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Voices of the Valley: Sheryl Fappiano, owner, Golden Moments Adult Day Health Spa, LLC, 190 Nonotuck St., Suite 106, Florence, MA

By Janice Beetle

Sheryl Fappiano, owner, Golden Moments Adult Day Health Spa, LLC, 190 Nonotuck St., Suite 06, Florence

Years in business: Five

What do you offer and to whom? I work with Vicky Applebee, director of operations, and, together, we offer comprehensive, affordable respite to families who are trying to keep their loved ones home instead of resorting to facilities. Most of our clientele are seniors with varying forms of dementia or physical frailty, making it unsafe for them to stay at home alone. Therefore, their caregivers need a break. It’s safe to say that 90 percent of our clientele would need to resort to paying double for in-home care or need to move to a skilled nursing facility or a memory unit in an assisted living facility.

Why? What motivates you? All of my working career has involved caretaking. I started out as a candy striper at Cooley Dickinson Hospital when I was 15 and held many roles in the health field. I hold a degree in social work, specializing in gerontology, and was driven to open a geriatric care management firm in 2003; through it, I learned that keeping seniors at home is extremely costly, so in 2012, I opened Golden Moments Adult Day program. It offers seniors and their loved ones the best of both worlds: living at home with socialization, activities and security during the day.

What sets you apart? Golden Moments is small, private and very homelike. We have the capacity to take on only 16 people at a time. We are very conscious and aware of seniors’ individual needs.

What mark do you hope to make on your community? In order to keep seniors in their homes, it takes many community services, and Golden Moments is now in integral part of that community resource.

How people can contact you:   413.727.3094 

Voices of the Valley is compiled by Janice Beetle of Beetle Press in Easthampton, a PR and communications firm. To suggest a subject for this feature, email Beetle at

Radio Interview – June 24, 2017

Radio Interview, WHMP, Northampton< MA

Hello Everyone

Please Tune in this Saturday, June 24th at 11am on radio station, WHMP
– see picture attached.

Sheryl Fappiano, LSW, CMC & owner of Golden Moments Adult Day Health Spa & Elder Care Access.

Hear her story, interviewed by Ira Bryck!
 “Every Business Has a Story”

Learn more about Golden Moments Adult Day Health & Elder Care Access!

or listen on their podcast after that date at:

Golden Moments Adult Day Health

Golden Moments Adult Day Health Spa provides a safe, homelike, affordable environment for individuals with memory impairments and physical frailty.

Our mission is to promote the highest quality of lifestyle for each participant and their loved ones, by adapting to individual needs.

This program promotes good health, emotional peace and well being, and strong family involvement. 

At half the price of in home care, GOLDEN MOMENTS keeps people out of nursing facilities longer.

It’s an innovative, comprehensive and spiritual approach to aging gracefully in the Golden Years!


Phone:  413.727.3094