Residents at Morning Pointe of Lenoir City and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence witnessed a rare celestial event as the Great American Solar Eclipse made its path across the Southeast. It’s likely that many of the residents hadn’t witnessed the heavenly spectacle since 1979.

Morning Pointe seniors, associates, families and volunteers camped out in the courtyards at the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities, snacking on Moon Pies and sipping Sundrop while practicing solar eclipse viewing safety with the help of ISO-certified glasses.

Morning Pointe’s life enrichment and Meaningful Day™ programs give seniors the opportunity to enjoy new experiences with friends, peers and loved ones.

Photo: Steve and Judy Schoenherr, owners of Jewel, Morning Pointe of Lenoir City’s therapy dog, got a glimpse of the Great American Solar Eclipse at the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care campus.

Photo: Richard Montalvo, food services director, Doris Buehler, resident, and Tammy Klinstiver CNA, at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City, witnessed the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.