Sort by: All News Blog Events

One Wingate Way Celebrates Grand Opening

One Wingate Way Celebrates Grand Opening

Left to Right: Nicollette Starnella, Heidi Schuster, Maria Lastoria, David Feldman, Jessica Schuster, Jamielynn Salisbury Hurley, Lisa Santiago and Caitlin Mark at the One Wingate Way ribbon cutting ceremony.

NEEDHAM, Mass.– Wingate Healthcare recently celebrated the Grand Opening of One Wingate Way, a luxury independent living residence conveniently located at the crossroads of Newton, Needham and Wellesley.

The Grand Opening party, held April 27, kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Nicollette Starnella, Aqua Spa and fitness director at One Wingate Way; Heidi Schuster, wife of Wingate Healthcare President Scott Schuster; Maria Lastoria, executive director at the Residences and One Wingate Way; David Feldman, vice president of development at Wingate Healthcare; Jessica Schuster, principal of Jessica Schuster Design; Jamielynn Salisbury Hurley, director of community relations at the Residences and One Wingate Way; Lisa Santiago, director of community relations at the Residences and One Wingate Way; and Caitlin Mark, memory care director at the Wingate Residences at Needham.

Wingate Healthcare President Scott Schuster welcomed distinguished guests from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the town of Needham, including William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Representative Denise Garlick, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Richard Moore, former senator and president of Massachusetts Assisted Living Association. Wingate Healthcare was also joined by members of the project team, including Andrew Stebbins, Architect and Project Manager, The Architectural Team; Bob Verrier, Principal, The Architectural Team; Derek Kirkorian and Tony Buckman of Callahan Construction; Joe Roche, of Callahan Construction and project executive for One Wingate Way; Tom Henderson and Ed Rich of East Boston Savings Bank; and Jessica Schuster, principal of Jessica Schuster Design.

Throughout the evening, One Wingate Way residents, family and friends were treated to signature dishes and wine tasting from local restaurants and businesses. Wingate was pleased to be joined by local partners who contributed to the refreshments enjoyed by guests at the Grand Opening, including:

  • Blue on Highland
  • Blue Ginger
  • Upper Falls Discount Liquors and Needham Wine and Spirits
  • Stacy’s Juice Bar
  • Wasik’s Cheese Shop

To celebrate Aqua by Wingate, the unique health and wellness lifestyle experience featured at One Wingate Way, guests were treated to a Virtual Reality Meditation offered by Rotu, a Boston-based entertainment and media company focused on the intersection of art, media and technology.

Wingate Healthcare President and CEO Scott Schuster said, “One Wingate Way represents so much more than independent living, it’s a lifestyle with a focus on wellness and enrichment that will nurture mind, body and spirit.”

Wingate Residences Executive Director Maria Lastoria remarked, “it’s been remarkable to see this project grow from the ground up and we are excited to welcome the community to One Wingate Way.”

About One Wingate Way

One Wingate Way is a 52-apartment independent living community, designed with open spaces and plentiful natural light, centered around life-enriching wellness programs to nurture mind, body and spirit. Residents enjoy a lifestyle with full independence and exceptional service, with the peace of mind that as needs change, they have access to the safety and security of a full continuum-of-care campus with an adjoining assisted living and memory care community and on-site skilled nursing center. Aqua by Wingate is the foundation of life at One Wingate Way – featuring aquatic, fitness, spa, meditation, health and wellness programming. Aqua by Wingate encompasses the active, engaging lifestyle that we promote for all residents of our community. For information about our available apartments and the unprecedented services and amenities offered at One Wingate Way, visit

About Wingate Healthcare

Wingate is the Northeast’s premier provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors and delivers exceptional short-term rehab, post-acute care and long-term care in skilled nursing centers and assisted and independent living communities throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. With select centers offering special programs in Memory and Dementia Care, Ventilator Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and more, Wingate is dedicated to meeting the critical needs and enhancing the lives of residents and families. Wingate takes great pride in providing warm and welcoming communities and shares principles of respect, loyalty and trust. For more information, visit