To celebrate the Alabama Nursing Home Association’s 65th anniversary, we’re highlighting unique individuals who’ve dedicated their life to long-term care and their involvement in our organization. In this article, we shine a spotlight on the 88-year-old Rev. George Jackson. He’s the oldest active nursing home administrator in Alabama and arrives bright and early for work at 6:00 a.m. each day.
By Missy Burchart
Rev. George Jackson is a man with a rich history. Military veteran, minister, husband, father, son. Each title has shaped his life and led him to the place where we find him today; the owner and administrator of Heritage Health Care and Rehab in Tuscaloosa.
Jackson was born in Knoxville, Tenn. to Harry, a railroad engineer, and JenaMae, a housewife. The fourth of six children, Jackson briefly attended the University of Tennessee before being called to serve in the Navy. He proudly served his country in both World War II and the Korean War. Jackson will tell you his time in service made him a better man. He learned leadership and to respect his fellow man. Both are tenets that guide him today as he operates one of the top skilled nursing care centers in Alabama.