Noble Recognized by CT Senate Sub-Committee and Donates 1000 N-95 Masks
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.
COVID has disrupted many holiday traditions but we have preserved one of our enduring favorites which we are thrilled to share with you: Noble's famous Apricot Cheese Roll!
Noble's Famous Apricot Cheese Roll
1 cup chopped, dried apricots
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
¾ cup of orange marmalade
Mix these ingredients well and roll on a log with plastic wrap. Chill until firm.
Unwrap and roll the log in 1 cup of chopped and toasted walnuts or pecans.
As 2020 winds to a close, we wish you health, happiness and a new year full of hope and joy. If you'd like to recognize the Noble team members whose dedication has kept every resident at Noble COVID-free throughout the pandemic, please consider a holiday donation to enrich life for all who live and work at Noble Horizons.
Noble Horizons Selected to Present to CT Senate Sub-committee
Linda Orlowski, Director of Social Services, and Lana Knutson, Director of Recreation accepted an invitation to present to the State Senate's Sub-Committee on Socialization, Visitation and Caregiver Engagement which wanted to learn more about Noble's innovative development of COVID-safe visiting centers.
"Family visits are essential; we were determined to create safe and fulfilling ways to bring families together," said Pond. "Linda and Lana, on the front lines daily with those who’ve entrusted us with their loved ones’ care, rose to the occasion with innovative ideas that met our strict safety protocols."
Noble's outdoor visitation center was previously recognized by the State of Connecticut's Department of Aging and Disability Services. You may read more in Representative Maria Horn's State Capital Update.
As the number of COVID-19 cases rises, so too does the need for PPE. To recognize and support the dedicated heroes at Sharon Hospital, Noble Horizons donated 1000 N-95 masks to the hospital on Friday morning. "Noble is happy to contribute 1000 N-95 masks to Sharon Hospital out of respect for what your organization faces on a daily basis in the fight against the Coronavirus," explained Noble Administrator Bill Pond. "Truly, our community is grateful for the brave work of all the heroes associated with Sharon Hospital and Nuvance Health."
As plans were made to deliver the masks, Sharon Hospital expressed its gratitude, "A sincere THANK YOU for your generous donation of 1000 N-95 masks to Sharon Hospital. We are most appreciative of your support for our clinicians as they tirelessly work to care for our Covid patients. These will make a difference to us in that obtaining these products is very challenging at this time."
"Norma Anticipates My Needs."
Several years ago, a cottager's bequest established the Noble Horizons Wellness Program, the goal for which is to help cottagers live independently as long as possible. A centerpiece of this generous bequest is free transportation services which Norma Baker provides with such dedication that a cottager recently remarked, "Norma is always there for me. She truly cares."
It was Norma who organized the festive holiday parade of lights about which you read last week! The holiday spirit is ever-present in this truly remarkable mother of three, cherished throughout the community for her big heart and generous spirit. Treat yourself to Norma's uplifting and inspiring story here.
Add These Free Programs to Your Calendar!
Please register for Zoom links and find a friend or family member to join you!
Noble Horizons weekly balance class, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am
Chair Yoga, Eleanor Miller of Yoga at Space, Fridays, 11 am-noon
Movement Classes with Suzanne Mazzarelli, Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am
Torts R Us: A Hilarious New Book to Ring in the New Year, by Tom Morrison with Bill Littauer January 7 at 7 pm