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On July 31 at 3:00 p.m., Morning Pointe of Greeneville (TN) will celebrate resident Katherine Anderson’s 106th birthday at the assisted living community. Born in 1913 in Courtland, Illinois, Anderson has accumulated more than a century of life experiences, spending her early childhood years on a farm without electricity or running water, attending a one-room schoolhouse, dropping out of high school due to the economic pressures of the Great Depression, rationing meat and sugar during World War II, watching the launch of Sputnik 1 during the Space Race, witnessing the rise of computers and social media, and more. “This is an absolutely momentous occasion,” said Morning Pointe executive director Delora Bibb. “Mrs. Anderson is such an incredible woman. Although she is our most senior resident, she still has so much energy and enthusiasm for life. She was a witness to the landmark historical events that most have us have only heard stories about and has so much wisdom to share. We cannot wait to look back on the wonderful life she has lived while looking toward the future with hope.”
For her birthday, Anderson wishes to be surrounded by flowers, family, and friends, and that is exactly what Morning Pointe plans to give her. Greeneville-area businesses will be donating flowers to decorate the assisted living community’s activity room in honor of the occasion and food service director Wanda Morelock and her team will serve cake and finger foods from Morning Pointe’s own kitchen. Morning Pointe residents and Anderson’s family and friends will be in attendance, and local dignitaries have also been invited.
Morning Pointe Senior Living strives to make every day meaningful for the residents in its assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities with a robust life enrichment and wellness program. Activities are purposeful, tailored to resident needs, and well-rounded, tending to the residents’ physical, mental, and spiritual growth.
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