More Good News for Noble, Hotchkiss' Dr. Fisher Offers Class on Civil Disobedience

Dear Friend,

Summer is in full swing and Noble is buzzing!  We are enjoying lunch outside, revivifying walks amidst the spectacular flowers blooming across campus, worship services in our sheltered courtyards, birdwatching around the ponds, barbeques, family visits and much more.  Spirits are particularly high following the Department of Public Health's (DPH) July 16 survey of Noblewhich was 'exceptional'...AND we are thrilled to report that not a single staff member has tested positive during the state's mandated employee COVID testing.  As of this writing, Noble is completely COVID-free!

Community members are once again taking advantage of Noble's 5-star short-term rehabilitation services and given DPH's stellar assessment of our protocols, it is especialy gratifying to welcome them back.  Before moving to Noble, each rehab guest must submit two negative COVID test results.  Should you wish to learn more, you may listen to Administrator Bill Pond's recent conversation with NPR affiliate WHDD's Marshall Miles.

Civil Disobedience: Is It Ever Okay to Break the Law?

On August 4 at 11 am, Hotchkiss School instructor Dr. Thomas Fisher will debut a six-session Zoom series on civil disobedience.

Fisher, who holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University, a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, and a B.A. in philosophy and sociology from St. John’s University, explains, “This is a course about breaking the law. The law is not always on the side of justice and when it is not, do we obey the law, or do we do something else? What sorts of disobedience may we engage in, and why? And if we do disobey the law, what do we owe those who obey it?” More information and registration.

Take It Easy!

If you are thinking about how you might find additional time to relax, feel pampered and enjoy life a little more, consider the Cobble with its hotel style accommodations and countless amenities and services.

Whether it's three chef prepared meals daily, housekeeping, one-on-one fitness training, 24/7 nursing access, free transportation or exquisite views of the Berkshire mountains, you can count on the peace of mind that comes with the comfort and security of life in a COVID-free, 5-star community.  You may contact Linda Castaldi to learn more.

Happiness is GOOD FOOD-Especially During COVID

A rewarding dining experience is as integral to a good life as the fresh, nutritious ingredients that make up each savory meal at Noble Horizons. Because Noble's dining room has been closed to meet COVID-19 safety protocols, Dietary Director Bridgett Sherman and her dedicated team have been working especially diligently to ensure  delightful dining opportunities for all.

They offer room service for all three daily meals, served on trays decorated with a fresh flower, courtesy of the Auxiliary. Department members wear masks and gloves throughout the day and don full PPE to clean dishes after the meals. Noble’s building layout allows the kitchen and dietary staff to minimize any chance of infection.

Daily delivery to cottage residents has increased the number of meals served, but it is with joy that the team meets the need. "It’s very rewarding to make them happy. It also feels good to get compliments on the food or the menu choices.”  Read more and see pictures.

Don't forget Our Free Zoom Programs!

Studio Lakeville Senior Workout class Mondays, 1 pm

Noble Horizons weekly balance class, Wednesdays, 10:30 am.

Hamish Lutris, The Roots of the Constitution, Begins September 2, 11 am

Upcoming programs (soon be posted on our website)

Sharon Hospital cardiologist Dr. O'Dea

Appraising antiques with Montage Antiques

Yoga Classes

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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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