COVID-19 Updates

May 1, 2020

An Update to Our Members,

We hope that you are all aware that, on top of our temporary closure, we lost our founder, Ruth Stricker, in April. The shock of her passing is deep for us, her family and our Marsh family. As we mobilize the plan for The Marsh’s future, we remember Ruth’s words of the resiliency of the human spirit: “Our challenge is to be emotionally resilient and physically healthy to handle change and stress.” We hope you are staying well.

Because The Marsh has such an extensive range of services, our re-opening plan is being developed with utmost care to assure your safety and that of our staff. As with every business surviving these extraordinary times, we are called to make changes to support a strong, sustainable Marsh for the future. We will keep you posted here on plans for a phased opening, and we look forward to the day when we can welcome you back!

Thank you,
Tim Mortenson
General Manager


April 4, 2020

Dear Marsh Members,

We miss you…  Being away from The Marsh, our “home away from home,” is so difficult… we miss each other’s energy, support and warmth every day.  While trying to remember our Marsh lessons of resiliency and taking care of ourselves, we feel the need to express our feelings of sharing with others, of caring and expressing our love.

Maintaining the bonds of our Marsh community, many members have thoughtfully shared their feelings, verses and poems. If you wish to share, please send an email to .

Although we cannot connect with you in person, we encourage you to visit our website at for a variety of program offerings.

In addition, we have provided a link to The Big Know for their “Beyond Normal” podcast series focused on self-care, featuring experts well known to us at The Marsh. We welcome you to check our website and Facebook page frequently as additional classes, snippets of The Marsh history, resources and webinars will be added.

While we are apart, we will strive to keep as well connected as possible and will not be charging membership dues. We encourage you to watch your email and our website for follow-up communications as we all adjust and adapt to the changes occurring every day.

In spite of the complicated life we are living now, we are so grateful for the hard-working members of our health care community who generously give their time to make our lives easier and safer.

We send our prayers, love and warm thoughts to you and your loved ones as the days unfold.