Morning Pointe of Danville’s new building is halfway done

Published 6:12 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Morning Pointe of Danville Assisted Living, which is the Phase 2 project of the Morning Pointe of Danville campus on Birney Place, is now 50 percent completed.

The building is framed, and major work is being conducted on the interior.

The new community is on track to open this fall. The current Morning Pointe of Danville offers both assisted living and memory care services. The new building will offer assisted living only. Both buildings will continue to offer 24-hour nursing care and serve many longtime Danville families.

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The new single-level building will be 67,500 square feet and feature 72 apartments. Fifty-five will be traditional assisted living apartments. Seventeen will be suites with kitchenettes, living rooms and bedrooms, as well as individual stackable washer/dryer combos in each unit. The suites are a first for Morning Pointe Senior Living communities.

“We’re very pleased with the progress on the new assisted living building,” said Greg A. Vital, Morning Pointe Senior Living co-founder and president. “Construction is going smoothly, and we are excited to add to our senior living options for the residents of Danville, Boyle County, and surrounding areas.”

The campus is located conveniently near Millennium Park, Centre College, the Boyle County School Campus, downtown Danville and Ephraim McDowell Hospital.

Programming at the new community will adhere to Morning Pointe’s strong focus on clinical care with physical and occupational therapies, life enrichment, wellness offerings and intergenerational activities. It will also feature Morning Pointe’s Farm to Table program with local, farm-fresh and seasonal ingredients.

Morning Pointe of Danville Assisted Living will be the 39th Morning Pointe community and the 12th in Kentucky. Other Kentucky campuses are located in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, Richmond and Russell. Founded in 1997 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living operates assisted living, personal care, and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states.

The new Morning Pointe of Danville will create approximately 65 permanent healthcare positions. It will have an estimated positive economic impact of more than $35 million annually, considering payroll, property taxes and local purchase of goods and services.

The philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living is the Morning Pointe Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to provide nursing scholarships and caregiver support.