Loomis Launches Fund Campaign

SOUTH HADLEY — Underscoring the fact that the state currently underpays the Loomis Nursing Center $40 per resident per day, the Loomis Communities has launched its annual fund campaign for 2003.
“This underpayment totals $1,200 per resident that the Loomis Communities must find from other sources each month in order to meet basic Nursing Center expenses,” said Joan Steiger, chair of the Development Committee, in explaining the urgency of this year’s campaign.

The 92-bed Loomis Nursing Center, located in Holyoke, is a non-profit organization that traces its roots to 1902. The center is part of the Loomis Communities, which also consists of Loomis Village in South Hadley and Applewood in Amherst.

The annual fund appeal is an integral part of the organization’s fundraising efforts, said Steiger. “It’s an invitation to personally invest in the organization’s mission. The return on this investment is paid in the knowledge that every donation helps further the mission of providing quality care to seniors.”

A new component of this year’s campaign is the William S. Loomis Society, a giving society named after one of the organization’s first donors. All donations of $200 or more quality donors for membership in the society.

For further information, or to make a donation, call (413) 532-5325.