Pinellas county housing authority
Pinellas county housing authority

Magnolia resident celebrates 100 years!

Rachel Haynes, a resident at Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living Facility located at 62nd Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL. celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday September 18, 2010.  The party, held at Magnolia Gardens, was attended by over 100 friends and family members in honor of Rachel. She entered the party dancing to the music and even sang “The Our Father Prayer” to everyone’s enjoyment. A special guest of the party was Pinellas Park Mayor Bill Mischler.  Mayor Mischler presented Rachel with a Proclamation to make Saturday September 18th, 2010 Rachel Haynes Day in Pinellas Park, FL. He also presented Rachel with a “Key to the City” lapel pin.

Rachel has been an active member of Suncoast Cathedral Church in St. Petersburg since moving to Florida in 1982. She still attends the Senior Saints Group there every Monday.

Rachel is a very active resident of Magnolia Gardens and does not let her age get in the way of living.   She enjoys dancing, daily walks about the property and she plays Nintendo Wii Bowling and Golf. On a weekly basis, Rachel participates in day trips to the local shopping centers and restaurants.

Rachel said, “My faith in God has sustained me all these years. I love to share my faith with others and how the Lord has protected me, guided me, and continues to keep me safe.” She often sings as she is walking and always has a song in her heart. She smiles all the time and always has a kind word to say to everybody she meets. Even though Rachel uses a walker to get around, it is hard to keep up with her as she is so agile.

Rachel may have just turned 100 years but you would never know it after meeting her. She is quite the lady!