July Newsletter Update

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National Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Week

While this is certainly a summer like no other, we hope you are finding ways to enjoy it. We are grateful to report that Noble Horizons remains COVID-free and we trust that you and yours are healthy and safe as well.

Life at Noble continues to be busy. Not only has a daily schedule of Zoom classes kept people engaged but activities like croquet, gardening, fishing, trail walks, exercise sessions, Country Store, shopping and more are providing delightful ways to pass the lazy days of summer. Families are taking advantage of our carefully constructed family visit center which ensures time together under the safest possible conditions. Cottagers are gathering in a socially distanced manner in their new gazebo and evenings offer entertainment thanks to the bewitching and dazzling new lighting on the Noble fountain pictured below.


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We bring to your attention a letter on the Noble Horizons website from Patrick Gilland, the President and CEO of Noble's parent company, CHI.  Should you be interested in studying the issue more closely, The Hotchkiss School has made us aware of a Zoom program on July 20 at 7 pm with the award-winning author of several best-sellers, including How to Be an Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi.

Another outstanding online resource is Anne Makepeace's powerful new film Neighbors Helping Neighbors (please click and scroll to view it) which recognizes the dedicated volunteer first responders throughout our community.  Noble Horizons proudly featured first responder profiles during May's National EMS Week, several of whom are included in the film which premiered this week to a drive-in crowd at the Sharon Playhouse. It is an inspiring tribute to remarkable people selflessly serving their communities 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.


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Meet Your Local Farmers

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For many years, Noble Horizons has drawn inspiration from the local farm to table movement.  In the early years, we hosted free community cooking classes with farm-to-table chefs and offered local farm produce for sale.  We also established our own gardens in which residents and staff grow herbs and vegetables which they harvest for use in meals they prepare together.

Every Friday, we will introduce you to local farms and farmers and community members who grow fresh, delicious food to nourish our bodies and our communities.  Click here to enjoy a brief video tour and story about Husky Meadows Farm. We hope you enjoy meeting them and will support local farms and farmers' markets by selecting products from their bounty for your table.


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Don't forget!

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

Studio Lakeville Senior Workout class, Wednesdays 1-1:30 pm

Yoga for Everyone!  Friday, 10:00-10:30 am

Mary O'Neil, Ph.D., Life as a Stoic During COVID, July 23, 30 10:30-11:30 am

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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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