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DANVILLE, KY (October 5, 2016) – Morning Pointe Senior Living and Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) announce the grand opening ceremony of Morning Pointe of Danville on Tuesday, October 25, at 1375 Perryville Road in Danville.

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m., and tours of the new senior living and Alzheimer’s memory care community will be given from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The new senior community is accepting residents.

Special guests and dignitaries will give remarks during the ceremony, including Mike Perros, Mayor of Danville, Terry Gilbert, Secretary/Treasurer of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership, Richard W. Trollinger, Vice President of College Relations at Centre College, and Bari Lewis, Chapter Director of Programs for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

The senior care building hosts 60 spacious apartments, featuring fine dining areas, life enrichment programs, and professional health and wellness services. Sixteen of the apartments will be located in The Lantern – a secure wing dedicated to the care of residents with Alzheimer’s and other memory care needs.

Innovative therapeutic programs developed by the Morning Pointe team, such as SimpleC™ Companion services, Cuddle Therapy and the Meaningful Day™, are incorporated into daily activities to ensure the highest quality of care for residents. The building also features halls of historic artwork depicting Centennial Park and Perryville Road among other iconic areas in Danville and Boyle County.

“With the growing number of individuals living longer who want to reside closer to home and their families, Morning Pointe is expanding to provide seniors with more options and choices that enrich the quality of life,” said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of IHP and Morning Pointe. “We are continuing Morning Pointe’s tradition of providing senior care services for more than 15 years by expanding our services across central Kentucky.”

The second phase of the development project – The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence – will feature apartments dedicated solely for the care of residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss. Upon completion of The Lantern building, the Alzheimer’s memory care wing at Morning Pointe of Danville will be converted to senior living apartments.

Morning Pointe Senior Living is the region’s choice for senior living and memory care in central Kentucky. In addition to the Danville campus, Morning Pointe is developing two free-standing Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence developments in Louisville and Russell to be completed in mid-2017.

Morning Pointe also operates eight additional locations in the commonwealth, including Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Richmond and Russell.

The new senior community in Danville has created more than 200 construction jobs and supports 60 permanent healthcare positions. The senior campus yields an annual economic impact of up to $12 million through the combination of payroll, purchased goods and services and additional buying power.