River Ridge at Avon—Assisted living and Mind & Memory campus offering an active, carefree lifestyle.

In the heart of the Farmington Valley near the intersection of Routes 202 and 44, River Ridge provides some of the area’s finest assisted living and mind and memory care.

  • Nestled in a neighborhood in the heart of Farmington Valley

  • Caring associates who are committed to pursuing excellence

  • Beautiful campus with residents who are engaged and fulfilled

  • Amenities from the doorstep, minutes from shops and dining

Life at River Ridge

Comfort and care that feels like home

No matter what level of care, every Benchmark resident at River Ridge enjoys all the things that make life good—convenient comforts, great food, and a thriving social community full of activities.

Textured Modified Diet

Inspired Dining

  • Chef-prepared seasonal menus (with demonstrations)

  • Private dining accommodations for events

  • Modified diets and dining options as needed


Concierge Service

  • Transportation assistance, appointments and more

  • Weekly housekeeping, laundry, and linen service

  • Maintenance, groundskeeping and trash

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Shared Spaces

  • Spacious patios with grills, fire features

  • Raised garden beds, walking paths, and shaded spaces

  • Landscaped gardens

Amenities Creative Spaces

Active Living

  • Activities and programming for groups or individuals

  • Music, crafts, arts and exercise classes

  • Outings, events, movies and parties

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Comfort & Convenience

Community Amenities

At River Ridge, varying phases of the aging journey are embraced and celebrated, with a personalized approach to individual care, activities to strengthen relationships among residents and a loving sense of community carried throughout.

Treasured Connections

Hands-on support focused on getting to know residents, creating familiarity and a personalized care approach.

Pursuing Excellence

Ongoing associate education in infection control, compassion and relationship building to evolve and exceed expectations.

Continuity of Care

Assisted living and mind and memory care under the same roof to ease transitions.

Community-Developed Programming

Physical and emotional wellness prioritized with a packed calendar of activities and engagement in nearby communities.

Other Features Include
Outdoor Courtyards
Walking Paths
Hair Salon & Barber Shop
Fitness Center
Media & Entertainment Room
Scheduled Transportation
Recreation Room
Private Dining Room

Floor Plans

Choose a space that feels just right.

Studio apartment floor plan for senior home
Starting at $3,450/mo
Assisted Living
  • Studio apartment floor plan for senior home
One bedroom apartment floor plan for senior living home
One Bedroom
Starting at $4,500/mo
Assisted Living
  • One bedroom apartment floor plan for senior home
Two bedroom floor plan for senior living home apartment
Two Bedroom
Starting at $5,850/mo
Assisted Living
  • Two bedroom apartment floor plan for senior home

    Living & Care

    Types of Care Offered Here

    • Assisted Living

      Assisted Living — Care, security and community.

      • Various apartment styles and sizes to maximize options;

      • Empathetic associates hired for heart and trained for skill

      • Varied daily activities to look forward to and plan around

      • Intimate dining experiences — greeted by name

      • Accessible technology to connect with family and friends

      • Close care coordination among on-site and outside providers

      Life & Care Assisted Living Couple
    • Mind & Memory Care

      Mind & Memory Care — Special care for those with memory impairment.

      • Support for different stages of the dementia journey

      • Purposefully designed rooms, buildings and outdoor spaces

      • Meals designed to stimulate appetite and maintain health

      • Regular care check-ins for wellbeing and a sense of safety

      • Seamless transition when moving from assisted living

      • Resident’s choice of care providers or access to our suggested on-site network

      Life & Care MC
    • Respite Care

      Respite Care — A short-term stay when you or your loved one needs a break, some extra care or even just to try us out.

      • Personalized, 24/7 needs-based care as determined by a nursing assessment

      • Sensory dining with healthy, chef prepared meals;

      • Texture modified diets and feeding assistance

      • Resident’s choice of care providers or access to our suggested on-site providers

      • Therapeutic experiences including research-based, sensory programs

      • Specially designed living spaces that support mental processing

      Life & Care Respite Woman and Caregiver

    Meet Your Executive Director:

    Jaime Girard, CDP, began her senior living career at River Ridge's sister community in South Windsor. She completed Benchmark's Emerging Leaders program to become executive director of River Ridge in 2018.

    What Brought You to Benchmark:

    I started my career in early education and, while it was rewarding, I wanted to connect with people on a deeper level. Benchmark has given me the opportunity to transform lives every day.

    Fun Fact:

    When I was at The Village at Buckland Court, I worked in three different leadership roles, gaining valuable insights into all aspects of senior care.

    Jaime Girard

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      Benchmark's Purpose & Values

      At Benchmark Senior Living, we transform lives through meaningful human connection.

      Across all of our communities, our mission is to meet individuals where they are and connect them to the people, interests and things that matter most to them — at every stage of life. We are driven by our values: Called to Care, Better Together and Be the Benchmark.