Waltonwood Cary Parkway, a family-owned senior living community, is pleased to announce Richard Mabe has been named executive director. Mabe brings more than a decade’s worth of senior living experience to his new role. He is a licensed nurse and worked in the emergency department for several years prior to starting a career in the senior living industry. Mabe has held multiple positions including resident care director and executive director of an assisted living and memory care community. As executive director at Waltonwood Cary Parkway, he will oversee the daily operations and future direction of the community. Waltonwood Cary Parkway provides residents with independent living, assisted living, and memory care services, and they are committed to a warm and caring quality of life for residents while remaining innovative through modern advances in senior living.
“We’re excited to welcome Richard to the Waltonwood family,” said Randy LeMaster, regional director of operations at Waltonwood Communities/Singh Senior Living. “He has the passion, talent and experience to help us redefine retirement living and ensure that the residents enjoy an active lifestyle and excellent quality of life. His leadership skills are undeniable, and we appreciate how he makes everyone feel like they are part of the team. We know he will exceed all expectations and provide services with dignity and respect.”
“I’ve heard fantastic things about Waltonwood communities and I am excited to be apart of the team,” said Mabe. “We have a wonderful team here that is passionate about what they do, and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish. With our combined skills we will make this the top community to live at. I am excited to learn more about our continuum of care since this is the first time I have worked with a community that offers independent living. I always thought I would continue my career as a nurse, but I developed a passion for working with seniors that I never knew I had. I enjoy talking to the residents, going to the dining room during meals, attending their activities, learning about them and meeting their families. I hope to make an impact on the lives of team members and residents, and develop a leadership style that people respect and want to aspire to be like. I have a small family, but when I started working at this family-owned organization I gained hundreds of new family members and it’s amazing.”
Mabe has served on the Advisory Board of Directors for the local senior center in Brunswick County, and has organized several fundraisers for the North Carolina Alzheimer’s Association. When not at work he enjoys being active with running, playing tennis, cycling, cooking and spending time with family.