RUSSELL, KY — Kindness is in full bloom this spring at Morning Pointe of Russell, as the senior living and memory care residents prepared flower arrangements, delivering them to local nursing homes and doctors’ offices.

The flowers were donated by the local Kroger’s for the residents to create crafts. After the seniors created their bouquets, they turned their projects into an opportunity to pay it forward. Their trip included Trinity Station, Community Hospice, Woodland Oaks and other locations, bringing smiles to every stop.

But this act of kindness is nothing new for the seniors. Since the beginning of the year, Morning Pointe’s senior living and memory care communities across the Southeast have been paying it forward. From pet treats to potted plants, the goodwill of the seniors and associates inspired the “Make Your Mark” campaign — a yearlong project to give back 20,000 of community service in 2017. Already, they have given back 10,000 hours of volunteerism with no signs of slowing down.

Photo: Morning Pointe of Russell residents Burgess Bowling and Aletha Osborne, were ready to pay it forward with flowers, delivering bouquets to the volunteers and employees at Community Hospice, and other local doctors’ offices and nursing homes in the area.