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The residents of Morning Pointe assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities across the Tennessee Valley were in for a treat when special groups of visitors stopped by communities in Collegedale, Chattanooga, and Hixson. In honor of Lee University’s annual Deke Day, a day of service learning inspired by the concept of diakoneo found in the Bible, students visited Morning Pointe communities to volunteer. They spent time talking with the communities’ residents, singing hymns together, and playing games ranging from ring toss to balloon volleyball to Jenga to miniature golf. At some communities, the students even gave the female residents manicures. “It’s always amazing to be able to partner with local schools like Lee University,” says Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford life enrichment director Holly Holcomb. “We love Deke Day!”

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