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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...

Highland Springs Was Puttin' On the Glitz at Annual Gala

Sep 19, 2012
DALLAS, TX---Move over, Hollywood!  The red carpet was rolled out at Highland Springs for the 6th Annual Gala on September 14th. Over three hundred residents, employees and friends of the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas wore their black-tie best while "Puttin' On the Glitz," the theme of this year's event. Proceeds from the gala supported the community's Resident Care Fund. "The Annual Gala is a celebration of the generous spirit of our residents, employees and community partners of Highland Springs," stated Matt Neville, Associate Executive Director.  "The campus looked terrific in showcasing the vibrant theme of the night,...

Green Thumbs of Highland Springs Benefit the NETWORK

Aug 30, 2012
DALLAS, TX---One of the simple pleasures of summer is harvesting vegetables from the backyard and savoring the taste of fresh produce for dinner. For residents of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, the joy of gardening also has a charitable purpose. There are 52 garden beds sized 8' x 8' located on the 89-acre campus on Frankford Road.  For the second consecutive year, the resident gardeners have donated surplus produce that they grow to the food bank of the Network of Community Ministries in Richardson (NETWORK). Sam HeLal is president of the Highland Springs Garden Club. ...

Highland Springs Names G. Opal Sullen III as Director of Finance

Aug 16, 2012
ALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of G. Opal Sullen III as the Director of Finance. Mr. Sullen was employed for twenty years by PepsiCo., spending the last fifteen years with Frito-Lay and holding positions in finance, sales, operations and information technology. As the Director of Finance at Highland Springs, Mr. Sullen will be responsible for establishing and maintaining comprehensive financial controls and efficient procedures as well as assisting the leadership team with the opening of the new continuum of care neighborhood. "With construction progressing on our new neighborhood and occupancy at an all-time high,...

Highland Springs Hires Texolla West as Director of Nursing

Aug 3, 2012
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Texolla West, RN as its first Director of Nursing. Ms. West brings nearly twenty years of health care experience, ranging from acute care to geriatrics, to Highland Springs.  She currently serves as the Vice President of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA). In her role as Director of Nursing, Ms. West will be committed to providing resident-centered health care by fostering a culture of high-quality service excellence, respect and caring and creating an exceptional resident and family experience. "Through the construction...

Highland Springs Resident Helped to "Save" J.R. on Dallas Series

Jul 27, 2012
Barbara Kain also stood-in for Ms. Ellie, appeared on-screen as actress DALLAS, TX---During the summer and fall of 1980, America was captivated by one question:  "Who shot J.R.?" That was a reference to Larry Hagman's character, J.R. Ewing, on the CBS series, Dallas.  The "reveal" episode on November 21, 1990 was, at the time, the highest-rated television episode in U.S. history. Barbara Kain, now a resident of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, had a front-row seat to the entire drama. In season one of Dallas, Mrs. Kain served as a stand-in for actress Barbara Bel...