Frankfort’s shuttered elementary school gets new life as senior housing

An elementary school that shuttered four years ago, when its students were shipped to a neighboring school, has a new life serving an older age bracket. Since Frankfort Assisted Living opened earlier this month, 13 people have moved in, leaving just three beds open. “We’ve seen a lot of interest, which shows we picked a good place,” Jake Chambers, 64, who purchased the former Frankfort Elementary School from the town in November 2016, said. Chambers’ company, Adult Family Care Homes of Maine, operates assisted living facilities in Calais, Bucksport and Pittsfield. Chambers said he has fielded a lot of calls from elderly residents in the Frankfort and Belfast area, and he wanted to open a facility nearby.

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