On October 17, ten local senior acts will compete in the 5th Annual Franklin Seniors Got Talent variety show.
Seniors Got Talent is open to any talented seniors (not just Morning Pointe campus residents) age 62 and older. Acts have included singers, dancers, drummers, clarinetists, bands and more. The grand prize winner will receive $500. Auditions will take place Aug. 28-31 at local Morning Pointe Senior Living campuses, as well as online through September 5.
The shows’ purpose is twofold: to give local seniors a place to shine, and to raise funds for the Morning Pointe Foundation through sponsorships and ticket sales.
The Franklin show will take place at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $10 and will go on sale in September.
“We can’t wait to see the amazing talent from our Franklin-area seniors this year,” said Miranda Perez, Morning Pointe Foundation executive director. “We love that these shows not only provide fabulous entertainment and make seniors’ dreams come true, but they support scholarships for worthy students at our partner colleges who are pursuing careers in senior care.”
The Morning Pointe Foundation hosts four Seniors Got Talent shows each year. Besides Franklin, shows are held in two other Tennessee cities: Chattanooga and Knoxville, as well as in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living founded by Tennessee-based senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. The 501(c)3 nonprofit public service organization was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs, sponsor educational awareness events, and fund clinical scholarships to advance the care of seniors throughout the Southeast.
“Seniors Got Talent is both a fun event for the family and supports a great cause,” said Vital. “We look forward to these shows each year and the opportunities they provide for local talented seniors and aspiring caregivers.”
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.