Every year, Alzheimer’s Tennessee brings the joy of the holiday season to The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Clinton (TN) in a very memorable way. In support of those living with Alzheimer’s disease, Santa Claus himself dons a purple suit and delivers presents to a couple of worthy residents who have been nominated by memory care community’s associates. This year, Jimmy Spradling and Suzy Reeder were the deserving residents who made Santa’s “nice” list. With the help of Kay Watson, the Director of Development at Alzheimer’s Tennessee, and her family, Santa dropped by The Lantern in his purple suit to present Spradling and Reeder with their gifts.
“The whole thing brought a smile to our residents’ faces and made Jimmy and Suzy feel extra special!” says Sarah Smith, the Lantern Program Director at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Clinton. “It brought tears to my eyes to see the Christmas spirit displayed in our living room at The Lantern.”
The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Clinton prides itself on its strong network of community partnerships. If you are interested in becoming a community partner with The Lantern, contact Garrett Byrd by phone at (865) 457-4005 or by email at clinton-lan-crd@morningpointe.com.