October 18, 2023
NORTHAMPTON, MA — Lathrop Community has announced the appointment of Patrick Arguin as its new chief executive officer. Lathrop’s two campuses, in Northampton and Easthampton, are each 15-20 miles north of Springfield, Massachusetts, the birthplace of basketball.
Arguin brings nearly 20 years of professional experience to his new role; he started his career as a physical therapist and spent many years as a nursing home administrator (NHA). His most recent position was the NHA for Mary’s Meadow at Providence Place in Holyoke, Massachusetts, which provides both short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing. Under Arguin’s leadership, Mary’s Meadow at Providence Place achieved high-performing recognition in support categories, effective staffing, and best practices in resident safety.
“Patrick’s colleagues presented glowing endorsement of his character and work,” Board Chair Chuck Johnson declared via a press release. “We believe his background and education will serve well as the community looks toward the future.”
“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, CFO and Interim CEO of The Kendal Corporation. “His dedication to working with older adults in Massachusetts will allow him to quickly acclimate to Lathrop and residents’ distinct needs and desires.”
“I was attracted to both Lathrop’s environment and Kendal’s Values and Practices,” Arguin shared. “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 will officially join Lathrop Community on November 27.
Lathrop Northampton is located on 14 acres that adjoin 560 acres of conserved public land, offering more than a mile of trails on Lathrop land connecting to miles of trails in the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation area. The Northampton Campus, built in 1988, includes 77 two-bedroom townhomes. Lathrop Easthampton opened in 1998 after Northampton resident Jean Sheehan donated 48 acres of farmland to the community. The campus now sits on a 175-acre tract featuring three and a half miles of trails through forests, meadows, vernal pools, and streams (86 of those acres are, or shortly will be, in conservation restriction), and it boasts 61 two-bedroom townhomes and 50 apartments at The Inn.
Founded on Quaker principles and guided by Values and Practices, Kendal Affiliates include life-plan communities, life plan community at home, independent-living, assisted-living, memory-care, long-term care, and skilled-care options. Kendal-affiliated senior living communities are in New Hampshire; New York; Massachusetts; Virginia; the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area; Illinois; Pennsylvania; and Ohio. Enso Village, a Zen-inspired life plan community, is nearly ready to open its doors in Healdsburg, California.