News and Events
News From The Loomis Communities
Visit The Loomis Communities News page where you will find intro's to full articles on many topics, the arts and other culturally relevant happenings related to all The Loomis Communities.
Visit The Loomis Communities Upcoming Events page for all kinds of interesting activities or events from the calendars of our communities.
Read the 2014 Annual Report. In it you will find a letter from the president and chief executive officer, a letter from the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, and an overview of all that happened in 2014 at all four of our communities including financials.
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About The Loomis Communities:
The Loomis Communities has been a visionary in exceptional senior living throughout the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It was the first organization in the state to open a continuing care retirement community. It has grown into a multi-location, not-for-profit organization with four distinctive retirement communities that embrace and reflect the mission and values that have successfully guided The Loomis Communities from the beginning.
For more information, call us at the number in the upper right of this webpage or send us a note through our Contact Us form.
Annual Spring Reception and Elvira Whiting Ball Award Ceremony! Elvira Whiting Ball was the Founding Leader of The Loomis Communities. Reception on May 21, 2015. Read all the details here.
The Loomis Communities Nursing Centers Recognized for Leadership Excellence
The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is recognizing the Nursing Centers at both Loomis House and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing with the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award is for excellent reviews by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for high-performing skilled nursing centers and the leaders who make them excel.
The ACHCA believes that nursing center excellence is a reflection of leadership excellence. Only 80 nursing centers (or 19 % of the 421 licensed nursing centers in Massachusetts) received this honor. For the honor, the ACHCA requires:
- Three consecutive years of superior performance on surveys
- High performance on quality measures associated with Advancing Excellence
- 80% or greater occupancy
Read full article here.
The Loomis Communities recently held a car wash at Applewood in Amherst to raise funds in support of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The organizational goal is to raise $11,000.
In addition to holding a car wash, staff and residents across the four Loomis Communities campuses are holding gift-basket raffles, dress down days, paint-social-art nights on August 18 and 25, a wine tasting on September 5, selling candy, blueberry muffins, and the Loomis team t-shirt.
In addition, residents and staff who plan to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be sponsored by friends and families. Read more.
Reeds Landing becomes Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing.
David W. Scruggs New President and CEO
The Loomis Communities is pleased to announce that David W. Scruggs has joined the organization as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Scruggs’ career serving older adults spans over two decades. He has served as Chief Financial Officer for several continuing care retirement communities, most recently at Montereau, Inc., in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition, he served as Director of Continuing Care for LeadingAge, an association of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old.
Mr. Scruggs is highly regarded in the field of aging services for his knowledge and passionate commitment to quality living for older adults and the highest standards of governance and leadership for the organizations that serve them. He has been an instructor in long-term care finance for the School of Public Health at George Washington University and in the Retirement Housing Professionals certification program. In addition, he has written numerous articles and presented at LeadingAge annual meetings, conferences and workshops.
Mr. Scruggs has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and a Master of Divinity from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.