HANNOVER, Mass., March 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Hanover first assisted living community, Reference to Hanover, has started booking apartments in anticipation of its opening at the end of the summer. The 97-apartment community will be Benchmark Senior Living’s 64th assisted living and mind and memory care community in the Northeast.
Benchmark has a long tradition of excellence in Massachusetts and the South Shore. The company was founded 25 years ago and is currently based in Waltham, Mass. He built his first community, Harbor Point in Downtown in Downtown, Massein 1998. Shortly thereafter this was followed by the acquisition of Benchmark Senior Living in Plymouth Crossings at Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 2017, the company built and opened Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree in Norwood, Mass. All three communities provide award-winning care and experiences for seniors and their families and enjoy an exceptional reputation.
“Benchmark is thrilled to provide our high quality care and services, as well as to extend our goal of transforming lives through human connection, to more South Shore families,” said Tom Grape, Founder, President and CEO of Benchmark Senior Living. “Reference to Hanover is in a convenient location for a number of South Shore cities, as well as growing retail and restaurant destinations. It will be a wonderful community where our residents can enjoy what matters most to them. »
Reference to Hanover will house 91,000 square feet of space, including assisted living and memory care apartments offering personalized 24/7 care and spacious common areas. Among its many exceptional amenities will be garden-to-table, restaurant-style dining using ingredients sourced from resident-maintained indoor micro-farms, an art studio and gallery, a large outdoor patio with fireplace and a petanque court.
The community’s safe living environment for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will include Benchmark’s award-winning Mind & Memory Care program. Associates cultivate a sense of belonging and purpose, provide varying levels of bond-building support, and round-the-clock care with lots of love and high levels of skill. Plus, special design details like therapeutic circadian rhythm lighting, water features, and gardens will help those with memory challenges thrive.
All residents will appreciate the contemporary architecture and spaces created to WELL certification standards to help optimize their nutrition, fitness, mood and overall well-being. Upon completion, the community will apply for WELL certification. Plus, a modern and unique interior design that celebrates the life created by the nationally award-winning team at StudioSix5.
Residents will also enjoy plenty of activities right outside the door with YMCA wellness programs right next door. Additionally, shopping, dining, and entertainment can be found at the up-and-coming Hannover Crossing, just up the street.
Executive Director, Fatima Feliciano, joins the community from Plymouth Crossings, having overseen operations there for over three years. “Reference to Hanover will be a valuable asset to the South Shore, not only because of our beautiful amenities, but also because of our people who are committed to pursuing excellence, staying ahead of the game, and delivering quality experiences says Feliciano. “We have already seen great interest from the community, including from a Quincy couple who recently became the first to book an apartment. I’m thrilled to be able to use my nearly 20 years of experience in property management and senior living to help local families make the most of their retirement years.”
In addition to Feliciano, the management team includes Katie Tarantinodirector of community relations, who lives in Pembroke and Kristina Farrar, director of business administration, who lives in Carver. Both come from sister communities in the region of reference.
The design of Benchmark at Hanover was designed by Udelsman Associates in Hollis, NH. Construction is being managed by local general contractor Callahan Construction in Bridgewater, Mass.
Reference to Hanover will be located at 1143 Washington Street (Route 53). For more information, visit the newly opened on-site Visitor Center, Click here or call 781.609.3300.
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) assisted living authorization is pending project completion and review.
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About Benchmark Senior Living
Reference is a leading senior housing provider in the Northeast, providing independent living, assisted living, memory care and respite care options in 63 communities and seven states . the WalthamThe company’s core values, Called to Care, Better Together and Be the Benchmark, guide its mission to stay connected with who and what matters most: our residents, their families and our associates.
Benchmark is one of only two companies to make the Boston Globe’s Best Workplaces list in the 14 years the honor has been bestowed. Throughout its history, Benchmark has continually been recognized as a premier place to work. The Great Place to Work Institute has certified Benchmark for two consecutive years, and the company earned a spot on FORTUNE’s 50 Best Workplaces for Aging Services list each of the two years the magazine published the list.
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