Despite summer's soggy weather, we hope you have enjoyed a few bursts of sunshine! Outside activities have certainly been challenging, as we discovered when Sunday's Michael Brown outdoor concert became an indoor concert. Scores of guests were regaled by Michael's spirited performance and the opportunity to play percussion on a boisterous rendition of When the Saints Go Marching In. Don't miss the bewitching performance of Amazing Grace by Michael's special guest, R. Patryce Bryant.
Sunday's sheets of rain didn't deter the many intrepid guests who attended Noble's first-ever Open House. Armed with umbrellas, they explored the Noble campus in small groups with Administrator Bill Pond, Director of Nursing Molly Tanner, and other team members eager to share the exciting possibilities of Noble living. As one guest wrote, "We were impressed with the beauty even in the rain...We ran into my son's third-grade teacher, and she told us how pleased she is with her move there. It looks like the perfect place for our next move."
You may request your own tour by email or calling 860-435-9851, ext. 190.
Wanda Houston this Friday!
"If anyone can be called a music diva here in the Berkshires, it is Wanda Houston, the powerful singer known for her breadth and variety of her repertoire," reports The Berkshire Edge. Rain or shine, don't miss her concert this Friday, July 23 at 7 pm. Grounds open for picnics at 6:30 pm; you can reserve a table or bring your own blanket or chair.
Expect foot-stomping fun on August 8 at 7 pm with the verve and energy of the Berkshire-based Lucky 3 band's irresistible '20s, '30s, and '40 swing music.
Should weather interfere, the bright and spacious Riga dining room, offering expansive views of the Berkshires, the fountain, and Noble ponds, will be the concert site. Per the Department of Health, guests in the dining room must be vaccinated and screened.
Beat the Rainy Day Blues
Have you read any great books this summer? Discover best-selling author Yaa Gyasi's widely acclaimed new book Transcendent Kingdom with veteran Hotchkiss School teacher Carita Gardiner beginning July 28 at 7 pm. You may register here.
Described as “a book of blazing brilliance” by The Washington Post, “poignant and funny” by The New Yorker," profoundly moving" by The Boston Globe, and "laser-like and powerful by The Wall Street Journal, Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.
Carita holds degrees from Amherst College, Harvard University, and Middlebury College.
Noble Horizons has earned Medicare's highest rating for 7-consecutive quarters and remained Covid-free because of its team's expertise and unequivocal commitment to providing exceptional care. Continually upgrading their skills is essential of course, and with assistance from two employee scholarship funds, ongoing education is not only encouraged but is paid for.
Dozens of Noble team members have realized dreams of becoming a CNA, a Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse or attained other career goals thanks to the Elliott Scholarship Fund and the Employee Scholarship Fund, each created and supported by generous donations. Applications are reviewed and grants are awarded bi-annually by a committee of staff members, residents, and volunteers.
The Scholarship Committee announced on Friday that all summer grant requests were honored. One LPN is earning her RN degree, another is working toward an administrative degree while a member of the Recreation Department is pursuing advanced certifications. Several other requests were also funded and reinforce Noble's deep commitment to its staff and to ensuring that every Noble resident can count on state-of-the-art care.
We are especially grateful to the Elliott family and to the many who contribute to the Employee Scholarship Fund-including LaBonne's Market Cash for Charities program. If you shop at LaBonne's Market, please consider sending or dropping off your LaBonne’s receipts which have generated over $6500 for the Employee Scholarship Fund.