Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings Readies to Expand Assisted Living

Donates Space to Nashua Fire & Rescue for Structure Training

Group of seniors and firefighters outdoors

Benchmark Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, today announced that the Nashua Fire & Rescue is shoring up their training on the soon-to-be site of Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings’ additional assisted living apartments.

Starting last week, Nashua Crossings residents were treated to a visit from the department and a show as firefighters began training in front of the communities existing building. Benchmark is allowing the department to use an old house set on a half-acre. This is assisting them with their education in managing structural fires, including dealing with smoke conditions, breaching doors and roof ventilation to relieve combustion.

“Since we opened over 24 years ago, Nashua Fire & Rescue has been so incredibly supportive to us,” said Brian Beausoleil, executive director of Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings. “Being able to support them like this was something we were happy to do, and it’s been a real treat for our residents.”

In a few weeks, the structure, which sits in front of Nashua Crossings on Route 111, will be demolished to make way for a 14,000 square foot, two-story addition. The addition will be comprised of 14 assisted living apartments, including 12 one-bedroom apartments and two two-bedroom apartments, and common spaces. A bistro with access to an outdoor patio with a fire pit and a recreation room will provide additional space for the community’s residents to nurture their passions and connections.

“We’re such an integral part of this community, and the families here that demand for our apartments have frequently outstripped our availability,” said Beausoleil. “We are excited at the opportunity to help more seniors be close to the people they love and age well.”

The project has been designed by Udelsman Associates in Hollis, NH. Interiors are being done by StudioSIX5 in Austin, TX, an award-winning firm known for creating modern, fresh environments that celebrate life.

The zoning board approved the Nashua Crossings expansion in February 2020, and the planning board approved it in April 2020. Construction is expected to be completed by early summer 2022.

To be placed on a priority waiting list for an apartment, call 603.882.2898.

About Benchmark Senior Living 
Benchmark is a leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast, providing independent living, assisted living, memory care, and respite care options in 63 communities and across seven states. The Waltham-based company’s core values of Called to Care, Better Together and Be the Benchmark guide its mission to stay connected to who and what matters most: our residents, their families and our associates.

Benchmark is one of only two companies to be named to The Boston Globe’s Top Place to Work all 13 years that the honor has been given. Throughout its history, Benchmark has continually been recognized as a top workplace. The Great Place to Work Institute certified Benchmark for two straight years, and the company earned a place on FORTUNE’s 50 Best Workplaces in Aging Services list each of the two years that the magazine published the list.

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