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Oakmont Senior Living names Rivera executive director for Oakmont of Novato

WINDSOR, CA–Oakmont Senior Living has named Melon Rivera executive director of Oakmont of Novato, a senior living community north of San Francisco, opening in spring 2020.

Rivera has worked in the senior living industry for about a decade. Rivera said he did not expect to land a job in senior living when he was searching about 10 years ago, but senior living has become his mission. A mission that includes bringing value to seniors and a life and retirement that they truly deserve after spending most of their lives working.

“Joining a company that specializes in California is what I am most proud of. Oakmont understands what it takes to provide what is needed in the senior living industry. Being an executive director is both an honor and a responsibility. It is an honor to be able to serve our community, team members, residents and more and a responsibility because we all have one goal and that is to deliver meaningful lifestyle and build a relationship where we can tailor programs to the residents of Oakmont of Novato,” Rivera said.

Before joining Oakmont Senior Living, Rivera was executive director at Atria Tamalpais Creek. He also spent about five years with Brookdale in various roles. He attended Santa Rosa Junior College and is also a licensed pharmacy technician.

When Rivera is not working, he spends time outdoors in good weather, watching horror movies and also considers himself a foodie. He is originally from the Philippines and moved to Sonoma County in 2009.

Oakmont of Novato is close to shopping, fine dining, the arts and world-class entertainment. Residents also enjoy amenities including a day spa, private movie theater, resident gardens—all in a picturesque setting.

Oakmont Senior Living is a recognized leader in the retirement industry. Residents receive customized care services delivered by compassionate team members in luxurious, resort-style settings with an impressive array of five-star amenities.