Twin sisters Sherrone Beatty Wells and Sharon Beatty have shared many experiences throughout their lives. They both attended Truman State University in Kirksville, MO and are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. — the oldest black Greek-letter sorority in the U.S.
After undergraduate school, Sharon went on to receive a master’s degree in environmental health and safety from Central Missouri State University, as well as a master’s degree in public health from St. Louis University. Sherrone, on the other hand, received a master’s degree in human resources from Webster University. Each of the women then worked in the corporate world for almost two decades before opening Living Life Long, LLC in March 2008. The twins were drawn to homecare because they wanted to give back to the seniors of St. Louis who have worked hard all their lives.
With Sherrone’s background in human resources and Sharon’s in health care, the two were confident they could build a business that would allow seniors the ability to live the remainder of their lives on their own terms and in their own home. And they were right. Despite the economy, Sherrone and Sharon have grown their business over the past 8 years and become a trusted source of care in the community.
In 2011, their dad development noticeable signs of Alzheimer disease and the family businesses owned and operated since 1978 needed their assistance. Those businesses included managing real estate properties and real estate development. The two developed their family’s dated commercial property into a St. Louis Central West End mixed use gem. The building has 2 luxury 3-bedroom apartments located on the 3rd floor and the entire 2nd floor is home to a local company whose mission is strategic communications and design exclusively to helping nonprofit organizations find their voice, spread their message and realize their mission. The 1st floor has been gray boxed and opened up to see its true depth, character and loft like appeal.
Their desire is to open a residential care facility in the City of St. Louis for individuals who are homeless with a focus on servicing veterans.