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Morning Pointe at Happy Valley’s grand opening tomorrow to celebrate Christmas and community

photo of the Morning Pointe at Happy Valley entrance decorated for Christmas

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, Morning Pointe at Happy Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care in Walker County, Georgia, will host its Grand Opening Holiday Event from 4-7 p.m.

The program will include music from Ridgeland High School’s marching band and choir, as well as the JROTC. Also included will be a hot chocolate bar, a spread of holiday food prepared by the Morning Pointe at Happy Valley chef, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, tours, a ribbon-cutting and special speakers welcoming the senior living campus to the greater North Georgia community.

Program speakers include Shannon Whitfield, chair of the Walker County Board of Commissioners; Teddy Harris, Rossville mayor; Jennifer Martin, president of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce; Karen Hughes, principal of Ridgeland High School; Rachelle Haddock, a family member; and Pam Turley, executive director at Morning Pointe at Happy Valley. Greg A. Vital, co-founder and president of Morning Pointe Senior Living, will also lead out in a special presentation to Ridgeland High School.

“We can’t wait to come together to celebrate this new assisted living and Alzheimer’s care campus serving the citizens of North Georgia,” said Vital. “This campus has been long-anticipated, and what better time of the year to host a grand opening than Christmas, the most festive time of the year?”

Morning Pointe at Happy Valley is located at 2989 Happy Valley Road in Rossville, Walker County. Residents began moving in on Nov. 24. Since then, more residents have moved into apartments on both sides of the building, and holiday activities are going strong.

Photo of Morning Pointe at Happy Valley resident Doris Evans with her sister, Betty, and Licensed Practical Nurse Darnella McFarland
Morning Pointe at Happy Valley resident Doris Evans with her sister, Betty, and Licensed Practical Nurse Darnella McFarland

The campus offers 58 assisted living apartments and 24 memory care apartments specially designed for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss. The senior community is part of an overall community redevelopment of the historic 300-acre Happy Valley Farms. It is the 38th Morning Pointe Senior Living community and the company’s second campus in Georgia (with the other in Calhoun).

The Happy Valley farm and estate were established in 1935 by John L. Hutcheson, Jr., and were the site of an award-winning Jersey cattle and dairy farm, and later a world-class American Saddlebred horse-breeding facility. Vital purchased the farm from the Happy Valley Estate in 2020 for preservation and development. Morning Pointe at Happy Valley is located across the road from the barn.

Clinical services include 24/7 nursing care and personal care services, medication assistance and reminders, periodic check-ins, personal grooming assistance, assistance with transferring to a bed or chair, escorting to meals and events, incontinence management and more. On-site physical, occupational and speech therapy services are also offered through The Weston Group.

Amenities include an on-site beauty shop, a library with a fireplace, three courtyards and screened-in porches.

photo of festive fireplace at Morning Pointe at Happy Valley

The Lantern memory care wing provides an array of Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, including innovative therapies such as Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care, Best Friends™ Approach and Morning Pointe’s own Meaningful Day™ – a purposeful memory care program providing structure to help residents feel safe and secure.

The campus also features Morning Pointe’s Farm to Table program with local, farm-fresh and seasonal ingredients.

To arrange a tour or select a move-in date, call Kristen Weitz, community relations director, at 706-916-2777.

Founded in 1997 by healthcare entrepreneurs Vital and Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living operates assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states. In the greater Chattanooga area, Morning Pointe operates assisted living and memory care communities in Chattanooga, Collegedale, East Hamilton, Hixson and Athens, Tennessee.

Visit morningpointe.com/locations/georgia/morning-pointe-at-happy-valley/ for more information.

The philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living is the Morning Pointe Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to provide clinical scholarships and caregiver support.

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