Spring is officially here and the evidence is everywhere! This past Thursday the cottagers celebrated the balmy temperatures with their first outdoor get together since last fall, relishing the opportunity to catch up after a very long winter. That same day, Cobble residents were outside strolling Noble's beautiful campus and Wagner, Riga and Whitridge residents each gathered for outdoor picnics and golf cart rides.
This spring's bouyant promise of renewal is especially welcome after such a very trying winter. At Noble, there is a palpable sense of anticipation, perhaps even of closure, as signs of a more familiar way of life begin to appear. While we continue to exercise extreme caution, we are grateful for the optimism and hope that accompany spring and the prospect of brighter days ahead...and like you, we are ready!!
And speaking of ready, who isn't ready to lead their best life? Using this healthy living guide from the Harvard School of Public Health, we hope you'll discover the tools to live your best life this spring.
Welcoming Our Newest Neighbors!
Please plan to join Sharon Audubon naturalist Bethany Sheffer on April 14 at 7 pm for an introduction to the astonishing migratory birds who travel hundreds of miles each year to spend the spring and summer with us.
Learn to begin identifying these dazzling feathered jewels as well why migratory birds undertake this often perilous journey, where they come from, and how birds like the Blackpoll warbler, who almost double their body weight to fly 2300 miles non-stop for 86 hours, manage this annual expedition to their spring breeding grounds. Sheffer will also explain how we can create sanctuaries for these global migrants by providing food, water, and shelter for them. Learn more/registration.
APRIL 1 AT 7:15 PM
James Mars, A Slave Born and Sold in Connecticut
Don't miss the unforgettable story of Canaan slave James Mars who was owned by Canaan's Congregational Minister and later sold to Norfolk’s Congregational Minister. James ultimately wrote a memoir, first published in the mid-1800s, that stands as one of the most important accounts of life for the enslaved in New England.
Salisbury School history teacher Rhonan Mokriski and his students will reveal James' story and the plans for James Mars Day on May 1...more/registration.
The 5 Cornerstones of Exercise: Personal Trainer Liliana Ames
When you choose Noble Horizons for your rehabilitation needs, expect not only exceptional 5-star care, but free life-time use of our fitness center and free training with personal trainer Liliana Ames (those on the cottage wait list enjoy this benefit as well). "Liliana makes you feel like you are the only person in the room," a grateful resident observed. Helping people has been Liliana's passion since she was a child growing up in the picturesque village of Maramonovka in Modava. “I always wanted to take care of people who needed help,” Liliana reflects and as a Certified Personal Trainer at Noble Horizons she fulfills this passion daily. Liliana’s journey to Noble Horizons is as more
Understanding Your Best Friend
If you are seeking tips on how to live in harmony with your pooch, please join Certified Dog Listener Phil Klein on April 13 at 7 pm to learn how to think like your dog and ‘speak’ the language of canines. Klein will explain the four key drivers of canine behavior, including the surprising cause of common issues like anxieties, toileting indoors, excessive barking, aggression, jumping, pulling, destructive chewing, etc. Learn the simple, dog-friendly changes that will help you interact with your dog to improve behavior in a kind, lasting way. Learn more/registration.
Stay Strong and Healthy with Noble’s Free Weekly Programs…
Exercising is always more fun with a friend; ask one to join you!
Noble Horizons weekly balance class, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am
Therapeutic Movement Classes, Suzanne Mazzarelli, Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am
Chair Yoga, Eleanor Miller of Yoga at Space, Fridays, 11 am-noon