National Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Week
We hope you are enjoying the summer and staying safe and well. It is gratifying to report that Connecticut COVID cases continue to decline; in fact, on July 1, Governor Lamont announced that Connecticut's positive test rate is the third lowest in the nation. You will be pleased to know that Noble Horizons remains COVID free.
Highlights from the last week in June include a visit from Theo, an irresistibly charming llama who ambled throughout campus on a beautiful summer afternoon enchanting everyone he encountered. The farm-to-table program was launched by avid Noble gardeners who tilled the soil, planted seeds and seedlings and are now tending the gardens to ensure bountiful harvests through the growing season. We are especially grateful to the Noble Horizons Auxiliary whose generous donation of raised gardening beds ensures full participation by all Noble gardeners!
Noble Horizons will be celebrating July 4 with lots of red, white and blue and we wish you a joyous celebration of our nation's 244 birthday!
Hotchkiss School's Carita Gardiner Teaches a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel
Join Hotchkiss School instructor Carita Gardiner for a "virtual book club" in which participants will read the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling novel, Less, by Andrew Sean Greer. While telling the satirical story of a struggling novelist traveling the world, it offers a rumination on time and the human heart. Her series begins on July 7, from 10:30-11:30 am.
Gardiner is a former Chair of the Hotchkiss School English Department and holds a B.A., from Amherst College, an M.Ed. from Harvard University, and an M.A. from Middlebury College. Registration and Zoom link.
Examining Life as a Stoic in the Time of COVID with Dr. Mary O'Neill
On Thursday, July 9 from 10:30-11:30 am, Dr. Mary O'Neill will begin a four-week series exploring the pillars of Stoicism and how they provide the tools to examine central questions of life. Readings from Ward Farnsworth's The Practicing Stoic will be provided to promote a greater understanding of life’s arc during these challenging times.
Mary B. O’Neill, Ph.D. was an award-winning lecturer in philosophy at Western CT State University before becoming the Career Experience Coordinator at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. She is a senior contributing writer at Main Street Magazine. Registration and Zoom link.
Don't Miss Four-Time Pulitzer Peace Prize Nominee David Ives
On July 10 at 11 am, Noble Horizons will host four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Emmy Award-winner, and former long-time Executive Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute of Quinnipiac University, David Ives.
Ives is a global humanitarian who has worked with President Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama, served as the senior advisor to the Permanent Secretariat of the Summits of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and won an Emmy Award as the Executive Producer of the 2005 Emmy-winning documentary Albert Schweitzer: My Life is My Argument. Registration and Zoom link.
The Nature of America, Hamish Lutris, Mondays, through July 13, 11 am
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! Fridays, 10:00-10:30 am
David Ives, Four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Emmy Award Winner, July 10; 11 am-Noon
Mary O'Neil, Ph.D., Examining Life as a Stoic in the Time of COVID, July 9, 16, 23, 30 10:30-11:30 am