LEXINGTON, KY — The residents at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lexington, visited The Nest Center for Women, Children and Families, delivering brownies and goodie bags full of toys for the children to enjoy. The seniors and kids made an Easter Bunny picture frame craft together, as they embraced the many benefits of intergenerational activity as part of Morning Pointe’s Meaningful Day™ program.

“Everyone had a great time!” says Molly Bode, Lantern program director. “Our residents and the people at the Nest enjoyed this special opportunity.”

But this act of kindness is nothing new for the 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.

So far, Morning Pointe campuses have raised more than 10,000 hours, but the spirit of service is still going strong with a variety of upcoming projects to pay it forward.

Photo: Nettie McClain, resident at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lexington, makes crafts with some of the children at The Nest Center for Women, Children and Families.