Morning Pointe Residents Visit Local Petting Zoo
Residents from The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Louisville (KY) came not two-by-two, but en masse and excitedly to Henry’s Ark petting zoo in Prospect, Kentucky. Inside, they were overjoyed to meet and feed a variety of furry friends, including camels, llamas, goats, sheep, pigs, emus, peacocks, chickens, and rabbits.
Animals in Alzheimer’s memory care communities provide a constant source of comfort. They bring out our nurturing instinct and make us feel safe and unconditionally accepted.  Research has shown that pet therapy can reduce pain symptoms, depression, anxiety, and stress. We schedule regular visits from pet therapy groups at our Alzheimer’s memory care communities.
“Henry’s Ark had tons of animals for the residents,” says Derek Combs, the Lantern Program Director at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Louisville. “[They] really liked the miniature ponies along with the baby calves. It was fun for all!”
For more information on the specialty programs offered at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Louisville, visit The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Louisville homepage at www.morningpointe.com.