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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Morning Pointe of Greeneville residents and Greeneville Adventist Academy know it’s the month to show love, as the students and the seniors spent hours making blankets for newborns. Cutting and tying fabric, the assisted living residents and young mentees carefully crafted the warm gifts to deliver to Takoma Regional Hospital in time for Valentine’s day.

Through intergenerational programming, Morning Pointe invites kids of all ages from local schools and churches to participate in enriching activities that all ages can enjoy.

As part of the life enrichment program, Morning Pointe is partnering with local organizations to pay it forward, and giving residents the opportunity to put their lifelong talents and crafts to use for the greater good as part of a yearlong community service campaign. Called “Make Your Mark,” the company-wide volunteer effort aims to give back 20,000 hours of community service in 2017 to celebrate parent company Morning Pointe Senior Living’s 20th anniversary.

Photo: Josh Mapes, Greeneville Adventist Academy student with mentor Theresa Searles, Morning Pointe of Greeneville resident, and students Marie Ricker, Pastor Jeremy, Margaret Edwards Reyes Miguel-Perez, Judah Brass, and Isabell Robinson, come together to make blankets for babies.