A vision of extraordinary senior living realized.

Meadow Ridge exterior sunset

Meadow Ridge history.

Meadow Ridge is set high on a picturesque hilltop in Redding, CT, surrounded by scenic Connecticut countryside. According to the “History of Redding,” the community is located on the site of the former Gilbert Farm, owned by Edwin Gilbert. Gilbert’s father founded the Gilbert & Bennett factory, which produced wire mesh cloth and operated until the 1980s, when operations were moved elsewhere.

Meadow Ridge was founded by David Reis, who envisioned a community that would offer a superior level of style and services for discerning individuals. Senior Care Development, a Harrison, NY-based firm specializing in Life Plan communities, developed Meadow Ridge and is majority owner.

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Celebrating 20+ years of distinctive living.

Meadow Ridge welcomed its first residents in 2001 to the 136-acre campus. In 2021, we celebrate our 20th anniversary.

In early 2021, Benchmark Senior Living became part owner and operator of the community. Today, Meadow Ridge is an award-winning senior living community comprised of more than 300 Independent and Assisted Living apartment homes and 62 Skilled Nursing beds. Meadow Ridge employs more than 275 people.

Meadow Ridge residents cheersing

“Our Vision” with the founder of Meadow Ridge, David Reis from 2016.

Our values.

At Meadow Ridge, we provide an exceptional lifestyle catering to those accustomed to life’s finer things and who value impeccable service and world-class amenities. We provide a personalized experience where our residents are the central focus. Our goal is to provide a worry-free lifestyle so our residents can engage, grow and enjoy life.

Behind it all is the security of Lifecare, which offers predictable monthly fees throughout the continuum of care. Have peace of mind knowing that your—and your spouse’s—care needs are covered and that you will have a place here, even if your care needs should change.


Daneen Capozziello, an Admission Nurse at Ridge Crest.

A dedicated team.

Finally, our associates are the key to our success. Compassion and caring mark all their interactions. Each is chosen to work at Meadow Ridge because they have a passion for their jobs and the capacity to put our residents first. Everything they do is for the benefit of our residents and keeping the Meadow Ridge lifestyle in a class by itself.

Senior couple sitting outdoors

Benchmark Senior Living, the Northeast’s senior living leader, is the operator and part owner of Meadow Ridge, along with Senior Care Development.

Residents and families at Benchmark’s dozens of communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont know Benchmark sets the standard for excellence in senior living.

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Meet the team that will elevate your life at Meadow Ridge.

Our Team