November 2014 Morning Pointe of Hixson

November 2014
5501 Old Hixson Pike • Hixson, TN 37343 • (423) 847-1370
Morning Pointe of Hixson
Assisted Living
During our celebration, we will
be demonstrating a new
program that will begin in
February. We are very
excited to introduce
Kindermusik Village, a music
Morning Pointe of
Hixson Team
Executive Director
Frankie Parrott
Business Officer Director
Laurie Self
Lantern Program Director
Linda Noll
Life Enrichment Director
Holly Holcomb
Maintenance Director
Bobbie Pruitt
Food Services Director
Kim Wood
Resident Services Director
Leand Sharp
and Alzheimer's Memory Care
celebrates it's 5th anniversary
It's hard to believe that Morning
Pointe of Hixson has been
opened for five years. We
opened our building to many
wonderful residents on November
1, 2009. To celebrate this
anniversary, we invite you all to
celebrate with us on November 6,
2014 from 2-4 pm. Refreshments
will be served, there will be
activities going on through out
the community and music for
your entertainment. Please
come help us celebrate this
memorable event. Bring your
friends and family and spend the
afternoon with us.
Kindermusik Village
begins in February. Register today!
class for children ages 18 months
and under. The children will be
paired with a resident, that will
partner with them during the
class. Kindermusik classes offer
child development through music
and movement, immersing your
child in a musical atmosphere of
play, song and dance. Sign up
today for a free demo class on
November 6. This free demo class
is open for children ages 6 and
11/1 Vera Tressler
11/6 5 year Anniversary
2:00-4:00 pm
11/4 Jim McDuffie
11/5 Betty McGee
11/9 Bobbie Ramsey
11/17 Lula Bennett
11/20 Family Night
5:00 pm
Please RSVP
Walk to End
Primrose School
Residents had a wonderful time
spending the morning with students
from Primrose. The students sang
songs and then our choir members
sang a few for them. Afterwards, they
read and colored pictures.
Frankie Parrott
Executive Director
I hope everyone will join
us as we reach a
milestone this month, our
5th anniversary at
Moring Pointe of Hixson.
Please join us as we
celebrate this event. I
would also like to invite
our families to our
Thanksgiving Family
Night. I am so thankful
for Morning Pointe, our
residents, families and
staff and hope you will
share this holiday with us.
Let us be thankful
for each new morning
with its light, for rest and
shelter of the night,
for health and food, for
love and friends, for
everything Thy goodness
Team Morning Pointe
Morning Pointe turned out big for the
annual Walk to End Alzheimer's, pulling
together friends, families, staff and
volunteers from four different
communities. Overall, Morning Pointe
landed in 1st place for top fundraising.
Megan Waters
Vivian Smithson
and new friend, Laila Bell
something that needs attention, she
fixes it right away. She always seems to
be two steps ahead." Another resident
says Megan "helps any time I need her
and once even stayed past her shift to
make sure I was feeling better." Great
job Megan!
Exceeding Expectations
3rd Quarter Winner
Megan Waters, second shift RA, is our
EE winner for the 3rd quarter of 2014.
Megan was nominated by several
residents saying that she is always
efficient and always has a smile. One
resident states, "when Megan sees
Congratulations Megan
for Exceeding Expectations!
Kay Tornow
Wedding Day
June 14, 1952
Kay and Roger
married for 61 years
Kay Tornow was born on March 28, 1932 in
Appleton, Wisconsin, where she grew up.
While in junior high school, she was a
cheerleader and was a member of the
Junior Golf Club at Butts des Morts
Country Club. She also took piano for
years. When she entered high school, she
took modern dance, and was the
Modern Dance Club president from
1949-1950. When Kay went to college at
Lawrence College, later changing to
Lawrence University. She was a member
of the Delta Gamma Sorority and was Red
Cross certified and taught swimming
lessons. Kay married Roger Tornow on
June 14, 1952. They had three sons; Scot,
Blaine and Todd. They eventually moved
to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kay and Roger
were both members of the Milwaukee
Choristers. This chorus, one of
Milwaukee’s most versatile and popular
vocal groups for 80 years, is made up of
the best. For 27 years, they always made
the performance choir, even though Kay
says “it was very nerve wracking,
auditioning." During the 70’s and 80’s,
Kay was president twice of a Stock Club,
learning through investing, which later
became part of the NAIC. She was also a
Unit Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of
America and received the District Award
of Merit. After Roger retired they moved
and built a home in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Later, Kay became a water aerobics
instructor and taught for several years.
Kay and Roger did a lot of traveling. She
will tell you, “We were never home.” One
of Kay’s favorite memories was traveling
to Italy and seeing the ruins in Rome.
The Model A Club
visited on Model A Day
HMS Cheerleaders
brought lots of spirit!
HHS Marching Band
visited on Spirit Day
Christmas Day
She also has fond memories of the times
they spent in their 29 ft. cruiser boat. They
took many trips on the boat, one that
lasted as long as four weeks. Kay has led
a very busy, productive life!
Soddy Daisy Seniors
Dance Together
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Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Morning Pointe of
Hixson Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Memory Care.