NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Morning Pointe associates joined caregivers, families, volunteers and advocates at the state Capitol to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on Tennesseans during the Alzheimer’s Association’s Day at the Capitol event.

Individuals from across the state gathered in Nashville to meet with state and local government officials, expressing their support of House Bill 1064/Senate Bill 1267 in helping protect vulnerable seniors from exploitation and financial theft.

Advocates like Ashley Briggs, Lantern program director at Morning Pointe of Franklin, showed their alliance with the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission to educate and inform the public about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, which affects more than 100,000 Tennesseans and touches the lives of more than 400,000 family caregivers. Briggs, alongside other Morning Pointe associates, were proud to rally for a cause that they know all too well.

“Morning Pointe is one of the many resources available to local caregivers in our area,” Briggs says, referencing the 400 million hours of unpaid caregiving dedicated to those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Morning Pointe of Franklin hosts free monthly caregiver support group meetings and educational events in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.

Morning Pointe’s assisted living and memory care communities in Brentwood, Columbia, Franklin, and (coming soon) Spring Hill, offer unique Alzheimer’s and memory care programming — such as the Meaningful Day™ and SimpleC™ Companion technology to its residents.

Photo: Alex Soffer, Fatemah Moini, Mary Koebler, Bo Patton, Rep. Curtis Johnson, Laura Musgraves, Ashley Briggs, Lantern program director at Morning Pointe of Franklin, and Melissa LaBonge, were among caregivers, families, volunteers, advocates and representatives present during the Alzheimer’s Association’s Day at the Capitol event in Nashville, Tenn.