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

2018 Student Scholars’ Awards a “Win-Win” at Highland Springs

Jul 13, 2018

Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, awarded eight students employed in its Dining Services Department with collegiate scholarships during a luncheon ceremony held on June 9.

The value of these awards is $1,250 per semester for a four-year total of up to $10,000 paid directly to their accredited higher education institution.

A fundraising drive in May generated more than $33,000 for the program, mainly from contributions by residents. To be eligible, students must work at least 1,000 hours at Highland Springs during a two-year period and be in good employment and academic standing. They...

Floor Plan Design Helps Couple Enjoy Life at Highland Springs

Jun 13, 2018

Dallas, Texas— For Bill and Margaret Bogle, the 300-mile journey to Highland Springs was inspired by family.

“We were living in Little Rock, Arkansas, but wanted to be closer to our daughter in Dallas,” described Mrs. Bogle. “During our visits to see her, we toured some other senior living communities but nothing clicked until we found Highland Springs.”

By July, 2011, they had joined the community’s priority list, but a health issue faced by their daughter forced the Bogles to expedite the process.

“The sales team treated us with respect and understood the situation,” recalled Mrs....

Retire? There’s still work to do for Highland Springs resident

May 7, 2018

Dallas, Texas— School is almost out for the summer, meaning vacations, sleeping late and being outdoors. In August, though, Linda Matzen will be back to work at Brentfield Elementary School in Richardson, Texas.

As the administrative assistant for student services, Ms. Matzen is the first person visitors typically see when they walk into the school.

“I handle the attendance, enrolling and withdrawing students, and whatever else needs to be done for teachers and students,” said Ms. Matzen, who just completed her 18th year at Brentfield.

In July 2017, she sold her 3,000 square foot home in...

Highland Springs Opens Second Clubhouse, Welcomes New Residents

Apr 18, 2018

Dallas, Texas— Due to the demand for its unique residences and services, Highland Springs is growing once again with the opening of a second community clubhouse.

Named after the beautiful line of trees that adorn its entrance, Magnolia Place is another hub of socialization for residents, their family members and guests of the Erickson Living retirement community. The clubhouse features a grand living room, library and classroom for activities.

The centerpiece is the Arts and Enrichment Center, a 3,000 square-feet venue to provide a special place for guest speakers, entertainment & theatrical productions and worship services....

Highland Springs Resident Authors First Book

Mar 22, 2018

North Dallas, Texas— Who could have guessed that a baby raccoon, rescued nearly 49 years ago, would be the main character of a children’s book published in 2018?

The odds are improbable, but not for Ruby Nell Ormon, the author of My Dude .

“I have never written a book before,” stated Ms. Ormon, a resident of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas for the past four years.

Duzey, nicknamed “My Dude”, would become a domesticated house pet for Ms. Ormon and her family for nearly eight years in their Old English Tudor-style house in...

Highland Springs Named One of 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas

Mar 14, 2018

Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, received recognition as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2018.

According to the Best Companies Group, the awards program is designed to recognize the best employers in the state, the ones that make it a priority to create better workplaces for their employees. Best Companies Group and its partners, the Texas Association of Business and Texas SHRM, are breaking ground with this annual project.

The list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2018 names companies with the best practices. An awards banquet,...

Opportunity to Grow at Highland Springs

Feb 28, 2018

Dallas, Texas-- For those who have visited Highland Springs during the past ten years, chances are they’ve met Susanne Du’Ley, who began working at the North Dallas community’s front desk in 2007.

“I’ve had the opportunity to see Highland Springs grow,” says Du’Ley. “There was only one residential building when I first started working here. Now the community is home to nearly 1,000 residents.”

At the front desk, Du’Ley was at the forefront of Highland Springs’ concierge approach to customer service.

“Residents make one call, and our team takes it from there,” says Du’Ley. “We know...

Highland Springs Sweeps Top Honors in 2017 Star Local Media Readers' Choice Awards

Feb 14, 2018

Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, was named Best Retirement Community (55+), Best Assisted Living Facility and Best Memory Care Services in the Star Local Media 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards.

It marked the fifth consecutive year that Highland Springs took top honors in the Retirement Community category, the third year in row winning the Best Memory Care Services award and third time earning the Best Assisted Living Facility rating.

Voting occurred in December via on-line balloting at Star Local Media is a media company comprising of fourteen...

Team Highland Springs Gives Back to Plano Community

Feb 13, 2018

Dallas, Texas-- The employees of Highland Springs continued their tradition of giving back to the greater community during a recent service project.

On February 8, a group of 18 staff members volunteered their time and talent at Minnie’s Food Pantry , a non-profit, 501 (c-3) organization that assists people in need in Plano and beyond.

Under the guidance of the dedicated staff of Minnie’s, Team Highland Springs helped 75 families and 184 individuals, served 5,100 pounds of food, provided 4,250 meals, sorted 3 pallets and prepared 152 boxes.

But it was the feeling of being a...

Magnolia Place to Offer “Center of Action” Appeal at Highland Springs

Nov 28, 2017

North Dallas, Texas— Due to the demand for its unique senior living residences and services, Highland Springs is growing once again.

Next year promises an exciting milestone with the opening of a second community clubhouse, Magnolia Place, named after the line of trees that adorn the entrance to the Erickson Living retirement community.

With Magnolia Place comes another hub of socialization opportunities for residents, their family members and guests, including a grand living room, a classroom for activities and a library. The centerpiece will be an “Arts & Enrichment Center,” a 3,000 square-feet venue to provide a...