Vision and Mission

Benchmark Senior Living began as a vision of Thomas H. Grape, Chairman and CEO of Benchmark, to be a great company providing world class senior living experiences. At the beginning and still today, Benchmark works to creatively improve the experience of aging.

Meet the Chairman and CEO — Tom Grape

Benchmark CEO, Tom Grape"I wanted to be in a career that would give me the opportunity to build something tangible. I knew senior living had a great future and I wanted to be in on the ground floor. Of course I didn't do it alone, not by a long shot. From the start, Benchmark has been blessed with a team of incredibly smart, talented, hardworking, high-energy people- not only in the Home Office in Wellesley, but in each and every one of our communities throughout New England. I love the fact that what I do really touches people's lives in a personal way. I've built office buildings in the past. Who cares if you build another one? But doing this right - doing senior living right - that's different. I see it in the letters we get, the lives we touch, the stories we hear."

Tom Grape, Benchmark Senior Living, Chairman and CEO

Meet the President and COO — Stephanie Handelson

Benchmark COO, Stephanie Handelson

"My priority is always to drive superior quality, unsurpassed resident care, and a strong team culture at all our Benchmark communities. We are an organization focused on caring for and about seniors, their families and each other. It is what we do each and every day. Benchmark's commitment to culture, mission and values strongly aligns with my personal and professional profile - each day I look forward to partnering with Tom and all of Benchmark’s associates in delivering the best quality of care and customer experience to the seniors and their families in the Northeast"


Stephanie Handelson, Benchmark Senior Living, President and Chief Operating Officer