Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Environmental wellness involves celebrating, protecting and engaging with our personal surroundings and our natural external world as well as our personal living space in which we spend a great deal of time. For our external environment our inspiration is the beautiful natural setting of North Hill's 59-acre campus on the Needham/Wellesley town line. Wildflowers, goldfinches, fresh herbs in the garden and a family of turkeys out for a morning stroll: we are surrounded by beauty and wonder. Our residents and our team members view our natural surroundings as a gift. We take seriously our role as stewards of our campus and our world.
But even more importantly is the quality and comfort of the environment in which you live each day – your personal living space. This space or apartment in which you may spend a good portion of your day should provide an experience that actually enhances your life and not be just a place to “live.” At North Hill we believe that your own personal environment must come first and be the foundation from which life is enjoyed. We certainly don’t believe that every day is a “vacation” but we do believe that your personal living space should add to your happiness and enjoyment of life. Maybe it can be summed up by saying we want you to look forward to coming home to your apartment. We are committed to making your personal living space such an environment.
A word about the our environment and sustainability. During the True North expansion, North Hill and its partners in development are incorporating many sustainable features. We're committed to reducing waste and any potential negative impact caused during construction. Our "Green Team" is constantly exploring and sharing ideas for positive impact with residents and team.
From buying fresh, local food to new green roofs, from a greenhouse to applying very high standards to lighting and finishes in each of our apartment homes, we have taken steps to improve and nurture our world and our lives.
As a part of our Garden & Landscape Series, this course offers dramatic and colorful combinations for steps, porches and patios. North Hill is proud to partner with the Massachusetts Horticultural Society on this series of courses and events.
This is just a sample of our offerings through PurposeFULL Living Courses & Events.
It seems fashionable for retirement communities to talk about "green living" these days. At North Hill, we'd rather make change than simply talk about it, approaching green or sustainable living through the lenses of our PurposeFULL Living philosophy and our True North Spirit.
"Going green" is another way we celebrate, protect and engage with the environment. We want to help preserve it and leave a better legacy for our children and grandchildren.
North Hill residents and team members take seriously our role as stewards of our campus and our natural world. Click here to learn more about green living.