23 long-term care residents in Milton will have to be relocated for one year

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Published December 8, 2020 at 3:34 pm

A retirement residence in Milton has vacated several residents after identifying significant structural damage to their roof and suites.

According to a statement from Revera, Birkdale Place Retirement Residence will be relocating a total of 23 residents by Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

“After identifying significant structural damage to the roof and suites on the fourth floor of Birkdale Place Retirement Residence in Milton, we have determined that extensive repairs will be necessary,” said Revera’s statement regarding Birkdale Place.

“To begin preparing for this major restoration project, and in the interests of safety, we need to begin the process of vacating suites on the fourth floor immediately.”

Due to these necessary emergency roof repairs, 23 residents will be relocated to other retirement residences for approximately one year, due to there not being enough vacant suites to keep the residents at Birkdale Place.

“We recognize how inconvenient this disruption is for these residents and their families, especially at this time of year and during a pandemic,” said the statement.

“However, the safety and well-being of our residents is our number one priority, and we are working closely with the residents and their families to make this transition as smooth and comfortable as possible.”

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