Greeneville- December 5, 2014- Tusculum College Student Starts Exercise Class at Morning Pointe- It’s every life enrichment director’s dream, that a person would just show up at the assisted living community where they work wanting to volunteer. That’s exactly how Isaac Ringley connected with Morning Pointe of Greeneville. A sophomore at Tusculum College, Ringley has a love for seniors, so he decided he wanted to start teaching exercise to the residents at Morning Pointe. Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday you can find him leading a workout class. “It’s rewarding because I get to see them smile every day and knowing that I’m part of the reason why they smile makes it completely worth it,” shared Ringley.
Isaac is an education major at Tusculum. He also works with Special Olympics, and special needs children. “He has made many friends here at Morning Pointe, not only with residents but with staff as well,” smiled Rachel Proffitt, life enrichment director of the assisted living community. “He is the perfect example of how we like to plug in our volunteers,” said Proffitt. “At Morning Pointe, we connect with people and their passions and then create a way for them to share what they love to do.”
Ringley has quickly carved out a niche for himself at Morning Pointe. “I enjoy it more, because I get to promote good health to wonderful people,” smiled Ringley. “I love that everybody is so friendly, and I am making friends here with residents and staff.”
Like the relationship between residents and associates who work at the community, Proffitt, says volunteers also become part of the larger Morning Pointe family. “Ricker quote”.
Morning Pointe is always looking for more great volunteers like Ringley or additional groups, associations, and schools to partner with. “People don’t realize until they plug into Morning Pointe, how much they get out of being here,” said Proffitt. “It’s really a win-win for all sides. Our volunteers leave here thanking us for the opportunity to share their passions.”
Morning Pointe of Greeneville is a state-of-the art assisted living community offering 44 spacious apartments with multiple floor plan choices. Located off of Tusculum Boulevard on Mt. Bethel Road, not far from Laughlin Hospital in Greeneville, Tennessee, Morning Pointe of Greeneville is conveniently located at 324 Mt. Bethel Road in Greeneville, Tenn.
Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based senior healthcare services company, develops and manages 25 Morning Pointe® assisted living and The Lantern® Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence communities in five southeastern states. IHP was founded in 1996 by regional healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow. For more information, please visit www.morningpointe.com.