It is often the smallest actions that make the biggest impact. Every week, volunteer Susan Ellis warms the hearts of The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Clinton (TN) residents simply by bringing Piper, her therapy dog, to the memory care community for a visit.
“To some, interacting with a dog might not seem like much, but research has shown that pet therapy can reduce pain symptoms, depression, anxiety, and stress,” says Sarah Smith, the Lantern Program Director at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Clinton. “The residents absolutely adore Piper. We are so grateful to Susan, and to all of our volunteers, for brightening our residents’ days.”
For more information on therapy programs offered at Morning Pointe Senior Living communities, including pet therapy, visit https://morningpointe.com/alzheimers-therapy-programs/.