Frankfort, KY- Sept. 2015-With nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, 93 years of life has definitely taught Morning Pointe of Frankfort resident Virginia Lodmell the importance of family. Her favorite thing about having such a big family is seeing all the family together and the interaction between the different age groups. “The reunions are extra special because they don’t get to see each other that often,” Lodmell said.

Some grandchildren live in Kentucky, while others are spread out across the southern region. So when everyone is able to get together, it makes for a truly memorable time.  Luckily, most times, the family is able to get everyone together for the holidays. It is during these special times throughout the year that lifetime memories are made. Children are running around and playing while the others talk and catch up with one another. “Holidays aren’t quiet but they sure are filled with lots of fun and laughter,” Lodmell said.  “When everyone is together, it’s a good time.”

Loving one another and staying connected is what Lodmell views as the most important thing to remember when it comes to family.When asked for a few words of advice for all of the families out there Lodmell said, “Love each other every day. Let one another know how much you care and stay connected with each generation.”

This Grandparents Day, Lodmell and the rest of her family at Morning Pointe of Frankfort will have a chance to create new memories as they celebrate this special day with their loved ones at the senior living community.

Morning Pointe of Frankfort is part of a large senior campus that includes The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence. Both are located on C. Michael Davenport Boulevard. The single level, state-of-the-art senior living community offers 42 spacious apartments with multiple floor plan choices, with an additional 36 apartments designed to enhance orientation available at The Lantern next door.

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