Don't miss Earthbound Buddha, artist/sculptor Karl Saliter's exhibit and sale of new works opening at Noble Horizons on October 18, 5-7 pm. Saliter describes the collection as "a loving body of work trafficking in everyday aspects of the spiritual search. It is reverent. It is irreverent. It offers an unusual series of multi-media works in recycled materials. People who come to this show will get to be part of a delightful lighthearted turn on "wisdom," and short circuit their own spiritual search with laughter."
On October 18 at noon, Noble Horizons welcomes cardiologist Dr. Donald Soucier from The Heart Center at Sharon Hospital who will discuss topics surrounding women’s cardiac health. Of particular note will be his focus on the high rates of congestive heart failure in women who now account for 50% of all hospital admissions for heart failure. Dr. Soucier will review the causes, symptoms and treatments of heart failure as well as other issues related to women's cardiac health. Guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary light lunch buffet at 11:45 am.
On October 26 at 11 am, join teacher and writer Charlie Bell will share riveting stories from his 19-month, 10,000 mile solo run around the perimeter of the continental United States. After earning an engineering degree at Princeton University where he also served as Class Poet, Bell began a career selling IBM computers. Three years later, he traded in his briefcase and wingtips for a backpack and running shoes, choosing to explore the United States by foot.
On October 30, at 11:30 am, representatives from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA) will explain the many changes to Medicare in 2020. WCAAA is funded by federal state and local sources and does not sell insurance products; their information is transparent and unbiased. This program is sponsored by the Northwest Connecticut Triad and is designed to help beneficiaries understand the coverage options available to them in the coming year. Helping clients understand their coverage options will ensure they make informed decisions during Fall Open Enrollment. The program will begin with a complimentary lunch, followed by a Medicare information session with several WCAAA professionals.
On November 8, 8:30 am to 4 pm, Noble Horizons will host counselors from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA) who will offer private Medicare Part D enrollments sessions. During the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period (October 15-December 7, 2019) the Center for Medicaid and Medicare recommends that recipients review their plans. Not only can plans change dramatically from year to year, but individual needs often change as well. The WCAAA experts can help enroll you in the plan that is best for you. General Medicare information is also available. Please call 860-435-9851, ext. 190 for an appointment.
Exercise in Disguise!
Fridays from 10:30- 11:00
Have fun while burning calories, improving your flexibility, coordination and more with Chair Zumba at Noble Horizons. The class runs weekly on Fridays from 10:30- 11:00 am beginning Friday, June 7.
Get Balanced with Mark Liebergall's Tai Chi
Wednesdays from 10:30- 11:30
Tai Chi instructor Mark Liebergall will teach a weekly Tai Chi series at Noble Horizons. The ancient Chinese martial arts practices of tai chi and qi gong (pronounced CHEE-gung) combine slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises that can help your circulation, balance, and alignment. They can also help restore your energy, called chi or qi (pronounced "chee").
Noble Horizons Free Balance and Fall Prevention Series
Thursdays from 10:30-11:30
Noble Horizons' free fall prevention and balance series resumes on Thursday, September 26 and will run weekly from 10:30-11:30 am through November 7. The series, taught by Noble Horizons physical therapists Kaitlyn Duerr, PT/DPT and Kim Tormay, MOT, OTR/L, CDP are held in the Community Room and may be joined at any time, although registration (below) is necessary. The classes will help improve balance, increase agility and develop muscle tone.