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COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Morning Pointe of Columbia residents had the Armed Forces on their mind, as they came together to write cards to veterans and soldiers serving overseas. The assisted living and memory care community then delivered the cards to the local Veterans Affairs office to be shipped to their recipients abroad.

Acts of kindness are nothing new to these seniors. Their generous gestures inspired a year-long campaign, as Morning Pointe residents, associates and volunteers in Columbia and across the Southeast seek to give back 20,000 hours of community service.

“The fact that our seniors – at their age – continue to spread goodwill is what motivates each of us to do more for our community,” says Tyler Sneed, executive director at Morning Pointe. “We hope that everyone could embrace the opportunity to serve others as many of our residents continue to do.”

Photo: Arlene Kemph, Martha Barger, Imogene Harris, Sue Foster and Margaret Prince, Morning Pointe of Columbia residents, write heartfelt notes of encouragement to troops and veterans overseas.