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
By: Orchard Estate of Woodbury
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,"
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.
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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 (https://www.tomsgrapevine.com/
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