Meet Our Caregivers – Leigha King

Morning Point of East Hamilton

Having Fun
Through Movement

For Leigha King, having fun is just part of the job. As the life enrich­ment director for Morning Pointe of East Hamilton, King is tasked with creating and implementing daily and weekly activities for residents which range from exercise classes and bingo to concerts, crafts, and field trips. The Morning Pointe In Motion life enrichment program is designed to invite residents to tour virtual locations all over the world without ever having to board a plane! Each month, King and team create an on-site immersive experience of a different region that introduces residents to new foods, history, and celebrations. “I tell my residents that ‘If you rest, you rust,’” says King. “We don’t want anyone rust­ing around here, so our activities are designed to keep our bodies moving.” King has been in her current role with Morning Pointe for over four years and loves getting to form meaningful relationships with what she notes is “the greatest generation.”

I believe that life itself is miraculous. Living to be over 100 is a whole other kind of miracle.”

leigha king

1. What is one of your happiest professional moments?

Pushing through the complications of Covid and then
the subsequent tornado destruction that affected our sister communities. Overcoming those tragedies really made me realize how capable we are to persevere, and that makes me happy.

2. What’s the key to making a great first impression?

A smile along with compassion and understanding.

3. What influenced you to pursue your career?

The Lord gave me this opportunity, and I am exactly where I’m supposed to be in this season of life.

4. What would you consider to be your main strengths?

I’m a relational person. I genuinely love people and enjoy
having fun.

5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care of your patients?

Treat others how you want to be treated. Be respectful, dignified, and make sure to not take yourself too seriously.

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