Lexington, Kentucky-March, 2015-  Yet another engaging activity has been added to the list of exciting opportunities provided to Morning Pointe residents after collaborating with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Kentucky.

OLLI is a membership program that provides participants with opportunities for intellectual stimulation, social interaction and cultural development with a focus centered around engaging members and encouraging participation. The program is both planned and managed by members and provides an opportunity for everyone involved to bring something to the table.

“I am thrilled we are hosting the OLLI dulcimer classes at Morning Pointe. It is just another great opportunity for us to help enrich the lives of our residents by bringing this wonderful class in,” Sarah Rowe, Life Enrichment Director of Morning Pointe of Lexington-East said.

The first OLLI classes brought to Morning Pointe of Lexington-East were centered around the dulcimer. Jane Williams instructed the class for an hour-and-a-half and taught residents the ins and outs of the instrument.  After the class was over, resident Betty McIntyre had the opportunity to play the dulcimer for the first time. Williams helped her play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.

Morning Pointe residents are always eager to learn new things, especially from engaging activities that involve music and provide new learning opportunities.

“I think this is such a great class to have at Morning Pointe,” resident Betty McIntyre said. “It was very interesting and I enjoyed it so much.”

Located near St. Joseph’s Hospital East off Richmond Road, just south of Man O’War Boulevard at 150 Shoreside Drive in Lexington, Kentucky, Morning Pointe of Lexington-East is a single-level, state-of-the-art Senior Living/Personal Care Community on ten acres. The 55,000 square foot facility also includes The Lantern Alzheimer’s memory care program in a separate, secure wing of the building.  There are 53 spacious senior living apartments at Morning Pointe of Lexington-East, with multiple floor plan choices and 20 additional apartments in The Lantern designed for residents with Alzheimer’s and other memory care disorders.

Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC, a Chattanooga, TN-based senior healthcare services company, is the developer, owner and manager of 25 Morning Pointe® Senior Living and The Lantern® at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Memory Care Center of Excellence communities in five southeastern states.  IHP was founded in 1996 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs, Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow. For more information, please visit www.morningpointe.com.