New Morning Pointe On Shallowford Road Set To Open Early November

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Holly Metcalf, executive director of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford, standing by the floor plan of the new assisted living building that shows all of the marked apartments that have already been reserved
Holly Metcalf, executive director of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford, standing by the floor plan of the new assisted living building that shows all of the marked apartments that have already been reserved

The construction of the new Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford Road is now 100% complete and the new assisted living community is expected to open in early November. Interest in the Tennessee Valley’s newest senior care community has been strong and there are only a limited number of apartments left to reserve.

“This new senior campus showcases why Morning Pointe is the region’s choice for assisted living,” said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe and Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP). “This building highlights many features that put families at ease and our day to day programming by our talented staff encourages residents to stay active and socially connected through life enrichment.

The $9 million assisted living community, at 7719 Shallowford road, near The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, features 77 apartments in a craftsman-style building with multiple suite choices. The landscaped property on 10 acres includes three courtyards, covered porches and walking areas.  Special amenities include a bistro and coffee café, an ice cream parlor, and private family dining room.  The building also features a library, game room, and a beauty/barber salon. Programming will include a full life enrichment schedule, regular outings, medication management along with wellness and rehabilitation services by local health care professionals.  

“Our residents and staff are thrilled about the move and our increased capacity to serve others,” said Holly Metcalf, executive director of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga. A formal grand opening will be scheduled after the first of the year.

Phase two of the new development includes the renovation of the current Morning Pointe of Chattanooga. It is set to reopen its doors after the first of the year as the new Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence. The center will offer 63 specially designed apartments for residents with Alzheimer’s and other memory care disorders. Innovative and therapeutic Morning Pointe programs such as the SimpleC Companion, The Meaningful Day and Cuddle Therapywill add to the resident’s daily care and quality of life.  




Morning Pointe Celebrates Dec. 14 Holiday Grand Opening In Spring Hill

Morning Pointe of Spring Hill will celebrate a holiday grand opening Dec. 14, from 4-7 p.m. at 1001 McCutcheon Creek Lane, located off Miles Johnson Parkway, south of Duplex Road. The event will begin with a formal ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m., and will feature a Christmas Concert by Summit High School and a singing of songs from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” by Columbia State ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial Mobile Health Coach To Visit Meigs And Sequatchie Counties

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coaches will provide mammography screenings on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Piggly Wiggly, 17619 State Hwy. 58 N. in Decatur, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and at the Sequatchie County Senior Center, 103 Heard St. in Dunlap, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT.   "All women should have one screening mammogram between the ages of 35-40. After age 40, a screening mammogram ... (click for more)

5 Disinherited Adopted Children Of Dr. J. Don Brock May Share In Rich Estate After All

Five disinherited adopted children of the late Chattanooga businessman J. Don Brock may share in his large estate after all. After losing at the trial court and appeals court level, the plaintiffs won a victory at the Tennessee Supreme Court. Justice Cornelia Clark ruled in favor of the adopted children and remanded the case to the trial court for settlement of the estate. ... (click for more)

Walker County Asks Dismissal Of Erlanger Lawsuit Asking Court To Order New Taxes For Payment Of $8.7 Million Debt

Walker County, Ga., is asking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Erlanger Health System that asks a federal judge to order the levying of taxes to pay an $8.7 million debt. Walker County noted that new Commissioner Shannon Whitfield has imposed a special tax levy on its citizens designed to satisfy the debt. It also says that Commissioner Whitfield held several meetings with ... (click for more)

Stormwater Fiasco And East Ridge Camping

When did the Chattanooga City Council get replaced by members of the East Ridge City Council? I don't recall a time in Chattanooga where they've voted to shoot the city in the foot more than they have lately.  If this goes through despite the environmental impact warnings and then Camp Jordan has increased flooding after spending millions on sports ball fields, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why I Am Thankful

You would think that after 40 years of publishing an annual list of things for which I am thankful, I’d be getting to the bottom of it, but it seems the older I get I have found I appreciate so much more around me. I take absolute delight in planting a flower, feeding the birds and throwing a ball for my dog. I find that the more people who I come to know the more who I come to ... (click for more)