McKINNEY (May 9, 2016) — HarborChase of McKinney, a new local assisted living and memory care community opening in fall of 2016, announces Ashley Clark as its new executive director. HarborChase is managed by Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA), a regional senior living development and management company based in Vero Beach, Fla.

“We’re proud to welcome Ashley to her new role as executive director at our new HarborChase of McKinney community,” said Tim Smick, CEO of Harbor Retirement Associates. “With her strong professional background and family history in senior living, this position is the culmination of Ashley’s lifelong love of working with seniors. We look forward to introducing the families of McKinney to our own unique brand of senior living in the years and decades to come.”

With six years of experience in senior living, Clark brings a family background in senior care to her new position at HarborChase of McKinney. Her grandmother owned and operated a nursing home in the 1970s, cultivating a lifelong passion for working with seniors.

After graduating from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelor’s degree, Ashley began working in senior living as an admission coordinator and soon was promoted to Marketing Director. After discovering the difference she could make in the lives of seniors, she returned to school to earn her Administrator License for nursing facilities.

Set to open in the fall of 2016, HarborChase will have around 60 units and offer both assisted living and memory care. It will feature 24-hour staff, supportive services, customized programs, scheduled transportation daily, housekeeping service, concierge services and chef-prepared dining in multiple dining venues. It’s also set to include HRA’s signature Life Enrichment Program, designed to provide social, devotional, fitness and recreational opportunities that have a positive impact on residents.

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About Harbor Retirement Associates

Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA) is a regional senior living development and management company, focused primarily on Assisted Living and Memory Care communities, but also engaged in the development and operations of Independent Living and Skilled Nursing communities. HRA operates 20 communities under the Regency Park and HarborChase names and is partnering on the development and acquisition of eight more communities in eight states. HRA manages approximately $100 million in revenue and over $300 million in assets while employing over 1,500 associates. HRA is planning to double in size over the next three years. For more information, visit