The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale, TN

Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

The Lantern at Morning Pointe in Collegedale is a Center of Excellence senior living community that specializes in Alzheimer’s Memory Care. Enjoy purposeful programming in an exceptional retirement community with just the right amount of nursing care, available when needed, in a great location, just off Apison Pike and not far from I-75 and Southern Adventist University in Ooltewah, Tennessee.

Our services and amenities promote independence while our licensed nursing team and trained associates coordinate your individual care plan, meeting your changing needs. Take advantage of a full life enrichment calendar involving the greater community including outings, intergenerational programming and service projects, or simply relax in our comfortable home-like senior living setting.

Collegedale Lantern

9300 Messinger Lane
Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 396-4700


5 Locations
in Chattanooga Area

Retirement Community Living

The Lantern  at Morning Pointe of Collegedale  is a single-level, state-of-the-art Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence specially designed for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory care disorders. The community offers 32 apartments designed to enhance orientation. Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove Assisted Living is  just down the street, offering an additional 58 spacious apartments with multiple floor plan choices. It is perfectly situated on 100 picturesque acres in a valley at the base of White Oak Mountain in the Collegedale-Ooltewah area near Chattanooga.

In The Lantern, the staff nurture and maintain each resident’s individuality and dignity through our ‘Meaningful Day’ program. By investing time and attention in understanding roles, routines, life experiences and interests of each resident, The Lantern memory care team of professionals create an environment that truly enhances the quality of life.


Community Happenings

Morning Pointe Recognizes National Volunteer Week

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 26, 2017) – Morning Pointe Senior Living and The Lantern at Morning Pointe memory care campuses in Chattanooga, Collegedale and Hixson acknowledged nearly 200 volunteers during a National Volunteer Week luncheon at Morning Pointe of...

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Morning Pointe Celebrates National Volunteer Week!

Morning Pointe Senior Living communities in five states across the Southeast will recognize thousands of individuals who have dedicated their time to community service and acts of kindness during National Volunteer Week, which takes place April 23 through April 27.

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“I am so pleased that my wife has found Morning Pointe because she has been so happy here and is so much more pleasant to associate with. I like the progressiveness of the Music and Memory program and that Morning Pointe is so up on technology to help residents maintain their personalities. I am so glad about what you are doing. I want to promote it in any way I can”.

– Sandy Sandefur, Morning Pointe family member


To me, my mother has been mentally and physically healthier since moving to the Lantern at Morning Pointe. I think she was depressed.  When we went and originally sat down and talked to the executive director, she asked questions about my mom. She gave her purpose. She found out what mother was interested in, and then she got her involved. Now, my mother feels like she is needed and she is excited about things.

– Susan Silvey, Morning Pointe family member


I absolutely love it here. Everyone is so friendly. I have made so many new friends, I love the activities and the food.

– Labelle Anderson, resident

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I am overwhelmed by the Thanksgiving Day you made special for the family’s at the Lantern! From the beautiful centerpieces, the delicious food, to the string orchestra you made our Thanksgiving with our loved one a treasurable moment. Dawn, you are so deserving of the award you received. You are outstanding in every way. Actually, everyone at the Lantern is a blessing. I am truly “thankful” my
mother, Annie is there. May love and happiness be yours in the coming Thanksgiving for your family as you made ours. I wish I lived closer to help out more but it is nice to know she is safe and snug. Again, thank you to all for all you did and do!
– Babbie Wallace

She had become isolated, all of her friends her age were gone; she was looking for some kind of recognition and value. She wanted to feel worthwhile. My mom is happy at Morning Pointe – she loves the caregivers. They do a wonderful job and they are like family to her.

– Emily, Morning Pointe


It became very difficult to fill the day with the caregivers at home. They didn’t have the expertise or skill to know what to do with my husband. I feel like making this change to The Lantern at Morning Pointe was the best thing I could have ever done for him. He has purpose now.

– Amy Smith, family member


I don’t have to worry about cooking, cleaning or being alone, and I feel like everyone here loves me. I know being a part of Morning Pointe assisted living eases my family’s mind because they know I am happy, safe and well cared for.

– Opal Walker, assisted living resident and ‘Mayor’ of Morning Pointe


If you don’t know it now, you will know it soon; if you don’t love someone with Alzheimer’s today, you will and these guys do it right. That is what I have to say about it. We are glad to have you in our community. We feel as though Morning Pointe does a terrific job with the full spectrum of geriatric care.

– Deanna Esslinger, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana


I love the warm and friendly feel of the community. I love the fact that Morning Pointe is pet friendly. That was a big plus in making my decision to live here. The staff is very good to me and I really can’t say enough good things about Morning Pointe.

– Dorothy Ward, resident