From Helping the Homeless to Supporting Toys for Tots, Noble’s Pond Residents do Noble Deeds
Truly a caring group of selfless, warmhearted folks, residents of Noble’s Pond continue to give of their time and money to help those less fortunate. On Monday, January 14th, they kicked off the New Year by serving a lovingly prepared meal to 40 homeless men at the Dover Interfaith Mission. Herb Konowitz, Vice Chair of the Dover Interfaith Mission stated: “Noble’s Pond residents cooked and served a most sumptuous Italian dinner to our homeless men. WOW! Baked ziti, meatballs, salad, drinks, bread, and delicious desserts! Who could ask for anything more? Thank you, so much, Noble’s Pond people and may God Bless you for your community involvement.”
After brief announcements and a prayer, Noble’s Pond residents sat down to dinner with the shelter guests and enjoyed a meaningful evening of genial conservation. “What a great night,” said Colleen Ostafy, Noble’s Pond Lifestyle Director, “as we gathered for a picture, I have never seen so many genuine smiles, not only from the gentlemen we served, but from the caring residents. Noble’s Pond will definitely be providing more meals in the future.”
Of course the evening at Dover’s shelter for homeless men is just the latest effort by this caring Noble’s Pond crew. In 2012, they collected funds to buy toys and treats for children at the Kent General Hospital who, because of their illnesses, would be unable to trick or treat at Halloween. They also made Christmas 2012 a special time for many others. On December 12th, Noble’s Pond residents visited the Courtland Manor Nursing and Convalescent Home and delighted its residents with an evening of favorite Christmas carols. In addition, using donations from community residents and Noble’s Pond staff, they came bearing special gift bags for each nursing home resident, as well as special gifts for the center’s nursing stations. Hoping to garner assorted items such as slipper socks, hats, combs, blankets, stationary, cups and other much-needed items, a Christmas tree with bags from the Home Instead Senior Program was placed at the Noble’s Pond clubhouse. Residents responded in a big way, filling all 20 bags, thereby helping seniors stay in their homes instead of having to move into assisted living. And once again this year, Noble’s Pond residents and their guests happily donated over three large boxes of presents to Toys for Tots for children in need.
Noble’s Pond is an amenity rich, active adult community, filled with yesterday’s charm but created for today’s lifestyle. Located just minutes from downtown Dover, Delaware, the Community offers unique floor plans, exquisite homes, a breathtaking clubhouse and pool, and a community garden, all situated amid the serene surroundings of Noble’s Pond. The Noble’s Pond Welcome Center, Clubhouse and Model Homes are open Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday Noon to 5 PM. For more information, call 1.888.222.0030.