EW Howell Construction Group Completes $25.5M Benchmark Senior Living Community in Smithtown

PLAINVIEW, NYEW Howell Construction Group, one of the region’s leading education, retail, cultural, government and healthcare builders, 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-square-foot community at 71 St. Johnland Road in Smithtown, N.Y. 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 2018, EW Howell began construction on Benchmark’s second New York assisted living facility in Woodbury, NY. Situated on a parcel of land between Terrehans Lane and Manetto Hill Road, with access to the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway, the $22 million, 74,000-square-foot project is expected to be completed in May 2019.

Founded in 1891, EW Howell Construction Group is a leading New York based General Construction and Construction Management firm with offices in Manhattan and on Long Island. They provide construction services throughout the region to a diverse range of clients in the Retail, Education, Arts & Cultural, Healthcare and Government sectors.