One day, after reading an article about the McMinn County Jail needing books for their adult learning program, Morning Pointe of Athens resident Merry Scott became inspired to give back.

Scott and others at the assisted living community started going through their library in search for books to donate to the jail’s library. Soon, the residents would donate more than 65 books to the McMinn County Jail’s adult learning program.

As part of the Life Enrichment Program, Morning Pointe helps residents give back to the community through philanthropic activities and partnerships with non-profit organizations in the area.

“We hope we can continue to reach out and give back,” says Shelby Wilson, Life Enrichment Director at Morning Pointe of Athens. “I am so grateful that our residents get so excited about giving back to the community.”

Photo: Merry Scott, Morning Pointe of Athens resident, was inspired by an article she read in the Daily Post-Athenian about the McMinn County Jail’s adult learning program. So far, she and other residents at the assisted living community have donated more than 65 books to the program.