FRANKFORT, KY — Kara Ball is the executive director at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Frankfort. But when she isn’t serving the seniors at the memory care community, she is helping make an impact in the lives of a different demographic.

Ball has been volunteering at Peaksmill Elementary School as a Junior Achievement instructor. Over the past month, she has helped facilitate a course with the students of Mrs. Click’s second grade class with a focus on careers and family.

Upon completion of the course, Ball made sure to reward the students with a sweet surprise — cupcakes and certificates for a job well done.

But this act of kindness is nothing new for the associates and residents at the memory care community, who inspired Morning Pointe Senior Living’s yearlong community service campaign to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based healthcare services company and its 27 senior living communities across five states are partnering with local organizations, schools and nonprofits to give back 20,000 hours of community service in 2017.

Photo: Kara Ball, executive director of The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Frankfort, has been volunteering at Peaksmill Elementary School second grade class as part of the Junior Achievement program.