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Heritage Middle School student and Morning Pointe of East Hamilton (TN) volunteer Waylon Smith creates tessellations with residents Robie Bencho and Della Wilcutt. Each week, volunteers like Smith help residents in the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care community’s The Lantern wing sort the colorful shapes, which is a favorite activity of the memory care residents and encourages socialization. “The ladies loved having Waylon around today. They kept saying how smart he was!” says Morning Pointe Lantern program director Robin Smith with a laugh. “Having volunteers is important for our residents, especially young children, who tend to bring the most joy to our residents and cause them to become more willing to participate in activities. Sorting is an important activity to stimulate the brain and keep our residents more active.”