It is hard to believe that Labor Day is just a weekend away! Though summer doesn't officially end until the September 22 Autumnal Equinox, its days are certainly numbered. That said, we continue to take advantage of the region's outdoor summer activities while enjoying the diversions of Noble's 110-acre campus.
Fortunately, Henri weakened to a tropical storm, although several residents who normally meet for croquet-including the man in the adjacent photo-gathered instead for a Hurricane Party, replete with Hurricane Cocktails and stories from hurricanes Bob ‘91 and Gloria ‘85.
Scattered through this newsletter are photos from recent trips, including Le Gamin, Sharon's new French restaurant; an afternoon wine tasting at Millbrook Winery, and lunch at Canaan's Caddy Shack. Harvests from the resident gardens have yielded cucumbers from which they made pickles and fresh tomatoes which they used to prepare a delicious tomato soup.
If you missed Dr. Scott A. Small's program on memory and Alzheimer's, you may view it here. We hope you enjoy the last week of August; please remember that you can always keep up with Noble on our website gallery and Facebook page.
Two Generations of Volunteers
Welcoming two generations of family members to Noble Horizons is one of our greatest privileges, whether as residents, staff, or volunteers. Rarely are we able to host two generations simultaneously but this summer, the mother-daughter volunteer team of Carita Gardiner and Eden Oostenick changed that!
Eden and Carita have forged different volunteer paths at Noble but share a fondness for the residents and the stories they share. Carita explains, “They have the best stories, and as an English teacher and aspiring author, I love stories and stories’ ability to bring people together.” Eden adds her own perspective as a teenager, “I enjoy talking with them. They’ve lived whole lives; they are whole people in the way the rest of us aren’t yet.” Read more.
Noble Horizons Volunteer Receives Service Award
We are thrilled to congratulate Noble Horizons volunteer Betty Kowalski, who was recently honored by the Canaan Northwest Lions Club with the Rose Amanda Freeman award for her "extraordinary service to the community." The Lions Club district governor noted Betty's many accomplishments over 40 years and particularly, her service as an officer and chairperson.
Betty is the assistant treasurer of the Noble Horizons Auxiliary and a weekly volunteer in the Country Store. She has spent many hours volunteering at Auxiliary events, including the Festival of Trees, the tag sale, and the Holiday Fair. We are grateful for her many contributions and salute her for her well-deserved recognition.