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Construction has begun at old Willsboro School

Site to be home of the new Champlain Valley Senior Community assisted living facility

Jack Harrison, Scott Hasso, Joe Vigna, Eli Schwartzberg, Gregory Vigna, and Leah Harner of Stonebrook Properties display the banner before it’s put up the former Willsboro Central School building.

Jack Harrison, Scott Hasso, Joe Vigna, Eli Schwartzberg, Gregory Vigna, and Leah Harner of Stonebrook Properties display the banner before it’s put up the former Willsboro Central School building.

— The construction plans also call for keeping the existing wood door frames, allowing for wide hallways to be set up with bookshelves and computer kiosks for residents to use.

The home will feature 64 bedrooms with a maximum residency of 75. Resident’s bedrooms will be in place of former classrooms and will all have a river view, Schwartzberg said.

The facility will also have a doctor’s office,beauty parlor, ice cream shop and coffee shop with an outdoor seating area to be constructed in the former faculty parking lot off the south side of the building.

Schwartzberg said the idea will be to have residents living in the center of town to keep their independence attainable and serve to bring members of the community into the home.

“Modern assisted living facilities have a sterile and hospital feel and usually build out of town where residents are disconnected from the core of the community,” Schwartzberg said. “Here, residents will be close to everything and within walking distance.”

When the home is completed, it will serve as a means to keep residents in the Adirondacks after they are no longer able to stay in their homes, Schwartzberg said.

For more information about the construction project or to learn about potential residency at the Champlain Valley Senior Community call 888-963-1110.

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