Year-End Move In Specials: Lock In Low 2023 Monthly Rates And Enjoy Savings Until January 2025!* *Terms & Conditions Apply

101 Bickford Extension,
Avon, Connecticut 06001 Map

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

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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.


Inspired Dining

Inspired Dining

  • Chef-prepared seasonal menus (with demonstrations)
  • Private dining accommodations for events
  • Modified diets and dining options as needed
Concierge Service

Concierge Service

  • Transportation assistance, appointments and more
  • Weekly housekeeping, laundry, and linen service
  • Maintenance, groundskeeping and trash
Shared Spaces

Shared Spaces

  • Spacious patios with grills, fire features
  • Raised garden beds, walking paths, and shaded spaces
  • Landscaped gardens
Active Living

Active Living

  • Activities and programming for groups or individuals
  • Music, crafts, arts and exercise classes
  • Outings, events, movies and parties

Year-End Move In Specials

Lock In Low 2023 Monthly Rates And Enjoy Savings Until January 2025!*

 *Limited-time offer. Valid for new residents who sign Residency Agreements now through December 31, 2023, and take financial occupancy by December 31, 2023. Not applicable to short term or “Easy Stay” move-ins. Rate Lock means there will be no standard increase to the Daily Basic Residency Fee, does not include a la carte, move-in charges, one-on-one care, incidental, activity or community fees; changes in resident’s care needs may affect Personal Service Fees and other charges, which are subject to change. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

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
Private Dining Room
Wellness Center
Fitness Center
Recreation Room
Hair Salon & Barber Shop
Computer Room with Internet Access
Scheduled Transporation

Floor Plans

Choose a space that feels just right.

Starting at $3,040/mo*
Assisted Living


Studio Apartment
Private Bath
Pet Friendly
One Bedroom
One Bedroom
Starting at $3,500/mo*
Assisted Living


One Bedroom Apartment
Private Bath
Pet Friendly
Two Bedroom
Two Bedroom
Starting at $6,235/mo*
Assisted Living


Two Bedroom Apartment
Private Bath
Pet Friendly

*Pricing shown above is for the specific apartment model shown. Prices may vary depending on
apartment models and other factors and are subject to change without notice.

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Types of Care Offered Here

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

Senior man and woman

Meet Your Executive Director:

Kevin O’Connell has over 35 years of experience leading healthcare and senior living organizations throughout Connecticut in a variety of capacities, including CEO and vice president.

What Brought You to Benchmark:

After a decade as CEO of a North Canaan non-profit continuing care retirement community, I was missing the direct interaction between residents and families. I got into senior living because I’m passionate about helping old adults thrive and Benchmark allowed me to do that.

Fun Fact:

As an Avon resident who lives just minutes away from River Ridge, I love my community and am proud to serve local families in this way.

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The Village at Kensington Place

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Award-winning assisted living in the heart of the Hanging Hills.

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The Atrium at Rocky Hill

1160 Elm Street Extension,Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067

The only community in Rocky Hill dedicated to dementia.

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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.