Pictured, at center, are Morning Pointe President Greg A. Vital and Executive Director Cody Harvey, RN, along with several residents and associates of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga
Residents of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford planted a dogwood tree Monday at the assisted living campus, 7719 Shallowford Road, to commemorate the rebuilding of the building following the 2020 EF3 tornado exactly one year ago.
Residents and associates participated in the turning of the earth, and Morning Pointe president Greg A. Vital was on-site to dedicate the tree as a symbol of new beginnings.
“This tree is dedicated to the residents of Morning Pointe as this community comes back in less
than one year from the devastation and destruction of the tornado in 2020,” said Mr. Vital. “The
dogwood tree symbolizes rebirth and resurrection, and we wouldn’t have made it back without
the support of our residents, associates and the good Lord.”
Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford, originally opened in 2015, is a 77-apartment
assisted living community nestled between Gunbarrel Road and Jenkins Road in East Brainerd
offering single-level living with multiple floor plans based on resident care needs. The Lantern
Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, located just across the street and which was also devastated
by the tornado, is currently under reconstruction slated for a mid-June reopening. Morning
Pointe also operates senior living communities locally in Hixson, East Hamilton and