GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Every Thursday, locals are getting meal deliveries from their friendly neighbors at Morning Pointe of Greeneville.

With smiles on their faces, the assisted living residents — like Ellie Lowery — enjoy volunteering for Meals on Wheels. But these acts of kindness are nothing new to these seniors.

Their generous gestures inspired a year-long campaign, as Morning Pointe residents, associates and volunteers in Greeneville and across the Southeast seek to give back 20,000 hours of community service in 2017.

“Our seniors still enjoy doing for others, and that motivates each of us to do more for our community,” says Delora Bibb, executive director at Morning Pointe. “We hope that everyone could embrace the opportunity to serve others as many of our residents continue to do.”

Photo: Ellie Lowery, Morning Pointe of Greeneville resident, delivers Meals on Wheels to locals.