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McGregor Assisted Living Resident, Micheline Jackson shares her story and a new-found life at McGregor

“I want my legacy to be that I touched the lives of those I interacted with.”


From teaching science to inner-city children, to becoming a principal at a school in Cleveland, to raising two wonderful daughters of her own, Micheline Jackson has touched the lives of countless children in Northeast Ohio.

Micheline Jackson was born on December 17, 1947, in New York City. Micheline lived in Manhattan until she was nine years old, when she moved to another area of New York. Throughout her childhood, Micheline attended private school and spent most of her free time going on adventures with her family and friends.

Growing up, Micheline took an excursion to a different place in New York City every weekend. A few of her favorites include the South Street Seaport and the various racetracks around the city. On these excursions, she learned to love the “melting pot of city life” and gained a sense of curiosity and adventure, leading her to study science in college.

Today, Micheline resides at McGregor Senior Living in Cleveland, where she used to visit her grandmother when she was a young woman. She moved to McGregor following the death of her husband and the struggling to find consistent caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I want my legacy to be that I touched the lives of those I interacted with,” Micheline concluded. Micheline has contributed to that legacy throughout her life in her roles as mother, teacher, and principle. She continues to build this legacy by encouraging visitors, fellow residents, staff, and volunteers at McGregor whenever she has the opportunity.

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