Sylvia Dwertman entered the senior care industry as a Marketing Liaison for Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services in 2014 after a 30 year career in air travel.
Visiting Angels is the 2nd largest home health care franchise in the United States, providing in home non-medical care for seniors. Their goal is to help seniors stay in their homes and assist them with the day-to-day activities that we take for granted when we are able and healthy.
Sylvia participated in our Member Q&A. Read her answers below:
Q: What do you like most about Visiting Angels?
A: Mike Schroth, owner, has such a passion for caring for seniors and his dedication to providing services makes me proud to work for him.
Q: What do you enjoy most about the work you do?
A: Representing a company that provides such a valuable service. I enjoy the people I meet and the educational programs I teach.
This past year I became a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, and, I enjoy taking the gift of laughter to seniors. It’s called laughter yoga because it incorporates the deep breathing of yoga with laughter exercises. Laughter exercises are initiated thru childlike playfulness in a group setting resulting in fake, then real laughter. Laughter Yoga can help increase the oxygen in your blood, lower your blood pressure, feed positive endorphins to your brain, helps with depression and improves your overall well being. The greatest compliment I can be given is “I feel so much better now!” There are many known benefits to laughing, that it truly is “the best medicine.”
Q: What do you enjoy most about your APA Membership?
A: Meeting people and getting to know them. There are so many people working for the seniors trying to provide services that are so valuable to their well being.
Q: What do you like to do when you're not at work?
A: I love to travel, so, I am always planning my next trip. I spend hours researching destinations in order to select my next adventure. I also enjoy playing Pet Rescue on my iPad. I have played it on and off for the past few years, and, I am currently on level 2224. I’ve been stuck on this level for the past month, so if anyone has a tip for completing it, call me!
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
A: I have been blessed to travel the world! The one place I still want to travel to is Australia.
Q: What the last book you read?
A: Obstruction of Justice by O’Shannessey.
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: Work, save, travel, repeat.
Q; What is your favorite local attraction?
The Cincinati Zoo, especially in the spring.
You can learn more about Visiting Angels on their website and connect with Sylvia on LinkedIn.