The Commercial Appeal

103rd birthday

Centenaria­n believes in helping others

- Linda Gattas is the community outreach coordinato­r for Foxbridge Assisted-living, 2180 Mangum Road.

Foxbridge Assisted Living resident Eleanor Haynes celebrated her 103rd birthday on June 8 in style. Born in 1910, this amazing lady has lived through and experience­d more history than most people can even imagine. Eleanor was born in Austin, Ill.,and moved to Tennessee where she met her husband James T. Haynes. She lived a busy and active life as the wife of a Tennessee State Representa­tive and later as the wife of a Tennessee State Senator.

Eleanor celebrated her big day surrounded by her immediate family, as well as her Foxbridge family. She looked beautiful wearing a red rose corsage, listening to the music of Joyce Cobb, renowned jazz singer who serenaded all the partygoers.

Eleanor was a member of the King’s Daughters in the 1940s.

“When I was a member of King’s Daughters circle, I felt like I was helping others. I love helping others. That is what makes life complete,” said Eleanor. Who went on to say “Getting plenty of rest each day has helped me reach age 103. God gave us our bodies and he expects us to take good care of them. The body heals while sleeping.”

Eleanor fills her days watching politics on CNN and MSNBC and participat­ing in the many activities at Foxbridge Assisted Living and Memory Care, a not-for-profit community. The small cottage living environmen­t promotes relationsh­ips and socializat­ion which contribute­s a life full of meaning.

Call Kristy Barton at 901-3770101 or visit foxbridge.org to learn more about the community.

 ??  ?? Eleanor Haynes (right) recently celebrated her 103rd birthday at Foxbridge Assisted Living. Among those joining her to mark the occasion were Mary McCormick (left), who met Eleanor when Mary was a child and her family lived next door to Eleanor.
Eleanor Haynes (right) recently celebrated her 103rd birthday at Foxbridge Assisted Living. Among those joining her to mark the occasion were Mary McCormick (left), who met Eleanor when Mary was a child and her family lived next door to Eleanor.

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