NORTH EAST, Pa. - A Jamestown native and his wife have taken over operations at a personal care home in North East.
Bill Erickson, a 1980 Jamestown High School graduate, and his wife Sonja took ownership of Heritage House Personal Care Home recently.
The Ericksons, who bring more than 20 years each of emergency medical experience with them to Heritage House, learned of the business opportunity while visiting Sonja's mother at the facility. After discussing it, the couple thought it was the perfect chance for them to own their own business and to make a difference in the lives of the elderly.
Erickson, who will also continue his career at Emergycare, is the administrator, while Mrs. Erickson, the director, spends most of her time with the staff, residents, and in the kitchen preparing meals.
Heritage House offers accommodations for up to 36 residents, including two living rooms, a large dining room and private or semiprivate bedrooms. Meals include more home-cooked options and fewer processed foods. Sonja said arrangements are being made for a beautician and barber to visit Heritage House to provide services to residents.
Wii bowling, the interactive video game, has become popular among the residents, along with crafts and puzzles.
For more information or to arrange a visit, call Heritage House at 814-725-9045.