The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of Excellence, Chattanooga, paved new memories with a dedication ceremony celebrating the opening of Memory Lane – a memorial garden featuring beautifully chiseled, personalized stones.
The stones, dedicated to those who have walked the journey of Alzheimer's disease, will become a permanent part of the Courtyard at the Alzheimer’s memory care community.
“These stones are a beautiful tribute, as each represent the journey walked by families who have carried the heavy burden of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia,” says Greg Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe. “It is with great reverence and respect to announce the Memory Lane memorial garden as a permanent part of our Lantern community.”
“Memory Lane is a precious way to honor and cherish the memories of our loved ones,” says Alisha Landes, executive director of The Lantern at Morning Pointe. “It brings us great joy that our beautiful courtyard could serve a purpose in this way as a place for our families to remember and reflect.”
The dedication event raised more than $1,000, as guests gathered to witness the placement of the first Memory Lane stones. Proceeds will benefit the Morning Pointe Foundation – a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is committed to improving the quality of life for caregivers and their loved ones by:
· Investing in local nursing scholarships at Chattanooga State Community College, Southern Adventist University, Tennessee College of Applied Technology and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
· Providing caregiver training and service-learning opportunities with community colleges, universities and centers on aging.
· Opening resource rooms for the general public in the Lantern Alzheimer’s Centers of Excellence.
· Increasing public awareness of senior caregiver needs and challenges.
· Identifying best practices for alleviating caregiver stress based on applied sciences.
To learn more about the Morning Pointe Foundation, visit www.morningpointefoundation.com.