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Yale Professor to Discuss Patriotism, Local Women Provide Free Meals…

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To our great joy, a glorious week of warmth and sunshine has accelerated spring's arrival! We hope that you, too, are feeling the regenerative boost of spring. Across Noble's campus, families are enjoying outdoor visits and the campus is roaring to life with budding trees, blooming bulbs, and the mellifluous chorus of birds.  Signs of pre-pandemic life continue to emerge, including the reopening of the Riga dining room and beauty salon.  The resident garden club is meeting again, outdoor socials, bocce, golf cart rides and barbeques are on the calendar as are Arbor Day and Earth Day festivities.

Despite a spike in Litchfield County COVID cases, Noble Horizons remains COVID-free.  Regular vaccination clinics, most recently administered by the National Guard, ensure that new Noble residents and staff continue to be vaccinated.  Ongoing vigilance, especially as we introduce more activities, remains paramount, as does daily guidance from the CDC. We hope that you are staying safe!


This Week!

Join Sharon Audubon naturalist Bethany Sheffer on April 14 at 7 pm for an introduction to the astonishing migratory birds now flying hundreds of miles to spend the next few months with us.

You'll learn identification tips, why they undertake this perilous journey, where they come from, and how they manage this annual expedition. Sheffer will also explain how to create sanctuaries for these intrepid migrants.  Learn more/registration.

Better understand your best friend with Certified Dog Listener Phil Klein on April 13 at 7 pm.  You'll learn how to think and ‘speak’ like your dog, the four key drivers of canine behavior, and the simple, dog-friendly changes that will improve behavior in a kind, lasting way. Learn more/registration.


The Joy of Giving

While many who are vaccinated breathe a sigh of relief, a local group of visionary women decided to share their good fortune by launching Community Cares.

Kathy Voldstad, Judy Gafney and Judith McGuire, with the help of generous friends, prepare and deliver meals throughout the community, including Noble Horizons. “The joy of giving is such a beautiful and personal experience," they explained. "It is truly more blessed to give.  Our community will continue to care.” To read more about these remarkable women...

Joy of Giving
Reclaiming Patriotism

Can Patriotism Unify Americans?

Don't miss Steven B. Smith, Ph.D., Yale University's Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science, discuss his new book, Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes. Once a uniting force, patriotism has become a political weapon in the nation's widening ideological divide.

Smith's book has been hailed by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, itself an indication of how carefully Smith explores the values, ideals, and history of patriotism.

Smith received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has held many leadership roles at Yale, most currently as the Co-Director of its Center for the Study of Representative Institutions.  Please email for event information.

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