Rob Read, a Davis native whose family has lived here for more than 30 years, has been named executive director of the new Carlton Plaza of Davis. The senior living community — which will feature 120 apartments for independent living, assisted living and memory care — is expected to open in mid-March.
“I am excited to return to work in my hometown, serving the health and residency needs of local seniors,” he said.
Read worked as a community mobilization manager for the American Cancer Society in Santa Barbara and then as a marketer and fundraiser with the United Way of the Wine Country in Santa Rosa.
He was an administrator in training with the University Retirement Community in Davis and executive director of Atria Tamalpais Creek, an independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Novato.
Read holds bachelor of arts degrees in economics and business administration from Humboldt State University, and a master of business administration degree from Sonoma State University.
The three-story, 110,000-square-foot Carlton Plaza of Davis community is on a 2.5-acre site on Fifth Street between Cantrill Drive and Peña Drive in East Davis. The new community will employ up to 100 people in administrative, resident care, food service and maintenance positions. It will have a shuttle bus to take residents to appointments, shopping and on excursions.
Carlton Senior Living was founded by Tom MacDonald in 1986 after he encountered the challenges of being the primary caregiver for his mother. His experiences led him to build communities that placed an increased emphasis on activities, outings, quality care, delicious meals from fresh ingredients and live entertainment.
For more information, visit the offsite sales center, 2940 Spafford St. at the corner of Fifth Street; call 530-601-5077; or visit www.CarltonSeniorLiving.com.