Pennsylvania: Atrium senior care center closing affects 94 residents, staffers
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Almost 100 people who live or work at The Atrium will be directly affected by the announced pending closing of the nonprofit personal care center for limited-income seniors.
The community’s 40 staff members and 54 residents were informed on Monday about the decision to shut down the facility, located at 216 Main St. in downtown Johnstown, due to economic reasons. A public announcement was then made by Senior Choice Inc., which owns the facility, and Affinity Health Services, the management company.
“It was a heart-wrenching, truly, decision to make that was certainly not easy on the part of the board,” said Candace McMullen, an Atrium spokeswoman who works for Affinity.
McMullen said the individuals are all “still processing the information.”