Benchmark Senior Living Partnership Acquires Continuing Care Retirement Community

WALTHAM, MA - Benchmark Senior Living announced the addition of New Pond Village in Walpole, Mass., to its growing portfolio of senior living communities. Acquired in partnership with Farallon Capital Management, from BH Brightview New Pond Village, the community becomes the fourth continuing care retirement community and the 54th location for Benchmark, the largest provider of senior housing in the Northeast.

"We are delighted to embrace the New Pond Village community of residents and families," says Tom Grape, Benchmark Chairman and CEO, "and we are especially happy to welcome the experienced 120-member team of leaders and associates – many of whom have been at New Pond Village for years – into the Benchmark family."

Residents at New Pond Village can choose from among 167 independent living apartments. Other amenities include a dining plan with chef-prepared meals, 24-hour concierge service and scheduled transportation with drivers on duty daily. New Pond Village also offers 32 supportive care apartments and services designed for individuals looking for assistance with some of the basic activities of daily living.

"We are excited to blend the high standards maintained by New Pond Village with Benchmark's 20 years of operational expertise," says Allison Melahouris, Benchmark Senior Vice President of Quality Resident Services. "Most valued is our common commitment to being 'truly present' for our residents, families and fellow associates. Families choose Benchmark because they have confidence in our experience, and they stay because of the experiences they have in our communities where our mission is to Elevate Human Connection. New Pond Village remains committed to the compassionate care its residents and families have come to expect over the years."