FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Rise Tucker is a frequent visitor at Morning Pointe Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Memory Care communities in Brentwood and Franklin, carrying tunes along with her.

During her visits, she gives the seniors the opportunity to explore self-expression through sound. They are called the “Rhythm Band Group” — a gathering of residents who explore melodies and lyrics as part of the music therapy program at Morning Pointe.

Photo: Rise Tucker, volunteer, engages in music therapy with residents in the “Rhythm Band Group” at Morning Pointe of Franklin.