Newsletter June 19

Hotchkiss School Teacher Returns; Hamish Lutris; Noble Nurse Honored, Be Our Guest

Celebrating our outstanding CNAs on National CNA Day!

Though the solstice is still a few days away, summer is in full swing with fishing, bocce, croquet, BBQs, gardening, and weekly trips to Fudgy's ice cream! Flag Day was recognized with a patriotic live music concert, Father's Day will be marked with a special luncheon, and summer's arrival will be greeted with an ice cream party!

The campus continues to open; this past week, the Salisbury Rotary Club resumed their weekly meetings, and Rosie and Tilly, two of our favorite four-legged visitors, elicited squeals of delight when they returned to visit.  We also celebrated Certified Nursing Assistant Day with a tribute to our exceptional team of CNAs.

To ensure the safety of Noble residents, we continue to ask that guests please be screened at the Wagner entrance, and through June, that community guests entering buildings be fully vaccinated.  Thank you for understanding; we look forward to seeing you!

dog therapy

Be our Guest!


Noble Horizons Administrator Bill Pond, Director of Nursing Molly Tanner, Wellness Director Lynn Famiglietti, Noble's personal trainer Leila Ames,  Admission Director Linda Castaldi, and many others look forward to welcoming you back to Noble on July 11 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

You can tour Noble cottages, visit our hotel-style accommodations in the Cobble, or see our private skilled nursing rooms. You'll also become acquainted with Noble's many amenities, including our library, cafe, clubhouse, courtyard gardens, you can enjoy delicious appetizers, and much more.  Of course, we hope you will fully experience Noble's hospitality by joining us for Michael Brown's 7 pm pondside outdoor concert; if you wish to pack a picnic, you can reserve a table.

Please register for the Open House here-we can't wait to welcome you back!

Henry IV with The Hotchkiss School's Jim Fornshell

Henry IV

The Hotchkiss School's veteran Shakespeare teacher, Jim Fornshell returns this summer on July 6, 2-3 pm to lead an engrossing and entertaining course on Shakespeare's popular Henry IV.  Considered one of the bard's most engaging plays about the burden of power, old age, and atonement for the past, Henry IV is filled with humor, intrigue, action and of course, the iconic Falstaff.

Fornshell has taught Shakespeare at Hotchkiss for over 25-years and was co-chair of the English Department. He holds a B.A. in English from Hamilton College, an M.Ed. from Harvard University, and an M.Litt. in Shakespeare studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.  The 5-week series runs weekly on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm through August 3; please register here.

Noble Horizons Nurse Autumn Cockcroft Honored

Autumn Cockcroft

On Wednesday, Optum, a global healthcare product, and service provider for over 125 million consumers and nine out of ten hospitals, awarded Noble's Assistant Director Nursing, Autumn Cockcroft, their Clinical Excellence Award.

Autumn's citation including the following, "Autumn is an everyday ambassador of professionalism and outstanding patient care.  She conducts herself with integrity and leadership...and carries out her duties with poise and dedication...she has a calm demeanor with a sincere servant’s heart...and stands out as a nurse in a league of her own, ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it." We are honored to work alongside  Autumn.

Enjoy the "Extraordinary Artistry" of Audrey Silver on July 9!


We are thrilled to announce a fourth summer concert on July 9 with jazz recording artist Audrey Silver who will be accompanied by a trombonist and pianist. Silver's voice "is exquisite" according to HotHouse Jazz, while All About Jazz wrote, "Her voice is an open invitation that immediately transports you to somewhere else."  Her performance will begin at 7 pm, although you are warmly invited to pack a picnic to enjoy at 6:30 pm, either on your own blanket or chair or by reserving a table here.

Don't forget that soulful singer and keyboard virtuoso Michael Brown will perform on July 11 at 7 pm.  He will be followed on July 23 at 7 pm by the indomitable Wanda Houston and the HBH band and you can welcome August with The Lucky 3, swing jazz band on the 8th at 7 pm.

The grounds open at 6:30 pm before each concert; if you wish to reserve a table please do so using the links above.  We look forward to sharing a summer of music with you!

Hamish Lutris


Hamish Lutris is one of Noble Horizons' most popular speakers, known for his captivating history classes and his encyclopedic knowledge on an impossibly wide range of topics. One topic he has not covered, however, is Hamish Lutris! Graciously, Hamish agreed to be the topic of this week's blog which is a great read while we await the debut of his new course at Noble Horizons this summer.


Stay Healthy with Noble’s Free Weekly Programs

Noble Horizons weekly balance class, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am

Therapeutic Movement Classes, with Crystal Sheehan, of Suzanne Mazzarelli's Community Wellness, Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am

Chair Yoga, Eleanor Miller of Yoga at Space, Fridays, 11 am-noon 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top