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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has left some feeling isolated, it has brought one memory care resident and her daughter closer together. The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Franklin, Tennessee resident Fran Coros is a lifelong lover of music and played the violin for many years. Perhaps inspired by her mother’s love for music, Coros’s daughter, Michelle Reeves, decided to learn to play the cello while quarantined. Through virtual lessons and a great deal of practice, Reeves honed her cello-playing skills for months before finally playing a private cello concert for her mother utilizing The Lantern’s new Plexiglas visitation booths.
“It was so touching to watch mother and daughter connect through a shared love of music,” said Lantern program director Ashley Briggs. “Through times of uncertainty, we are so excited to be able to connect residents and families on a deeper level, while still making safety our utmost priority, through the use of our visitation booths.”