Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Continuing Care Neighborhood at Highland Springs Set for March 27th

DALLAS, TX---News media representatives are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new continuing care neighborhood of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community located in North Dallas, on March 27 at 5:00pm.  Come see how Highland Springs is meeting the demand for senior living in the Dallas region. The continuing care neighborhood features 108 spacious suites/apartments, including assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care services.  Spacious common areas, in-room dining options, screened-in porches and gardens are among the amenities that contribute to a patient-centered, holistic approach to health and wellness. The new neighborhood incorporates the integrated health care model developed by Erickson Health.  Full-time physicians, electronic medical records and training for all employees serving residents in the continuing care neighborhood have resulted in geriatric health care metrics that exceed national averages across the Erickson enterprise. The project is also a major job creator in the Richardson/Plano area as 92 employees will be hired to serve residents and guests.  The positions range from health care professionals (registered nurses and certified nurse's aides) to concierge, programming, maintenance and food service employees. Local elected officials and business leaders will be on hand.  Boone Powell, former president and chief executive officer of Baylor Health Care Systems & former chairman for the Health Industry Council in Dallas, will serve as the keynote speaker. REES Associates is the project architect, and the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (office in Plano) serves as the general contractor. WHAT:  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Continuing Care Neighborhood at Highland Springs retirement community WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2013; Tours begin at 4:00pm; Ceremony begins at 5:00pm WHERE: The 89-acre campus of Highland Springs is located on 8000 Frankford Road, Dallas, TX 75252. WHO: For more information, please contact Jeff Getek, public affairs manager, at 410-456-9809 or jeffrey.getek@erickson.com. Tours of the neighborhood and interviews with the leadership of Highland Springs can be scheduled in advance of the ribbon cutting ceremony. PHOTO CAPTION:  Pictured is one of the spacious common areas that provide a bright dining and socialization experience for residents of the new continuing care neighborhood at Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas.  A ribbon cutting is scheduled for March 27th at 5pm. About Highland Springs: Highland Springs, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.

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