College
    • Our Social Justice series begins by recognizing three agencies making a huge impact on people’s lives: Ellen Graves from Arise for Social Justice which is committed to finding housing, jobs, and defending individuals who have faced police brutality in Springfield; Rose Bookbinder, from Pioneer Valley Workers Center, which has been at the forefront of protecting undocumented citizens; & Yael Petretti from Treehouse, an alternative model of foster care. People receiving support from these groups will be present to speak and answer questions.
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018; Hands Across The Hills SOCIAL JUSTICE SERIES
    • Paula Green and Pat Fiero are both facilitators in the groundbreaking project Hands Across the Hills a cultural exchange/dialogue project that brings together two rural communities with differing cultural, social, and political profiles– Leverett, MA, and Letcher County, KY. Politically blue and red citizens dialoging and try to fully listen in an attempt to see what is shared between us.
  • Friday, January 26, 2018; "World Politics” presented by Vinnie Ferraro, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Mount Holyoke College
    • The ever popular Vinnie Ferraro returns to captivate us with his remarkable command of the workings of world affairs.

December 2017 Highlights

  • Sunday, December 5, 2017; Tori Ackley, Berkshire School of Music
    • Ms. Ackley is a singer and pianist from the Berkshire Hills Music Academy in S. Hadley. BHMA is a vibrant community offering a post-secondary transition program as well as a long-term graduate program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. We are delighted to welcome Tori back to Loomis Village.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2017; South Hadley Chorale Holiday Concert
    • The beloved South Hadley Chorale returns—guaranteed to offer heaping servings of holiday cheer under the direction of Jonathan Harvey. A very popular show so be sure to come early to get a seat. .
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017; Love Letters” by the Applewood Players
    • R. Gurney’s mesmerizing play during which the two stars sit behind each of their desks facing the audience reading their letters. This piece is poetic and poignant, and stars our neighbors from Applewood. This play is 80 minutes of captivating entertainment.
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017; Bella Voce Holiday Concert
    • Teri LaFleur, Soprano and Lisa Woods, Mezzo Soprano, form Bella Voce, a rich, musically nuanced duo. Teri is known for her diverse vocal abilities and has enjoyed several acting and musical theatre direction credits. Lisa is known for her warm, rich voice and her commanding stage presence. Wonderful to have them back again. If you’ve never heard them, you’re in for a treat!
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017; Loomis Village Chorus Christmas Cantata
    • Loomis Village Chorus presents “Childe Jesus,” a variety of Christmas music and narratives relating to the birth of Jesus.
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017; “Puttin’ On The Ritz” New Year’s Eve Party & Dance
    • Ring in the New Year with neighbors and friends. Richie Mitnik, Peter Annone and Jessie River return by popular demand to provide music and song as we mingle, sing, dance and make merry!

Loomis Village News Bites

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!--

Loomis Village Terrarium Making

--Tovah Martin, author of The New Terrarium, presented at Loomis Village, followed by an hands-on workshop creating terrariums. Excellent program with beautiful results!!--

Loomis Village valentine Cookie Fund Raiser

--Each year we decorate and sell Valentine Cookie’s to benefit our local food pantries.--

Independent Living

Independent Living Homes and Apartments


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


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


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.


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