Centura is closing a retirement community in south Denver and laying off its 55 employees.
Porter Place, at 1001 E. Yale Ave. in the Rosedale neighborhood, will lock its doors for good Feb. 15, according to Centura spokeswoman Lindsay Radford.
“Porter Place is blessed to have been able to provide senior living services for 40 years,” she said in an email Wednesday. “However, due to declining residential interest and infrastructure, the decision has been made to close the facility.”
Centura told the Colorado Department of Labor last month that the closure will result in 55 layoffs — the retirement community’s entire staff — by Feb. 17.
“This decision was not made lightly, and we recognize the heartache it causes for both our residents and our caregivers,” Radford told BusinessDen. “We are taking steps to support and guide them in their transition.”
Residents have begun relocating, according to Radford.
“Each resident has been a blessing to us and we are grateful to have had them in our care,” she said. “We remain committed to providing our residents whole-person care during their time at Porter Place.”
The Porter Place building has 106,000 square feet, city records show, and was built in 1985. Radford said Centura is not planning to sell the property, which is just south of the Centura Porter Adventist Hospital. It neighbors several other Centura properties.