Sheena, 35

“I never planned on becoming a CNA. In the high school where I’m from, you can take vo-tech [vocational-technical] classes…

Sam, 26

“Some people aren’t in it for the right reasons. I tell them you have to be there for your residents–not…

Wendell, 49

If you could change something about your work, what would it be? “That’s a hard question. Maybe if elders could…

Wendell, 49

(1/2) How did you become a CNA? “My grandfather was in a VA [facility] and he had a good end…

Sherry, 48

(2/2) If you could change something about your job, what would it be? “I think the amount of patients we have…

Sherry, 48

Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) are the women and men in nursing home, home health, and assisted living care settings who…

Judah, 71

(2/2) “I was in clinical psychology for 33 years and what I learned is that I can’t give you the…

Judah, 71

(1/2) What’s it like to be 71? “In one sense it’s unreal because I am unlike anybody I’ve ever known…

Carolyn, 76

“The mafia came after me in the 80s. I was building a restaurant in Atlantic City and I was almost…

Carolyn, 76

(2/3) What, if anything, are you struggling with? “I’m not struggling with anything. I worked from 11 years old to 71 years…