Jaylynn Morrison Celebrates 101st Birthday at SAGE Eldercare

(above) Jaylynn Morrison 
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Happy 101st birthday Jaylynn Morrison

Jaylynn Morrison recently celebrated his 101st birthday surrounded by friends at SAGE Eldercare. Born in 1922, Jaylynn grew up listening to his parents’ wise words and following their advice. He believed that being a good person and taking care of oneself were the keys to a long and happy life. He spent his childhood listening to jazz music and watching monster movies. He was always fascinated by the world around him and loved to learn new things.

Jaylynn graduated from Morningside High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Johnson C. Smith University. During his time at JCSU, he played on the basketball and tennis teams. He earned the nickname “Speedy” because of his calm and slow-moving demeanor. He quickly became one of the team’s stars.

After graduation, Morrison moved to Newark, and married the love of his life, Louise. Both were public school teachers in Newark. Jaylynn taught math and science and became a beloved teacher among his students. He made complex concepts easy to understand. And his willingness to go the extra mile to help his students succeed. After their careers as teachers, they retired and traveled the world, went on several cruises and enjoyed going to sporting events, playing tennis and gardening. They shared a life together for over 65 years.

A man of many passions, Jaylynn had a gift for sports and loved to coach basketball and teach tennis to children. He believed that sports could teach valuable life lessons, and he was always eager to pass on his knowledge to the next generation. Despite his busy schedule, Jaylynn always was available for his favorite foods. He loves nothing more than a plate of sweet, juicy corn on the cob. Ice cream, his favorite dessert, usually concludes his meals.

About SAGE Eldercare

SAGE Eldercare is one of only a few providers in the nation — and the only one in New Jersey — to provide a full range of eldercare services under one roof. For 69 years, SAGE’s mission has been to help older adults remain living in their own homes. Whether it is assisting with a Home Health Aide, helping with food insecurity, or offering a stimulating adult day medical program, SAGE can help. Their team provides referrals, free and confidential Medicare counseling, and educational programming to keep the community informed of best practices. Their Restoration Workshop has a reputation for its fine reweaving of caned and rushed chairs and furniture repair. Proceeds benefit care programming. Learn more at sageeldercare.org. Follow them at @SAGEeldercare.

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