Alabama Students Spruce Up Morning Pointe Garden
On Saturday, 22 students from the University of Alabama visited Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa (AL) as part of their “Mission to Serve” day under the leadership of Michael Bruno, Reilly Carr, and Lily Jarmaminski. Arriving promptly at 8:30 a.m., these students spent the better part of the morning giving the senior living community’s garden a facelift, pulling weeds, digging holes, and planting flowers for the residents to enjoy. Once the garden was tidied up, the students moved inside, helping organize the building’s supply cabinet and socializing with the residents.
“I am so impressed!” exclaims Karla Barksdale, the Life Enrichment Director at Morning Pointe Tuscaloosa. “Not only did they do a massive amount of gardening, which involved transplanting and planting pots of mums and hanging baskets for our gazebos, they also sat with our Lantern [memory care] residents and chatted and shared with them. They were so excited to speak with the residents and hear their stories. […] Needless to say, they are welcome back anytime!”
If you are interested in volunteering with Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa, contact Karla Barksdale by phone at (205) 345-1112 or by email at