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(March 3, 2022) – Matthia Kelley has been named executive director at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lexington, where she will oversee daily operations at the Alzheimer’s memory care community. Morning Pointe Senior Living, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based senior healthcare services company, owns and manages 36 Morning Pointe assisted living, personal care and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states. Morning Pointe was founded in 1997 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow and is celebrating 25 years of service throughout 2022.

“I truly love senior living, and my passion is serving residents with Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” said Kelley. “I want to help them feel at home and have the best quality of life. At The Lantern, all residents are my friends.”

Kelley assumes the executive director position after 12 years in the healthcare services industry, having most recently held a director of nursing role for 3 years. She began her career in skilled nursing before moving to Morning Pointe. Kelley obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Kentucky Christian University and is also a Wound Care Certified Nurse and a member of the WOCN society.

“I am thrilled to welcome Matthia as the executive director at The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Lexington,” said Staci Dennis, regional vice president of operations for Morning Pointe Senior Living. “Matthia is a natural caregiver and brings a wealth of memory care healthcare knowledge to The Lantern, and I have no doubt she will further the tradition of excellence here in her new role.”

Kelley leads a family-oriented life as she and husband, Ty, have three children: Paige, Ben, and Brylee. She enjoys being a sports mom, watching her children play soccer and softball. In her free time, she and her family like to cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lexington features Morning Pointe’s patented Meaningful Day™ purposeful programming that helps residents feel safe and secure. It includes a strong focus on clinical care with physical and occupational therapies, life enrichment and wellness offerings like the Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care™ and Best Friends Approach™. Farm-to-Table fresh dining and intergenerational activities help residents live their best. For more information about Morning Pointe Senior Living, please visit www.morningpointe.com.