The holidays are the perfect time to make something beautiful with friends, as a group of students from Skyuka Hall discovered while building gingerbread houses with the residents of Morning Pointe of Hixson (TN). The Chattanooga-based independent school has enjoyed a close relationship with the assisted living and memory care community over the past several years. When a major water main break caused Skyuka Hall’s former location to flood over the summer, Morning Pointe rallied to collect school supply donations in order to help Skyuka repair. The partnership between Skyuka and Morning Pointe remains strong, as the students’ most recent visit demonstrates.
“We had such a fun time getting messy as we built colorful gingerbread houses!” says Christine Rivers, the Life Enrichment Director at Morning Pointe of Hixson. “Many of our residents enjoy crafts, but this craft was extra special because we were able to work together with the students. Intergenerational activities are a huge part of what we do at Morning Pointe. They don’t just benefit our seniors—they benefit the young people who come to visit us, too!”
If you are interested in getting your school involved with the intergenerational activities at Morning Pointe of Hixson, contact Christine Rivers by phone at (423) 847-1370 or by email at