Woodbury, NY EW Howell Construction Group has completed Whisper Woods of Smithtown, the first New York project for Waltham, MA-based Benchmark Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living services in the northeast. The $25.5 million, 88,500 s/f community at 71 St. Johnland Rd. is now receiving residents.
Designed by Moseley Architects, Whisper Woods at Smithtown offers 130 beds for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities such as medication management, bathing, dressing or transportation. It also provides residents with programs and experiences that promote purpose-filled interactions and positive engagement. Care is often personalized to meet the needs of each resident. A memory care community for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is also available.
“Benchmark’s latest project in Smithtown and the company’s other planned projects in the region support the increased demand on Long Island for senior care,” said Kevin McKenna, a vice president at EW Howell who is overseeing the work for Benchmark. “We are seeing more features centered around Alzheimer’s and memory care residents, compared to the residences we’ve built in the past. These new living communities offer quality care and the assurance that aging family members can enjoy safe and social daily living. “
As Whisper Woods at Smithtown neared completion and welcomed residents in June, EW Howell began construction on Benchmark’s second New York assisted living facility. Situated on a parcel of land between Terrehans Ln. and Manetto Hill Rd., with access to the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway, the $22 million, 74,000 s/f project is expected to be completed in May 2019.