POWELL, Tenn. — Meals were delivered to 14 local, homebound families thanks to the residents at Morning Pointe of Powell. The seniors at the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care community enjoy paying it forward to those in need in partnership with Mobile Meals, a Meals on Wheels program serving the elderly, shut in and frail across Knox County.
The program benefits individuals over the age of 60 who cannot prepare meals for themselves and have no one to cook for them. According to the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee Office on Aging, 60 percent of meal recipients are over the age of 80.
During Morning Pointe’s most recent trip, four residents — all veterans of the United States Armed Forces — continued serving their nation but in a different light, filling bellies and warming hearts with every delivery they made.
Morning Pointe residents are making their mark, partnering with local nonprofits to put compassion into action as part of the life enrichment and Meaningful Day™ programs.
Photo: Morning Pointe of Powell residents delivered meals to 14 homebound families for Mobile Meals. (Left to right) JC Bowman, Abe Lane, Pat Trice and Bill Hood.