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Benchmark Senior Living Named Among Healthiest and Best Employers

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We did it! Benchmark is the best of the best, according to the Boston Business Journal. They just named us one of Boston’s Healthiest Employers of 2016. The Healthiest Employer awards recognize organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace and who build health consciousness into the culture of their companies.

The Healthiest Employer award follows closely on the heels of The Boston Globe naming Benchmark Senior Living an admired employer in its Top Places to Work ranking. The Top Places award praised Benchmark and all the winners for “treating workers well, giving them a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.” The Boston Globe’s honor is based on a survey of the people who know the company the best—the employees.

A 'We Care' Culture 

“Since opening our doors in 1997, we have advocated active and healthy lifestyles for our associates not only because it’s the right thing to do but also because it makes for a great workplace,” said Tom Grape, founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Benchmark Senior Living. “Our success as a company is built on providing an exceptional customer experience in senior living, and with these awards we demonstrate once again that that exceptional experience extends to our associates throughout the company.”

Benchmark Senior Living earned the Boston Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers award in 2014 and 2015, and the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work in 2008 through 2015. Benchmark associates can access coaching and resources that focus on self-management skills, health, and prevention behaviors for changing unhealthy habits and controlling chronic health conditions. Other benefits include adoption assistance, caretaker services, employee and family assistance, and discounts on many everyday purchases.

Making Fitness Fun

“At Benchmark Senior Living, we take Health and Wellness seriously but have a lot of fun doing it,” said Stephanie Handelson, President and Chief Operating Officer at Benchmark Senior Living. “Our feeling is that by taking care of our associates, we support them to bring their best in taking care of our residents and families.”

Well done, Team Benchmark!

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Jayne Sallerson is a warm, enthusiastic and compassionate executive with a heart for working with seniors. Jayne has been in senior care for more than 20 years and she says, “I still love what I do.” At Benchmark Senior Living, Jayne now serves as Executive Vice President. A native of New England, Jayne loves to travel, meet new people, and hang out with her favorite pug, Henry.
Jayne started this blog as a way to share the many questions she and her team get every day with other people looking for answers.