Testimonials about our wonderful staff @ Golden Moments

“I have performed for virtually every senior facility in the pioneer valley. It is easy to say that Golden Moments Adult Day Health Spa is the best. They have a very professional staff that gets involved with the clients. Many other facilities where I performed, the staff would use this time to catch-up on paperwork. The staff at golden moments gets the clients involved and excited about the music. They get everyone up and moving. They are always aware of keeping everyone safe. They are a joy to perform for!” ~ Louis M. Spiro, Director of Timeless Tunes / Northampton Senior Center

“My wife has been attending Golden Moments for approximately six months and now attends on a five days per week basis.  She and I are both extremely happy with the program.  Sheryl Fappiano provides expert and caring leadership.  Vicky Applebee ensures that all administrative matters are managed promptly and effectively.  All of the Golden Moments caregivers are outstanding.  They are mature, highly capable and very resourceful and they offer many forms of stimulating and therapeutic activity.  Golden Moments wants that all of its attendees thrive.  I am very comforted by the knowledge that my wife benefits greatly by virtue of her participation with Golden Moments.” ~ Shelly Krems, husband

“I really do love the Golden Moments community. I have the great pleasure and honor to be there twice a week teaching art. I am continually impressed by the staff. They represent and embody what should be the standard. They are engaged, present and heart centered. There is truly a great sense of love, respect and space for each individual. And from there, I see, a safe environment is continually offered. Not only do I witness this from the staff but from the clients with one other.  It is a warm-hearted multi- dimensional place of aliveness, rest, fun, engagement, compassion, songs, movement, conversation, poetry, and learning and as I already mentioned love and respect. WHAT IT IS DEFINITELY NOT is a place of apathy or institution? I feel honored to be a part of it and I appreciate for the community that it is there.”  ~ Thanks again, Laura Fortune, Art Therapist 🙂

“My mom is in her eighties; she struggles with her memory and has difficulty with some physical tasks. Socializing within the senior community in which she lived slowed, it became apparent she was increasingly unhappy; she was losing the sparkle in her eye. Not long after she began going to Golden Moments I asked her how it was going, she replied with a big smile “they treat me like I’m royalty” she truly loves the experience.  Golden Moments revitalized my mom’s sparkle, the caring staff as well as other participants made her feel like a valued part of the GM community. At a time when my mom seems to be losing so much, Golden Moments actually gives her something she truly needs; quality time in a caring environment.” ~ Mike Henderson, a grateful son

“Golden Moments is a Jewel. David speaks very proudly of his time spent with staff and residents. It’s his home away from home. A happy place with friends doing things together. The energy and smiles that I even get is a great feeling for me as well. I appreciate the workable hours and for quite a long time now, both David and I feel fortunate to have found the one place that gives him friendship, dignity, happiness and a personal and outside connection to others who are just as interested in us as we are of them. As long as David’s illness will allow, Golden Moments will be a regular experience in our lives. As our relationship grows over the weeks and months, so does our appreciation and thankfulness of understanding, kindness and care. Thank you.” ~ Sincerely, Camella, wife

I have been bringing my mom to Golden Moments for more than a year now and it has been a wonderful experience for us.  Its great to have such a place for her to spend time.  Sometimes she doesn’t ‘feel’ like going in the morning, but when she gets home she always remarks about her pleasant time there.  The staff is courteous, attentive and excellent at communicating any issues and schedules.  The field trips and the visiting services are also a wonderful asset.  ‘Thank goodness for Golden Moments Adult Day Spa’.” ~ William Lesko, son

“Dear Vicky, Helen’s experiences with Golden Moments have been wonderful! Your care and consideration of her moods have been very helpful, and your feed-back to me is very good. Thank all for their help.” ~ Ed Daniels, husband

“Several of the clients in our educational workshops for dementia caregivers also access the services of Golden Moments, for their loved ones.  My clients consistently report that the Golden Moments program is a life-saver — for the socialization and enrichment it offers their loved ones and also for the respite times it affords the caregivers.  People living with dementia arrive home full of enthusiastic chatter! When I observed the program in action, what impressed me most was the individual encouragement and attention paid to each participant, and the amount of FUN in the room!  The place felt homey and loving.” ~ Eleanor Wakin, Director / The Dementia Initiative

“Golden Moments is a rare, one of a kind place for elder daycare. The first time I entered this space it was bright, and cheerful, and I was so moved by the quality of care, and genuine concern the staff had for the elders. They do so many different things with them while still attending to them all personally. As I get to share time with the elders, I truly feel they give me a gift every time. Thank you Golden Moments for presenting a new kind of facility for our loved ones.” ~ Brenda Edwards

“Golden Moments is wonderful! My wife is so happy there – the staff is caring and warm and very affectionate. She always is hugged as soon as she walks in … and it is obvious that the hugs and warmth are sincere. She feels that she has a family at Golden Moments, and so do I. I deeply respect the commitment of the staff and the leadership clearly puts people above profits. This is a wonderful place and a beautiful model for how I wish our world would be. ” ~ Akasha Ames, husband

“I had the great pleasure of working with Sheryl and being present when Golden Moments Adult Day Care Spa opened in 2012. She has always been very accommodating and creative in meeting the needs of her clients and their families. Her vision of a homier and nurturing Adult Day Care program environment has been realized and flourishes.
Happy 4th Anniversary and wishing you and your staff many more years of success! ” ~ Marsha Stone, LPN

“Again, I thank you all for being the Angels that you are, for all your help, your compassion and your guidance through this most difficult transition. Without you, I am not sure how we would have made it this far. Please know how very much we appreciate all that you have done for not only my Mom, but for our family. Without you and your program, surely it would have been impossible to keep her at home with us. Thank you.~Cindy Majewski, daughter & the Fleming Family”

“Mom has made a good friend at Golden Moments, and that has given her more joy and liveliness in her weeks.” ~ Alex, Daughter

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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 janice@beetlepress.com

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!

Email:  Office@goldenmomentsspa.com

Phone:  413.727.3094