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LOUISVILLE, KY — Joan Hanson became the first resident at the new Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Louisville, located at 4701 S. Hurstbourne Parkway.

Answering to the increasing need of Alzheimer’s caregiver support programs in Kentucky, the 10-acre Louisville campus now features 110 specially designed apartments, 44 of the apartments with two levels of memory care: The Lantern – an intimate environment for individuals needing greater levels of assistance, and The Lamplight program for residents in the early to moderate stages of cognitive decline.

The Alzheimer’s memory care community offers a full spectrum of Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, including the Meaningful Day™, an innovative program designed to improve the quality of life for seniors with memory loss, and SimpleC™ Companion, an intuitive, non-drug therapy using touch screen applications to promote improved engagement and memory. Cuddle Therapy, also available at the community, is a recognized Alzheimer’s program with specially created, lifelike dolls to help residents feel a sense of calm and purpose.

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Louisville will celebrate its grand opening with an open house and formal ribbon-cutting ceremony September 14, at 4:30 p.m.

Photo: Gail Hinson, Joan Hanson, and Susan Clark, Executive Director at Morning Pointe, celebrate Hanson being the first resident at the new Alzheimer’s memory care community.