Calendar of Events

Meeting Schedule:

Meetings start at 8:30 for breakfast and networking. 9:00 for introductions and speaker. Please rsvp to the host.

January 30, 2024
Location: Monastery Heights, 110 Monastery Ave, West Springfield, MA
Guest Speaker:Jillian Haynes from Powerback Rehab.
Contact: Jenn Payette, or (413) 781-1282

February 27, 2024
Location: Chanda Care, Inc.
Guest Speaker: David Fedor, Fedor Financial Group
Topic:  The "Pink Tax"
Overview: David will be discussing the "Pink Tax. The Pink Tax is how it can often cost more to be a woman in today's world than a man. This will lead to the importance of saving and investing for one's future financial security. He will give general advice on how to begin saving and investing for those who haven't and answer any questions.
Contact:  Chantal Bernard,      


March 26, 2024
Location:  Ruth's House Assisted Living, 770 Converse Street, Longmeadow, MA
Guest Speaker: Chantal Bernard, Chanda Care and Chanda Care Academy (a subset of Chanda Care)
Overview: Join Chantal Bernard in a dynamic session designed to tackle the common challenges of procrastination and distraction head-on. Drawing from her personal experiences and professional expertise, Chantal will share effective strategies and insights to help healthcare professionals overcome these hurdles. This session will explore practical techniques for enhancing focus, improving time management, and fostering a mindset geared towared productivity and efficiency. Whether you're struggling with daily distractions or the habit of putting tasks off, this session will equip you with the tools you need to transform your approach to work and life, leading to more fulfilling and successful professional practices.
Contact: Mary-Anne Schelb, (413) 935-1791 or

April 30, 2024
Location: Loomis Lakeside@ Reed's Landing, 807 Wilbraham Road, Springfield
Guest Speaker: Zesta Style
Overview: Come learn about our brand new "OpenView" program at Loomis Lakeside at Reed's Landing. Loomis Lakeside is opening a new assisted living memory program and will host the Western Mass Eldercare Professsional Association in our new area. The event will be fun filled and a great personal education. Our friends at "Zesta Style" will present a fun interactive session to learn the color and styles that will bring out the best in you! Learn if you are a "leopard" or a "zebra" along with your friends and collegues. Truly a great way to start the day. See you there! 
Contact: Jacqueline Boileau, (413) 782-1800 or

May 28, 2024 (day after Memorial Day) 
Location: Prosper at Monastery Heights, 110 Monastery Ave, West Springfield, MA 
Guest Speaker: Robin Wozniak, Executive Director of the West of the River Chamber of Commerce
Overview: Robin wil discuss the benefits of businesses being a member of the Chamber and the contacts you can make that could help your business grow. You will be able to make legislative contacts as well to help with future policies and programs.
Contact:  Jennifer Payette,

June 25, 2024
Location: Loomis Village, 20 Bayon Drive, South Hadley, MA 01075
Guest Speaker: Michele Lyman, owner of Serenity Yoga in South Hadley
Overview: Breathing for Stress Management: Guided breathing exercises and gentle seated movements for any ability level. Learn easy techniques to help refocus your attention and tackle that endless to-do list. Truly a great way to start the day. See you there!
Contact: Jacqueline Boileau, (413) 782-1800 or


July 30, 2024
Location: Arbors at Chicopee, 929 Memorial Ave, Chicopee, MA
Guest Speaker: 
Contact: Tina Ferri, (413) 593-0088 or

August 27, 2024
Location: Mont Marie, 36 Lower Westfield Road, Holyoke
Guest Speak: 

September 24, 2024
Location: Armbrook Village, 551 North Road, Westfield, MA
Guest Speakers:  
Contact: Julie Waniewski, (413) 568-0000 or

October 29, 2024
Location: Christopher Heights of Northampton, 50 Village Hill Road, Northampton, MA
Guest Speaker: 
November/December, 2024
Location: Summit View, 555 Northampton Street, Holyoke
Guest Speaker: