Benchmark Awards

Setting the standard for senior living

Since our inception, Benchmark communities have earned more than 200 national, regional, state and local awards. Our associates, the compassionate care they provide, community programs, dining experiences and overall quality have repeatedly been recognized as the best. Our residents, their families, the greater communities we serve and our industry have continually selected our senior living communities over others.

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US News & World Report Best Senior Living Awards

Benchmark earned 53 awards in U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural Best Senior Living 2022-2023 excellence program. The awards were won across our 65 continuing care, independent living, assisted living and Mind & Memory Care communities throughout the Northeast. Benchmark received some of the highest number of total recognitions for assisted living and memory care in the industry.

Boston Globe Top Places to Work, 16 Years Straight

In 2023, Benchmark was named a top workplace in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe for 16 straight years. That’s as long as the honor has been awarded. Associates voted Benchmark as being among the best based on company direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits and engagement. Benchmark was also certified as a Great Place To Work for the fifth straight year and ranked 17th nationally as a Best Workplaces in Aging Services by FORTUNE magazine.

Senior Housing News 2022 Architecture & Design Award

A renovation of  The Falls at Cordingly Dam, an assisted living and Mind & Memory Care community, won the community a 2022 Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Award for Best Building Renovation. The SHN Architecture & Design award is a global competition recognized as one of the nation’s most prestigious industry awards. The Falls’ renovation project imparted fresh aesthetics and new lighting throughout, additional common spaces indoors and out designed to maximize the community’s stunning Charles River views and an upgraded HVAC system to maximize fresh air intake.

Argentum Best of the Best 2020 Award
The national senior living association, Argentum, selected Benchmark’s Connect First Mind & Memory Care Program as one of the best in the country. This pioneering program teaches Benchmark associates how to discern what our memory care residents are trying to communicate and effective response techniques that work to evoke positive emotions.
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Ongoing Recognition for Corporate Giving
We’ve been pleased to have our philanthropy acknowledged as being among the best. In 2020 and 2019, Boston Business Journal awarded us as one of the largest corporate contributors in Massachusetts. In 2019, the national senior living association, Argentum, recognized us as the highest corporate donor, and we secured the most individual donors in 2019 and 2018 for senior living industry advocacy and lobbying.