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Benchmark Celebrates Grand Opening of Welcome Center for Orchard Estate of Woodbury

WALTHAM, MA–Orchard Estate of Woodbury, a Benchmark community committed to keeping its residents and families connected to what matters most, will bring assisted living and memory care to Woodbury, NY, for the first time. With the permanent location presently under construction and slated to open by early fall, Benchmark, a human connection company and the Northeast’s leading provider of senior living services, recently celebrated the opening of the Orchard Estate of Woodbury Welcome Center located at 550 Woodbury Road in Plainview.

At the Welcome Center, situated in the former Diamond Drugs location just a quarter of a mile from the construction site, potential residents and their families can learn how to become members of the community’s exclusive Founder’s Club—by placing a priority deposit. In addition, information about Benchmark’s comprehensive services, lifestyle amenities and floor plans are also available.

“Opening our welcome center is a big next step in our evolution, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Doug Cormack, Orchard Estates’ executive director. “We are hearing from many people in the community that they are happy we’re here. They want to remain in the area as they get older, but living on their own, especially during the winter, is too challenging, and they want that sense of community. The response we’ve received is truly unprecedented, and everyone has welcomed us with open arms.”

Orchard Estate of Woodbury is named after Theodore Roosevelt Jr.’s beloved family home, Old Orchard, which was gifted to him and built on former farmland. When completed, the community will offer 89 assisted living and memory care apartments for up to 102 residents and spacious common areas. 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 will have an enhanced assisted living license enabling it to provide a wide range of care; licensure is pending.

“With only 89 apartments available and many deposits already placed, we encourage anyone in the community who is interested to visit us and place a deposit as soon as possible to ensure that we can provide them with options to meet their precise needs,” said Cormack.

Orchard Estate will be Benchmark’s second New York community. The first, Whisper Woods of Smithtown, also on Long Island, opened in September 2018.

Benchmark is a leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast with 6,500 associates and 58 communities offering independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care and skilled nursing in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.