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Wingate Construction Project Underway in Needham

The new 91-unit senior residential development is scheduled for completion by May 2013.

Submitted by Wingate Healthcare

Construction of The Residences at Wingate at Needham project is progressing and scheduled for completion by May 2013, Scott Schuster, CEO of Wingate Healthcare announced recently.

“Wingate is delighted to expand our Needham campus to meet the needs of seniors and their families,” Schuster said.

Located on Gould Street adjacent to the skilled nursing facility at 589 Highland Ave., the Residences at Wingate at Needham will offer 91 state-of-the-art apartments comprised of 37 Memory Care units, 42 Traditional Assisted Living units and 12 Supportive Independent units.

The $25 million project is being financed by .

"We are proud to join with Wingate Healthcare to help bring such a vital and important project like The Residences at Wingate to the town of Needham," said Mark Whalen, president of Needham Bank.

Callahan Inc. of Bridgewater is the general contractor for the project, which was designed by The Architectural Team of Chelsea.

The Residences at Wingate will consist of a three story, 82,000 square foot building and will feature a full range of amenities including an open kitchen concept with three dining rooms, grilling station with outdoor dining area and fire pit, patio and fitness courtyard with water feature, theater, library with fireplace and computer stations, bistro with pool table and flat screen television, as well as a spa and salon.

The 30,000 square foot parking area will offer 67 covered parking spaces with camera and secured access. The building will have WiFi throughout and interactive touch screen monitors in various locations.

The Memory Care Assisted Living unit will feature a private, secured entrance, a resource conference room, main living and dining room, activities room and brain gym, a country kitchen, spa and salon, an e-call system and a secure outdoor area.

“Our primary focus is to provide the highest level of personalized care delivered by dedicated, compassionate healthcare professionals. Our new facility will allow us to offer more comprehensive services to residents of Needham and neighboring communities, while continuing our mission in a welcoming, nurturing environment,” Schuster said.

Headquartered in Needham, Wingate Healthcare is a family-owned and operated healthcare company offering skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living, independent living, and home care services for more than 30 years. Wingate has 21 facilities throughout Massachusetts and eastern New York.

DONNA HAWKES June 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Ifyour mother is in there take her out immediatey I was in ther for 1 mnth for rehab ad the skilled nurses are so bad they ket on forgetting to change te bandages on my roommates leg and mine too.we did complain several times but it did no good. I hope the new one is better. Donnpost@aol.com
Simon November 08, 2012 at 09:40 PM
How is or did the construction project go this summer in Needham MA? We wanted to swing by and check it out but time wasn't on our side! We do a lot of house painting in Needham MA and would to check it out next time we are in town! http://www.olympicpainting.com/painting-needham-ma/

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