The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale (TN) resident Marilyn Selman can’t wait to get up-close and personal with Dot the Dominique chicken, courtesy of Chattanooga Zoo director of community engagement James Brantley. Once a month, Brantley visits the memory care community to introduce the residents to a new animal and teach them more about the natural world. “Did you know that the Dominique chicken breed is thought to be America’s first chicken? Some think it was brought over on the Mayflower,” says Lantern program director Michele Gunther. “James is so knowledgeable, and we always learn so much when he comes to visit. We are so grateful to be able to partner with the Chattanooga Zoo to help broaden our residents’ horizons.”
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