Residents celebrate Halloween

| November 2, 2015
HALLOWEEN PARTY: Residents, staff, and family members at Juanita Potts Family Home celebrated Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 31 with a party. BEACON PHOTO BY BETH SCOTT

HALLOWEEN PARTY: Residents, staff, and family members at Juanita Potts Family Home celebrated Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 31 with a party. BEACON PHOTO BY BETH SCOTT

COSHOCTON – Residents, staff, and family members at Juanita Potts Family Home celebrated Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 31 with a party. The home is licensed for five residents, but currently has two residents.

“We try to get the families to come in and participate and get people to come in and see what we do,” said Deric Potts. “We do one major activity a month with the residence and try to have a theme that coordinates to the time of year each month.”

The Juanita Potts home is not a nursing home or an assisted living facility, but the care and services the residents receive are very similar to what one may receive in those types of facilities. The residents are encouraged to get out of their rooms and socialize with each other in the living room or go outside on the back patio for a breath of fresh air and a beautiful view.

“We are marketing more toward the elderly who still live in their own home and have a caregiver,” said Potts. “When they come here, the caregiver doesn’t have to be the caregiver anymore and can just come and visit.”

The home used to be the Shaw-Barton lodge and features a main dining room, a kitchen, a living room, a parlor, several bedrooms and bathrooms, and an outdoor patio area where summer cook-outs are often held.

“The whole goal is for people to come in and feel like they’re at home, not in some institution,” said Potts.

The Juanita Potts Family Home is located on Mission Ridge Road in Coshocton.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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