Instead of preparing for the holidays, residents of a Berks County nursing home are preparing to find a new place to live. That’s because this week, the owner of Golden Ridge Personal Care Home in Robesonia announced that they will be closing due to taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service.
According to an article on WFMZ.com, the owner, Lynn Zerbe, said, “It’s very difficult, but unfortunately, with the back taxes for the I.R.S, there’s no choice in the matter. These residents are family to me, and it kills me that this ia happening right before the holidays, and it kills me that it has to happen at all.”
The Department of Public Welfare came to Golden Ridge this week to help residents identify other places where they can move. If family members could not make the meeting, they can call the Department of Public Welfare at 866-503-3926.
Zerbe said the doors to Golden Ridge will remain open until all residents have a place to live.