Don't miss Local Secrets, featuring Salisbury School teacher Rhonan Mokriski and his students whose research has reframed the area's history. Their 2021 partnership with the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Upper Housatonic Heritage Area revealed 200 years of hidden Black and indigenous history. Their latest discoveries tell the story of an altruistic country doctor's stately Salisbury home, his ambitious son who helped develop the study of eugenics, the landmark US Supreme Court Griswold v. Connecticut decision governing birth control, and the Free Britney movement. Please click here for the January 31, 7 pm program's Zoom link.
Reclaim Your Life
Over 25 million adult Americans experience temporary or chronic urinary incontinence and on February 2 at noon, you can learn how to manage this condition which is not an inevitable consequence of aging. Enjoy a free light lunch with therapists Kaitlyn Johnson and Hope Gallagher who will explain how interventions like exercises, behavioral modifications, and minor lifestyle changes can relieve the symptoms and restore comfort and wellness. Registration is required at www.noblehorizons.org.
Meet Andrea Gamble, Noble Horizons' New Full-Time Speech Therapist
We are thrilled to announce that Andrea Gamble MA CCC-SLP has joined Noble's Rehab Department as a full-time speech therapist. Gamble has worked for the past 18 years in skilled nursing, outpatient, and home care and will be serving community clients through Noble's outpatient rehabilitation center in addition to supporting Noble Horizons' in-patient and short-term rehabilitation residents.
Gamble earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Connecticut where her studies focused on the disorders affecting the adult population, specifically aphasia (loss of ability to understand or express speech), dysphagia (swallowing disorders), cognitive-linguistic function and dysarthria (slowed or slurred speech). She is certified in SPEAK OUT!© to address hypokinetic dysarthria related to Parkinson’s disease, the McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program, and VitalStim therapy to treat dysphagia.
Community members seeking support for Parkinson's symptoms or those related to Alzheimer's are especially encouraged to contact Andrea who is available Monday-Saturday by appointment at 860-435-9851.
Keith Moon is Back!
Please forgive the very early announcement, but we aren't able to contain our excitement over Keith Moon's return to Noble Horizons this spring. As he has for a full decade (!), Keith will offer a course about Russia, this year with the recently published The Story of Russia, by Orlando Figes. Those who are interested in previewing the book can learn more here. Registration for the course, which will begin in late March, will be offered soon, but in the meantime, please mark your calendars!
Don't Miss the Area's Best Photographers
You don't want to miss the Housatonic Camera Club's colorful exhibit and sale in the Learning Center Gallery. You'll be transported to foreign lands, charmed by remarkable wildlife, and find enchantment in the natural wonders expertly photographed by Tom Blagden, Lazlo Gyorosk (photo herein), Brian Wilcox, Heidi Hoeller, and other talented Housatonic Camera Club members. The gallery is open on weekends, 11 am-4 pm through February 26.
Why join Noble's free weekly balance and fall prevention class?
- Fitness improves senior health
- Exercise helps manage body weight
- Working out increases bone health & strength
- Staying active promotes heart & cardiovascular health
- Exercise builds positive mental health
- Building strength prevents falls
- Staying active promotes sleep
- Aerobic exercise reduces hypertension
- Exercise improves social wellness
- Working out keeps you focused and gives you more energy...and...
- It's FUN!
Please register here.