Life Is Better with Friends and Neighbors
Most of the residents of Haverhill Crossings, a Benchmark Senior Living community, are lifelong citizens of Haverhill, Mass., a tight-knit small city with strong bonds. “People seldom leave Haverhill,” says Senior Regional Director of Sales Frank Quintiliani. “Visitors to Haverhill Crossings often run into their friends or neighbors. My father must know half the residents.”
Frank’s father is the popular Frank Quintiliani. For 60 years, the 84-year-old has run Quintiliani’s Quality Tailor on Main Street. “My dad joins his friends at the Haverhill Crossings summer clambake and outdoor concerts. And twice he’s been my guest at our One Company Fund golf tournaments,” says Frank. The One Company Fund gives financial aid to Benchmark associates and their families in times of need.
Earlier in Frank’s own Benchmark career, he was director of community relations at Haverhill Crossings. While there, he helped his father set up shop every few months in one of the community’s vacant apartments, and residents and associates brought him repairs and alterations. His father did the work in his downtown shop for a nominal fee.
“It can be hard to leave home,” says Frank. “But it’s easier when you move to a place where you know other residents as well as some of our 100 staff members. Patricia Pelosi, wife of the city’s popular, late Mayor Pelosi, recently moved in and joined her friends. Our residents stay connected to the Haverhill community and thrive in their new home. For many, the transition to Haverhill Crossings is restorative.”