Senior living communities with Benchmark Senior Living

Programs & Activities

Putting the Emphasis on Living

Life at Benchmark Senior Living is always eventful. Through our signature Live Now, Live Well program we take time to learn what residents already like to do and what they’d like to try next. Then, we design a robust calendar of more than 150 engaging opportunities to learn, socialize, exercise, create and explore every month — from book discussions, gardening clubs, exercise classes and games to group outings, volunteer opportunities and art workshops. We also encourage our residents to stay active and involved by leading classes and events related to their expertise and lifelong passions.

Benchmark Senior Living


201 Jones Road Suite 300 West Waltham, MA 02451

Benchmark Senior Living offers a wide range of programs and activities

Live Now, Live Well™

At Benchmark Senior Living we help every resident stay well, live well, and be well. Our award-winning Live Now, Live Well program provides socialization, recreation, and wellness activities that are designed to keep seniors engaged, entertained, and physically and mentally fit.

Our Programs Include:

Arts & Culture

Join us for a virtual tour of the world and experience different countries’ histories, traditions, cultures and foods.


Lecture series and workshops through our learning program, book clubs, and discussions around current events.

Benchmark Connections

Computer instruction and assistance with email, Facebook, Internet use, and Skype.

Arthritis Exercise

Gentle activities to increase joint flexibility, range of motion and to maintain muscle strength.


Parties, seasonal events, movies, bridge, bingo, group word games, and trivia nights.


Local restaurants, grocery and retail stores, attractions, community events.

Dream Now

Residents and families can enter their “wishes” into the Dream Now jar, and our Dream Team will help make the dream come true!

Welcome Committee and Friendship Club

Features a full calendar of activities and programs to bring fun and engagement to senior living. View a sample activity calendar or find a community and view their unique week-at-a-glance activity calendar.

Live Now, Live Engaged™

For the Memory Impaired

Discover how Benchmark’s Live Now, Live Engaged program helps our residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementia enjoy purposeful, meaningful, successful days. Living in our Harbor Program neighborhood, our residents take part in group and one-on-one Live Now, Live Engaged programs throughout the day, at times that work best for them.

The Harbor Memory Care Program at Benchmark Senior Living

Residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia will find that memory loss isn’t necessarily a barrier to a quality life at Benchmark Senior Living. Our residents live in amenity-rich surroundings that are combined with appropriate programming to create The Harbor Program.

  • Exceptional Memory Care, led by experienced Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • Assistance with daily living, including physical, mobility & dining
  • Live Now, Live Engaged lifestyle for purposeful, meaningful, successful days
  • Personal Care Plans based on individual needs
  • Parallel Programming, the option to choose from personal and group activities every hour
  • Leadership Presence Model, with management onsite 7 days a week
  • Medication Assistance
  • Family and Community Support Groups, forums, events and education