| by Kenneth Chase | 4 comments

2 On Your Side: Senior Apartment Elevators


TALK TO THEM. THAT’S WHAT GETS ME FIRED UP. THIS PARTICULAR BUILDING HAS BEEN CITED BY THE STATE AND THE CITY OF GLENDALE FOR HAVING FAILING OR OUT OF ORDER — I HAVE TO GO ONE STEP AT A TIME. REPORT THE 92-YEAR-OLD GEORGE SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY MAKES HIS WAY UP TWO FLIGHTS OF STAIRS TO HIS APARTMENT, LUGO MANOR IN MONTROSE. THE COMPLEXES TO ELEVATORS ELEVATORS BOTH OF WHICH ARE BROKEN. SENIOR CITIZENS WHO ARE INCAPACITATED WALKING AROUND ON WALKERS OR WHEELCHAIRS AND GOING UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS IS A NIGHTMARE. REPORTER: DOZENS OF SENIORS TURNED OUT TO MEET WITH ME AFTER PLEADING TO “2 ON YOUR SIDE” TO HELP. I HAD BEEN TOLD THAT IT COULD BE FATAL IF I FALL AND DECEIVED HAVE SEEN THOSE DEATHS ARE VERY STEEP. REPORTER: SOME OF THESE RESIDENTS HAVEN’T LEFT THEIR APARTMENT A WEEK UNABLE TO GO UP AND DOWN THE STEPS OF THE THREE-STORY BUILDING. I’M CONFINED TO MY ROOM. I CAN’T GET DOWN TO GET MY GROCERIES. I CAN’T GET DOWN TO GO TO CHURCH. REPORTER: ONE OF THE ELEVATORS HAS BEEN OUT SINCE A SOBER. THE SECOND ONE FAILED LAST THURSDAY. KATHY LYNCH HAS HAD TWO KNEES AND THE SHOULDER REPLACED. NOW MY BACK HAS BEEN AFFECTED TO MY HIP IS OUT AND I CAN HARDLY WALK AND TRYING TO CARRY MY GROCERIES UP. TWO DAYS AGO I HURT MY SHOULDER. REPORTER: WE TRIED CALLING THE COMPANY THAT OWNS THE BUILDING SEVERAL TIMES TO NO AVAIL. I’M KRISTINE LAZAR WITH “CBS 2 NEWS.” SO WE SHOWED UP AT THEIR OFFICE. YOU NEVER RETURNED MY PHONECALL SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHOW UP. WE WERE TURNED AWAY. WE ALSO CONTACTED THE CITY OF GLENDALE WHICH CITED THE BUILDING FOR FAILING TO KEEP UP THE ELEVATORS. CAL OSHA HAS TAGGED ONE OF THE ELEVATORS FOR NONCOMPLIANCE. THAT DATES BACK TO JANUARY. LA LORENA’S MOM HAS RESIDENTS AT HONOLULU MANNER. SOME OF THEM ARE EX-TEACHERS AND NURSES AND THIS IS HOW WE THROW AWAY THOSE PEOPLE. REPORTER: YEAR SIDED PLANE EXPENDITURES FOR MONTHS AND THEY ONLY HAVE ONE WORKING ELEVATOR. THEY WOULD HAPPEN IF THE SECOND ONE WENT DOWN ANOTHER FEARS HAVE BEEN REALIZED. EILEEN McCLINTOCK SAYS SHE HAS USED HER DELIVERY SERVICES

4 Comments

D Jmnz

Jun 6, 2019, 1:13 am Reply

Scam artists

john folsom

Jun 6, 2019, 1:26 am Reply

Cheap motherfuckers need to fix those elevators!

Martha A

Jun 6, 2019, 1:42 am Reply

SAD…

MovingForward

Jun 6, 2019, 5:03 am Reply

I love 2 on your side. They are the real superheroes of the people. No cape needed.

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