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3000 W Big Trail Dr   Jackson, WY 83001   (307) 734-0500  Google Plus

News & Events

• MorningStar of Jackson Hole – Newsletter – Click Here

• MorningStar of Jackson Hole – Events Calendar – Click Here

• MorningStar of Jackson Hole – Slide Show of Activities and Announcements (in real time) – Click Here


senior-living-jackson-hole-harvestSave the Date for Harvest Fest 2016

Please join us on Saturday, October 29, from 12:00–2:00 PM for the MorningStar of Jackson Hole Harvest Festival. Our cooks are busy planning our menu to include homemade chili, cornbread and cider. And we will feature local beers to celebrate the season. Just two days before Halloween, this is a great opportunity to try out your costumes and work out any kinks! Plan to come for pumpkin painting, cookie decorating and family photos. We warmly invite all family, friends and neighbors! For more info, please call Lisa at 307-699-0559.

Ready, Set, Slide

John and Carolyn playing shuffleboard at MorningStar of Jackson Hole.


Home on the Range

Bluegrass musician Andy Gabel performed at MorningStar of Jackson Hole at a recent Friday night Happy Hour. Even Ari, the cat, thoroughly enjoyed the event, while nestled by the hearth. Andy led us in a rousing round of “Home on the Range.” It occurred to us, as we were crooning that classic tune, how appropriate the lyrics are for us here at MorningStar. We do have deer, antelope and buffalo roaming about. We seldom hear discouraging words for we endeavor to build each other up instead. And, while we can’t completely escape the occasional cloudy day, we don’t get many here in Wyoming. Our Friday Happy Hours are open to newcomers; please drop by and say hello. For more information, email Lisa Delaney at jackson.dcr@morningstarseniorliving.com.


Art Lovers; Gun Slingers

We can’t get enough of art appreciation. And the Valley has a thorough repository of Great Art to offer. So every Wednesday we go abrowsin’. Most recently we went to Trailside Art Gallery where patrons can see a hand-crafted pinball/shootout machine valued at $22,000. For only 5 cents patrons can attempt a shoot out against oncoming grizzlies.


Ride ‘em, Jackalope Girl

Lia (Life Enrichment Coordinator) rides the Jackalope in Dubois, WY, with residents looking on.

Budding Musicians

The girls seen here with their mother are four and six years old, and both budding musicians. And no wonder: their father played second violin at the Grand Teton Music Festival. These sweet girls put on two concerts for MorningStar of Jackson Hole, to our great delight.


Western Day at MorningStar of Jackson Hole (not that every day isn’t Western Day): Residents enjoyed dressing in western gear. Maintenance Director Greg demonstrated how cowboy hats are made and molded into shape. Then we all hopped our (motorized) horse and headed for the local rodeo.



The Glories of Symphonic Music

We feel so blessed to be part of the new symphony season as in-kind sponsors of the Grand Teton Music Festival. Here we are enjoying an open rehearsal at Harley Pavilion.


Art Works!

MorningStar of Jackson Hole has partnered with the Jackson Hole Arts Association in hosting a monthly senior art class in our community. All seniors—and all levels of skill—are welcome to join this vibrant exploration of art. We will welcome a rotating group of facilitators from the Arts Association, each an expert in a different medium: oil, watercolor, drawing, sculpture. Come get your hands dirty with us!


Go West, Be Wild

MorningStar of Jackson Hole patronized the famous Bar J Chuckwagon for a western BBQ and live show, while Bob befriended a grizzly.


The Great Unveiling

MorningStar of Jackson Hole marked the completion of its interior renovation by…what else, throwing a bash for our beloved residents (who put up with the dust and commotion), their families and our town at large. Matt Turner, Managing Partner of MorningStar Senior Living, was keynote speaker, with Chris Lanier, Executive Director playing emcee. We unveiled not only the fresh look to all of our common spaces but also the Tree of Life, MorningStar signature art that symbolizes and celebrates our mission. Here are a few scenes to give you a sense of the festivities.


Longest Day

On June 20 (the Summer Solstice), we reveled in a MorningStar-wide Uplifting Day to honor the memory-impaired. Morningstar of Jackson Hole’s event wrapped in visiting goats, live music and an art sale. Read more about our creative variety of “Longest Day” celebrations and fundraising efforts.


Old Faithful Never Disappoints

MorningStar of Jackson Hole’s annual trip to Yellowstone Park, so dearly loved by our residents, never ceases to amaze.


Ageless Friendships

Children from a local learning center visited MorningStar of Jackson Hole where they entertained with song and mini plays. Afterwards, there was an exchange of words of wisdom from the experienced to the inexperienced.

Colorful Costumes

Residents of MorningStar of Jackson Hole enjoy an authentic native dance performed by a local Hispanic group, with whom we connected through our housekeepers, Rudolfo and Irma.


Campfire Pleasures without the Mosquitoes

Residents at MorningStar of Jackson Hole enjoy roasting marshmallows on our back patio. It looks like Martin left his in a touch too long. No worries…plenty more fluffy cubes in the bag.

Cultural Richness of Jackson Hole

Chris Lanier, Executive Director at MorningStar of Jackson Hole, escorts residents to an evening at the theatre, featuring a live telecast from London.


Jackson Culture

At MorningStar at Jackson Hole, we lunched and toured the National Museum of Wildlife. The beautiful sculptures pictured behind us overlook Jackson’s elk refuge.

Happy Hour

Here at MorningStar of Jackson Hole, Margarita Happy Hour is served up by Life Enrichment Coordinator (AKA Chief Bartender), Jim Wolfgang. Wearing sombreros is optional, but oh-so-fun.



renovationJackson Hole Renovation Progressing Nicely

Here’s how our Reception Area at MorningStar of Jackson Hole is shaping up, a new configuration that will improve its flow, function and beauty. Our dining room also moves briskly along toward completion. Check out those gorgeous vaulted ceilings.

Sister Sweet

Sisters Beth and Merle celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at MorningStar of Jackson Hole with green (of course) ice cream sundaes.

There’s Happy. And there’s Campfire Happy

Why not take Happy Hour outside in the fresh mountain air. And so we did this week at MorningStar of Jackson Hole, giving ourselves a welcome break from the renovation inside. Here’s Ella with cozy-wrapped Bill.

Beer, BINGO and Bananas

The winners of BINGO at MorningStar of Jackson Hole wield great power for they decree who next must wear our infamous banana suit. Here are the latest (very yellow) scapegoats. All in good fun, of course.




MorningStar of Jackson Hole Resident Outing

Here is one very enthused theatre-goer just before the curtain went up on a Mary Poppins musical. Moosie had her hair done special for this evening at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts.

In the Name of Progress

Our interior renovation progresses at MorningStar of Jackson Hole. But sometimes you have to make a mess to progress. Here a “containment barrier” goes up to keep debris, well, “contained”! Hallway carpet is being laid after hours to minimize disruption. Best of all, according to our general contractor, Blue Sky, “Everyone is being extremely friendly and your staff has been more than helpful. You have a great crew here at MorningStar.”


Horse Play at MorningStar of Jackson Hole

Marge is our most recent “Day at the Races” Grand Champion. In this popular activity, residents roll the dice to race their horses down the track. The Saturday afternoon event includes medals, prizes and maybe just a bit of under-the-table betting.

tetonsJackson Hole is a beautiful place!

MorningStar of Jackson Hole has the opportunity to explore its winter beauty with our Monday Scenic Drives.

Sweet Table

MorningStar of Jackson Hole enjoyed Happy Hour with a Valentine’s Day theme, complete with a table of sweetheart memorabilia that residents, families and team members wanted to share.


Residents enjoying “An Evening at the Symphony” right here at MorningStar of Jackson Hole.



MorningStar Assisted Living of Jackson Hole 3000 W Big Trail Dr Jackson, WY 83001 (307) 734-0500