GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – An adult daycare facility in Greenville received an extension before having to move out of their current building.
WNCT’s Connor Kick first broke the story about the Creative Living Center having to vacate their facility last month. They were supposed to close Friday, yet their lease was extended for another week.
The facility offers care to elderly and special needs clients.
For the dozens of full-time clients and employees, they don’t know where they’ll go next, and finding a new place comes with its challenges.
“It’s not that simple,” said Bryan Averette, Creative Living Center board member. “There are a lot of things involved but we’ve been trying to work ahead and reach in the goal of getting re-established in another location so the service may continue.”
The building also needs space requirements and enough room for a nurse to work with the clients.
Judy Ipock, a family member of a client, said the ordeal has added a lot of stress to her life.
“I was very angry on how could they take such an important place away from people who are defenseless in my opinion,” Ipock said.
Ipock is the legal guardiaLindalinda Banks, who is a regular client of the center. Ipock says the center means the world to Banks.
“This is her safe place,” said Ipock. “This is where her friends are. This is where she loves to come. She loves to come here and color and hang out with her friends. This is her family”
The center now has until June 30 to vacate and this allows them to stay open for another week.
The center will close while everything gets moved.
“We’re trying to focus on the positives of how we can make this as positive of a transition as possible this is something that is necessary,” Averette said.