2019 Kendal Annual Report

Jul 19, 2019

July 19, 2019—Kendal’s 2019 Annual Report invites readers to reconsider what’s possible as we age. It brings together stories from across the Kendal System about new offerings, the beneficial impacts Affiliates have on the wider world and exceptional people and places. “The stories shared in this Annual Report remind us to ‘not judge books by […]

Read More

Effective Decisions – Reaching Consensus

May 21, 2019

On May 21, David Jones, Kendal’s VP of Development, shared insights and facilitated a generative discussion with Lathrop residents, staff and Board about the Quaker decision-making process known as consensus. This model is utilized throughout the Kendal system of affiliates and is best expressed through the governance process, both at the Board and resident levels. […]

Read More

2018 Gazette Readers Choice Winner

Jul 31, 2018

Lathrop Communities was awarded the 2018 Gazette Readers Choice for Best Retirement Community in the Valley – WINNER 5 YEARS IN A ROW! Thank you Gazette Readers for voting for us!

Read More

Lathrop Board Members Visit the Lathrop Northampton Campus

Jul 11, 2017

Tuesday afternoon, July 11th, was a special day at Lathrop Northampton. Members of the Lathrop Board and residents of the Northampton campus came together for a demonstration and celebration of community. The Board furnished a sumptuous array of hors d’oeuvres along with wine and cheese, while the residents provided campus tours and home hospitality. Board […]

Read More

36th Annual Pride Parade

May 06, 2017

Saturday May 6th was the 36th Annual NoHo Pride Event and Parade. As always Lathrop Communities was a sponsor and provided a strong marching contingent. 20 Lathrop residents walked the one mile parade route from downtown Northampton to the 3 County Fairgrounds.A special thanks to Lucy B. who supplied many of the great photos included […]

Read More

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.

Read More


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 …

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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 […]

Read More