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Morning Pointe of Powell will add a brand new Alzheimer’s memory care building to its campus. Construction is scheduled to be completed in early 2022. The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Powell is the second phase of the state-of-the-art Morning Pointe of Powell Senior Living campus, which—in total—provides specialized assisted living and memory care for over 120 seniors.

The 33,000-square-foot Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence community, located at 7710 Dannaher Drive on the Tennova Healthcare campus, consists of 44 apartments created specifically to meet the needs of residents with Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. The Lantern maintains a strong focus on clinical care with innovative therapies such as Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care and Morning Pointe’s Meaningful Day™ purposeful programming to ensure the highest quality of care for residents. Physical and occupational therapies, medication management, life enrichment and wellness programming, and intergenerational activities round out the wide array of healthcare services offered—and all residents enjoy premier amenities and fine dining with local, Farm-to-Table ingredients.

“For the past 25 years, Morning Pointe has significantly broadened the options for quality senior living available to East Tennessee seniors and their families. The addition of The Lantern Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Powell will allow us to further connect the Knoxville area’s rapidly growing senior population with the specialized care they need while contributing to the growth of the local healthcare workforce,” said Greg A. Vital, president and co-founder of Morning Pointe Senior Living.

Morning Pointe Senior Living is East Tennessee’s choice for assisted living and memory care, serving seniors since 1997. In addition to Powell, Morning Pointe operates assisted living and memory care communities in Knoxville, Clinton, and Lenoir City. This is the third Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence to be built in the area.

“It is a dream come true watching this new building being built as we extend our continuum of care from assisted living to now include a dedicated Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence on the same campus,” said Leslee Wilkinson, executive director of Morning Pointe of Powell. “I’m honored that we are able to continue serving families of seniors in the Knoxville area.”