Noble’s Pond Residents Join Forces to Spread Joy Year-round

Thanks to the tireless efforts year-round by Colleen Ostafy, Noble’s Pond Lifestyle Director, the social calendar at the premier active living community in Dover, Delaware, buzzes with fun, interesting and meaningful activities – but the residents at Noble’s Pond really switch into high gear when the holidays come around.

Every month, Colleen hosts a “Coffee with Colleen” to discuss upcoming trips, vacation get-aways, speakers, events, social gatherings and club activities that are scheduled at Noble’s Pond for the following four weeks. More than 100 residents attend this fun, informative ‘town hall meeting’ to learn more about what’s going on, or can find out all the details in the monthly newsletter that is prepared for the active and very involved community.

November and December are traditionally chock-full with events and parties, and in a recent interview, Colleen highlighted a number of special activities she is coordinating at Noble’s Pond.

“Our generous residents appreciate the opportunity to make a big difference in the lives of many. We participate in Toys for Tots; and Noble’s Pond’s residents also gather gifts for the kids at The Shepherd Place, a local center that caters to underserved mothers and children,” says Colleen.

“We also organize a holiday celebration at Courtland Manor, a nearby nursing home, and bring a gift for each resident while we walk the halls singing carols. Noble’s Pond is also involved with Kent County’s Home Instead program, gathering donations and postcards for homebound elderly.”

At Noble’s Pond, Joey’s Tree has become a major annual holiday tradition. Residents John and JoAnne Lawson lost their grandson Joey to cancer three years ago, and in his honor asked everyone to donate Lego’s. “The response has been overwhelming, and we love bringing boxes and boxes of Lego’s to the kids at John Hopkins Hospital and Bayhealth,” smiles Colleen.

This year, Noble’s Pond has also donated Thanksgiving turkeys to eight needy families in the town of Cheswold in coordination with Chris Workman, Chief of Police, who put together boxes of food to bring extra holiday cheer to these families.

All residents look forward to the Noble’s Pond Holiday Dinner, a fabulous affair with dinner and dancing that will take place on December 9.

“Yeah, we are going non-stop, but that’s how we like it here at Noble’s Pond. We celebrate life, we celebrate each other, and we are thankful to be able to share our blessings with the people around us!”

Thank you Colleen and all the residents and staff at Noble’s Pond who put real joy in the holiday season!

Award-winning Noble’s Pond is Delaware’s premier active lifestyle community, located on almost 300 acres of historic farmland near Dover. The vibrant community offers beautiful new homes with a variety of distinct and flexible floorplans in an amenity-rich environment, including a well-appointed clubhouse, an outdoor pool, bocce courts, a putting green, tennis and pickle ball courts, a five-acre pond with pier and observation deck, and a community garden.
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