Orchard Estate of Woodbury Helping ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ on Long Island

New Assisted Living Community Sponsoring Food Drive
for Seniors and Other Long Islanders in Need

Woman at charity event

Orchard Estate of Woodbury, a Benchmark assisted living and memory care community opening this summer in Woodbury, N.Y., today announced they are sponsoring Island Harvest Food Bank, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) and the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Stamp Out Hunger event.

This week, as part of the annual event, Long Island residents are asked to leave non-perishable food donations by their mailbox for the letter carrier to pick up. Last year, the event generated more than 300,000 pounds of food for Long Island children, families, veterans, seniors and others in need. The donated food helps replenish Island Harvest Food Bank’s network of food pantries, soup kitchens and other emergency feeding programs in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the supplies of which historically dwindle during the summer time.

Orchard Estate is a sponsor of this year’s local Stamp Out Hunger event and will have a booth in the food bank’s warehouse where letter carriers can bring donations. “Hunger is a huge problem on Long Island, so we all need to do our part to provide food for those who are most vulnerable,” says Doug Cormack, executive director of Orchard Estate. “We are happy and eager to help support such an important cause.”

When complete, Orchard Estate of Woodbury will offer 89 assisted living and memory care units and spacious common areas totaling 74,000 square feet, which can accommodate up to 102 residents. Set on 3.8 prime acres located on 900 Woodbury Road near the intersection of Route 135 and the Long Island Expressway, 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. The community currently has a welcome center at 550 Woodbury Road in Plainview where it is accepting reservations. It is expected to have an enhanced assisted living license enabling it to provide a wide range of care; licensure is pending.

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.

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