CLINTON, Tenn. — Sandies are a sweet, timeless treasure — the best of both worlds for shortbread and sugar cookie lovers. But there is no better person to prepare these treats for residents at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Clinton, than resident assistant Sandie Payne. The associate leads the Baking Club at the Alzheimer’s memory care community, sharing her years of culinary finesse with the seniors who adore her creations.

Payne helped the residents prepare Pecan Sandie Truffles, merging the crumbly texture of the classic cookie recipe with key ingredients to make bite-sized morsels. The seniors took part in prepping, mixing, shaping and freezing the truffles, and concluded their Baking Club meeting with the official taste test.

Morning Pointe engages seniors and associates through sweet events that are the perfect blend of memories, laughter, and friends as part of the Meaningful Day(tm) programs.

Photo: The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Clinton residents Ethel Crawford, Marjorie Ertle, Geneva Rutherford with resident assistant Sandie Payne roll 1-inch truffle dough to be frozen.