Morning Pointe Residents Make Bracelets And Blankets For Families In Need

Friday, March 17, 2017
Dr. Sabrina Sammons, victim support services director at the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, and Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford Assisted Living residents Frances Sinor, Barbara Summar and Charlotte Abercrombie, showcase handmade blankets that were donated to the Chattanooga-based nonprofit.
Dr. Sabrina Sammons, victim support services director at the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, and Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford Assisted Living residents Frances Sinor, Barbara Summar and Charlotte Abercrombie, showcase handmade blankets that were donated to the Chattanooga-based nonprofit.

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford residents brought cheer to local women and children one bead and stitch at at time. The seniors at the assisted living community crafted 30 beautiful bracelets and more than a dozen handmade blankets for the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults -- a Chattanooga-based nonprofit that provides crisis intervention, professional counseling and prevention services to local families in need. 

"Our residents wanted to do something special to offer comfort and express their love and support," says Holly Holcomb, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe. "They always look forward to using their talents in thoughtful ways to brightening others' day." 

Morning Pointe Senior Living’s communities across the Chattanooga area also raised $3,000 for Partnership's elder food pantry that serves seniors living with food insecurity.

But this act of kindness is nothing new for the assisted living community, as the residents inspired a yearlong community service campaign called "Make Your Mark." The seniors, associates, volunteers and family members, along with partners and nonprofits, come together to help parent company Morning Pointe Senior Living reach its goal of 20,000 hours of volunteerism in 2017.



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