Residents at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Spring Hill recently received a sunny surprise from Wild Root Florist & Gift Shop. The local florist donated some of its unused stock, including a large bunch of yellow roses, to the memory care community for the residents to arrange. Ordinarily, these leftover flowers would have gone to waste, but because of Wild Root’s donation, The Lantern residents were able to take part in a stimulating and purposeful activity that benefited the entire Morning Pointe community.
“Our residents really enjoyed arranging the flowers. They loved the bright yellow color,” said Lantern program director Mallory Mullins. “They want to be helpful and feel like they’re contributing to the community, so we used the flowers to decorate our dining room. Everyone complimented them. There’s nothing like fresh, colorful flowers to really brighten up a room—you could tell that seeing them put the residents in a bubbly mood.”
“We’ve worked with Morning Pointe for several years now,” said Kathy Miller, owner of Wild Root Florist. “They have a special place in our heart. Whenever we can, we want to help the local businesses in our community.”
Thank you, Kathy, for a wonderful treat for our Spring Hill residents!