Residents at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Frankfort, enjoyed a cuddling session with furry and four-legged friends, thanks to high school juniors from across the Kentucky commonwealth.

The students, part of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, partnered with the L.I.F.E. House for Animals adoption facility in Frankfort to provide pet therapy to the memory care residents.

As part of the Meaningful Day™ program, Morning Pointe invites a variety of animal friends to meet residents, who enjoy the many benefits pet therapy has to offer.

The students — all high school juniors from across the Kentucky commonwealth — spent the first outing of their five-week summer program at Morning Pointe, meeting and spending time with the seniors.

Photo: A group of students of the Kentucky Governors Scholars program visited The Lantern at Frankfort, bringing furry and four-legged friends to visit the memory care residents.