With summer just around the corner and the clouds of COVID lifting, Harbour Manor & The Lodge has lots in store for the Noblesville community.
This CarDon & Associates senior living community is partnering with the Noblesville Parks and Recreation department to make sure its residents and the surrounding community enjoy plenty of fun in the sun. Harbour Manor & The Lodge just recently finalized a sponsorship for one of the department’s Concerts at the Commons — a bi-monthly music series at Federal Hill Commons on Saturday nights from June through September. The concert series kicks off on June 12 with The Wildflowers, a Tom Petty tribute band.
“We’re looking forward to a great summer of beautiful music,” said Kara Shipman, CarDon’s director of community engagement.
The community also gives back to the greater Noblesville area through its partnership with Meals on Wheels. This year, it’s not only feeding people but providing comfort and connection as well.
“We’ve been volunteering with meal delivery for a while, but most recently we recognized the need for our residents at The Lodge to feel a connection to the community even through the challenges of COVID,” Shipman said. “Beth Gehlhausen, the executive director of Meals on Wheels Hamilton County, expressed concern for many of their meal recipients, who were also feeling the effects of isolation and losing their sense of community. From there, the idea of connecting our residents with their meal recipients seemed only natural. In April, our residents at The Lodge started handwriting notes of encouragement, paired with a single carnation, to be delivered monthly to meal recipients in need of connection. As the challenges of the pandemic change, we anticipate the delivered item to change, but we plan to continue this as a monthly partnership.”
Among the community’s many other partners is SERVE Noblesville, whose mission is to “Connect Compassionate Neighbors.” It does this through home repairs, neighborhood cleanups and community gatherings like this summer’s third annual F.U.N. — Food, Unity, Neighbors — Fest, which celebrates the diversity of Noblesville and showcases 18 booths with food, music and other creations from all over the world.
“We were very fortunate to be connected with Patrick Propst, the director of SERVE Noblesville, in 2020,” Shipman said. “We are hoping this year will be the start of a long-lasting relationship.”
Through these efforts that bring people of all ages together, Harbour Manor & The Lodge stands tall as a testament to the power of community outreach.