LOUISVILLE, KY – February is Heart Month, and staying active and keeping hydrated are among many tips recommended by health experts. But it was also the topic of the day for Morning Pointe of Louisville residents, who celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off the “Step On It” walking club.

To launch the program, Jeannette Thomas with Kindred at Home, gave a presentation about the importance of healthy activity for the aging population. The senior living and memory care community invites local organizations to encourage wellness for the residents.

For these seniors, the road to a more active lifestyle begins with a “destination,” setting their sights on walking 715 miles — the distance it takes to reach Florida. Alongside Morning Pointe associates, the residents will make strides each day to achieve their goal. At the finish line, the senior living and memory care community will enjoy a destination-themed party and achievement awards.

“Our residents are very excited to have the community and our associates by their side in meeting their wellness goals,” says Hannah Cain, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe. “Healthy living is an easy target to achieve when you have people to support you along the way, and so we are grateful to have partners and associates participate with the seniors. Wellness is for everyone.”

Photo: Lanesha Graves, Morning Pointe of Louisville associate, Doris Furman, Gene Burns and Carolyn Sims, Morning Pointe of Louisville residents, Hannah Cain, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe of Louisville, Anna Matthews, Jean Strayhorn and Janet Warner, Morning Pointe of Louisville residents, Jeanette Thomas from Kindred at Home, and Ann Fuchs and Jewel Dailey, Morning Pointe of Louisville residents.