COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. — Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale celebrated another year putting the “fun” in “fundraiser,” during the Carnival at the Cove event at the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care campus.

The audience was entertained by the talented Southern Adventist University Gym-Masters gymnastics team, and local officials, including Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, County Commissioners Sabrina Turner-Smedley, Chester Bankston, joined in on the fun. Residents, family members and guests of all ages enjoyed carnival fare, games, live music, and – best of all – the opportunity to dunk their favorite dignitaries.

The festivities kicked off a week-long celebration of seniors and their families during National Assisted Living Week.

Morning Pointe invites the greater community to celebrate seniors through annual observances, as residents, associates, relatives and local partners embrace family every day of the year as part of the life enrichment and Meaningful Day™ programs.

“What we love most about our programming is that family is always at the heart of everything we do,” says Jennifer McFarland, executive director at Morning Pointe. “This event was our way of celebrating the seniors, associates and their loved ones who truly are our family.”

All event proceeds benefited the Morning Pointe Foundation. Founded in 2014 by senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization awards nursing scholarships at Chattanooga State Community College and other universities and colleges across East Tennessee. The Foundation forms community partnerships and provides caregiver support in its mission to advance the care of seniors.