ATHENS, Tenn. — It has been a season of intergenerational fun for Morning Pointe of Athens residents, who welcomed students from Tennessee Wesleyan University to kick off fall. The temperatures have dropped, but the students have been warming hearts at the assisted living community, playing games, doing manicures and helping the seniors with daily tasks.

Members of the Sigma Kappa sorority carved out time to paint pumpkins with the Morning Pointe residents, each suiting the seniors unique personalities with personalized sayings and favorite colors.

According to the TWU website, “…in 1954, Sigma Kappa became the first sorority to recognize the need for continued comprehensive work on the study of aging and the needs of the elderly population.”

The sorority has since encouraged members to adopt the spirit of service and companionship to older adults as part of its mission.

Morning Pointe residents benefit from this interaction, as students from colleges and universities across the area are invited to spend quality time with the seniors as part of the life enrichment program.

Photo: Nettie Price and Louse Hughes, Morning Pointe of Athens residents, enjoyed painting personalized pumpkins with students from Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Photo: Tennessee Wesleyan University spent their Day of Service at Morning Pointe of Athens.