Nursing Home Is Shutting Down

A lack of residents has led to the closing of a Pass Christian assisted-living center that was in operation for less than two years. Twin Oaks will close its doors Sept. 25. The center opened October 2000. Pat McPeek, executive director, said Twin Oaks is working with other assisted living centers in the area to find new homes for the 27 residents.

McPeek said Twin Oaks is closing for economic reasons. ``We had a marketing survey done in May and June. The bottom line of the marketing survey was they felt there was not enough population base to support the size of the assisted living facility,'' she said. Twin Oaks, owned by the Arbor Co. of Atlanta, has 55 units. At one point it had 29 residents, nowhere near the 61-resident capacity.

The closing also will leave 38 employees out of work.