LEXINGTON, KY (September 21, 2017) – Favorite animated princes and princesses came to life during a Princess Tea fundraiser hosted by Morning Pointe of Lexington, The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence and Morning Pointe of Lexington-East.

Dozens of local kids visited Morning Pointe of Lexington for the opportunity to meet “Belle,” “Snow White,” “Pocahontas” and other classic Disney characters, and enjoy ice cream and crafts, with proceeds benefiting the Morning Pointe Foundation.

The senior living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities raised more than $600, with funds going toward the non-profit organization’s nursing scholarships, caregiver support programs and Alzheimer’s disease research.

The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living. Founded in 2014 by senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization connects educational and wellness initiatives, forms community partnerships and supports caregivers in its mission to advance the care of seniors.

The proceeds will benefit nursing scholarship opportunities at Bluegrass Technical Community College, which forged a new partnership with the Morning Pointe Foundation this year. The college will announce the winner of its first Morning Pointe Foundation scholar this fall.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to help build bench strength in the Lexington area as we continue to address the changing healthcare needs of seniors,” says Lori Hoeger, director of the Morning Pointe Foundation. “Our goal is to help nursing students in the Kentucky Commonwealth pursue their dreams because they are the next generation of caregivers to our 60+ population.”

The magical event was inspired by Morning Pointe’s life enrichment and Meaningful Day™ programming which invites children of all ages to engage in intergenerational activities with the residents.

“Morning Pointe is always looking for creative ways to engage the community for important causes while having good quality time with one another,” says Rena Fisher, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe. “Our residents and associates truly want to make a difference in the lives of those touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.”

Morning Pointe Senior Living began contributing nursing scholarship funds in 2008 to Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, TN. The Morning Pointe Foundation is expanding its partnership with area colleges to raise awareness of growing career opportunities in geriatrics. To learn more about the Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship, visit www.morningpointefoundation.com/invest-in-a-scholar.

Independent Healthcare Properties LLC, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based senior healthcare services company, is the developer, owner and manager of 28 Morning Pointe® Senior Living and The Lantern® at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Memory Care Center of Excellence communities in five southeastern states. IHP was founded in 1996 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs, Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow. For more information, please visit www.morningpointe.com.