Highland Springs Named Best Retirement Community, Assisted Living by Star Local Media Readers

DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, was named Best Retirement Community (55+) and Best Assisted Living in the Star Local Media 2013 Readers' Choice Awards. According to Star Local Media, over 197,000 votes were cast in a variety of categories during December via an on-line ballot that appeared on www.starlocalmedia.com.  In November, readers had the opportunity to nominate their favorite local businesses for the balloting. In a special section appearing in the January 26th edition of the Plano Star Courier, Star Local Media announced the winners.  The publication stated that "we feel this is a great list of local businesses whose common theme in their success is focusing on you, their customer." Matt Neville is the Executive Director of Highland Springs.  "This is a tremendous honor for the residents and employees of Highland Springs, and I'd like to thank everyone who participated in the voting," stated Mr. Neville.  "In serving our residents, we strive to achieve our mission to share our gifts to create a community that celebrates life," noted Mr. Neville.  "It is rewarding to know that these efforts in our independent and extended care neighborhoods are being recognized by the greater community." The eighty-nine acre campus is located on 8000 Frankford Road.  In its independent living neighborhoods, Highland Springs currently features 437 apartment homes with a variety of one & two bedroom floor plans and pricing options. Residents enjoy opportunities to engage in an active lifestyle with a choice of over one hundred clubs, activities and volunteer programs.  The community also features two restaurants, a medical center with on-site physicians and a fitness/aquatics center. Assisted living services at Highland Springs are part of the continuing care neighborhood that opened in March, 2013.  The neighborhood features 108 residences, also offering memory care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care services to Highland Springs and Dallas-area residents.  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. Star Local Media is a media company comprising of fourteen community newspapers and websites serving suburban North Texas for over a century. About Highland Springs:  Highland Springs is one of seventeen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in North Dallas, Texas, the scenic 89-acre campus is home to more than 650 residents.  Highland Springs is the ideal greater Dallas retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.

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