Being The Benchmark of Senior Living
“We chose the name Benchmark because we wanted to be the standard by which all others were measured.”
These words come from Tom Grape, CEO and Chairman of Benchmark Senior Living, and truly emphasize part of what makes our communities so special. This ethos he describes is what motivates our associates — and residents — to embody an elevated lifestyle of Senior Living that puts connection and quality care at its core. Guided by their call to care, our associates take immense pride in positively impacting the lives of our residents with meaningful moments that go beyond just physical care. Each day is welcomed with purpose, and through ample programming, continuous socialization, and an environment that encourages lifelong learning, our commitment is to ensure that our residents find joy whenever, wherever.
One aspect of Benchmark that sets us apart is that connection is at the heart of our community. Our associates believe that meaningful moments with others are essential for a fulfilling life, and it’s this compassion and long-term care that builds the bonds that make our communities shine. From social hour at the pub to a refresh at the salon, our residents enjoy a multitude of activities, events and outings designed to inspire interaction, laughter, and shared experiences. Community thrives in the dining room, which is always a reliable place to find good conversation over good food.
Our associates always aim to put a smile on someone’s face: “Just making the residents happy — when they say they had a good meal, that makes me happy,” says Gordon Petterway Sr., a chef at Benchmark. “That’s the best thing.”
Whether it’s morning coffee gatherings to themed parties and group outings, Benchmark Senior Living provides a dynamic social calendar that ensures there’s always a chance to make memories and connect with friends, old and new. We treasure any opportunity to celebrate the milestones and achievements of our residents and their families – whether it’s a birthday celebration, a grandchild’s wedding, or a graduation ceremony. There’s immense pride in honoring the life or accomplishments of a loved one, and living at Benchmark means you can share these special moments with an even wider community, with people who are more than happy to take part. Celebrations like these contribute to a warm and supportive atmosphere, making every resident feel valued, appreciated, and seen.
Being at Benchmark means there’s plenty of activities and events to enjoy and always time to try something new. Our commitment to providing an enriching lifestyle is reflected in our extensive and expertly-curated programming – whether it’s fitness classes, art workshops, book clubs, or local cultural excursions, our residents have access to a diverse range of options that cater to their interests and passions . Or, if something unfamiliar piques your interest, try it out! Picking up a hobby is something that enriches life at any age, and there’s always something new to learn just around the corner. With an ample programming calendar, residents have plenty to choose from and can build their day as they please. There’s always an expanding line-up of educational lectures, concerts, and seasonal celebrations to enjoy, and our dedicated associates ensure that each program is thoughtfully designed to deliver on one of the six dimensions of wellness.
Learning is a lifelong journey, and age should never be a barrier to acquiring new knowledge or strengthening the mind. Our residents have access to a variety of educational opportunities, from lectures and workshops to online courses. This commitment to lifelong learning not only keeps the mind active but also fosters a sense of accomplishment and personal growth. Residents learn alongside each other and alongside our associates, creating an encouraging environment of constant growth and discovery.
Personalized Support & Sense of Purpose
Our approach to care is deeply personal. We understand that each resident has unique needs, and our dedicated teams are committed to providing personalized support, whether it’s physical care or emotional well-being. By meeting residents wherever they need us the most, we ensure that they receive the individualized attention, assistance, and support required to maintain their dignity and independence.
“Together, we’re making people’s lives so much better,” says Carol Edwards, Traditional Care Director.
Our communities are designed to empower residents to discover and pursue their passions, nurturing a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Having a freedom of choice and sense of self is key to maintaining autonomy as our residents grow older. We want the members of our community to feel secure and in control of their lives, uplifting independence and assisting when necessary. From volunteer opportunities to creative outlets, we encourage residents to engage in activities that bring them joy and a sense of accomplishment.
After this peek into life at our communities, suffice to say that Benchmark Senior Living is more than just a place to live – it’s a home where residents find joy. There are countless moving pieces that contribute to what makes Benchmark so special, but all of it is found in the hearts of our associates and the core of our purpose. Join us in creating a vibrant, supportive, and enriching environment where even the smallest moments are cherished.