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January 8, 2013

Sewer backup forces evacuation

Danvers: Officials don't know when 94 nursing home residents can return


While the evacuation proved difficult for some, everyone tried “to make this transition as easy as possible.”

Fred Votta of Salem, whose 94-year-old mother is a resident of Twin Oaks, said he was satisfied with the way the evacuation was handled.

“They notified me in a timely manner,” said Votta, whose mother has lived at the facility since 2007. He said her care has been phenomenal, and he was glad to receive a follow-up call from the facility where she was taken.

“What gave me peace of mind was Cedar Glen called me,” Votta said.

Building Inspector Richard Maloney said he was not aware of any issues with the Twin Oaks facility other than a kitchen floor settling a few years ago.

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

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