RETIREES ON THE MOVE
Meet Sherrilynn Floyd-Henry
By Beverly Clark, RLACEI Publicity Director
Sherrilynn D. Floyd-Henry retired as a Traffic Officer from Transportation in 2010 after more than 32 years with the City.
She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. She loves to cook and is always ready to take on a new recipe challenge.
In her retirement, she has enrolled in LACERS Well, RLACEI and AARP. Sherrilyn is very involved with her church and it is her passion. She volunteers at her church (Peoples Independent Church of Christ) weekly to feed the homeless and the less fortunate. She sings in the choir and serves on the Board of Trustees as well.
Her words of wisdom: “Make sure you are enrolled in a deferred compensation plan. Put money in a savings account and be sure the money comes out prior to your check and prior to you getting paid.”
What was the smartest thing you did to prepare for retirement?
“I enrolled in a deferred comp, and I purchased a home as an investment and security rather than renting.”
What do you miss or don’t miss about your years of service with the City?
“I miss the camaraderie and the freedom of driving around and being of service to the public, but I don’t miss getting up every morning for work!”
As you reflect on your City career, would you have done anything differently?
“The only thing I would have done differently is to have applied for the position of Traffic Officer sooner.
How do you fill your days?
“I fill my days working for IHSS (In-Home Support Services) as a caregiver for three people and giving back to the community on Tuesdays heading up the food giveaway at my church.”
Would you change anything about your retirement?
“Absolutely nothing. I am enjoying retirement to the fullest!”
How has shelter-in-place affected you?
“It has been a little challenging, but I am not bored. I am active and stay busy. I limit my outings to socializing with just a few select people and, of course, I continue to attend church.”
What do you miss most since the pandemic?
“I miss seeing my former co-workers at our monthly retired Traffic Officer’s breakfast, going out and dining at restaurants, going to concerts and traveling!”