Vintage Car Parade, More Hamish Lutris, Out-Patient Rehab Opens, and A Special Partnership

Dear Thorunn,

Pictured above is a photo from Thursday's Vintage Car Parade, which at 17 miles, is one of the longest automotive parade routes in the Northeast.  Organized by Lime Rock Park, the parade makes a special stop at Noble Horizons every year.  CT Representative Maria Horn fondly recalls, "This parade has always been a personal favorite of mine, as it goes out of the way to go through Noble Horizons, where my mother lived. Each year I’d watch the parade with her, and her many friends at Noble, counting the cars, waving to the drivers, and picking our favorites."  Adding to the fun this year was popular guitarist, Peter Poirer, who offered serenades while staff and residents lined up in a properly socially distant fashion to enjoy the festivities.

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.

For most of the summer Noble Horizons has been offering short-term rehabilitation for those recouperating from injuries or surgery and we are thrilled to announce that the out-patient rehabilitation center is now scheduling visits.  If you'd like to resume or begin working with one of Noble's expert therapists to help you achieve your rehabilitation goals, please contact Angelia to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

September is Healthy Aging Month which we will celebrate with timely tips and resources on our blog and Facebook page. Please stay well while you enjoy these final days of summer.

Making a Difference Together

The Covid pandemic has reinforced the importance of community, often revealing the untold stories behind the bonds that fortify and connect us.  One such story involves Noble Horizons and La Bonne's Market; the tireless dedication of a Noble Horizons volunteer, and the countless lives that have been touched by this special partnership.

Noble Horizons is grateful for and inspired by our community's long tradition of generosity and its steadfast volunteers who devote their time, talent, and hearts to making a difference in the lives of so many. You may read this heartwarming story here.

Lutris Classes Through the Fall!

Thanks to a collaboration between Noble Horizons and several CT libraries, we are able to make available a full roster of Hamish Lutris classes, two of which take place on September 13.

The first class for which you may register is Hamish's September 13, 2-3:30 pm class, "Men to Match my Mountains: Mountain Men and the Opening of the West" which examines the explorers who sought new trails in the Rocky Mountain wildnerness and the impact their discoveries had on the area and the people themselves.

You may register here for "Why We Need the Constitution" which takes place on September 13 from 6:30-8 pm and is a perfect complement to the Constitution series currently being offered at Noble.

Hamish's upcoming programs include Slavery in America, Feminism in American History, and the transcontinental railroad.  You can find registration details in future newsletters.

You Can Help End Alzheimer's

For the last several years, Noble Horizons has participated in the Connecticut Alzheimer Association's Walk to End Alzheimers which this year has been reimagined to accommodate the challenges of Covid.  Noble's team-the Horizon Hikers-was one of 2019's top fundraising teams, and we are committed again to supporting the search for a cure, especially during these difficult times.

To that end, we not only directed our 2020 summer raffle proceeds to the Walk but as an expression of thanks to our dedicated staff, every Noble employee who bought a ticket was given 6 free tickets, the value of which Noble donated to the Walk.   

More fundraising activities are planned and if you or your family and friends would like to organize your own walk, please contact us.  Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, an alarming figure that is expected to triple by 2050.  Please note below the Alzheimer's Association programs that Noble Horizons is hosting this fall.

Free Zoom Programs!

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

Studio Lakeville Senior Workout class Wednesdays, 1-1:30 pm

Hamish Lutris, The Roots of the Constitution, September 14, 21, 28 11 am-noon

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


The Alzheimer's Association Presents a Two-Part Zoom Series:

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research, September 25, 11 am

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

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This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they had awarded Noble Horizons its rare 5-Star designation for the sixth consecutive quarter.

Lots of good news from Noble Horizons!  As of January 21, every person living or working at Noble is COVID-free, and 100% of Cobble, Wagner, Riga and Whitridge residents have been vaccinated!

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.

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