Morning Pointe of Franklin residents witnessed a rare celestial event as the Great American Solar Eclipse made its path across the Southeast. It’s likely that many of the residents hadn’t witnessed the heavenly spectacle since 1979.

Morning Pointe seniors, associates, families and volunteers camped out in the courtyards at the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care community, enjoying “space snacks” and refreshments while practicing solar eclipse viewing safety with the help of ISO-certified glasses.

During the event, the residents raised money for their “A Total Eclipse of the Heart” yard sale event, with sales benefiting the American Heart Association.

Morning Pointe’s life enrichment and Meaningful Day™ programs give seniors the opportunity to enjoy new experiences with friends, peers and loved ones.

Photo: Morning Pointe of Franklin residents, associates, volunteers and family members got a glimpse of the Great American Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21.