Prominent Aging in Place Executive Dr. Amy Schiffman Joins Sympathy Brands  

Funeral Industry News January 27, 2023
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Prominent Aging in Place Executive Dr. Amy Schiffman Joins Sympathy Brands  

Miami, FL (January 27, 2023) – The Sympathy Brands Family of Brands, including,,, Jewish Funeral Group, and others, is excited to announce Dr. Amy Schiffman, a nationally recognized expert in aging in  place has joined the company.  

Dr. Schiffman will work closely with the team to broaden Sympathy Brands’ educational  support, seminars, training, and resources for families and the deathcare industry. 

Dr. Schiffman brings extensive experience and knowledge to the company as she leads  the curriculum development surrounding aging in place and provides guidance on  supporting resources. She is currently the Chief Medical Officer at a Jewish Human  Services Agency where she manages all aging in place services including hospice,  private duty / homecare, care coordination, and the Holocaust Survivor Program. Prior  to her most recent role, Dr. Schiffman served as an Emergency Physician, started a  Medicare home-based primary care practice, and served as a medical director at two  hospices. She is both a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician with a medical  degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and a certified Hospice  Medical Director as well as having a graduate degree in public health from the  Bloomberg Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, along with an undergraduate  degree from University of Pennsylvania.  

“We are thrilled and honored to have Amy leading such an important area of the  company. Her expertise and experience will be invaluable as we continue to expand  our offerings and support for both families and the deathcare industry,” said Michael  Schimmel, CEO of Sympathy Brands.  

Dr. Schiffman will guide the team on the development and implementation of  programs and initiatives. The primary areas of focus include adding educational  seminars focused on aging in place, Medicare, and aging Jewishly, creating a library  for end-of-life planning resources, including training materials and support for the  deathcare industry, along with family-focused tools such as guides, checklists, and  other resources. Through,, and Sympathy Brands, Dr.  Schiffman will be sharing and helping implement best practice guidance for families  and professionals. 

“I am excited to be a part of Sympathy Brands and to bring new and innovative  resources to educate on aging,” said Dr. Schiffman. “Aging in place is a confusing and  challenging topic, and it is exciting that Sympathy Brands is furthering the connection  between families and the deathcare industry with this new curriculum.”

About Sympathy Brands Company 

Sympathy Brands is the parent company for,,,, and others. The company  mission is to support families and industry experts through all stages of end-of-life  matters™ with its trusted marketplace, leading technology and highly curated network  of strategic partners. To learn more, please visit