Holiday Parade, John Harney, Jr, Noble Takes the Lead

As 2022 hurtles toward its finale, Noble residents have been trimming trees, playing dreidel, caroling, decorating cookies, and enjoying other festive activities to mark the season. The highlight has been the spectacular holiday lights parade (this video is sure to make you smile!) that local fire department volunteers brought to Noble, dazzling every member of the Noble community! Holiday celebrations will culminate this week when residents, their families, and staff gather for our annual Holiday Cheer party which is followed by our tradition of gift-giving to every Noble resident, made possible by the Noble Horizons Auxiliary.

If you haven't had a chance to make a 50th-anniversary gift, won't you please consider one today?  Noble's first 50 years are an inspiring testament to our community's strong commitment to supporting seniors who have given so much throughout their lives; your donation ensures that they can count on safe, secure, and innovative senior living and healthcare in their own hometown. Noble is here for you because you have been there for us, and we sincerely thank you!

Please accept our warmest wishes for 2023. We look forward to welcoming you to campus in the year ahead and hope the new year brings you health, happiness, and peace.


Noble Joins the Effort to Reduce Food Waste

Recognizing the growing burden of food waste, Noble is proud to join the community's pilot Food Waste Collection Program (FWCP), launched by the Head of the Salisbury Transfer Station Advisory Committee, Barbara Bettigole, and Brian Bartram, the Salisbury/Sharon Transfer Station Manager and Trustee of NRRA, the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, the nation's oldest and largest cooperative-model recycling nonprofit.

Food scraps, one of the largest and costliest components of CT's trash, are being shipped at great expense to out-of-state landfills where they produce methane gas, the second most prevalent greenhouse gas.  The FWCP will reduce waste management costs, and divert food waste to composted to build healthier soil, prevent soil erosion, conserve water, and improve plant growth.

Pictured here is Noble cottager Joann Taber who introduced the program at a recent meeting of cottage residents and explained how easily she has integrated it into her life. Noble Administrator, Bill Pond explained how Noble will offer the service to cottages, stressing the importance of Noble's support of this community initiative. More information is available here (scroll to On their Own) and here.


Enjoy the Captivating Photos of John Harney

Few people know the trails, waterways, woods, and fields of the Northwest corner better than John Harney, Jr. who not only grew up in Salisbury but returned to raise his family in his hometown.  As a realtor, his knowledge of the area is especially deep and thanks to his keen eye and passion for the outdoors, his photographs of this bucolic region have amassed over 2200 followers on Instagram!

John has created an exhibit of his photographs and Noble is thrilled to host it!  Bring your holiday guests and marvel at the bewitching treasures of CT's northwest corner.  You'll discover colorful flora, enchanting fauna, majestic views, the four seasons, and other natural wonders of this region.  John's photographs may be viewed from December 24 through January 15, 11 am-5:00 pm.


Be the Reason for Someone's Heartbeat!  

You can give hope and a future to those in need.  Your blood donation on January 10 can save up to 3 lives so please make an appointmenttoday. Appointments are available between 1 and 5:45 pm and you can look forward to bringing home a bag of freshly baked cookies, a $5.00 Country Store coupon, and a donor t-shirt that reads: Good Things Happen When You Give!

Blood is life, pass it on!



Why Practice Diversity & Inclusion?
Why are diversity and inclusion initiatives sweeping the nation? The Hotchkiss School's Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Lisanne Norman will explain on January 21 at 11 am.  Dr. Norman is a graduate of Hotchkiss, Brown University, and Harvard University where she earned her Ph.D.   For over twenty years she has worked in corporate America, academia, and the tech industry with roles at Dell, Visa, and currently, Gusto Inc.   You may register and find more information here.



Free Lunch and Learn: Navigating a Successful Retirement 

Using research conducted with Age Wave, Cailyn Paradise of Edward Jones will discuss on January 20 at noon the four stages of retirement: Anticipation (0-10 years before), Liberation/Disorientation (0-2 years after retirement), Reinvention (3-14 years after retirement) and Reflection/Resolution (15+ years after retirement).  You will also learn the five habits successful retirees adopt to prepare for and navigate retirement; join us for a free lunch preceding the program at 11:30 am.  Registration is necessary.

Be Good to Yourself!

Don't forget to take care of yourself during this busy season. Fortify your body and spirit at our free weekly balance and fall prevention class on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 am in the Community Room. You'll strengthen every part of your body and feel revitalized!  Please register here.


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