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Highland Springs Residents and Employees Go Red for Women

Feb 11, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Heart disease affects millions of Americans, but its link to women is under appreciated. That is one of the main reasons that the American Heart Association (AHA) created the Go Red for Women campaign in February. According to the organization, there are a number of false assumptions about heart disease as it pertains to women's health, including that it's just a "man's problem" and "for older people."  When in reality, heart disease strikes more women than men, and that women of all ages are susceptible due to smoking and diet. That is why Highland Springs retirement community in North...

Highland Springs Announces Hiring of Debbie Malone as Dining Services Director

Jan 28, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, announced the hiring of Debbie Malone as Dining Services Director. Prior to joining Highland Springs, Ms. Malone worked with Bank of America for twenty-nine years, most recently in the role of Corporate Food Services Director.  She was responsible for associate cafes, executive dining, conference centers and the office beverage program. "With her accomplished history in the culinary industry, the residents and employees of Highland Springs will be well-served by Debbie's leadership," stated Chris Emmett, Executive Director.  "We pride ourselves on resident satisfaction, and serving a variety of delicious and...

Perfection Achieved: Highland Springs Resident Rolls a Year's Worth of "300" Wii Bowling Games

Jan 23, 2013
DALLAS, TX---With the accuracy of a Dirk Nowitzki three-point shot and the flair of a Lee Trevino golf drive, Darleen Springer has the winning form. The 86-year old resident of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, is a self-taught Wii bowling "pro" who achieved a milestone in 2012. During open play and tournaments, she bowled an amazing 365 perfect games in the calendar year. "The pins see the ball rolling and just lay down," joked Mrs. Springer, a native of Tennessee who eventually moved to Texas with her husband to be closer to family. As a...

Highland Springs Supports NETWORK Santa Program

Jan 8, 2013
DALLAS, TX---From Etch-a-Sketches to fire trucks and baby doll strollers, children in need had a brighter holiday season due to the NETWORK of Community Ministries Santa Program. Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, eagerly supported the Santa Program in December.  Sponsored by the community's Philanthropy Committee, residents and employees collected six bins of new, unwrapped toys and gifts for toddlers through teens. Led by Pastoral Ministries Coordinator Lil Smith, the Philanthropy Committee oversees Highland Springs programs such as the Student Scholar, Resident Care and Staff Appreciation Funds along with community-wide charitable projects.  Residents Bill Clark, Helen Adele Johnson and...

Highland Springs Employee Encourages the Power of Science & Math

Jan 2, 2013
DALLAS, TX---When Mary Gorton, the senior sales associate at Highland Springs retirement community, visited her grandson in Virginia in 2011, she was amazed. "He was building robots and solving complex problems with his classmates," recalled Mrs. Gorton of her then eleven-year old grandson, Sean Bianchi. They were involved with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST LL), a worldwide program for 9 to 16 year olds designed to get children excited about science and technology---and teach them valuable employment and life skills. Teams of students program an autonomous robot (using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points...

Interactive Workshops Allow Highland Springs Residents to Ace Mobile Technology

Nov 28, 2012
DALLAS, TX--- The monopoly on the latest tech gadgets doesn't rest solely with Generation Y. From tablet-savvy seniors to smart phone newcomers, residents of Highland Springs had the opportunity to test the latest mobile technology devices on November 14th. The North Dallas retirement community hosted the AT&T Reconnect Tour, a partnership with  Senior TechRALLY™.  The event was part of a 15-city tour that offers seniors a fresh perspective on smart phones, tablets and wireless technology. The five-hour demonstration featured interactive workshops in small group settings for the eighty attendees.  Led by ten information technology specialists, a wide range of topics...

Highland Springs to Host AT&T Reconnect Tour to Educate Residents About Mobile Technology Through Interactive Workshops

Nov 9, 2012
DALLAS, TX---The monopoly on the latest tech gadgets doesn't rest solely with Generation Y.   Highland Springs retirement community will host the AT&T* Reconnect Tour, in alliance with Senior TechRALLY™, as part of a 15-city jaunt across the country offering tech savvy seniors and newcomers a fresh perspective on smartphones, tablets and wireless technology. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 14th from 9am-2pm.  Highland Springs is located at 8000 Frankford Road, Dallas, TX 75252. Now in its second year, the AT&T Reconnect Tour is the most interactive mobile tech workshop ever created for seniors.  Each workshop takes place...

Highland Springs Hires Stacie Shelman as Director of Healthcare Sales for Continuing Care Neighborhood

Oct 24, 2012
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Stacie Shelman as its Director of Healthcare Sales for the continuing care neighborhood scheduled to open in late 2012. With Erickson Living since 2006, Ms. Shelman has most recently served as Sales & Service Manager for the Erickson Advantage Medicare plan at communities in Overland Park, Kansas and Houston, Texas.  Previously, she served in marketing and business development roles with Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. The continuing care neighborhood at Highland Springs will be comprised of ninety-six (96) residences providing assisted living, memory care, respite care, post-acute...

Highland Springs Residents Double as Santa's Elves for Hobby Crafters Foundation

Oct 22, 2012
DALLAS, TX---Santa's North Pole-based toy factory operation has an auxiliary workshop in North Dallas. Three resident groups of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, spearheaded a project with the Hobby Crafters Foundation.  They built and decorated cradles and created handmade dolls---fifty in all--to be distributed to disadvantaged children in the Dallas-area during Christmas.  The Hobby Crafter Foundation is a charitable organization that has been making and providing toys via missions and churches in Dallas since 1944.  Since their first visit in 2010 with the Highland Springs Woodchucks, a group of craftsmen, the partnership has thrived. "They showed us a...

Erickson Living Appoints Debra B. Doyle as Chief Operating Officer

Oct 2, 2012
Dallas, TX--Erickson Living, developer and manager of Highland Springs retirement community, has appointed Debra B. Doyle, Executive Vice President, Health and Operations, as Chief Operating Officer.  In her new role, Doyle will report to Erickson Living's Chief Executive Officer, Alan Butler, and be responsible for the operations of the business, which include Health and Operations, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Erickson Health Medical Group and Erickson Advantage.    "Since joining Erickson in 2002, Deb has been a dynamic senior leader and champion for creating an exceptional resident experience," said Butler.  "Under her stewardship, Erickson Living's independent living occupancy is up around...