BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Morning Pointe of Brentwood residents rolled up their sleeves and mixed up batter to make dog biscuits for the Williamson County Animal Shelter. When cooled, the treats were packaged and ready to ship off to hungry furry and four-legged friends. After paying a visit to the shelter, Mark Basenberg, community relations director introduced the residents to 5-month-old Roberta.

The assisted living and memory care community enjoys paying it forward to pet therapy partners, exchanging goodies, treats, love and care for the comfort and cuddles only canines and kittens can give.

As part of the life enrichment program, Morning Pointe is partnering with local organizations to pay it forward, and giving residents the opportunity to put their lifelong talents and crafts to use for the greater good as part of a yearlong community service campaign. Called “Make Your Mark,” the company-wide volunteer effort aims to give back 20,000 hours of community service in 2017 to celebrate Morning Pointe Senior Living’s 20th anniversary.

Photo: Mark Basenberg, community relations director with the Williamson County Animal Shelter, introduces 5-month-old Roberta to Maleah Boisture, executive director in training at Morning Pointe of Brentwood.