National Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Week and More!

National Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Week

Noble Horizons is proud to celebrate National Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) week, the theme for which is Kindness in Action. Every day, 24-hours a day, Noble's 55 CNAs give care with affection and compassion, dedication and commitment.  To honor their extraordinary contributions to life at Noble, we have been featuring their inspiring stories on our blog and we hope you will take a moment to meet these remarkable caregivers.   You will be touched by their generous spirits and deep love for those in their care.


Pre-COVID

Noble Horizons is proud to remain COVID free and is grateful for the exceptional teamwork that has made this possible. CT's phase two of reopening is now underway and on June 18, Governor Ned Lamont noted that "today's test results represent the lowest percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Connecticut since the pandemic began...our state has been identified as one of only a handful in the nation to be trending better." We are encouraged by the improving trends and the opportunities to move about a bit more freely.

To that end, activities of all kinds are proliferating throughout Noble. Barbeque season is in full swing with grilling parties popping up around the campus. The Country Store continues to be open for a few hours several days a week where gifts for family remain the number one purchase.  Bocce, golf cart rides, and strolls amidst the spectacular spring flora have been popular, and next week, a llama visit and raised bed gardening will be among the highlights.

We would like to wish a HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all Noble dads!  Thank you for your love, encouragement, wisdom, and support.


The Nature of America

Hamish Lutris' 4-week series on the Nature of America begins on Monday, June 22 at 11 am. The popular speaker will examine our unique form of government through the concepts of freedom, equality, the American Dream, and American ideals.

The classes meet weekly at 11 am on Mondays through July 13; topics include American liberty and how it has transformed since 1776; America's complex history of immigration; the nation's ongoing cycle of recessions and depressions; and the position of women throughout western history.  Please register for the Zoom link.


Yoga for EVERYONE!

Have you wanted to try yoga, but fear it is not for someone of your height, weight, age, gender, level of fitness, degree of flexibility, etc.?

You can enjoy a whole new yoga experience beginning Friday, June 26 at 10 am with Dr. Anita Haravon who uses her advanced yoga certifications and extensive healthcare background to teach chair yoga to folks of all sizes, limitations, and body types. She teaches at the Center for Spine Care and Mobility in Manhattan and is a certified EMT and volunteer with the Red Cross. This program is co-sponsored with the Hotchkiss Library in Sharon, CT. Please register for the Zoom link.


Don't forget!

Studio Lakeville Senior Workout class Mondays and Wednesdays 1 pm

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

Yoga for Everyone!  Fridays, beginning June 26, 10:00 am

The Nature of America, Hamish Lutris, Mondays, June 22-July 13, 11 am

Donald Ives, Author and four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, July 10, 11 am

Hotchkiss School teacher Carita Gardiner hosts a book club beginning July 7, 10:30-11:30 am and Mary O'Neil, Ph.D. will teach a class on the Stoics.  Both will be added to our website this week.


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As signs of fall emerge, we are happy to report that Noble Horizons remains 100% Covid-free.  Every team member has twice tested negative for the virus and all living at Noble continue to be healthy.  Like you, we had hoped that Covid challenges would not persist as they have but we are humbled by the sacrifices, commitment and hard work of so many who have kept Noble Horizons safe, vibrant and flourishing.

Salisbury temperatures will be dipping to 35 this weekend, a stark reminder that fall arrives on Tuesday. Fortunately, the days remain warm enough to enjoy weekly barbeques, outdoor family visits, golf cart rides, fishing, courtyard activities and bounteous harvests from the Noble gardens.  In fact, most of our barbeques feature vegetables and herbs picked just moments before they are served.

Throughout the pandemic during which Noble Horizons has remained COVID-free, we have been committed to ensuring families remain close and in touch.  One of the most meaningful initiatives we have undertaken is the design and construction by Noble team members of a visitation center which provides a cherished opportunity for families to spend time together.

Summer is in full swing and Noble is buzzing!nWe are enjoying lunch outside, revivifying walks amidst the spectacular flowers blooming across campus, worship services in our sheltered courtyards, birdwatching around the ponds, barbecues, family visits and much more.

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