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Residents at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga Craft Blankets for Erlanger Children’s Hospital Patients

Senior lady showing off homemade blanket for Erlanger Children's Hospital

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 3, 2021) – Recently, residents at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford gathered together for a project to benefit young patients of the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger: a beautiful patchwork blanket! Always looking for ways to give back to the community, senior life enrichment director Holly Holcomb led this creative project, supplying squares of fabric for residents to tie together into one large blanket. Craft-like in nature, it shows the collaborative efforts of our residents to spread warmth from a community of seniors to the community of friends and loved ones at the Children’s Hospital. Each square of the quilt represents a Morning Pointe resident and is symbolic of individuals coming together and making a contribution to give back something greater than themselves.

“It’s amazing to know this blanket could keep a child warm at night. I know if I was feeling down, a blanket from someone thinking of me would bring my spirits up and we want these children to know we’re thinking of them,” said Morning Pointe resident Louise Hays.

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga residents and associates love to give back to the local community that has given them so much. From the outpouring of support following the April 2020 tornado, to volunteers who donate time and efforts even amidst the global pandemic, this blanket is just one small way to return some of the love that has been so generously shown to Morning Pointe.

“We could never repay all the love and support that has been shown to Morning Pointe of Chattanooga from our friends and family in the region, especially during the past year,” said Holcomb. “This quilt is just a small token of our appreciation to a group that is so precious to us, the young patients and medical professionals at Erlanger!”

This isn’t the first time residents have gifted folks in our community a warm, handcrafted blanket. Morning Pointe of Chattanooga has also donated to local shelters, providing others with hope and a spirit of togetherness. Holcomb has plans to create additional quilts to gift so that they can continue to warm the hearts of children and show compassion to those in need. Morning Pointe residents have a long history of giving back through the Morning Pointe Foundation, as well, serving the Foundation’s mission of providing caregiver support programs, sponsoring educational awareness events, and funding clinical scholarships to advance the care of seniors.

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga is one of seven local area Morning Pointe Senior Living communities, founded in 1996 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow. Additional communities are located in Collegedale, Hixson, East Hamilton, and Athens. The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Chattanooga, is scheduled to re-open to residents in July following the 2020 tornado.

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