“When we talk about memory, and the ways in which we wish to keep our overall memory strong, we are talking about brain health,” says Jennifer Labrie, Resource Coordinator for Hartford Healthcare’s Center for Healthy Aging at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, CT.
“I knew I liked Noble as soon as I arrived,” reflected Martina Sprague, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and now, thanks to Noble’s tuition assistance program, also a certified nurse. “It's a different feeling here. This place feels like a home to everyone who lives and works here. I think of it as the Taj Mahal of long-term care.”
Nutrition Counselor Roufia Payman DT, CDN, supervisor of outpatient nutrition education at Nuvance's Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, is a veritable wealth of knowledge when it comes to healthy food strategies. This should come as no surprise considering Mrs.Payman’s thirty-eight years as a nutritionist, more than twenty of which have been spent in outpatient nutrition counseling.
“This place has been the best surprise of my adult life,” shared Jean O’Connor, a recent rehab patient at Noble Horizons. Although Ms. O’Connor’s stay at Noble may not have been long, the impression Noble’s staff and the level of care provided during the course of her rehab will stay with her for years to come.
Noble Horizons’ 5-Star rating is a reflection of the commitment, expertise and deep compassion Noble team members bring to their job each and every day. While highly trained as healthcare professionals, they also bring a multitude of talents cultivated outside the workplace.
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in adults in the United States, but guests who attended cardiologist Dr. Donald Soucier’s recent presentation at Noble Horizons are now armed with effective strategies to live a heart-healthy life.
For over a quarter century, Peter Fitting has entertained, enchanted, humored, cajoled, fed and befriended countless members of the Noble Horizons community. A beloved character throughout the Noble campus and beyond, Peter recently slipped into retirement, leaving in his wake a legacy of cheer, joy and gratitude for all that he gave during his 26-years.
On October 8th, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services that administers Medicare and works collaboratively with state governments to administer Medicaid, awarded Noble Horizons its rare and coveted 5-star rating.
On Wednesday October 2, students from The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville CT made the short drive to Noble Horizons’ community room in order to volunteer their time helping residents craft a handmade bingo board as well as its owner, a scarecrow built by both residents and students.
On Friday, October 4 residents and staff throughout Noble Horizons came together in support of the more than one million breast cancer survivors living in the US to donate their dollars and sport their favorite pair of jeans in honor of Lee’s National Denim Day.
The Noble Horizons’ Auxiliary has accomplished what few fundraising organizations have achieved, but which many wish for over the course of a lifetime. This year, the Auxiliary will pass the One Million Dollar mark as it also celebrates 40 years of fundraising at Noble Horizons in Salisbury which offers retirement, rehabilitation, nursing and memory care as well as year-round community programs.
For the past nine years, the car parade has included Noble Horizons as part of its venerated route, a location that was part of the parade’s original run in 1982. “Every year it's all hands on deck!” says Lana Knutson, Director of Volunteers at Noble Horizons.
Mark Liebergall is a man of diverse and passionate interests. Artist, dancer, tai chi practitioner, teacher, student and outdoor enthusiast, Mark is constantly learning, but he is also a perennial teacher. He believes firmly that talents and interests are meant to be shared with others and since he was a child, Mark has enriched his own life by enriching others.
Our August 2019 Alzheimer’s events at Noble Horizons featured food, fun, merriment and prizes for everyone! A baked potato bar and hot dogs with ALL the fixings were hugely popular lunch options; residents and staff brought out their inner Rembrandts at a Paint and Sip evening while enjoying wine, cheese and crackers; staff members hosted a car wash; spectacular gift baskets were displayed for a week and raffled to lucky winners and the highlight of the month-Carnival Day-brought squeals of joy to all, except, perhaps, the boss, who sat under a splash tank and was immersed again and again and again!
Noble Horizons is honored to share a recent presentation by former Stanford University professor, Kim Maxwell, Ph.D., inventor of the modern dial-up modem and founder of the company that was awarded the worldwide standard for DSL. On August 4, Maxwell explained how rural areas like the northwest corner of Connecticut can secure a vibrant future by bringing fast, universal connectivity. Invoking the words of James Madison, "In a free society the people must have a say in the laws that govern them," Maxwell linked the erosion of people’s role in government to the lack of universal internet connectivity as the internet is the primary means of communication in the 21st century.
The incomparable Michael Brown performed a free outdoor concert pondside on an exquisite early August summer evening for close to 100 adoring fans! Guests gathered with picnics to enjoy the astonishingly talented musician known for his soaring vocals, dazzling piano artistry and captivating stage presence.
Noble Horizons proudly participated in the 55th annual Canaan Railroad Days, a two-week celebration and festival of spectacular events, activities, competitions, music, carnival rides and so much more!
Noble Horizons has produced its first video, featuring residents giving their unique perspectives on life at Noble and celebrating the beauty of the campus. The video is the work of noted photographer/videographer Jonathan Doster of Sharon, who spent many hours here over the summer.
In this webstory, Jonathan writes about the experience of working closely with the residents and the creative process.