LENOIR CITY, Tenn. — Darlene Pope, licensed practical nurse at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City, was recognized by Alzheimer’s Tennessee at the “Caring Hearts Recognition Ceremony.”

Pope was among more than 100 caregivers, certified nursing assistants, resident assistants and paramedic professionals recognized by Alzheimer’s Tennessee during the nonprofit’s 19th annual recognition program in Knoxville.

“Darlene goes above and beyond to help out in times of need,” says Lisa Harvey, executive director at The Lantern at Morning Pointe. ” She will help anywhere from nursing, resident care, laundry, housekeeping, and even in the kitchen with a smile on her face. Although she works another full-time job, she is dedicated to our residents, the community, and our staff.”