The Twelve Oaks Lodge Assisted Living facility in the Verdugo City neighborhood will be shutting down within two months, and the 50 senior residents that live there have been told they will have to move out, according to the Glendale-News Press.
The facility, located at 2820 Sycamore Ave., has been operating for almost 80 years but will be fully closed by Nov. 1 and is in the process of being sold to a developer by its owner, the be.group, according to the Crescenta Valley Weekly.
Residents have expressed shock and outrage at the move.
"I was horrified, I was appalled, I was shocked," said Bonnie Cantrell, who has lived at the lodge for five years, according to the News-Press. "I thought I was going to be here for the rest of my life."
Also according to the News-Press:
An official from the nonprofit that owns the facility said it decided to sell because it was neither financially viable to keep it running in its current state nor feasible to expand.
"We've been running that property on very thin margins," said Dan Hutson, vice president of communications and marketing for the nonprofit, which is called the be.group. "We've had to subsidize it and that hurts our other communities."
The be.group is a Glendale-based non-profit organization that provides quality housing, health and support services to more than 5,200 adults in California.