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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...

Highland Springs Creates the Big Wave of Red, White & Blue

Jul 6, 2012
Over 400 American flags placed near front entrance to celebrate Independence Day DALLAS, TX---At 8:30 on a quiet, sun-splashed July 3rd morning, a new tradition began at Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community. Seventy-five residents and employees created a "wave" of red, white and blue by placing 408 American flags into the ground to celebrate Independence Day. Following the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner," the team immediately went into action.  The first 3 x 5 flags were placed between the magnolia trees of the Frankford Road entrance, and the volunteers then worked their way back to the main...

Highland Springs Hires Cecilia Saucedo as Director of Continuing Care

Jun 26, 2012
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Cecilia Saucedo as its first Director of Continuing Care. Ms. Saucedo holds over twenty-two years of professional experience in the senior living industry, mainly with skilled nursing facilities.  In 2003, she earned her licensure as a Nursing Facility Administrator. "The planning and construction of the continuing care neighborhood is a watershed project for our campus," stated Chris Emmett, Executive Director of Highland Springs.  "Beyond the facility, though, it takes the very best professionals to serve our residents.  We have found a tremendous leader in Cecilia.  With her history...

Erickson Living Named by IDG's Computerworld to 2012 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Jun 19, 2012
Cited for its Team Culture of Employee Engagement, Career Development, Work-Life Balance, Diversity and Inclusion, Community Service Outreach and Employee Benefits/Compensation  BALTIMORE, MD--Erickson Living, developer and manager of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas, today announce that IDG's  Computerworld  magazine, has selected it as one of the top 100 organizations that provide their information technology (IT) professionals with a creative and stimulating work environment, great career opportunities, as well as exceptional benefits and compensation.  Erickson Living was ranked 93rd on this year's list.  Honorees are included in coverage in Computerworld  (June 18, 2012), along with results from the 19th...

Highland Springs Honors Student Scholars

Jun 18, 2012
Collegiate scholarships awarded to four students employed by Erickson Living retirement community DALLAS, TX---Honoring academic excellence and achievement in the work place, Highland Springs retirement community announced the recipients of its 2012 Student Scholars' Awards during a ceremony held in June. Four students currently attending high school and employed by the Dining Services Department of the Erickson Living retirement community earned scholarships for their collegiate careers.  The value of these awards is $500 per semester for a four-year total of $4,000 paid directly to the accredited higher education program. "These students represent the best and brightest," stated Chris Emmett, Executive...

Highland Springs Wears Red in Support of Troops

May 25, 2012
DALLAS, TX---As Memorial Day weekend approached, residents and employees of Highland Springs demonstrated their support for service men and women in the military by participating in a Red Shirt Friday. The tradition is carried forth at the Erickson Living retirement community by the Men's Breakfast Group.  The bi-weekly fellowship event features guest speakers and time to discuss the issues of the day. Herb Hoxie, a resident of Highland Springs, is the leader of the Men's Breakfast.  The fact that nearly two hundred veterans reside at the campus is not lost on the group's organizers. "As many of us served overseas,...

Highland Springs Celebrates First Place Rangers with Goodwill Ambassador

May 4, 2012
Joe Macko delights residents with insider's view of professional baseball during "Rally for the Rangers" DALLAS, TX---Just like Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, there was a packed house at Highland Springs to cheer on the hometown team. Donned in their red and blue, residents and employees of the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas welcomed Joe Macko, Goodwill Ambassador for the Texas Rangers, to a "Rally for the Rangers" party on May 1st. In professional baseball for 64 years, Mr. Macko has a lifetime batting average of .272 with 306 home runs.  He served as business manager for the Rangers...

Erickson Living Unveils New Customer-Focused Website

Apr 30, 2012
User-Friendly Interactive Online Resource Sets Industry Standard BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - April 30, 2012 - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Highland Springs in North Dallas, today announced the launch of its new and improved Erickson Living website.  This redesigned web-platform was created to provide a more custom and interactive experience that engages, educates and inspires customers and other online visitors.  iProspect, a leading global digital performance agency, worked with Erickson Living to establish maximum online visibility across all search engines. "The customer-focused design of this website is unlike any other in the senior housing industry and uniquely brings to life...

The Wash Dance to Return as Highland Springs Residents Will Rally for the Rangers with Joe Macko

Apr 30, 2012
Residents to perform tribute to manager Ron Washington as community will cheer on the hometown team, learn insider's view of pro baseball from Rangers icon  DALLAS, TX---Last October, residents of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, cheered on the Texas Rangers' World Series run with the debut of The Wash Dance. Community Resources Manager Barbara Blachly led residents in honor of two-time AL pennant-winning Rangers manager Ron Washington.  With a dugout lean here, a fist pump there, The Wash Dance is all about the fun of rooting for the Rangers. With the hometown team currently in...

Highland Springs Celebrates National Volunteer Week with Pancake Breakfast

Apr 19, 2012
Residents, employees give back over 10,500 service hours in 2011 DALLAS, TX--- Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: "Right Now Is the Time to Be cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." With that spirit in mind, Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, celebrated National Volunteer Week with a special pancake breakfast in honor of residents and employees who give of their time and talents to help others. In 2011, approximately 175 residents, employees and community partners of Highland Springs volunteered over 10,500 hours both on campus...