Benchmark Senior Living Named Among Healthiest and Best Employers

February 04, 2016

Benchmark Senior Living is pleased to announce their selection by the Boston Business Journal as one of Boston’s Healthiest Employers of 2016. 

The Healthiest Employer awards recognize organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace and who build health consciousness into the culture of their companies. The Healthiest Employer award follows closely on the heels of The Boston Globe naming Benchmark Senior Living an admired employer in its Top Places to Work ranking. The Top Places award praised Benchmark and all the winners for “treating workers well, giving them a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.” The Boston Globe’s honor is based on a survey of the people who know the company the best—the employees.

“Since opening our doors in 1997, we have advocated active and healthy lifestyles for our associates not only because it’s the right thing to do but also because it makes for a great workplace,” said Tom Grape, founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Benchmark Senior Living. “Our success as a company is built on providing an exceptional customer experience in senior living, and with these awards we demonstrate once again that that exceptional experience extends to our associates throughout the company.”

Benchmark Senior Living earned the Boston Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers award in 2014 and 2015, and the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work in 2008 through 2015. Benchmark associates can access coaching and resources that focus on self-management skills, health, and prevention behaviors for changing unhealthy habits and controlling chronic health conditions. Other benefits include adoption assistance, caretaker services, employee and family assistance, and discounts on many everyday purchases.

“At Benchmark Senior Living, we take Health and Wellness seriously but have a lot of fun doing it,” said Stephanie Handelson, President and Chief Operating Officer at Benchmark Senior Living. “Our feeling is that by taking care of our associates, we support them to bring their best in taking care of our residents and families.”

Within the company’s Waltham home office, associates take full advantage of all wellness programs available, including the fitness room, wellness room, associate appreciation events, team fundraisers, and even training together for athletic competitions. Additionally, across Benchmark’s 51 senior living communities, the company supports associates in a wide range of areas, including health, finances, family support, and discounts. Throughout the company, Benchmark reinforces the benefits of health and wellness through trainings, events, competitions, and Benchmark’s annual associate survey.

About Benchmark Senior Living

Based in Waltham, Mass., Benchmark Senior Living is the leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast. The company operates 51 senior living communities, and offers independent living, assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation services and skilled nursing, in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Visit Benchmark at

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