About Me and My Business

 I've been married to my wonderful husband Paul for 34 years!

We are blessed with 2 beautiful children.

Paul is the C.E.O. of the Altenheim Senior Living and Shurmer Place in Strongsville.  

We have a 7 year old female dog named Schnitzel.

She came home on 7/17/2012 from the Medina Animal Protective League.

We also have 2 male cats (Felix & Oliver) that we adopted from the Cleveland Animal Protective League the Summer of 2016.

We were blessed with 3 amazing RESCUE animals that are no longer with us.

November 14, 2015 

We said good-bye to our sweet 17 year old Fox!

Wursti was with us for 11 years.     

R.I.P. 2012

Schwanzi was with us for 9 years.

R.I.P. 2001


I started my in-home child care business September 9, 1991 after reading a book that motivated me to start my dream of working from home.

Start Your Own At-Home Child Care Business by:

Patricia Gallagher

In 2000 I was named Family Child Care Provider of the Year for Medina County by the National Association of Family Child Care. 

In 2000 I also accomplished a personal goal of getting my Child Development Associate Credential (C.D.A)

I renewed my C.D.A. in 2004, 2011, 2016 and 2019!

I'm BLESSED to have a job where I can see children grow and learn on a daily basis.


I personally have to say that Altenheim Senior Living is a wonderful place because both my aunt and uncle were there before passing away.

They both were very thankful to be in a caring and loving environment that had so much to offer. 

I'm a Volunteer and enjoy sharing my time on game days and love to socialize with the elderly. If you love stories, you've come to the right place. The residents love to tell you about their life stories.

You don't have to be blood related to fall in love with these folks. They are an inspiration and joy to be around. They enjoying seeing me as much as I look forward to seeing them. It's a bond no doubt.

April 15, 2015 I was named Volunteer of the Year by Altenheim and Shurmer Place.

April 2015 -

I completed the volunteer courses at Hospice of Medina.