Morning Pointe Lantern Associates Speak at LCHS
Passionate young people are one of the healthcare industry’s greatest assets and are always welcome at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City (TN). Hoping to educate and inspire these bright, young minds, two associates from the memory care community, Lisa Harvey (Executive Director) and Maggie Devaney (Lantern Program Director), gave a presentation as part of Lenoir City High School’s HOSA – Future Health Professionals class. The class, helmed by first-year teacher Jennifer Kuth and consisting of 10 students, will be interning at The Lantern for part of the school year, so Harvey and Devaney sought to prepare the students to work with individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. To help them better understand the physical impairments The Lantern’s residents face, they allowed each student to experience a virtual reality dementia “tour,” which mimics dementia via virtual reality. They also allowed students to observe and handle the lifelike dolls and stuffed kittens that The Lantern uses as part of its cuddle therapy program. Finally, they answered the students’ questions, observing that they seemed “very eager and enthusiastic to start their training.”
“We have truly benefited from this program over the last few years, and we are excited for this year’s new teacher and group of interns to begin,” says Maggie Devaney, the Lantern Program Director at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City.
If you are interested in volunteering at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City, contact Maggie Devaney by phone at (865) 271-9966 or by email at lenoir-lan-lpd@morningpointe.com.