Carl and Betty Hullander, residents at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of Excellence, Chattanooga, renewed vows after 66 years on Thursday, at the memory care community, at 7620 Shallowford Road.
The Hullanders married at the courthouse in Ringgold, in 1951, and Morning Pointe associates wanted to help the couple relive their day in a very special way.
The memory care community provided a suit and tie and a wedding dress for the couple, along with wedding cake and cupcakes for the event's attendees.
This event is part of the “This is My Life Project,” which focuses on residents’ life stories, giving them an experience of reliving something that they once did, or loved to do. This new program serves The Lantern at Morning Pointe mission of creating Meaningful Days for residents in a safe and secure environment. The more Morning Pointe knows about its residents the more associates are able to serve them and connect with them in their memory care journey.
"We wanted to help them celebrate and give them a wedding they never had," said Alisha Landes, executive director at Morning Pointe. "This is our way of showing everyone what memory care really looks like."