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Benchmark’s new Sturges Ridge of Fairfield

Like Benchmark founder, Tom Grape, residents of the new Sturges Ridge of Fairfield assisted living and memory care community in Fairfield, Conn., are proving that, despite the saying, you not only can go home again but also stay and thrive there too. With a commitment to keeping seniors in the town they love and with [...]

Hoffman SummerWood Staff Receive Awards

SummerWood staff members Kelveta Whitker and Gifford Campbell pose with their CALA Outstanding Resident Service Awards at Water’s Edge Resort in Old Saybrook, CT. June 26, 2018- West Hartford, CT -   Two Hoffman SummerWood staff members were recently honored with awards from the CT Assisted Living Association (CALA) at the organization’s annual awards luncheon [...]

2018 CALA Outstanding Resident Service Awards

2018 CALA Outstanding Resident Service Awards, Water's Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook, June 8 Award Winners Joan Grant, The Greens at Cannondale Jules Gerbi, Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden Gifford Campbell, Hoffman SummerWood Community Bianca Turcotte-Reome, Middlewoods of Farmington Angela Christie, Essex Meadows Jim Tomchik, Crosby Commons Hector Claudio, Academy Point at Mystic Rebecca MacLellan, [...]

CALA’s 2018 Chef Challenge

We would like to celebrate and congratulate all those who placed in the top spots at CALA’s 2018 Chef Challenge. Following are the names and ranking: 1st Place Winners Beef – Chef Corina Rebello, River Ridge at Avon Seafood – Chef David Moore, Masonicare at Mystic Poultry – Chef Catie Dunkin, Maplewood Strawberry Hill 2nd [...]

The Towers Welcomes Gustave Keach-Longo as new President/CEO

On January 17th, Gustave (Gus) Keach-Longo joined the Towers as President/CEO. From the beginning of his career, at age 16 when he started as a “Porter” in a CT nursing home, Gus has worked with seniors.  Gus’ passion for seniors grew as he learned how he could make a difference in the lives of the [...]

Maplewood breaks ground on future site

Maplewood Senior Living, a leading provider of luxury senior living residences, held the ground break for its newest Connecticut community, Maplewood at Southport. Fairfield First Selectman, Mark Tetreau, and Director of Economic Development, Mark Barnhart, along with the development team attended the groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Maplewood at Southport.

Colette Emery Joins Crescent Point at Niantic as Director of Community Relations

New Benchmark Senior Living associate blends compassion and experience to facilitate smooth transitions for families. Crescent Point at Niantic, a Benchmark Senior Living community in Niantic, Conn., is pleased to welcome Colette Emery as director of community relations. Emery has worked in aging and senior living for more than 20 years. She began her career [...]

Carol Sikora ‘Comes Home’ to Lead Community Relations for River Ridge at Avon

With compassion and care for seniors and families, she helps find the right residential fit for each person. After leaving Avon, Conn., 40 years ago, Carol Sikora has returned home to be a resource for families and local seniors considering a move into River Ridge at Avon, a Benchmark Senior Living Community. “Coming back to [...]

2017 CALA Outstanding Resident Service Awards

CALA recently awarded its 2017 Annual Outstanding Resident Service Awards at Water’s Edge Resort & Spa on June 23.   Winners Nick Ciaffaglione, Artis Senior Living of Branford Marie Decoste, Academy Point at Mystic Melissa Hienzman, Academy Point at Mystic Meghan Kurtzman, Maplewood at Darien Richard Martinez, Maplewood at Darien Dennis Simonson, The Gardens Winann [...]

Greens at Greenwich Congratulate Chef in CALA Challenge

In like a lion and out like a lamb, March was a dynamic month here at The Greens at Greenwich. Our chefs were busy at work, both at home as well as in the community. Chef Bob helped to coordinate and facilitate the 2017 Connecticut Assisted Living Association Cooking Competition which involved Assisted Living Facilities [...]