Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings Receives Annual Navigation Award

April 04, 2019

Recognized for Achieving the Best Business and Financial Performance in 2018 
of All Benchmark Communities

Benchmark (, a human connection company and leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, today announced that Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings, an assisted living and memory care community in Waltham, Mass., has received the Benchmark Navigation Award for 2018. At Benchmark’s 17th Annual Awards Gala held on March 28, 2019, the community was recognized out of all 58 Benchmark communities across the Northeast for demonstrating the best business and financial results. 

Executive Director Sylvia Clark accepted the award on behalf of the community. “We are proud to be recognized for our performance, but really what matters most to us is the positive feedback we receive every day from residents and their families,” says Clark. “Our residents are actively engaged in life because of the experiences we provide, and there is nothing more rewarding than that.” 

Since 1997, Waltham Crossings has provided some of the area’s best senior care centered on the values of human connection. Associates develop deep and meaningful relationships with each resident and family member to help them connect with what matters most at every stage of their lives and provide experiences that will help them thrive. The community’s Mind & Memory approach provides a holistic methodology for caring for those with memory issues, engaging in physical, social, intellectual, emotional, purposeful and spiritual wellness through research-based 

programming, individualized and group activities, 24/7 personal care assistance and more.

In 2018, the community won the Benchmark One Company Fund Award for its support of Benchmark’s One Company Fund, a 501c3 organization that grants funds to Benchmark associates in times of need when they can’t purchase the necessities of life or meet the contingencies created by an emergency.

“I am so grateful for the work that Sylvia and the rest of the Waltham Crossings team 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.

Press Contact: Carol Arnold, Arnold Communications,, (603) 502-0469. 

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