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See what’s happening at Highland Springs in North Dallas.

Highland Springs: Enjoying retirement living today and in the future

Sep 1, 2020

Dallas, Texas-- When Mario and Kathleen Cavanna began exploring retirement living options four years ago, they had a long-range plan in mind.

“We wanted to start early, so we were ready when the time came to make a move,” says Kathleen. “We didn’t think we’d move as soon as we did, but when we found the right community, it was like, ‘Let’s do this now. Let’s not wait any longer.’”

Mario and Kathleen moved to Highland Springs , the continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living in North Dallas, in April...

Highland Springs Makes Donation to Minnie’s Food Pantry

Aug 25, 2020

Dallas, Texas-- In the weeks immediately following pandemic closures across North Texas, Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano saw a 39% uptick in clientele.

“Minnie’s Food Pantry has witnessed firsthand the severity of the coronavirus and the detrimental impact it has on our communities, even those individuals who may not come in contact with the disease directly,” the nonprofit organization wrote on its blog, citing the impact of decreased hours and wages, school closures and food shortages. “The need for supplemental assistance is more vital now than ever.”

Highland Springs , the Erickson Living ...

Highland Springs Partners with Trusted Realty Experts

Jul 16, 2020

Dallas, Texas-- Business as usual has been anything but since the pandemic closed parts of the economy.

“When everything shut down, new listings in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex fell 27% and the volume of homes for sale dropped 14%,” says Jane Clark with Keller Williams Realty. “But as Texas was in the vanguard of states opening with increased safety precautions, we’re busy again.”

The North Texas housing market has been hot in recent years, and with low interest rates and limited inventory, the impact of COVID-19 might not be as dramatic as many think.

“We’re still...

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.