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VERO BEACH, Fla. – Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA), a regional senior living development and management company based in Vero Beach, received a “Best Practices” Award at Florida Senior Living Association’s 2018 Senior Living Conference. The award was in recognition of HRA’s “Farm to Fork” initiative and given to Chris Thompson, Vice President of Hospitality at HRA. The event was held July 24 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

“We’re truly honored to receive this prestigious award from the Florida Senior Living Association,” said Kim Lewis, Chief Operating Officer at Harbor Retirement Associates. “It is a testament to the hard-work and innovation of Chris and his amazing hospitality team. The ‘Farm to Fork’ program makes good on our commitment to set new industry standards for hospitality and dining.”

Thompson was key in introducing the “Farm to Fork” initiative to each of HRA’s senior living communities. Through this leading-edge program, individual HRA communities have partnered with local farms for fresh produce. In addition to this program, each community culinary team has created summer seasonal menus featuring farm fresh vegetables and salads daily.

HRA as an organization is focused on providing exceptional dining and hospitality for its residents and guests. The organization currently operates 31 communities, with more under development.Typical HRA community features include full-service dining in multiple restaurant venues, housekeeping and laundry services, scheduled transportation and a dedicated staff of nurses available 24 hours a day. HarborChase communities focus on serving seniors through providing choice and award-winning hospitality. Accredited Chefs prepare seasonal, farm-to-table Chef’s Fare selections daily, “Best Days” are created by passionate life enrichment teams, and highly trained professional care partners deliver resident-focused attention.

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 31 communities in 7 states and is partnering on the construction of 8 more communities in 7 additional states. HRA manages over $150 million in revenue and approximately $1 billion in assets while employing 2,000 associates. For more information, visit


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