Clapboardtree Celebrates First Anniversary
In January, more than 200 guests celebrated the first anniversary of Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree, a growing and thriving community in Norwood, Mass. Residents and their families were joined by neighbors and potential new residents.
“We’re so grateful to the residents, families, friends and referrals who’ve made our first year a great success,” says Regional Director of Operations Julie Lombardo. “We founded this community on the promise to Elevate Human Connection. By living that promise every day, we’re blessed with a treasured home and a tight-knit family.”
To find out how the residents feel about the first year, we asked Marge, the community’s very first resident:
“The first thing you notice is how loving everyone is to the residents. My last experience in assisted living was far from this. I really appreciate that they respect how engaged you would like to be. They have all kinds of activities and a wonderful bus to take you all sorts of places, including trips, shopping and appointments. I am especially impressed that kind staff members are always available—from RCAs to managers.”
Programming Director Nic Estrela, himself an accomplished musician, enlivened the atmosphere by arranging for a string trio in the lobby, a singer/pianist on the second floor and a string orchestra in memory care.
Director of Dining Services Paul Marcello and his staff showed off their culinary skills at four unique food stations.