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Highland Springs Teamwork Supports Kids Against Hunger

Sep 15, 2017

Dallas, Texas— By the numbers, a charitable project performed by residents of Highland Springs retirement community was a tremendous success.

Residents and employees volunteered to fill 236 shifts of 30-minutes each on August 23. They measured ingredients, sealed packages and boxed highly nutritious, life-saving meals to support the worldwide humanitarian relief organization, Kids Against Hunger.

The team created 18,372 meals immediately ready for shipment to children nearly 1,400 miles away in Honduras, according to Pastor Jamie Bruning. She serves as the Pastoral Ministries Coordinator at the Erickson Living retirement community.

Highland Springs and its Interfaith Advisory...

Highland Springs Thanks Dallas Fire Station #13

Jul 27, 2017

Dallas, Texas— It was a simple idea that got bigger.

The residents and staff of Highland Springs invited Dallas Fire Department Station #13 to be part of the community’s EMT/Firefighter Appreciation Day. Residents would surprise them with cookies and other homemade treats as a kind gesture of appreciation.

However, upon viewing the official website of Station #13, the community noticed the Adopt A Station program that provides individuals, businesses and organizations the opportunity to support the City of Dallas in its efforts to maintain, refurbish and renovate fire stations.

“Matt Neville, our Executive Director, Barbara Blachly,...

Highland Springs Names Terese Mugno as Sales Counselor

Jun 28, 2017

Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs announced the hiring of Terese Mugno to its Sales and Marketing Department. Ms. Mugno will serve as a Sales Counselor, joining Lauren Rozdilsky in that senior sales position.

Ms. Mugno brings 20 years of sales experience, most recently in the pharmaceutical industry, to the Erickson Living retirement community. As Sales Counselor, she will assist Priority List members and prospective residents to select a residence of their choice, review financial considerations and make a seamless move to Highland Springs. Ms. Mugno will also serve as a trusted expert for information about the senior living industry...

Dr. Mary Norman of Highland Springs Co-Chairs National Panel for Women Health Professionals in Geriatrics

Jun 6, 2017

Dallas, Texas— Dr. Mary Norman, M.D., Medical Director at Highland Springs retirement community, co-chaired a panel discussion on the issues facing female health professionals in the geriatrics field.

The meeting of the new Women in Geriatrics Special Interest Group was part of the American Geriatrics Society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting held May 17-20 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

The forum, co-sponsored by the Erickson Health Medical Group and the Visiting Nurses Association, provided participants the opportunity to discuss challenges and share ideas related to professional and personal work-life balance. The group...

Highland Springs Residents Receive Statewide Honors for Artwork

May 31, 2017

Dallas, Texas-- Two residents of Highland Springs received statewide honors for their artistic talent via the LeadingAge Texas 2017 ArtsInspire™ Contest.

Lynn Tagtmeier, a resident of the Erickson Living retirement community, earned first place in the drawing category for her colored pencil entry, “Little Blue Boy.”

Tom Naylor earned second place in the mixed media category for his entry, “Dance of the Stars.” Both of their pieces were among the finalists featured at an awards reception held on May 21 at the LeadingAge Texas Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Austin.

The ArtsInspire™ contest showcases the...

Highland Springs Featured on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas

May 25, 2017

Dallas, Texas— May 23 was not the typical work morning for Christina Christie, the Director of Sales for Highland Springs. Instead of greeting residents and beginning the day with a stand-up meeting with her team, she was in the studio of WFAA Channel 8 News, the ABC affiliate in Dallas.

At 8:15am, Christina was preparing to be interviewed for a feature on Good Morning Texas, a daily news program of WFAA.

“It was a great experience to see what goes on behind the scenes and how well choreographed the whole production is,” Christina stated. “Although we worked...

Dr. Jill Studley Joins Medical Team at Highland Springs

Apr 24, 2017

Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the appointment of Dr. Jill Studley, M.D., to its Medical Center team as a Staff Physician.

Dr. Studley has spent the past fifteen years in practice with the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Plano where she devoted herself to geriatric and internal medicine. She also serves as the Medical Director for Baylor Elder Housecalls, a primary care geriatrics practice affiliated with the Dallas Diagnostic Association in Plano.

“Welcoming Dr. Studley to our on-site medical practice is just another way our community strives to provide quality health and...

Highland Springs Resident-Produced TV Program Celebrates Milestone

Apr 19, 2017

Dallas, Texas— Every Wednesday at 3pm, a group of resident volunteers from Highland Springs put their heart and soul into a newscast that would make the professionals at Dallas stations Fox 4, CBS 11, NBC 5 and ABC 8 proud.

The show is “Howdy, Highland Springs,” and it captures the news and personalities that make the Erickson Living retirement community such a vibrant place to live. The program is found on a dedicated channel dubbed Highland Springs TV-Channel 80, easily accessible on the cable station guide.

A “resident production” in the truest sense of the phrase, volunteers...

Dr. Mary Norman Named Leader of the Year at Highland Springs

Mar 17, 2017

Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, named Dr. Mary Norman, MD, as its Leader of the Year for 2016.

The recognition is given to a manager or director who continually demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities and inspires, motivates and empowers his or her team members to commit to excellence in serving residents.

Dr. Norman, the Medical Director at Highland Springs, was one of 22 employees selected by their respective communities or corporate departments and recognized nationally among her peers during the Erickson Living Annual Meeting held in Baltimore on March 6.

A resident of...

Highland Springs Launches Facebook Page

Feb 22, 2017

Dallas, Texas— For William Connell, checking Facebook has become part of his daily routine.

The U.S. Navy veteran and retired senior program manager in communications initially joined Facebook to keep up with former co-workers.

“Everyone was using it, but admittedly, my interest level waned a bit,” said Mr. Connell, a resident of Highland Springs retirement community with his wife Carol since 2012. “But then I became the administrator of a faith-based blog, and Facebook became part of our marketing plan. We’ve received more than one million visitors in five years so my eyes were opened to the...