Residents at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Collegedale, embraced animal therapy with Tara Hill, who invited the memory care residents to Hidden Hills Farm and Saddle Club in Ooltewah.

As part of the Meaningful Day™ program, the memory care residents have the opportunity to meet furry, feathered and four-legged friends through group trips, and local volunteers and friends, bringing animal guests to the community, exchanging cuddles with everyone.

Hill, owner of Hidden Hills Farm and Saddle Club, introduced residents to a variety of animals, including Arlee, an Arabian horse, Bandette, a Jersey cow, a rooster and a three-day-old kitten.

Photo: JoAnne Johnson, resident at The Lantern at Collegedale, with Arlee, an Arabian horse.