Maplewood Communities, a provider of assisted living and memory care services in Fairfield County, has appointed Thomas Y. Gaston as executive vice president of development & acquisitions.

Gaston brings 16 years of senior housing experience and 25 years in real estate to Maplewood Communities. Before joining Maplewood, Gaston was Vice President at Benchmark Assisted Living in Wellesley, Mass., the largest senior housing operator in New England and the 11th biggest in the U.S.