The Atrium at Cardinal Drive—The only community in Western Massachusetts dedicated to memory loss.

Located across the river from Springfield and minutes from I-91, The Atrium feels like home the moment you walk through the door.

  • Only community in Western MA devoted to memory care

  • Dedicated staff delivering personalized, needs-based care

  • Stellar assisted living services and a nearby hospital

  • Comfortable spaces to maximize comfort and wellness

Life at Cardinal Drive

Care and Experiences So Those With Memory Loss Can Prosper

Whether newly diagnosed or in late stage dementia, Cardinal Drive residents have ample opportunities to experience joy each day—activities that excite, spaces to connect and surroundings that encourage memories.

Specialized Sensory Dining

  • Artful homemade meals with plenty of choices
  • Soothing music and smells that residents enjoy
  • Modified dining to maximize nutrition

Secure Common Spaces

  • Outdoor patios with special features like garden beds and gazebos
  • Ample activity spaces to connect with others
  • Hair salon and barber shop
women knitting with male associate

Therapeutic Experiences

  • Fitness, arts, music, gardening and educational programs
  • Purposeful objects and activities at every turn for reminiscing
  • Cooking and baking programs
man in wheelchair with caretaker outside

Support of Care Providers

  • Loving care from specially educated providers
  • Access to healthcare providers on-site to support aging well
  • End of life care by hospice providers

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Comfort & Convenience

Community Amenities

At The Atrium, staff are exclusively focused on mind and memory care, committed to delivering companionship and trusted support and services. The community provides comfort and familiarity with individualized enrichment and programs to support evolving needs.

Meaningful Engagement

Experts trained in impactful interactions to maintain connections, stimulate cognition and promote physical engagement.

Supportive Equipment

Services backed by the latest supportive equipment, such as lifts for transfers.

Onsite and On-call Services

Resident’s choice of medical and mental health care providers or access to on-site providers.

Connected Community 

Comfortable and secure indoor and outdoor environments to promote fulfillment, freedom and flexibility to learn and grow.

Other Features Include
Spacious Living Areas
Enclosed, Secure Outdoor Courtyards
Hair Salon & Barber Shop
Scheduled Transportation
Library and Internet Access

Floor Plans

Choose a space that feels just right.

Senior home studio apartment floor plan
Starting at $6,300/mo
Memory Care
  • Senior home studio apartment floor plan
Senior home shared studio apartment floor plan
Companion Studio
Starting at $5,400/mo
Memory Care
  • Senior home shared studio apartment floor plan

    Living & Care

    Types of Care Offered Here

    • Mind & Memory Care

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

      • Thoughtfully designed living spaces for security and comfort

      • Services and amenities tailored to different stages of memory loss

      • Close coordination of care with rehabilitation experts and palliative care

      • Innovative cognitive therapies, including music and art

      • Nutritious meals in a supportive, communal environment

      • Personalized, sensory-based enrichment programs

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    • 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:

    Cheryl Moran originally joined The Atrium in 2012 as director of business administration. After completing Benchmark's Emerging Leaders program, she was promoted to executive director in 2017.

    What Brought You to Benchmark:

    I was Called to Care for those with dementia because my dad was diagnosed with it over 20 years ago. I wanted to help others who experienced the same challenges that I had.

    Fun Fact:

    I am a proud Nonni of three, including twin boys.

    Cheryl Moran

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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.