Gus Noble, the president of the Chicago Scots and Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care in North Riverside, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the National Tartan Day Award, which will be presented by the Scottish Coalition U.S.A. on Tartan Day, April 6.
Given for outstanding leadership, the award is the highest honor in the Scottish-American community.
“Gus is being recognized for his role in ensuring Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care’s impeccable record of safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Paul Melville, chairman of the board of governors of the Chicago Scots. “This is a proud moment for our Society and every Chicago Scot, especially this year when we are celebrating our 175th anniversary as the oldest charity in Illinois.”
A native of Scotland, Noble was tapped to lead Chicago Scots and the then-Scottish Home facility in North Riverside. Under his leadership, the institution built MacLean House, an assisted-living facility for those needing treatment for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Noble was instrumental in the institution’s 2017 rebranding, when it became Caledonia Senior Living.
“The nomination was unanimous and resounding,” said John Bellassai, president of Council of Scottish Clans and Associations, and a founding member of The Scottish Coalition U.S.A. “During COVID-19 Gus has been tireless in continuing his support of so many Scottish-American causes, whilst heading Caledonia Senior Living. He deserves our recognition.”