In the fall of 2011, North Hill created the “Portrait Project” featuring residents, team members and stakeholders who represent the spirit of North Hill.
The Portrait Project celebrates our PurposeFULL Living philosophy. As our collection continues to grow, please stop by our Welcome Center and WellSpring Landing to see the faces of those who embody PurposeFULL Living.
Susan Marsh – Resident
Growing up in Shanghai during the Japanese occupation, Dr. Susan Marsh learned that the most important thing in life is friendship; friendship and helping others. Susan studied at Saint John’s University in Shanghai and then moved to the United States in 1948 for her graduate studies. During her career, she taught Political Science at Brown University and Providence College, while also raising three children. Susan feels that the longer she stays at North Hill, the more she likes it. This appreciation is evident when you look at her beautiful paintings; a talent she first realized by participating in North Hill’s watercolor class. And, going back to what Susan values most, it is quite evident that whether it is in her Bible Study Group, or elsewhere, her friendships at North Hill are flourishing.
Sid Mayer – Resident
Sid Mayer is well known around North Hill for his quick wit and amusing t-shirts. Spend a little time with him and you will not be surprised that his career and passion in life has always been entertainment. Growing up on Long Island and then in Chicago, Sid dreamed of working in show business. His dream was realized as he spent his life in the theater, doing every job possible from sweeping the stage, to directing, casting, acting, stage managing and even teaching. He met his wife, Ella, while he was directing the play “He Ain’t Done Right by Nell.” Using his acting skills and wicked sense of humor, Sid also found success as a professional magician. And as all theatre aficionados know, the show must go on, and on it does here at North Hill, where Sid is leading a fun and engaging Play Reading Group for residents.