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Morning Pointe of Knoxville to host 5-year anniversary party on Jan. 25

Exterior shot of Morning Pointe Senior Living of Knoxville, Tennessee

Morning Pointe of Knoxville Assisted Living will celebrate its five-year anniversary of service to Knoxville-area seniors on Thursday, Jan. 25.

Since its opening in 2019, the building has not only been a home and advocate for hundreds of seniors but has also built relationships with residents’ families, the greater senior community, local health care partners and many volunteers.

The anniversary celebration, which will start at 2 p.m., will emphasize those relationships.

The event will include an invocation by Pastor Henry Bieber from Shoreline Church, located next door to the senior living campus. Christian Academy of Knoxville’s children’s choir will sing, and Deborah Cable, winner of the Morning Pointe Foundation’s 2022 Seniors Got Talent show in Knoxville, will play the harp. Katie Harbin, development and public relations specialist with Alzheimer’s Tennessee, will speak, and guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Morning Pointe of Knoxville’s culinary team.

Ten associates at the assisted living community have worked there for more than four years, including managers and frontline staff. Of these, four managers have been with the community since its opening.

photo of the Morning Pointe of Knoxville management team
The Morning Pointe of Knoxville management team

Kristy Ritch, senior executive director, is one of these.

“Five years ago, when we were in a construction trailer watching our community being developed, we only prayed and hoped it would be a great community,” Ritch shared. “Now five years later, I can say we are appreciative of the dedicated work we all have done to enrich the lives of our residents, staff and community. Here at Morning Pointe, we take care of each other, love one another and respect one another. I am extremely humbled and honored by the work we have done and will continue to do in the years to come.”

Morning Pointe of Knoxville welcomed its sister community, The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Knoxville, to the campus in 2020. Together, the two buildings provide a continuum of care for seniors with different needs.

For more information about the event or the campus, call Morning Pointe of Knoxville at 865-223-6422.

Located at 9649 Westland Drive, Morning Pointe of Knoxville is one of 25 assisted living and memory care centers in Tennessee operated by Morning Pointe Senior Living. The company was founded in 1997 by healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow, and it owns and operates 38 communities in five southeastern states.

Another Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Hardin Valley, is currently under construction in Knoxville on Reagan Road. It will share a campus with Morning Pointe of Hardin Valley.

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

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