Independent Living

The freedom to nurture your passions with a community of supportive friends.

Independent living is the privacy of your own apartment home where we do all the upkeep with the added benefit of community living—luxurious common areas, a variety of dining experiences, abundant amenities and plenty of opportunities to explore your personal passions and connections.

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How is Benchmark Independent Living Different?

How is Independent Living Different?

The privacy you desire, with active community life, when you want it.

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Your own private retreat awaiting your personal touches.

Spacious apartment homes in your choice of studio, one and two bedrooms and standalone cottages* with all the comforts of home—fully equipped kitchens, plenty of closet space and modern bathrooms.


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With a vibrant community life that’s ready to be explored

  • Social engagements, classes, club meetings and more each day to nurture passions and connections 

  • Ample common areas to extend your living space  

  • All-day dining with two meals a day served restaurant-style at the venue of your choice 

  • On-site fitness and wellness classes and services

Where older adults can live life on their terms with the support of friends and convenient amenities.

Spacious Apartment Homes

Choose from studio, one and two-bedrooms and cottages* in a variety of floor plans and locations.

Ample Common Areas

Spacious shared living with stately libraries, outdoor patios, event venues and more to connect with others and indulge interests.

Fitness & Wellness

Stay on track with your health goals with fitness classes, equipment, swimming pools and walking trails to stay fit and be well.

Award-Winning Programs

Spend your days doing what you love with lifelong learning classes, opportunities to give back, gardening, art programs and more.

Concierge Services

Includes weekly housekeeping, laundry, trash service, appointment and transportation scheduling.


Scheduled local transportation to medical appointments, shopping centers and community events.

Dining Experiences

Formal and informal dining venues offer more than just two delicious, chef-prepared meals each day with cooking demonstrations and tableside prepared dishes to enhance the experience.

Independent Living Options

Benchmark Offers Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Continuing Care Retirement Communities feature luxurious amenities and varying levels of care on one campus, at a predicable price for life—Independent Living, Assisted Living, Mind & Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Independent Living Communities


The Commons in Lincoln

1 Harvest Cir
Lincoln, MA 01773 Map

The warmth of home with a personal touch in Lincoln, MA

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New Pond Village

180 Main St
Walpole, MA 02081 Map

A welcoming, social environment with activities and amenities galore

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Meadow Ridge

100 Redding Road
Redding, CT 06896 Map

Fine living and hospitality are just the beginning.

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    122 Palmer Hill Rd
    Stamford, CT 06902 Map

    The standard for senior living, where life meets style

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    Cabot Park Village

    280 Newtonville Avenue
    Newtonville, MA 02460 Map

    Vibrant independent living community where the energy of the city beckons.

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    Willow Cottages

    25 Cobb Street
    Mansfield, MA 02048 Map

    Easy residential living with helpful services and welcoming neighbors.

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      Benchmark's Response to COVID-19

      Benchmark's response was swift, impactful and well-received. Our residents’ and associates’ health and safety is always our top priority.

      We were one of the first senior living providers to begin limiting, restricting and screening visitors and associates in our communities. With policies guided by leading experts, we are maintaining strict infection control procedures, are closely screening and testing associates and residents when needed. We have mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all of our associates company-wide. We are thrilled to have 96% of our residents vaccinated. All while delivering frequent, transparent communication, which has continued to earn us high praise from our residents and their families.

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      Is it the right time to consider senior Independent Living?

      **Available at some communities. Consult a community for more information.