Benchmark Awards Annual Unsung Hero Award to Belmont’s Jean Fiorillo

Recognized for Demonstrating Benchmark’s Values ‘Behind the Scenes’

Benchmark Senior Living annual gala

Benchmark, a human connection company and leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, today announced that Jean Fiorillo has received the Benchmark Unsung Hero Award for 2018.

At Benchmark’s 17th Annual Awards Gala held on March 28, 2019, Fiorillo was described as the heartbeat of Benchmark’s home office. She was selected out of all of the company’s 200 home-office associates for always having a can-do attitude, anticipating the needs of others and going out of her way to elevate human connection with fellow associates and visitors, often in behind-the-scenes ways.

An office concierge at Benchmark for almost three years, Fiorillo’s career has been spent working in customer service, whether it be in retail or real estate or owning her own promotional products company. Her love of helping people has earned her four previous employee of the month awards. She lives in Belmont with her husband and has twin sons.

“I am so grateful for the work Jean does every single day to elevate human connection,” says Tom Grape, founder, chairman and CEO of Benchmark. “Our annual awards gala is the highlight of my year because it’s an opportunity for all of us to come together to celebrate our communities and associates who sincerely live our company mission, vision and values. This year’s award winners are truly exemplary, and I could not be prouder of all we have accomplished together.”

About Benchmark
Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark is a leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast with 6,400 associates and 58 communities. Founded in 1997 by Tom Grape, Benchmark offers independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care and skilled nursing in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. The organization was selected by FORTUNE magazine for its inaugural 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services list, taking the number 16 spot on the list of top 40 aging services companies and ranking number three among companies with more than 40 communities. Benchmark is one of only six companies named to The Boston Globe Top Places to Work list every year of the 11 years it has been published. And it has been consistently recognized by Boston Business Journal, Hartford Courant and Hartford Business Journal as a top workplace, and by the Boston Business Journal, Providence Business News and Hartford Business Journal as one of the healthiest employers. Click here for more information.

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