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Lexington-area Morning Pointe entities support Alzheimer’s Association

Lexington team 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Morning Pointe Senior Living communities in the Lexington area were proud to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises funds and awareness of the disease and supports patients, families, and caregivers. This year, the Lexington walk took place at the Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, and Morning Pointe was there to be part of it.

Morning Pointe Senior Living, which manages several senior living and Alzheimer’s centers in the Lexington area, including in Frankfort, raised $500 for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. A team of 20 associates, residents and families attended the walk.

photo of Frankfort associates at the Walk to End Alzheimer's

Dawn Pittman, Lantern program director at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence Lexington, as well as Kimberly Hensley, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe of Lexington, organized the communities’ involvement.

“We had one of the largest walking groups to show up,” said Hensley.

The Morning Pointe team wore T-shirts to the event that the residents helped design. Members also sold the T-shirts as a fundraiser.

The Lantern also had a connection to the event program. Michelle Prewitt, whose mother is a resident at The Lantern, shared at the walk about her journey as the daughter of a mother living with Alzheimer’s.

“I walk because it is something I can do to honor those I work with and for my nanny, Rosemary, who passed away from Alzheimer’s this past Christmas,” said Pittman. “The place was full of people coming together for such an important cause. I felt so blessed as I looked around. Working with this population, this cause is so dear to me, and I couldn’t fight without the team. Thank you to everyone who came out to walk, and kudos to the Lexington Walk Committee for an amazing event! The Alzheimer’s walk is so much more than a fundraising walk – it represents the love of family and friends.”

photo of team from Morning Pointe Lexington

Greg Vital, Morning Pointe co-founder and president, shared, “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is such an incredible and important event in aiding the work that the Alzheimer’s Association does to support those whose lives have been affected by this terrible disease. Morning Pointe serves seniors, many of whom live with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss, and it is our duty and honor to join the Alzheimer’s Association in the work of caring for this population of men and women who have given so much and deserve to continue to thrive and experience joy.”

Founded in 1997 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living, personal care and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states and is celebrating its silver anniversary throughout 2022.

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