LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 20, 2019) – Talented local seniors from throughout the greater Lexington area took center stage for the Morning Pointe Foundation’s inaugural “Seniors Got Talent” showcase last night at the historic Lexington Opera House in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, LEX 18, U.S. Foods, and Morning Pointe of Lexington personal care community, Morning Pointe of Lexington-East personal care community, and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lexington memory care community. The first place winners were the Prime Time Dancers (ages 62 to 81). Pianist Loren Tice (80) and saxophonist Lee Patrick (81) took second place. Morning Pointe of Danville (KY) residents and musicians Ron Moroni (80) and John Hughes (89) brought home third place with their duet for piano and fiddle.
The judges’ panel for the event was equally star-studded, featuring performing artist and executive director of the historic Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center Whit Whitaker, former lead singer and guitarist of Exile and current member of local family band Rockland Road Paul Martin, owner and director of Edge Music Therapy LLC Austin Robinson, and artistic director of Kentucky Ballet Theatre Norbe Risco. LEX 18 chief meteorologist Bill Meck hosted the event, serving as master of ceremonies. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Morning Pointe Foundation and its work providing nursing scholarships and caregiver support programs across Kentucky and the greater Southeast.
“We are so incredibly proud of all of the talented men and women who performed tonight. It is such an honor to be able to spotlight them,” said Morning Pointe Foundation executive director Audra Hopkins. “Thank you again to all of our sponsors, including CHI Health at Home, Capital Pharmacy, Al’s Complete Lawn Care, Central Bank, Bluegrass Elderlaw, Alliance Medical & Home Care, and so many more for helping to make the show such a huge success. Thank you to Rockland Road for opening the show with the national anthem, and thank you to everyone who turned out to support.”
“From our first ‘Seniors Got Talent’ showcase last year in Nashville, Tennessee to our most recent competition here in Lexington, the Morning Pointe Foundation remains committed to celebrating the talents of local seniors while supporting caregivers and nursing scholarships,” added Morning Pointe Senior Living president and co-founder Greg A. Vital. “This is such an important cause, and we look forward to continuing to grow ‘Seniors Got Talent’ in the years to come.”
The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living. Founded in 2014 by senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization provides nursing scholarship opportunities, forms community partnerships, and supports caregivers in its mission to advance the care of seniors. For more information, visit www.morningpointefoundation.com.