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Benchmark Recognized for Elevating Human Connection at Communities

WALTHAM, MA–Benchmark Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, has been awarded an Argentum Best of the Best Award.

The company was recognized for its These Hands… project, an innovative, company-wide program designed to strengthen the connection among residents and associates at Benchmark Senior Living communities. Argentum staff applauded the program for showing unparalleled passion and commitment to providing an optimal environment for the residents and families they serve and for increasing overall engagement.

These Hands… celebrates the lives of Benchmark residents through a public photography installation at participating communities. The photography features residents’ hands along with what their hands have accomplished.

As a result of the project, residents have discovered commonalities, associates have gotten to know their residents better, residents feel proud to have their accomplishments showcased and families are grateful for their loved one being celebrated. Some of the many achievements celebrated include hands that taught hundreds of disabled children for 35 years and others that ushered for the New York City Ballet.

“This project is an example of one of many we are undertaking to foster deep, lasting relationships at our communities,” says Tom Grape, Benchmark’s chairman and CEO. “Our associates are truly called to care and have enjoyed recognizing and celebrating the many accomplishments of our residents and getting to know one another on a deeper level.”