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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HOME SWAP Website for Kendal Residents to Go Live in January

Dec 18, 2015

Residents of Kendal communities in eight states will be able to begin using the Kendal HOME SWAP website in January. This new benefit, exclusively for those living in Kendal communities, allows residents of one Kendal community to temporarily exchange homes with residents living in another Kendal community. A “Resident Swap Portal” link will be added […]

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Community Preservation Act grant supports conservation efforts at Lathrop Community

Dec 16, 2015

Last month, the City Council approved a $3,000 Community Preservation Act grant for this purpose, bolstering ongoing conservation efforts on the senior living group’s local campuses. Click here to read the full article.

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In 2015, Northampton was designated one of the Top 10 Small Cities on the country on a survey by the financial website

Nov 20, 2015

Northampton was just designated one of the Top 10 Small Cities in the country on a survey by, a website that provides tools and information to consumers and small business owners. Along with The Roost being named one the best breakfast sandwich places in the nation earlier this year and the Tunnel Bar last […]

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The Kendal Affiliate Grant Program Awards $5000 to Lathrop

Nov 04, 2015

Kendal Charitable Funds announced that it will be giving $5000 to help fund the Lathrop project Training Resident Land Stewards and Protecting Streams. Click here to read more.

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2015 Annual Summer Picnic

Sep 16, 2015

Check out the wonderful pictures from the annual summer picnic! Residents AND Staff had a great time socializing. As a special treat – a very talented group of residents from the Northampton Campus wrote and performed an anniversary song celebrating Lathrop’s 25th. Click here to view the photos from the picnic.

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Editorial: Tapping senior voices gives Lathrop Community an edge

Aug 27, 2015

After a quarter century as part of the local “senior living market,” the Lathrop Community Inc. is looking at the next 25 years. The nonprofit group recently hired a Boston architectural firm to help it shape a $26 million expansion plan in Northampton and Easthampton. Read More here.

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2015 Gazette Readers Choice Award

Jul 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 Lathrop Communities was awarded the Gazette Readers Choice for Best Retirement Community in the Valley – 2 YEARS IN A ROW Thank you Gazette Readers for voting for us!

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