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Sheryl Fappiano

Job title and company: Owner, Golden Moments Adult Day Health Spa, 190 Nonotuck St., Florence.

Age: 47

Your duties: Own and operate new business, run special programs for seniors, organize and monitor the program for effectiveness, marketing, training and supervising staff.

How did you land your job? My husband and I started the business in April 2012.

What’s most challenging about your work? Marketing

What do you like about your job? I love working with seniors. Always have. Enhancing their quality of life is an innate passion of mine.

What is your key to success? Having a passion for what you do, and being good at it.

How do you feel the Valley economy will fare this year? Fair. I am hopeful things will turn around, especially for working caregivers who need this program desperately.

Why did you choose to do business in the Valley? I have seen a profound need for affordable, comprehensive senior care in this community.

Who has helped mentor you professionally? Alison Bartlett O’Donald has offered hours of invaluable advice and shared her expertise.

Name a few of your goals for the coming year: To fill Golden Moments to capacity, and be able to offer grants for seniors who need the program but cannot afford it.

Tell us a little-known fact about you: I am not very good at being a boss; I’m better at improving the lives of seniors by knowing what they need.

What is your advice for others seeking business success? Don’t give up; persistence pays off; a positive outlook speaks volumes.

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