Reinvesting One’s Energy and Passion After Retirement

Nov 08, 2016

Barbara Walvoord, Ph.D., resident of Lathrop, is Chair of the Community’s Land Conservation Committee. She discusses in her recent radio interview “reinvesting one’s energy and passion after retirement” and on how retirees can make a difference in the environmental crises that face Boomers and their children and grandchildren. Check out the podcast here.

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Lathrop Resident’s Book Recounts Hardscrabble Struggles

Nov 04, 2016

Nov. 4, 2016—Stan Maron, who moved to a Butternut Lane home on Lathrop’s Northampton campus in late September, supported himself in his youth with a wide range of odd jobs on the streets of New York City, including garment delivery man, cabbie, waiter and street peddler. Stan’s memoir, titled New York Hustle: Pool Rooms, School […]

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Oct 05, 2016

Renowned author, naturalist and scholar, Professor Doug Tallamy took a moment recently to salute the Committee and chair Barbara Walvoord for their dedication and hard work. Read his email here …

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2016 Lathrop’s Annual Fall Picnic

Sep 15, 2016

Check out the wonderful pictures from the annual fall picnic! Residents AND Staff had a great time socializing. Click here to view the photos from the picnic.

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2016 Gazette Readers Choice Award

Jul 29, 2016

July 29, 2016 Lathrop Communities was awarded the Gazette Readers Choice for Best Retirement Community in the Valley – 3 YEARS IN A ROW Thank you Gazette Readers for voting for us!

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New Master Plan Update

Mar 15, 2017

Master Plan Task Force update March 2017 This document is for Lathrop residents, their families and friends, Lathrop staff, Kendal staff, and others interested in the evolution of a master plan for what we consider a special retirement community. We hope it will answer questions and help generate interest in the planning process. – Lathrop […]

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A Pioneer Visits the Valley

Jun 22, 2016

During his last week prior to retiring from 24 years as CEO at the Kendal Corporation, John Diffey visited the two Lathrop campuses to share reflections of his life’s work in transforming the experience of aging. In an open conversation with residents, John stated that the success within Kendal affiliate communities, like Lathrop, depends on […]

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Board News

May 10, 2016

In response to the sudden loss of Board member and Treasurer, Bruce Fogel, who unexpectedly died on May 9, the Annual Meeting of the Lathrop Board on May 10 was moved from Look Park to the Mt. Tom room at The Inn. What is usually a celebration of the successful year past became instead a […]

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Bruce Fogel

May 09, 2016

May 9, 2016 Friends, It is with great sadness that Lathrop announces the passing this morning of Board Treasurer, Bruce Fogel. Bruce served Lathrop with humility, enthusiasm, discernment, wisdom and, always, with a sense of humor. Above all, Bruce believed in the mission of Lathrop, and recommended it to many, based on the personal experiences […]

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Sean Kelly takes the helm as Kendal’s new President & CEO

Jan 05, 2016

Jan. 5, 2016, Kennett Square, Pa.— Kendal Corporation Board Chair Joan Countryman has announced that Sean M. Kelly succeeded John Diffey as Kendal’s President and CEO on Jan. 1, 2016. Kelly has served as Kendal’s Director for New Business Development since 2008. Diffey, a highly respected leader for the Kendal System and widely recognized within […]

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