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On May 5, more than 400 guests, healthcare providers, business leaders and dignitaries attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at the new Morning Pointe of Franklin, located at 1005 Generations Way, in the 1700 block of New Highway 96 West near Carlisle Lane.

Special guests gave remarks during the ceremony at the assisted living and memory care community, including Dr. Ken Moore, city of Franklin mayor; Matt Largen, president and CEO of the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce; Mary Pearce, executive director of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County; Tiffany Mann, Mid-South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association; and Barbara Gustin, Morning Pointe of Franklin resident.

Gustin, who was among the first residents at the assisted living community, described Morning Pointe Senior Living as a “shining star” for seniors in the Franklin and Williamson County communities.

The open house showcased the 73 spacious assisted living and memory care apartments, fine dining areas, life enrichment programs, and professional health and wellness services of the 10-acre, craftsman-style building.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres were provided by Chef Candace Cox and the Morning Pointe dining team. Franklin Christian Academy students sang songs of dedication and entertained guests with an eye-popping Grease musical.

The senior community is accepting residents.

Photo: Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Independent Healthcare Properties LLC and Morning Pointe Senior Living (center), cuts the ceremonial ribbon with special guests and dignitaries on May 5.