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ATHENS, Tenn. (August 30, 2016) — Morning Pointe of Athens was recently voted McMinn County’s Best Assisted Living for 2016 by readers of the Daily Post-Athenian.

The assisted living community earned first place among Life Care Center of Athens and NHC Healthcare which landed second and third places, respectively.

“We are honored to have received this award for the past few years,” says Kim Baker, LPN, executive director at Morning Pointe of Athens. “Our residents are proud to call Morning Pointe home, and this award is proof of that.”

Kim adds that exceptional associates is one of the biggest reasons more and more seniors choose Morning Pointe of Athens.

The Best of the Best is the county’s official people’s choice award. The newspaper names more than 100 awards in six categories to local businesses and organizations. The award covers the best of people and places, dining and spirits, sports and leisure, clothing, home and finance, shopping, services, and beauty and health.

Morning Pointe of Athens, located at 1025 Crestway Dr., is a single-level, state-of-the-art assisted living community, offering 44 spacious apartments with multiple floor plan choices.

The community is owned and managed by Independent Healthcare Properties LLC, a Chattanooga-based senior healthcare services company that owns and manages 26 Morning Pointe assisted living and The Lantern Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southern states.

Photo: Deanna Ratledge, resident assistant, Jason Greenway, licensed practical nurse, Kim Baker, LPN, executive director, Jenny Gordon, resident services director, Heather Trew, business office manager, and Travis Baker, maintenance director at Morning Pointe of Athens.