Demand for Assisted Living in Woodbury Breaking Records

August 27, 2019

Orchard Estate of Woodbury Nearly Fifty Percent Full 
Leading up to Late Summer Opening


Demand for senior living is rising as baby boomers, the largest generation in American history, begin to reach retirement age and no truer is this on Long Island where there is an increasingly aging population. Orchard Estate of Woodbury, a Benchmark assisted living and memory care community and the first in Woodbury, N.Y., is seeing this demand first-hand. Orchard Estate is expected to open late summer and is already nearly 50% full with just one two-bedroom unit remaining. 

Set on 3.8 prime acres at 900 Woodbury Road near the intersection of Route 135 and the Long Island Expressway, the community will offer 89 assisted living and memory care apartments in a rental model for up to 102 residents as well as spacious common areas. 

“The response we have received thus far has exceeded our expectations and is one of the highest we’ve seen company-wide,” says Doug Cormack, executive director of Orchard Estate. “Everyone from individuals who are more independent and just want to be able to age in place and enjoy the amenities we offer, to couples with varying care needs, these are the kind of people who will be proud to call our community home. But they all share the common goal of wanting to remain in the area they love and stay connected to who and what matters most to them.” 

With a mission of elevating human connection and an experienced team that’s passionate about keeping its residents connected to what’s meaningful and possible at every stage of their lives, the environmentally friendly community will feature a modern, contemporary design and amenities such as a bistro, wellness center, family room with full kitchen and dining room, second floor balcony and landscaped walking paths. Orchard Estate will have an enhanced assisted living license enabling it to provide a wide range of care that’s tailored to each individual; licensure is pending.

Benchmark’s first community in New York, Whisper Woods of Smithtown in Smithtown, N.Y., and also on Long Island, experienced a similarly positive response when they opened last July.

To inquire about touring Orchard Estate or for more information, call 516.595.0599.

About Benchmark 
Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark is a leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast with 6,400 associates and 58 communities. Founded in 1997 by Tom Grape, Benchmark offers independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care and continuing care retirement communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. The organization was selected by FORTUNE magazine for its inaugural 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services list, taking the number 16 spot on the list of top 40 aging services companies and ranking number three among companies with more than 40 communities. Benchmark is one of only six companies named to The Boston Globe Top Places to Work list every year of the 11 years it has been published. And it has been consistently recognized by Boston Business Journal, Hartford Courant and Hartford Business Journal as a top workplace, and by the Boston Business Journal, Providence Business News and Hartford Business Journal as one of the healthiest employers. Click here for more information

Press Contact: Carol Arnold, Arnold Communications, carol@arnoldcomm.com, (603) 502-0469. 

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