FORT WAYNE âSherri Berghoff is clear when she shares her philosophy of life.
âBe better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today,â said Berghoff.
Berghoff is currently focused on growing his three businesses and a nonprofit organization from scratch: One Purpose Senior Healthcare; Single-use services for the elderly; Single objective marketing; and One Purpose Senior Adventures nonprofit.
âI’ve been working in the healthcare industry for about 18 years now,â Berghoff said.
âI was looking to redefine who I was and what I wanted to be and I started working in the healthcare industry and fell in love with long term care. “
When setting up his three new businesses and his non-profit organization, Berghoff said, âAn opportunity presented itself and I just had a few ideas on how I might turn those opportunities into certain businesses. So I took the leap of faith the first part of June and I jumped and started three for-profit businesses and one non-profit organization.
âMy goal with these three for-profit companies is to end up getting them to where they operate successfully and make money so that I can really focus on the nonprofits, because that’s where my heart is really in, âshe added.
Berghoff’s nonprofit, One Purpose Senior Adventures, works to make the wishes of seniors in need come true. The seed that led to the creation of the organization was sown about five years ago.
âMy mom lives in southern Tennessee. She was 78 at the time … At least once a year, I made a point of spending time with my mother. And normally when I went to visit, we would go shopping, go out to eat, that sort of thing. But on that visit, I asked her, “Mom, what would you like to do while I’m here this time?” And she said, “Well, we don’t have to do it this time, but I saw pictures you posted, taking your kids’ zipline and I would love to try that.”
Berghoff said she told her mother there would be no wait until next time and, thanks to Google, was able to find a place nearby and the mother-daughter duo went to do of the zip line the next day.
It started an annual tradition, and subsequent adventures included whitewater rafting, attending Dollywood’s opening day, and a hot air balloon ride.
Bergoff also took his father zipline after seeing photos posted on social media that showed Berghoff and his mother on their adventures.
âSo at 82 I took my dad’s zipline for the very first time,â she said.
Checking things off his mother’s to-do list, Berghoff figured there were other seniors who had things on their to-do list that they had never been able to do due to calendar or finances.
âThrough our non-profit agency, our focus will be on fulfilling some of the bucket list wishes for individuals – primarily focused on low-income people living in a long-term care facility. And he doesn’t have to be adventurous. It doesn’t have to be ziplining and whitewater rafting. But whatever it is, it’s on their bucket list, âBerghoff said.
Berghoff went on to describe his three businesses.
One Purpose Senior Healthcare aims to provide personalized healthcare coordination for the elderly.
âBasically, this is an attempt to improve communication between all providers involved in the care of an individual,â Berghoff explained.
Berghoff said that while working in healthcare, she found there was a lot of disconnection between providers and her business attempts to involve everyone involved in the care of an elderly person in communication. of what was going on with that person.
One Purpose Senior Services provides consulting services to healthcare organizations.
One Purpose Marketing offers services such as sales coaching, sales training, website design, logo design, branding, and social media management.
Berghoff said her passion for serving the elderly likely stemmed from the relationship she had with her grandmother.
âIt was such a special relationshipâ¦ It was such a positive experience in my lifeâ¦ It was like a way of honoring him,â she said.
âI feel like if I’m living my own mission, which, I say, is to be better today than I was yesterday and better tomorrow than I am today, my only hope is that people are not afraid to step out of their comfort zone and really go for the things they want. I think if there is anything I could say to anyone, it’s not to be afraid. And I think that is holding us back. So often in our lives the fear of what other people will think or the fear of failure or, I think, fear in general just holds us back and I’m inspired by the women who have been in my life and I don’t. can only hope that I can be half of what these women have done for me for someone else.