We hope you are staying safe and well during this disturbing Covid surge. Just two weeks ago we announced the return of in-person classes only to cancel on-campus programs two days later! As always, we are doing everything possible to keep Noble residents Covid-free, which includes full vaccination of Noble staff, daily consultations with DPH, weekly testing, and mandated masking for all employees.
That said, life at Noble continues to be busy. Weekly art and music programs are flourishing, residents are picking fresh vegetables and herbs from their gardens which they use to help prepare mouth-watering farm-to-table meals, including homemade tomato soup and pickles from their bumper crop of cucumbers! Fishing, a formal luncheon featuring fresh mussels and resident garden vegetables, weekly barbeques-with a western theme and country music this past week-golf cart rides, bird watching, and ice cream outings are just a few of the diversions animating the dog days of summer!
Last Chance to Register for Dr. Scott Small, Alzheimer's and Memory Expert
Don't miss Dr. Scott A. Small's presentation on August 17 at noon (via Zoom) about the latest advances in Alzheimer’s, the ongoing efforts to find a cure, updates on memory research, and his new book, Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering.
Dr. Small is the award-winning Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Columbia University, has run a National Institutes of Health–funded laboratory for nearly twenty years, published more than 140 studies on memory function and malfunction, co-founded a biotechnology company focused on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurologic disorders, and has been awarded seven patents for his neuroimaging and molecular work. Dr. Small has been featured in The New York Times, CBS, The New Yorker, and Time magazine among others and published his first book in July 2021. More information and registration.
Back to Back Anniversaries!
1971 and 1972 were seminal years in Salisbury, CT. In 1971, The Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) was founded and this summer is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Noble Horizons salutes every dedicated SVAS volunteer who has served our community so selflessly over the last 50 years. If you are in the tri-state region, please stop by the Salisbury Association's 50th-anniversary SVAS exhibit which is a moving tribute to the extraordinary stories and accomplishments of this exceptional organization.
In 1972, Salisbury witnessed the opening of a new senior living community known as Noble Horizons and we hope you will help us celebrate this major 50th-anniversary milestone! If you have pictures, memories, or stories to share, please contact Caroline Burchfield; you are a part of Noble history, and only with full participation from Noble friends, families, volunteers, residents, and staff can we fully realize the remarkable story of our first 50 years! You can expect news and updates on this seminal event in the months ahead.
A Valuable Resource: The Noble Blog
In addition to offering extensive information about life at Noble, the Noble Horizons website features a regularly updated blog covering a range of topics, including fall prevention, Medicare news, pain relief strategies, Noble news, as well as timely tips.
For example, August is National Immunization Awareness Month as well as National Eye Exam Month, and both are detailed in the Noble blog. You'll discover caregiving pointers, find updates on medical conditions such as arthritis, and enjoy entertaining stories about the people and life at Noble. Perhaps this is the month to get your eyes examined and your immunizations updated!
Noble's Free Wellness Classes-Back on Zoom
As the heat and Covid rates surge, exercising in the cool, safe comfort of your home is especially appealing! Join Noble Horizons' three FREE weekly wellness classes, each of which is on Zoom (in-person classes will resume once Covid rates subside) to stay fit and to visit with friends. Registration for our very popular balance class is here; Suzanne Mazzarelli's highly regarded Therapeutic Movement and Breath class continues virtually on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 am and Chair yoga meets on Fridays from 11 am-noon, also via Zoom. Please check the event tab on the website for updates on class schedules, in-person status, etc.