Bessey Commons Features:

  • Ample Parking
  • Smoke-free Housing
  • On-site Laundry
  • On-site Service Coordinator
  • On-site Maintenance
  • 24-hr Maintenance Service
  • Affordable Rents
  • Rent Includes Heat & Hot Water
  • Internet Access Provided In All Units
  • Community Kitchen & Dining Room, Library, Activity Rooms


Bessey Commons is designed for seniors to live independently. In order to ensure that residents can age-in-place, a service coordinator will be provided to help residents identify and obtain assistance from local community agencies. While many residents will have specialized needs, general topics will include:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Budget Management & Planning
  • Medicare Education
  • State Health Insurance Counseling
  • Employment Training & Placement Services
  • Continuing Education through Scarborough Adult Education (Offering Afternoon & Evening Classes Across the Street at the Scarborough High School)
  • Health Resources, including a Professional Office Building located 1/4 mile from Bessey Commons, housing both Physician and Dentist Offices, as well as the Maine Medical Center, which is located within 2 miles of Bessey Commons, offering outpatient services


Additional Programs run by the Town of Scarborough include: