518 Pleasant Street,
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701 Map

The Branches of Framingham—Where socialization takes center stage with supportive healthcare services.

Located on Route 30, near the Mass Pike, The Branches is a new Benchmark community with an open-concept design and flexible floor plans that encourage social interaction.

  • Conveniently located near shopping and restaurants
  • Luxurious amenities and comfortable, spacious common areas
  • Intentional culture that empowers both residents and associates and inspires a sense of belonging
  • Tenured associates delivering compassionate 24/7 care
  • Signature programs designed to enhance resident connections

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Life at The Branches

Comfort and care that feels like home

No matter what level of care, every Benchmark resident at The Branches 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

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Community Amenities

One of the greatest benefits of living at The Branches is never having to cook, clean or drive to a doctor’s appointment again. We provide the space and amenities so our residents can focus on what matters most to them—a book club with friends, daily fitness classes or social hour by the outdoor fireplace.

Interest Oriented Programs

Designed with resident profiles in mind, we offer programs focused on wellness, socialization and building a sense of community.

Dining Options

Three restaurant style meals in our full-service Twigs Bistro, lighter options in The TAP café and refreshments during social hour a few times per week.

Enhanced Support

Assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing and care coordination with agencies to provide rehabilitation and other services, all on-site.

Dedicated Staff

Tenured associates with specialized training who are Called to Care and love what they do.

Other Features Include
Outdoor Courtyards
Outdoor Fireplace & Grill
Walking Paths
Hair Salon
Fitness Center
Scheduled Transporation
Twigs Bistro and The TAP Café
Recreation Room
Private Dining Room

Floor Plans

Choose a space that feels just right.

One Bedroom
One Bedroom
Starting at $7,300/mo*
Assisted Living


One Bedroom Apartment
Private Bath
Pet Friendly
Starting at $6,540/mo*
Assisted Living


Studio Apartment
Private Bath
Pet Friendly
Memory Care Shared Studio
Memory Care Shared Studio
Starting at $5,625/mo*
Memory Care


Private Suite
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.


Types of Care Offered Here

Assisted Living — Care, security and community.

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

  • Supportive healthcare services and amenities

  • Healthy, chef prepared meals and snacks

  • Experiences that nurture passions and connections

  • Housekeeping, laundry and linen service

  • Scheduled transportation

Senior man and woman

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

  • Specially designed living spaces that support mental processing

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

  • Supportive healthcare services provided on-site by care providers

  • Therapeutic experiences including research-based, sensory programs

  • Sensory dining with healthy, chef prepared meals

  • Texture modified diets and feeding assistance

Senior woman and caregiver

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

Nurse and woman holding hands

Meet Your Executive Director:

Shelly Mattscheck joined The Branches in 2022 with over a decade of assisted living experience after overseeing the care and programming for dementia residents at one of the country’s largest senior living providers.
What Brought You to Benchmark:

I have a strong passion for caring for older people that’s deeply rooted in my own personal family experiences. I knew Benchmark was where I wanted to be because of the high-quality care they provide.
Fun Fact:

In my free time I enjoy skiing and swimming with my husband and three children.

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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.