The Wellness Center
The Wellness Center, located on the first floor of Wagner Terrace, and staffed by our Wellness Coordinator, an experienced R.N., provides screenings and medical referrals, nutrition and medication counseling, incontinence management, and regular visits by an audiologist and a podiatrist.
Across the hall from the Wellness Center is Noble's Fitness Center, recently outfitted with all brand new, equipment especially chosen for ease of use by older adults. The Fitness Center is open at no charge to all Noble residents, former short-term or outpatient rehabilitation patients, and those who have completed an application and are on Noble's waiting list.
The Beauty Salon
Noble's recently refurbished Beauty Salon offers cuts, shampoo and sets, permanents and tints for women and men.
The Spa, staffed by licensed professionals, provides skin and nail care for women and men. Spa services include a range of skin treatments, from a European deep pore cleansing facial to peels and firming facials. A licensed massage therapist offers 60-minute Swedish massage and 30-minute chair massage or hand, arm, foot and leg massage.
Internet Café Noble's first WiFi hotspot was designed with a casual café setting in mind. Located opposite the Fitness Center and near the Wellness Clinic, the Country Store and the Beauty Salon, the Internet Café is a natural meeting place for residents and those from the wider community throughout the day. With a coffee, tea, and hot drink center, a computer, and daily newspapers, it is the place to catch up on the latest news at Noble Horizons and around the world.
St. Luke's Chapel
Built in 1983 and completely refurbished in 2003, St. Luke's Chapel is a serene haven well suited to serving the spiritual needs of the Noble community. The non-denominational chapel is the setting of weekly Protestant and Catholic services, Jewish holiday services, frequent hymn sings and a variety of musical performances.
The Country Store
Operated by the Noble Horizons Auxiliary, the Country Store is a stylish boutique that is a favorite stop for residents, staff and the larger community. It is stocked with a wide selection of costume jewelry and accessories, home decorating items, cards, snacks and sundries.
The Life-Long Learning Center
This large multi-purpose room in Wagner Terrace a is home to the Taconic Learning Center, which offers an ongoing series of college-level classes on a variety of topics, all geared to the interests of older adults. The learning center is also the venue for regular exhibits of paintings and photographs by area artists, with opening receptions where residents and community members enjoy socializing.
Private Dining Room
A favorite spot for family dinners or celebrations is the private dining room, adjacent to the Riga Dining Room. An elegant setting seating ten, the room opens to a terrace with views of the pond and woods beyond. The private dining room can be reserved by residents and the dining services supervisor will work with resident hosts to design an appealing menu.
Situated conveniently on the ground floor of the Cobble, the library boasts an extensive selection of large-print books, periodicals, computers connected to the Internet, a Vision Tech magnifier, and e-readers.
The Community Room
Noble's most capacious gathering space is the Community Room, the scene of holiday parties, lectures and performances, and the annual Festival of Trees, a display of Christmas trees and other decorations that draws thousands to Noble every year.
The Clubhouse is a cozy retreat any time of year. Equipped with a gas fireplace, a handsome bar and a wide-screen TV and furnished with round tables and club chairs, the Clubhouse is a popular spot for weekly socials and small get-togethers.
Integral to Noble's goal of seeing that all Noble residents remain physically and mentally fit, a wide variety of activities are geared to the interests and abilities of our residents. The recreation staff also schedules frequent social events and regular "out trips" for shopping, lunch at one of the area's many restaurants, visits to points of interest or scenic rides.
Paintings by Ralph D. McLellan
Ralph D. McLellan (1884-1977), a native of Texas, had a long and successful career as a portraitist, still life, and landscape painter. He studied with and was greatly influenced by three luminaries from the turn of the century: Frank Benson, Edmund Tarbell, and Philip Hale, all of whom taught at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. They were key members of a breakaway group of painters who formed the Guild of Boston Artists in 1914. Their aesthetic style, known today simply as the Boston School of Painting, continues to influence American realist artists.
Mr. McLellan taught at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the University of Chicago, and the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. During World War I, he served in France and made drawings for the Bureau of Files.
The artist maintained a studio in the Lime Rock section of Salisbury before moving with his wife, Florence, to one of the first new Noble Horizons cottages in 1972. Two years later he donated more than 30 of his paintings to Noble. They likely constitute the largest collection of his work in a single place. Residents enjoy his paintings daily as they are displayed throughout Noble's connected central buildings. Pictured, above, is a large McLellan painting entitled Aspirations (1922).
The Noble Horizons Sculpture Collection
The contemporary sculpture collection at Noble Horizons began in 1999 as a result of the first of many summer-long outdoor sculpture shows held here that drew established and emerging artists from across the country. A few sculptures by past exhibiting artists remain on long-term loan but many of the 15 sculptures displayed throughout the campus today have been purchased and donated as gifts in memory of former residents. The collection is open for self-guided tours during daylight hours with walking maps available at the main reception desk in Wagner Terrace. Pictured, left, is a minimalist piece entitled Flashers by Rosemarie Castoro.
Pets are important members of the Noble family and add greatly to our residents' happiness. Current resident pets include cats and an aviary housing parakeets. Specially trained canine visitors from the Good Dog Foundation and Canine Link Volunteers make frequent visits.
Noble's in-house television broadcast system helps all of our residents stay current. They can tune in to Channel 918 to check the daily roster of activities and menus or to watch movies and cultural, educational, and religious programs taking place at Noble on their own TVs. This is especially helpful to those residents unable to attend these events in maintaining a sense of connection to life at Noble.
The Family Council, founded in 1996, brings together family and friends of residents to share common concerns and offer mutual support. The council meets every other month and welcomes new members at any time.
Guests are welcome to join resident family or friends for meals by reservation. There is a small charge for guest meals. An elegantly furnished private dining room can be reserved for special occasions. An attractively furnished guest room is available to family and friends of residents staying overnight. A pleasant lounge by day, it can be turned into a comfortable sleeping room for one at night, with a full bath nearby. Occasionally larger guest accommodations can be made available as well. Modest guest room fees are allocated to Noble's Pet Therapy Fund, which provides food, supplies and veterinary care to Noble's pets.