Glenmeadow Welcomes New Board Members, Corporators
LONGMEADOW—At Glenmeadow’s Annual Meeting in November, Attorney David Carlson of Wilbraham, chair of the nonprofit’s Governance Committee, announced four new members of the Glenmeadow Board of Directors and seven new corporators.
Amy Corsetti, Kelly Koch, Paul Marchese and Aaron Mendelson, all from Longmeadow, are new board members and corporators. Lawrence Bernstein, Susan Megas and Paul Nicholson, all from Longmeadow, and David Carlson, of Wilbraham, have stepped down from the board but will stay on as corporators.
The new board members join officers Dusty Hoyt, chair; Amy Santarelli, treasurer; Norm Smith, clerk, all of Longmeadow; and Dennis Fitzpatrick, vice chair, of Leverett; as well as members Naren Dhadmodharan, Crystal Diamond, John Gallup, Richard Goldstein, Rabbi Jerome Gurland and Annette Lerner, all of Longmeadow, and Paul Barden, of Los Angeles.
New corporators include Deborah Epstein, of Florence, Brooks Fitch, of Springfield, and Michael Tremble, of Agawam.
“We welcome our new members and corporators and extend our gratitude for dedication and service to those who have completed their terms on our board,” said Dusty Hoyt, board chair.
Corsetti is a nurse practitioner with a specialty in cardiac care. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Vermont; a master’s degree in nursing from Boston College; and holds Nurse Practitioner Certification from the University of Pennsylvania.
Koch is an attorney with Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas in Springfield. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Brandeis University and a law degree from Western New England College School of Law.
Marchese is senior vice president and principal, client services, with D.J. St. Germain Company in Springfield. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University and a master’s in business administration in marketing from Boston College Carroll School of Management.
Mendelson is a retired investment and insurance advisor with Northwestern Mutual. He is a founding and current trustee of Veritas Prep Charter School in Springfield and is a member of the Springfield Business Leaders for Education in Springfield.
Established in 1884, Glenmeadow is a nonprofit, accredited life plan community; it provides independent and assisted living at its campus at 24 Tabor Crossing in Longmeadow and expanded Glenmeadow at Home services throughout greater Springfield.
To learn more about Glenmeadow and its history and offerings, visit www.glenmeadow.org.
In the 1800s, elderly individuals without family or means were sent to live at what was called “the poor farm.” In 1884, a group of civic leaders raised funds among themselves and other area families and purchased a house on Main Street in Springfield’s south end, establishing The Springfield Home for Aged Women. Quickly outgrowing that house, land was purchased on the corner of Chestnut and Carew streets, where a new home was constructed and opened in 1900. In 1960, the name was changed to Chestnut Knoll, and, in 1992, it began to admit men.
In 1993, the organization purchased a 23-acre parcel in Longmeadow to build a new community that would provide both independent living and assisted living in one building with various common areas. This was a new concept known as a continuing care retirement community. Existing residents from the old Chestnut Knoll property were moved to the new campus in 1997. Shortly after the move, the board voted to change its legal name to Glenmeadow to coincide with the name being used by the developer of the property.
Continuing care retirement communities are now referred to as life plan communities, responding to the needs of the aging population with new opportunities for care, plus creative, educational and personal exploration. Glenmeadow offerings, which include everything from senior living options and handyman services to personal care and travel programs, are provided at its Longmeadow campus and across the region through Glenmeadow at Home. Glenmeadow strives to fulfill its mission of nurturing the whole person in mind, body and spirit.