June 3, 2020—Medway, MA—SALMON Health and Retirement and Medway community leaders came together on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 to celebrate the structural completion of The Willows Premier Retirement Community for Active Adults and Whitney Place Assisted Living and Memory Care at Medway. These are the two newest communities in family owned and operated SALMON Health and Retirement’s “continuum of care.” The occasion was marked by signing the last structural beam onsite.
The attendees included State Representative Jeffrey Roy, Town Manager Michael Boynton, Selectman Dennis Crowley, Selectman Glenn Trindade, Selectman Maryjane White, Chairman John Foresto, members of the Salmon family, and the leadership team of SALMON.
Construction of SALMON’s new communities began in January 2019 and are expected to open in summer 2021. The 57-acre campus, located at 261 Village Street, will be home to The Willows, offering 15 attached rental cottages with interior parking and 56 apartments homes in a common building. In addition, Whitney Place will offer 60 “traditional” assisted living apartments and 40 memory care assisted living apartments. There will also be 56 freestanding cottages with attached garages, a pavilion for the use of campus residents, and a medical office building open to everyone in the Medway area.
The community will feature a vibrant, full-service, active environment offering spacious, maintenance-free, homes; award-winning, chef-prepared meals in multiple dining venues; and abundant, on-site amenities including a bank, spa, salon/barber shop, fitness center, indoor pool, general store library, billiards lounge, workshop, creative arts studio, greenhouse, great room equipped with a stage and bar, ‘pavilion’ clubhouse and so much more for the convenience and enjoyment of the residents.
CEO of SALMON Health and Retirement, Matt Salmon, stated the organization is “looking forward to becoming part of Medway as good neighbors and friends.” In addition to the luxuries offered to future residents, The Willows and Whitney Place “will create jobs for 150 and join SALMON Health and Retirement’s well-known and respected sister communities.” Salmon ended his remarks by acknowledging “the Medway project is exciting but bittersweet, as we, along with every business and household, remain focused on fighting and eventually defeating COVID-19. We’re all looking forward to a future and we know that older adults will find this a safe, healthy, convenient and highly desirable lifestyle option. As we sign our names to the last structural beam this morning, let’s dedicate ourselves to that goal.”
State Representative Jeffrey Roy, who represents the towns of Medway and Franklin, looks forward to the introduction of the SALMON communities in Medway and joked that he is enthusiastic about retirement at The Willows in several years. Chairman John Foresto stated that the town of Medway “welcomes The Willows and Whitney Place at Medway to our community. These communities will provide a variety of senior residential living accommodations and aging-related services to Medway. We look forward to a positive relationship with SALMON Health and Retirement as Medway evolves to address the needs of this growing segment of our population.”
Since 1952, SALMON Health and Retirement has been serving Central Massachusetts. SALMON’s Beaumont at Worcester community is also the nation’s first COVID-19 recovery center for seniors. To learn more about SALMON’s continuum of care with services on multiple campuses and the way in which the organization is fighting COVID-19 head-on, visit www.SalmonHealth.com or contact us here.