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LEXINGTON, KY — Local newborns got a welcoming gift, thanks to the residents at Morning Pointe of Lexington, who made baby hats for the babies at the University of Kentucky hospital.

“Our residents were very excited to be able to recreate something useful for the babies,” says Rena Fisher, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe. “They hope that the parents appreciate them, too!”

But this act of kindness is nothing new for the seniors, who inspired Morning Pointe Senior Living’s yearlong community service campaign to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based healthcare services company and its 27 senior living communities across five states are partnering with local organizations, schools and nonprofits to give back 20,000 hours of community service in 2017.

Photo: Reva Brumagen, Morning Pointe of Lexington resident, begins cutting out the fabric to be used for baby hats to be donated to the University of Kentucky hospital. Faye Lutz, Morning Pointe of Lexington resident, measures out how much fabric to use. Ruth Buzard, Morning Pointe of Lexington, spends some time at the sewing machine.