State removes seniors from North Pole home

Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

FAIRBANKS - The mayor of North Pole disagrees with the state's abrupt decision to close a local assisted-living center.

The state shut the Forget Me Not senior care home on Friday and quickly moved the residents out.

The problems that prompted the closure have not been made public, but Mayor Doug Isaacson says he's dismayed the seniors were placed in unfamiliar situations with little or no warning.

He said a better solution would have been for the state to run the center until the problems were resolved.

Patients without a place to go were taken to a Fairbanks hospital.

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