Pat White has been named executive director of The Leopold, a downtown retirement residence at 1224 Cornwall Ave.
White has lived in Bellingham since 2005 and has more than 20 years of experience in health care management. She most recently worked with Merrill Gardens Retirement Communities.
“I’m happy to come here because The Leopold is a unique and special residence for seniors in Whatcom County,” White said in a press release. She also cited The Leopold’s walkability as a feature that makes it unique.
White is overseeing a busy schedule of activities at The Leopold, including a free monthly dance in its historic grand ballroom, free weekly tai chi and walking classes, speakers on current affairs, monthly art exhibits and coffee socials, the press release said.
The Leopold is getting some building upgrades and recently got solar panels for the roof.
Last year, the Leopold changed from being an assisted living community to an independent, 55 and older community, White said. It has studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.
For more information about The Leopold, call 360-733-3500 or visit www.leopoldretirement.com.