In preparation for their annual Alzheimer’s Art Auction, the residents of The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City (TN) took part in their first painting party of the year. Under the supervision of Teresa Kariman of Unique Technique Painting Parties in Lenoir City, the memory care community’s residents and their family members learned new painting techniques, enjoyed refreshments, and spent quality time together. The seniors’ painted canvases will be sold at The Lantern’s annual Alzheimer’s Art Auction in April, which will benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee.
“Everyone had a wonderful time together, exercising their creativity for a good cause!” says Maggie Devaney, the Lantern Program Director at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City. “Here at The Lantern, we strive to incorporate art therapy opportunities for our residents whenever possible, as research consistently shows that engaging in creative activities can increase the quality of life for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.”
To learn more about the variety of activities offered at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City as part of the life enrichment and wellness program, visit www.morningpointe.com.