Tips from the 2020 Int'l Alz. Assoc. Conference, A Drone Visit

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.

For the third consecutive quarter, Noble Horizons has been awarded 5-stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, a distinction about which Administrator Bill Pond spoke during his WZBG radio interview last week.  He was also asked to elaborate on the initiatives Noble Horizons has implemented to remain 100% COVID-free.  As always, Bill credits the Noble team, citing its dedication, diligence, compassion and fastidious care.

We want to remind you that Noble's out-patient rehabilitation team is ready to welcome you for physical, occupational or speech therapy support; you may click here to request an appointment.

Please stay in touch through our blog, Facebook and Instagram pages.  They are updated regularly and offer a wonderful glimpse of life at Noble Horizons.  Please take very good care.

Seeing Noble from a New Perspective

For many years, well-known Sharon, CT photographer Brian Wilcox has exhibited (and sold!) his work at Noble Horizons but this summer he focused his newest camera-a drone!-on Noble Horizons.  Brian spent several hours flying his drone over the campus, capturing its interior courtyards, ponds, spacious grounds and of course, the people who live at work at Noble.  Please click here to enjoy an aerial ride over Noble!

Infectious Cheer

Recreation team member Danielle Bailey's smile alone can brighten your day and because she is doing what she loves, Danielle smiles a lot! "The most rewarding experience here is getting to know everyone on a personal level and having them feel safe within our care. I feel as though they are family to me and they feel the same. If I can do anything to make them happy in this stage of their life I will — they deserve it!”

"Danielle is a marvel," gushes Robert Levenstein, Managing Director of the Sharon Playhouse, to which a colleague added, "Always a smile; Danielle is a pleasure to be around." Roberta Willis, who enjoyed seeing Danielle while visiting her mom at Noble succinctly proclaimed, "We love you, Danielle!"  Read more about Danielle's contagious joy and singular impact at Noble Horizons.

Noble's Abundant Harvest

Months of care have produced a tantalizing collection of brilliant orange tomatoes, sweet green beans, aromatic basil, crispy lettuce and cool, crunchy cucumbers harvested from Noble's gardens.  Residents are enjoying freshly picked salads, succulent grilled vegetables, flavorful sautees and tasty finger food appetizers at their barbeques and picnics. Thanks to the Auxiliary's generous purchase of raised gardens beds and Danielle Bailey's Department of Health certification, residents are relishing the delectable and mouth-watering-benefits of Noble's farm-to-table program.

Tips from the 2020 International Alzheimer's Conference: 9/25, 11 am

According to Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Association chief science officer, "The new findings reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2020 make an even stronger case for the potential of behavioral interventions throughout life to reduce risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias." AAIC, the largest and most influential international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science, annually convenes the world’s leading basic science and clinical researchers, next-generation investigators, clinicians and the care research community to share research discoveries that will lead to prevention and treatment methods as well as improvements in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.  Please register for a Zoom link.

Our favorite t-shirt reads: "Grandpas are just antique little boys!"

Free Zoom Programs!

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

Hamish Lutris, The Roots of the Constitution, September 21 and 28, 11 am-noon

Chair Yoga, Eleanor Miller of Yoga at Space Fridays Beginning September 11, 11 am-noon

Updates from the International Alzheimer's Association Conference, September 25, 11 am

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, Alzheimer's Association, October 9, 11 am


Preparing for Medicare Enrollment: What's New, October 29, 11 am

Private Medicare Part D Enrollment Sessions, November 12, 9 am-4 pm

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Happy New Year! Like you, we were thrilled to see 2020 end and it was with extra exuberance that we welcomed 2021 with a New Year's Eve parade!  Accompanied by mimosas, residents cheered as staff members scattered bubbles and commemorated the opportunity for new beginnings.  We trust that you, too, were able to usher in hope and the possibility for better times ahead.

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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