Sheryl Fappiano said that she began working with senior citizens when she was 16 and it has become her life’s work.

Fappiano … is opening [Golden Moments Adult Day Health Spa] for elderly people that will also offer support to direct caregivers.

Golden Moments will have … an area for massage and reiki (a technique for stress-reduction and relaxation) treatments, a salon room for hairdressing services, and an activity room.

Services like massage and reiki also will be available at reduced cost to family and caregivers, she said, who can be overwhelmed by their duties, but whose needs can be overlooked.

Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts, March 27, 2012