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Informed and Engaged at Highland Springs

Jun 18, 2020

Dallas, Texas-- Katherine Young can still recall her early days of volunteering in the onsite television studio at Highland Springs , the North Dallas community developed and managed by Erickson Living .

“It’s astonishing when I consider the evolution of Highland Springs TV (HSTV),” said Katherine, a volunteer for the past nine years. “There are moments when I think, ‘Oh my goodness, it’s amazing.’”

HSTV, Channel 80, available in all apartment homes on campus, offers closed-circuit programming to support communication and engagement across the community. The television channel has been an invaluable asset throughout the...

Highland Springs Realty & Moving Services Adapting to Times, Helping Residents Make the Move

Jun 3, 2020

Since 2007, the Erickson Living Realty and Moving Services (ERMS) program has helped thousands of residents make seamless transitions to our senior living communities across the nation. Understanding that the prospect of moving can feel overwhelming, Erickson Living, a national leader in developing and managing continuing care retirement communities, created a network of resources to help future residents simplify their moves. These unique services include everything from selecting a local Realtor® to partnering with a trusted senior move manager.

As we face the pandemic together, sales team professionals at Highland Springs in Dallas, Texas are...

Healthcare heroes continue to provide comprehensive, coordinated care at Highland Springs

Jun 2, 2020

Dallas, Texas-- When Dr. Mary Norman came to Highland Springs in 2007, she was drawn to the Erickson Living developed and managed senior living community in North Dallas by the comprehensive team approach to health care.

“Highland Springs gave me the opportunity to be part of a community, to interact with my patients where they live,” says Dr. Norman. “Here we have a whole team of subspecialists, social workers, therapists, nurses, home health aides and team members trained in emergency response all working together to provide the best possible care. It’s an amazing way...

A Message of Hope at Highland Springs

May 5, 2020

Dallas, Texas-- Everyday life in North Texas came to a halt amid the COVID-19 outbreak. But connections have continued, even as people stay home to evade the virus.

“This won’t last forever,” says Grace Nied, who lives at Highland Springs , the Erickson Living -managed community in North Dallas. “We just have to look for the silver lining.”

As terms like “social distancing” and “personal protective equipment” became part of everyday conversation, residents and staff at Highland Springs have figured out ways to connect while following social distancing protocols.

Matt Neville, executive director, and...

At Highland Springs, a Vibrant Social Life Awaits

Feb 25, 2020

Dallas, Texas-- When Jerry and Treva Smutz traded the responsibilities of home ownership to enjoy the maintenance-free lifestyle at Highland Springs , an Erickson Living -managed community in North Dallas, they quickly gravitated to the rich social atmosphere on campus.

“We should have moved sooner for the social aspect alone,” says Jerry, a retired information technology professional. “One of the biggest challenges in retirement is staying involved because too many people in your neighborhood are either still working or really busy. At Highland Springs, you just walk out your...

Highland Springs Aquatics Center Provides Year-Round Fitness Fun

Feb 13, 2020

Dallas, Texas— Staying physically, mentally and socially active are foundations to enjoying a robust life. At Highland Springs , residents enjoy full access to a range of amenities that contribute to this wellbeing.

To that end, the indoor aquatics center is one of the most popular spots on the campus of the Erickson Living retirement community located in North Dallas.

Nicole Eison serves as the Fitness Manager at Highland Springs. “The all-season pool is a great place to swim laps, take a low-impact water aerobics...

Highland Springs Names Varun Kakar as Dining Services Director

Jan 7, 2020

Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs announced the appointment of Varun Kakar as Director of Dining Services.

Mr. Kakar brings ten years of experience with Erickson Living , the developer and manager of Highland Springs. He spent seven years at Fox Run, a sister community in Novi, Michigan, where he began his dining career on the wait staff before earning a promotion to Assistant General Manager. He then worked for two years at Maris Grove, an Erickson Living community in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, as General Manager.


Getting into the Holiday Spirit at Highland Springs

Dec 3, 2019

Dallas, Texas-- The holidays are an exciting time of year at Highland Springs , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , where entertainment opportunities abound and residents gather with family and friends.

“Our calendar is full throughout the holiday season,” says Resident Services Coordinator Barbara Blachly. “This year, we’re looking forward to December performances by the Cast of Bronze handbell ensemble, the McKinney Community Band and our very own Highland Springs Chorus.”

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Highland Springs Physicians Dr. Norman & Dr. Studley Named Among “Best Doctors” by D Magazine

Nov 25, 2019

Dallas, Texas— Dr. Mary Norman, M.D., Medical Director, and Dr. Jill Studley, M.D., Staff Physician, both of Highland Springs , were among the “Best Doctors” as announced by D Magazine in its 2019 rankings .

The two full-time physicians of the Erickson Living senior living community have been recognized as either a Best Doctor or Best Doctor in Collin County by D Magazine every year since 2011.

Dr. Norman received her bachelor's degree in business administration and economics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas,...

Chatting with Terese Mugno, Highland Springs Sales Counselor

Oct 9, 2019

Since joining the Highland Springs team as a sales counselor in 2017, Terese Mugno has successfully helped numerous priority list members and visitors learn about and move into the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas. And it’s been a family affair, too, as her mother, Joyce Glivinksi, is now a resident, too!

Recently, Terese talked about her experience at Highland Springs.

Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job as Sales Counselor?

A: It is seeing the active and fulfilling life that people end up living here. New residents make friends and...