Benchmark Receives "Healthiest Employer in Rhode Island" Award from Providence Business News

October 16, 2018

Recognized for Commitment to Wellness in the Ocean State
For Second Straight Year


Benchmark (www.benchmarkseniorliving.com), a leading provider of senior living and aging-well services in the Northeast, today announced the organization has been selected to receive the annual Healthiest Employer in Rhode Island award for 2018 from Providence Business News. The company is one of only 34 employers in Rhode Island to receive the award this year, having earned the recognition for the second straight year. 

“As a company focused on human connection, we are committed to wellness and to ensuring our associates are positioned to achieve what’s possible at every stage of their life and career,” says Tom Grape, Benchmark’s chairman and CEO. “Advocating for and providing the programs our associates need to achieve a healthy lifestyle empowers them to provide the best possible care to our residents. Over the last 20 years, we’ve worked to create successful work environments where there is a high level of communication and where everyone feels valued and able to progress to their full potential.”

Healthiest Employers recognizes companies that have implemented worksite health and wellness programs and have shown a commitment to employee health and safety. There are five categories of winners based on company size. Companies are awarded based on responses to questions about program components, company culture and leadership, strategic planning, engagement and effectiveness, analytics and more.

Benchmark operates three assisted living and memory care communities in Rhode Island: Capitol Ridge at Providence, Greenwich Farms at Warwick and Blenheim-Newport

Since its inception, the company has earned a reputation as a top workplace. It 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 10 years the list has been published. It also has been named one of the healthiest employers by the Boston Business Journal. 

About Benchmark 

Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark is a leading provider of senior housing and aging-well services in the Northeast. Founded in 1997 by Tom Grape, Benchmark operates 58 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 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 10 years the list has been published. It has been consistently recognized by Boston Business Journal, Hartford Courant and Hartford Journal as a top workplace. Click here for more information.

Press Contact: Carol Arnold, Arnold Communications, carol@arnoldcomm.com, (603) 502-0469.

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