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NORTHAMPTON — Lathrop Community announced the appointment of Patrick Arguin as its new CEO.

Arguin brings nearly 20 years of professional experience, starting his career as a physical therapist and then working for many years as a nursing-home administrator (NHA). His most recent position was NHA for Mary’s Meadow at Providence Place in Holyoke, which provides both short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing. Under Arguin’s leadership, that community achieved high-performing recognition in support categories, effective staffing, and best practices in resident safety. He was responsible for various aspects of the community, including managing staff, organizational finances and budgets, reporting to the board, and upholding the quality of service and attention to residents.

“I’m excited for this next step in my professional journey and to work alongside a talented team to best support the needs of residents at Lathrop,” Arguin said, adding that, although his background has been in skilled-nursing communities, his philosophy, approach, and skillset will transfer quickly to the campus.

“Patrick’s colleagues presented glowing endorsement of his character and work,” added Chuck Johnson, board chair. “We believe his background and education will serve well as the community looks toward the future.”

Arguin, who has a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, officially joined the community on Nov. 27.

“Patrick is an engaging, personable, and professional individual with experience and perspective that will benefit Lathrop Community. I’m excited to work with him and pleased that he has accepted the position of CEO,” said Amy Harrison, interim CEO and CFO of the Kendal Corp. “His dedication to working with older adults in Massachusetts will allow him to quickly acclimate to Lathrop and residents’ distinct needs and desires.”

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Lathrop, a senior living community with campuses in Northampton and Easthampton, recently welcomed Cindy Jerome as its new chief executive officer.  Jerome is a seasoned executive leader with 23 years of leadership experience in senior living communities in New England. 

“We knew what we were looking for, and Cindy meets all our requirements,” said Acting Board Chair Chuck Johnson. “She will oversee initiatives in facilities stewardship, strategic planning, program development, and ensuring Lathrop is well-positioned to serve and thrive for generations to come.” 

A non-profit founded in 1989, Lathrop is a Kendal affiliate, serving older adults in the Quaker tradition. “I was delighted to receive a call inquiring about my interest in leading a Kendal community,” said Jerome. “Kendal’s values and my own have great affinity.”   

Both of Lathrop’s campus communities offer independent living in townhomes. The Easthampton campus is also home to The Inn, an Enhanced Living option offering meals and daily support.   

Jerome has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School. Most recently she was the senior leader of Alice Peck Day Lifecare and, prior to that, of Garden Path Elder Living.