Hanover, MA (February 10, 2017) – Martha North, retiring Resident Services Manager for Peabody Properties, was recently honored by the residents of Barstow Village in Hanover for her years of dedicated service with an everlasting Christmas tree.

Known for her love of making the holidays special for the residents, the group decided that the everlasting Christmas tree was the perfect celebration of North’s service. At the ceremony residents dedicated a plaque to North that read, “Thank you for your dedicated years of meaningful service to the community. You truly made a difference in the lives of your residents. With appreciation, gratitude and love, from your friends at Barstow Village.”

A resident of Duxbury, North joined Peabody Properties in 1997 as a Resident Service Coordinator at Cushing Residence in Hanover, MA. In 2004 she was promoted to Resident Service Manager also overseeing and mentoring a portfolio of site Resident Service Coordinators on the South Shore, Rhode Island and Connecticut. She also oversaw an assisted living community in Charlestown, MA, the Zelma Lacey House.

Barstow Village is located on a wooded 6.6-acre parcel owned by the Town of Hanover Affordable Trust Fund. The development was created in partnership with the Planning Office for Urban Affairs and EA Fish Development. Barstow Village opened in 2012 and features 66 units of elderly housing with 77 parking spaces. It offers support services and programs for residents that promote independent living, and also offers a community room with a full kitchen for activities and entertaining, laundry facilities, an outdoor patio for socializing and community space. Barstow Village was voted Hanover’s #1 choice in the retirement living residence category in 2014.

Doreen Bushashia, Peabody Resident Services, Inc. President, said “During Martha’s 20 year tenure at PPI she developed a successful model of supportive housing for seniors and persons with disabilities that has been replicated throughout our portfolio. This legacy of what we call “Martha magic” is the standard we use to create quality of life programs for residents within PPI managed communities.”

Peabody Properties Principal and CEO Karen Fish-Will said, “What a great honor for Martha to receive this outpouring of gratitude and support from the residents she served. We add our gratitude for her wonderful service and the mentoring that she provided here at Peabody Properties.”

Pictured above (left to right): Jeffrey Mooney (Service Manager), Martha North (Resident Service Manager), Mary Means (Property Manager) and George Gleason (Maintenance/Cleaner)