Morning Pointe Senior Living Celebrates National Assisted Living Week

Sunday, September 10, 2017

A weeklong celebration kicks off this Sunday, September 10, and Morning Pointe Senior Living communities across the Chattanooga area are joining tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the country for the festivities. It’s National Assisted Living Week through Saturday, Sept. 16, and Morning Pointe is honoring this year’s theme, “Family is Forever.”

The “Family is Forever” theme for National Assisted Living Week was inspired by a quote from the famed poet Maya Angelou: “Family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”

Morning Pointe residents, associates, relatives and local partners embrace family every day of the year, but especially during this weeklong observance as part of the life enrichment and Meaningful Day programs.

“Family is at the heart of what makes Morning Pointe a warm and compassionate environment for seniors,” said Greg Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe. “From monthly family night events, to our informative support groups, this National Assisted Living Week is a time to honor and recognize our family members and loved ones who are at the very center of the care we provide to our residents.”  

National Assisted Living Week was created by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995 to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The annual observance inspires assisted living communities around the country to offer a variety of events and activities to celebrate the individuals they serve, as well as to help educate members of the public about this distinct aspect of long term care.

The Chattanooga-area activities scheduled encapsulate the “Family is Forever” theme and include:

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford | 7719 Shallowford Rd.; Chattanooga, TN 37421

Grandparents Day Family Reunion, Sunday, September 10, noon-2 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a family buffet with traditional dishes prepared by the residents, and an informal “family” talent show. “Family Reunion” t-shirts will be sold with proceeds benefiting the Morning Pointe Foundation.

Family Traditions, Monday, September 11, All Day

Residents and their loved ones will share past and present traditions and stories.

Family Banner, Tuesday, September 12, All Day

Residents and their loved ones will create banners with their family names.

Family Portraits, Wednesday, September 13, All Day

Morning Pointe “family members” will gather to capture the moment with residents, loved ones, associates and friends.

Family Discipleship, Thursday, September 14, All Day

Residents, loved ones and associates will hold a prayer meeting led by a guest speaker.

Family Game Night, Friday, September 15, All Day

Enjoy guests’ choice of games after dinner.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Family Social, Saturday, September 16, All Day

Make your own ice cream sundae with all the “fixins” as we prepare for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Chattanooga | 7620 Shallowford Rd.; Chattanooga, TN 37421 | (423) 551-4190

Sunday, September 10 – Grandparent’s Day Lunch

Enjoy lunch and quality time with family.

Monday, September 11 – Remembering the Families of 9/11

We will reflect on the families affected on September 11, 2001.

Tuesday, September 12 – Staff Family Meet and Greet & Lunch

Associates will invite their family members to enjoy lunch with the residents.

Wednesday, September 13 – Celebrating Families of Faith through Music and the Word

You’re invited to join us for fellowship and fun as we lift our voices together.

Thursday, September 14 – Family Fun Day featuring a game of “Family Feud”

Families will face off in a fun, friendly game of “Family Feud.”

Friday, September 15 – Family Picnic, Portraits and Games

Residents and their loved ones will capture the moment with a family picnic, photos and fun games together.

Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove | 9650 Leyland Dr.; Ooltewah, TN 37363 | (423) 396-6999

Sunday, September 10,  2 p.m.-5 p.m. - Carnival at the Cove

Dunk Tank, Carnival Games, Balloon Twister, Face Painting, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Music and more!

Monday, September 11, 2 p.m. - Croquet with Friends and Family

Families, friends and guests are invited to play a fun game of croquet with the residents.

Tuesday, September 12,  3:30 p.m. - Get to Know Your Neighbor

Enjoy games and snacks while meeting and greeting your neighbors at Morning Pointe.

Wednesday, September 13, 2 p.m. - Guardian Home Health Resident Talk

Residents will engage in an informative discussion and Q&A about home health services.

Thursday, September 14, 3 p.m. - Guardian Home Health Family Talk Families and caregivers are invited to discuss the benefits of home health services.

Friday, September 15, 1:30 p.m. - Art Lesson with Jas Milam

Residents and their families will explore creative self-expression through art with local artist Jas Milam.

3:15 p.m. - Kona Ice Snow Cone Truck

Saturday, September 16, 9:30 a.m.-noon - Chattanooga’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s (at the Tennessee Riverpark)

Join us as we take stride for a cause with families, residents, advocates and caregivers during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale | 9300 Messinger Ln.; Collegedale, TN 37363 | (423) 396-4700

Sunday, September 10, 1 p.m. - Rafael’s Pizza Demonstration

Rafael’s Restaurant from will come with their famous pizza to demonstrate how they make it and let the residents make their own personal pizzas.

Monday, September 11, 3 p.m. – Friday Nite Live Square Dancing

Dancing couples from around the area will perform for an hour with a caller with audience participation.

Tuesday, September 12, 1:30 p.m. – Classy Seniors Dance Troupe

Dancers from East Ridge will perform for residents and guests.

2:15 p.m. – Chick-fil-A Cow Visit

Chick-fil-A will join us for a chicken sandwich party for all to enjoy.

Wednesday, September 13, 3 p.m. – Boots and Buckles Line Dance Troupe

This Chattanooga-based dance club will perform line dances for the residents.

Thursday, September 14, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.  – Family Day

Mayor Katie Lamb of Collegedale will give the proclamation for National Assisted Living Week with families, residents, and staff.  Entertainment by Butch Reeves.

Friday, September 15, 2:15 p.m. – Kona Ice Cream Truck Visit

The truck will come for all the community to go outside and enjoy summertime treats.

Saturday, September 16, 3 p.m. – Amazing Grace Ministries

Marcellus Scott sings everything from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Elvis to gospel, and will join in a sing-a-along with the residents.

Morning Pointe of Hixson | 5501 Old Hixson Pike; Hixson, TN 37343 | (423) 847-1370

Sunday, September 10, 1 p.m. - Rafael’s Pizza Demonstration

Rafael’s Restaurant from will come with their famous pizza to demonstrate how they make it and let the residents make their own personal pizzas.

Sunday, September 10

10 a.m. – Lupton Drive Church Service

11 a.m. – Grandparent’s Day Puzzles

2 p.m. – Grandparent’s Day Ice Cream Sundaes and Bingo

Monday, September 11

11 a.m. Live Music with Michelle

2 p.m. Rock-n-Roll with Butch Reeves & Fancy Makeovers with LuAnn

3:30 p.m. Painter’s Corner

Tuesday, September 12

11 a.m. Crossword Fun

1:30 p.m. Going out to the Movie Theatre!

2 p.m. Silver Sneaker Exercise with Judy

3 p.m. Popcorn Social

3:30 p.m. Bingo with Matil

Wednesday, September 13

11 a.m. Purple Bead It (Make purple jewelry to wear at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s)

2 p.m. Building our own Family Tree

6:15 p.m. Songs & Stories of Faith

Thursday, September 14

10:45 a.m. Name that Tune with Bev & Rachelle

2 p.m. Silver Sneaker Exercise with Judy

3:15 p.m. Scenic Drive & Out to Dinner at Catfish House

Friday, September 15, 2:15 p.m. – Kona Ice Cream Truck Visit

11 a.m. Picnic Lunch at Chester Frost Park

2 p.m. Live Entertainment with Bo

3 p.m. Groovy Smoothies

3:30 p.m. Bingo with Matil

Saturday, September 16, 3 p.m. – Amazing Grace Ministries

10 a.m. Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Riverpark

11 a.m. Porch Side Social

2 p.m. Bingo

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