Amenities at Noble Horizon
Noble's Fitness Center is outfitted with equipment especially chosen for ease of use by older adults. The Fitness Center is open at no charge to all Noble residents, former short-term or outpatient rehabilitation patients, and those who have completed an application and are on Noble's waiting list.
The beauty salon offers a full range of hair care services for women and men.
Staffed by licensed professionals, The Spa offers skin and nail care for women and men and massage by appointment.
The Internet Café is a popular spot for coffee, tea and conversation. It is a natural meeting place for residents and those from the wider community throughout the day. With a coffee, tea, and hot drink center, a computer, and daily newspapers, it is the place to catch up on the latest news at Noble Horizons and around the world.
St. Luke's Chapel
St. Luke's Chapel is a serene haven well-suited to serving the spiritual needs of the Noble community. The non-denominational chapel is the setting of weekly Protestant and Catholic services, Jewish holiday services, frequent hymn sings and a variety of musical performances.
The Country Store
Operated by the Noble Horizons Auxiliary, the Country Store is a stylish boutique that is a favorite stop for residents, staff and the larger community. It is stocked with a wide selection of jewelry and accessories, home décor, cards, snacks and sundries.
The Life-Long Learning Center
The Life-Long Learning Center in Wagner Terrace is the venue for regular exhibits of paintings and photographs by area artists, speakers on a variety of timely topics, and classes presented by the Taconic Learning Center, which offers an ongoing series of college-level classes, all geared to the interests of older adults.
Private Dining Room
The elegant private dining room, seating ten, opens to a terrace with pond and mountain views. It can be reserved by residents hosting a lunch or party for family and friends.
The Library boasts an extensive selection of large-print books, periodicals, computers with internet access, a Vision Tech magnifier, e-readers and a copier for resident use.
The Community Room
Noble's largest gathering space, the Community Room, is the scene of parties, lectures and performances, and the Noble Horizons Auxiliary’s annual Festival of Trees, a display of Christmas trees and other decorations that draws thousands to Noble every year.
A cozy retreat any time of year, the Clubhouse’s handsome bar, wide-screen TV, comfortable furniture and gas fireplace make it a popular spot for weekly socials and small get-togethers.
Integral to Noble's goal of seeing that all Noble residents remain physically and mentally fit, Noble’s recreation department plans a wide variety of activities geared to the interests and abilities of our residents. The recreation staff also schedules frequent social events and regular trips for shopping, lunch at one of the area's many restaurants, visits to points of interest or scenic rides.
The Noble Horizons Sculpture Collection
The contemporary sculpture collection at Noble Horizons began in 1999, a fortunate outcome of the first of many summer-long outdoor sculpture shows held here that drew established and emerging artists from across the country. A few sculptures by past exhibiting artists remain on long-term loan, but many of the 16 sculptures displayed throughout the campus today have been purchased and donated as gifts in memory of former residents. The collection is open for self-guided tours during daylight hours with walking maps available at the main reception desk in Wagner Terrace.
Pets are important members of the Noble family and add greatly to our residents' happiness. Current resident pets include cats and an aviary housing parakeets. Area dog owners bring their Canine Link-trained pets for frequent visits. Canine-Link training classes are taught at Noble several times a year.
The Noble Horizons Auxiliary
The Auxiliary raises funds for special services and equipment that benefit Noble residents through such popular annual events as the Festival of Trees, Holiday Fair, book and tag sales, and through the operation of the Country Store. It sponsors an annual bus trip to the New York Botanical Garden. It also supports the Pet Fund, which provides food and veterinary care to Noble’s resident pets. The Auxiliary always welcomes new members, extending an especially warm invitation to residents and their families and friends.
Our hard-working volunteers, ranging in age from 12 to 99, include Noble residents as well as residents of the wider community. They staff the Country Store, manage the library, and provide services directly to residents through computer tutorials, leading literature, art and music appreciation groups, bringing therapy dogs for regular visits and companionship. They also work on Auxiliary events.
Noble’s hallways and common areas are an ongoing exhibit space for Noble’s sizable collection of original works by noted artists. Many are gifts from residents, some of them gifts of the artists themselves.
The most extensive collection of a single artist are the more than 30 paintings and drawings by Ralph D. McLellan, who had a long and successful career as a portraitist, still life and landscape painter. His aesthetic style reflects the Boston School, which continues to influence American realist artists.
Mr. McLellan taught at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the University of Chicago and the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Arts in Philadelphia. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Moving to Noble in 1972, Mr. McLellan and his wife, Florence, were among Noble’s first cottage residents. In 1974, he gave the paintings to Noble, where residents and visitors continue to enjoy them. Pictured above is a large McLellan painting, "Aspirations" (1922).
Other artists of note whose work is included in Noble’s collection are Robert Hamilton, NA, Dines Carlson, NA, Edward Fales, Marjorie Fales, Howard Logan Hildebrandt, Paul Szep, Elizabeth McDonald, Joseph Meehan, Allen Blagden, Kay McGee and Norman Gardner
The Wellness Clinic, located on the first floor of Wagner Terrace, and staffed by our wellness coordinator, an experienced R.N., provides screenings and medical referrals, nutrition and medication counseling, incontinence management, and regular visits by an audiologist and a podiatrist.
Noble's in-house television broadcast system helps all of our residents stay current. They can tune in to Channel 918 to check the daily roster of activities and menus or to watch movies and cultural, educational, and religious programs taking place at Noble on their own TVs. This is especially helpful to those residents unable to attend these events in maintaining a sense of connection to life at Noble.
Community outreach is key to Noble’s role as a trusted source of informative and interesting programs on health and lifestyle topics that draw hundreds of area residents to the campus. The community relations office presents more than 30 events each year as diverse as speakers on heart health, Medicare and Social Security, cooking, social media, gardening, dog training, authors discussing their latest book, art classes and wine tastings.
Guests are welcome to join resident family or friends for meals by reservation. There is a small charge for guest meals. An attractively furnished guest room is available to family and friends of residents staying overnight. A pleasant lounge by day, it can be turned into a comfortable sleeping room for one at night, with a full bath nearby. Occasionally larger guest accommodations can be made available as well. Modest guest room fees are allocated to Noble's Pet Therapy Fund, which provides food, supplies and veterinary care to Noble's pets.
The Family Council, founded in 1996, brings together family and friends of residents to share common concerns and offer mutual support. The council welcomes new members at any time.