Morning Pointe Senior Living communities throughout the Southeast will travel virtually to some of America’s most unique locations during 2023.
Each month, Morning Pointe’s assisted living, senior living and memory care campuses focus on a different location theme as part of the Morning Pointe in Motion program. Morning Pointe communities offer multiple activities each day to appeal to residents’ varied interests and engage them in meaningful ways. Morning Pointe believes aging should be a time of continued growth and development for assisted living/senior living residents and that even in memory care situations, residents can still find joyful and meaningful moments to enrich their lives.
In 2022, the Morning Pointe in Motion destinations were countries, starting with Scotland and ending in Israel.
“The life enrichment directors are very excited about this upcoming year,” said Amanda Baushke, Morning Pointe’s vice president of life enrichment. “I can’t wait to see how this creative group of individuals works with the Morning Pointe in Motion themes to engage residents, learn from their experiences, learn together about the cities/new traditions and have fun while they’re at it.”
Themes for 2023:
- January – Memphis, Tennessee, for Elvis’ birthday and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- February – New Orleans, Louisiana, for Mardi Gras
- March – Charleston, South Carolina, for the Festival of Houses and Gardens
- April – Augusta, Georgia, for the US Masters Tournament
- May – Louisville, Kentucky, for the Kentucky Derby
- June – Nashville, Tennessee, for the Country Music Awards
- July – Cheyenne, Wyoming, for Cheyenne Frontier Days
- August – Seattle, Washington, for whale watching in Puget Sound
- September – Sequoia National Park, celebrating the park’s birthday
- October – Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the International Balloon Festival
- November – Los Angeles, California, for the Grammy nominations
- December – Oahu, Hawaii, remembering Pearl Harbor
Campuses “visit” the locations through videos, crafts, travel sharing from those who have been to those places, guest speakers, outings, games, trivia and specialty foods. The themes give a direction for multi-sensory engagement.
“Our great country has so many fascinating places to visit, and our residents have traveled to many of them,” said Greg Vital, Morning Pointe co-founder and president. “The Morning Pointe in Motion program allows our residents to bring back memories of trips they have taken in years past, as well as to explore and learn more about areas they have never been. We are pleased to bring this culturally enriching programming to our residents.”
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.