Benchmark CEO Tom Grape to Keynote 2018 Interface Seniors Housing Northeast Conference

Tom Grape

Benchmark (, a leading provider of senior living and aging-well services in the Northeast, today announced that its chairman and CEO, Tom Grape, will advise other top senior living executives as the keynote speaker for the 2018 InterFace Seniors Housing Northeast, an industry conference being held Nov. 12 – 13, 2018, at the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square Hotel in Philadelphia, Penn. His keynote address on Disrupting Senior Living will occur on Nov. 13, 2018, at 8:25 a.m.

Produced by Interface Conference Group and France Media, Interface Seniors Housing Northeast focuses on the state of seniors housing investment, development, financing and operations across markets in the Northeast. Educational sessions are coupled with networking opportunities to create sought-after information, education and networking experiences.

Grape founded Benchmark in 1997 and, under his leadership, it has become the largest senior housing company in the Northeast. With 6,300 associates and nearly 60 communities across eight states, Benchmark has assets under management of over $2.5 billion. Tom is a founding board member and former chair of Argentum, the national organization of senior living companies, as well as founder and past chairman of its state affiliate, the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association. In 1994, Tom was instrumental, along with then Secretary of Health and Human Services and now Governor, Charlie Baker, in writing the legislation for assisted living in Massachusetts. And in 2017, Governor Baker tapped him to serve on the first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts.

“At Benchmark, we’re committed to raising the bar on the senior living industry overall and always welcome the opportunity to learn from and share our expertise with fellow operators,” says Grape.

About Benchmark 
Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark is a leading provider of senior living and aging-well services in the Northeast. Founded in 1997 by Tom Grape, Benchmark operates 58 senior living communities offering independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care and continuing care in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. The organization this year 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 senior housing companies and ranking third among companies with more than 40 communities. Benchmark has been named to The Boston Globe Top Places to Work every year of the 11 years the list has been published. And it has been consistently recognized by Boston Business Journal, Hartford Courant and Hartford Journal as a top workplace and by the Boston Business Journal and Providence Business News as one of the healthiest employers. Click here for more information.

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