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

The Atrium at Cardinal Drive

153 Cardinal Drive,
Agawam, Massachusetts 01001 Map

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

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Life at Cardinal Drive

Comfort and care that feels like home

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

Specialized Sensory Dining

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

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
Therapeutic Experiences

Therapeutic Experiences

  • Fitness, arts, music, gardening and educational programs
  • Purposeful objects and activities at every turn for reminiscing
  • Cooking and baking programs
Support of Care Providers

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

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 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 Transporation

Floor Plans

Choose a space that feels just right.

Starting at $7,755/mo*
Memory Care


Studio Apartment
Private Bath
Pet Friendly
Companion Studio
Companion Studio
Starting at $6,235/mo*
Memory Care


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

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

Meet Your Regional Director of Operations:

Justin Grady has been with Benchmark for over 17 years. During his tenure, he’s served many communities as regional director of operations and executive director, including for South Farms, to which he returned in 2020. He holds an MBA in Healthcare Management from Boston University.

What Brought You to Benchmark:

I worked hard to get an interview and joined the company when there were only nine communities. It still has that same entrepreneurial culture that gives me the autonomy to make change.

Fun Fact:

My first child was born over 12 years ago when I was the Executive Director at South Farms and two members of my leadership team were here with me before as well.

Justin Grady

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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.