Family Visits, Memorial Day, Exclusive Hotchkiss and Olana Programs...

We are pleased to report that Noble residents remain COVID free; we hope that you and yours are healthy and safe as well. We are relieved that it is finally beginning to feel like spring in Connecticut's northwest corner, allowing for outdoor activities and even fishing in the Noble pond next week.

May 17-23 is National EMS (Emergency Medical Services) week and Monday is Memorial Day, one of the most revered dates on our national calendar. Acknowledging the absence of Memorial Day parades at which we traditionally honor EMS professionals and veterans, Noble Horizons has spotlighted many of these remarkable men and women on our blog and Facebook page; we hope you enjoy their uplifting stories.

We offer our deepest gratitude for their esteemed service and inspiring commitment to making our world, our nation, and our communities safer. Noble Horizons will be observing Memorial Day with two outdoor ceremonies, a traditional barbecue and a gift to each resident of a red, white and blue flower bouquet. 

Family Visits

Just as Connecticut's Governor Lamont introduced the first phase of reopening the state on May 20, Noble Horizons took initial steps as well. We began our family visitation program this week with guidance from the Department of Public Health and it has gone very well. The specially constructed visitation area allows residents and family members to see each other and converse in a very safe way. There is no physical contact, but families have enjoyed the comfort of seeing and talking with their loved ones. We look forward to expanding visitation opportunities in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

Noble Horizons Partners with Frederic Church's Olana

Please join Noble Horizons on May 27, from 5:30-6:30 pm for an exclusive collaboration with Olana, the historic home of Frederic Church, the most celebrated American landscape painter of his time. In conjunction with the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, you are invited to enjoy a virtual tour of their exhibition, After Icebergs.

Cooper Hewitt curator Caitlin Condell will reveal the riveting details of Church’s perilous North Atlantic journey to paint the surreal polar icebergs as well as the expedition's aftermath.

This is a private program for which you may access a Zoom code here.

Expect Laughs with A Veteran Hotchkiss School Teacher

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” ...

At 2 pm on May 26, join The Hotchkiss School's veteran Shakespeare teacher, Jim Fornshell, for a lively romp through A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of the bard's most famous and lighthearted plays. Fornshell has been teaching Shakespeare at Hotchkiss for over 25-years. He earned a B.A. in English from Hamilton College, an M.Ed. from Harvard University and a M. Litt. in Shakespeare Studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Please click to receive the Zoom code for this free weekly series.

Don't forget to join Studio Lakeville Leslie Eckstein's very popular Senior Workout class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-1:30 pm and our weekly balance class on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 am. Zoom codes for both free classes are in the links above. Please check the website frequently for new programs.

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Happy New Year! Like you, we were thrilled to see 2020 end and it was with extra exuberance that we welcomed 2021 with a New Year's Eve parade!  Accompanied by mimosas, residents cheered as staff members scattered bubbles and commemorated the opportunity for new beginnings.  We trust that you, too, were able to usher in hope and the possibility for better times ahead.

We're vaccinated!  The holiday season brought an extra-special gift to Noble Horizons residents and staff who on December 23 received their first of two COVID vaccinations!  Well over 100 vaccines were administered and nary a side effect was reported other than a few slightly sore arms.

The region's recent snowfall has created a magical panorama across Noble's campus. Views in every direction glisten in white and the Berkshire foothills are breathtaking.

Hope and relief abound at Noble in anticipation of Wednesday's administration of the COVID vaccine.  To learn more, please tune in to Bill Pond's Friday interview on the local NPR station.

The holiday season is in full swing and we hope that you are finding ways to enjoy your favorite traditions despite the unusual circumstances.  Festive activities spreading holiday cheer throughout Noble Horizons include tree-trimming, shopping (online!), gift wrapping, decorating and lots of music.

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