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Employee Health and Wellness Center Opens at Highland Springs

Mar 13, 2012
DALLAS, TX--Adding a valuable benefit, Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, opened its new Employee Health and Wellness Center in March. The center provides confidential acute care and health screenings for both insured and uninsured employees, 18 years of age and older.  In addition, employees can use the center for other services, including lab draws (even if ordered by a private doctor), flu shots, weight and blood pressure checks and medication renewals. "We are proud to offer such an amazing benefit," said Highland Springs Executive Director Chris Emmett. "Being in the business that we are in, we realize how...

Highland Springs to Host Tribute to Dallas-area Iwo Jima Veterans

Feb 16, 2012
Event sponsored by Daughters of World War II, Honor Flight DFW DALLAS, TX---Sixty-seven years ago this weekend, the United States began its invasion of Iwo Jima, a critical strategic point in the Pacific during World War II. Charged with capturing three airfields on the island, over 70,000 American service men participated in the mission.  It is well-chronicled that some of the fiercest fighting during World War II occurred in the six weeks of the campaign between the U.S. and Japan. Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi was also the location of one of the iconic images in American history, Joe Rosenthal's "Raising...

On Valentine's Day 2012, Highland Springs Couple Reflects on Over Seventy Years Together

Feb 14, 2012
From Sadie Hawkins Party in Kansas, Loyle and Velma Miller to Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary in March DALLAS, TX---For Loyle and Velma Miller, their journey of love began in Garden City, Kansas on the eve of World War II. It was at a Sadie Hawkins party in 1939 that the couple first met at Garden City Junior College. Their heartfelt courtship continued as Mr. Miller served in the 35th Division of the Military Police and then attended officer school for the Army Engineers.  Mrs. Miller taught at a country school in Kansas. As the war intensified, Mr. Miller was eventually...

Highland Springs Government Affairs Group Hosts U.S. Senate Candidates Forum

Feb 9, 2012
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, hosted a forum for candidates vying for the United States Senate seat for Texas. The position is currently held by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who has announced her retirement effective at the end of her third term. The February 2nd event featured Republican candidates Tom Leppert, former mayor of Dallas, and Glenn Addison, a business owner from Magnolia, Texas.  With over 115 residents in attendance, the forum was sponsored by the community's resident-led Government Affairs Group. During their ninety minutes of time, Mayor Leppert and Mr. Addison responded to...

Highland Springs' Dr. Mary Norman Promoted to Vice President and Regional Medical Director

Jan 12, 2012
DALLAS, TX--Erickson Living, manager and developer of Highland Springs retirement community, announced the promotion of Dr. Mary Norman to Vice President and Regional Medical Director. Dr. Norman has served at Highland Springs for nearly five years where she earned a promotion to regional medical director a year ago. Her current responsibilities include leadership for the medical group at Erickson Living communities in Colorado (Wind Crest), Kansas (Tall Grass Creek) and Texas (her home campus of Highland Springs as well as Eagle's Trace in Houston).   At Highland Springs, she will also have a leadership role in the new extended-care neighborhood, currently...

Highland Springs Residents Lend a Hand to the NETWORK

Dec 7, 2011
Tooth Fairy Project fills dental care needs for disadvantaged children DALLAS, TX---It can be easy to take good health and dental hygiene for granted, especially at a younger age.  For those less fortunate, though, the basics of health care can be tough to come by. Richardson-based NETWORK of Community Ministries, a basic needs non-profit organization, offers assistance to children, low-income families and senior citizens. Through its Adolescent and Children's Clinic program, the NETWORK created the Tooth Fairy project in 2011.  On December 1st, sixteen residents of Highland Springs, an Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, volunteered at the headquarters...

Peace Love Books Club Delivers Holiday Cheer to Highland Springs

Nov 30, 2011
DALLAS, TX---The Peace Love Books Club, a group of eight fifth-grade students from Frisco, made a special Thanksgiving Eve delivery to the residents of Highland Springs retirement community. In preparing for their visit, the girls spent two days decorating paper bags with turkeys, fall colors, and seasonal stickers.  Inside the bags were delicious homemade cookies. On November 23rd, the members of the Peace Love Books Club greeted the residents of Highland Springs as they entered the Chisholm's Restaurant for dinner.  The girls handed out the bags of cookies with smiles, and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. About Highland Springs:  Highland...

Tina Ricciardi, Director of Human Resources at Highland Springs, Earns Inaugural Erickson Living Leadership Award

Nov 18, 2011
DALLAS, TX---Tina Ricciardi, Director of Human Resources at Highland Springs retirement community, earned the inaugural Erickson Living Leadership Award for 2011. The recognition was presented to Mrs. Ricciardi during the company's annual meeting in Baltimore, MD on November 15th. Erickson Living, manager and developer of Highland Springs, launched an annual award to recognize director-level employees who distinguish themselves with regard to the Erickson Living Mission and continually demonstrate a commitment to the Erickson Living Experience Values. Those values include respect and caring, diversity, friendliness and enthusiasm, integrity, responsibility, excellence and teamwork. "As a professional, mentor and friend, Tina is a...

Erickson Living Announces Baby Boomers' Aging Parents LinkedIn & Twitter Connection Forum - November 17, 2011

Nov 14, 2011
Helping adult children obtain invaluable retirement living advice via social media BALTIMORE, MD: A first in the senior housing industry....on November 17, 2011, Erickson Living is leveraging the world's largest professional online network (LinkedIn) and social networking and microblogging service (Twitter) to join in a conversation with the adult children of seniors who are looking for important information about retirement living for their parents. This LinkedIn and TweetChat is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and will include the participation of Erickson Living's leadership team members from throughout the country - including, public relations, sales and marketing, resident life...

In Rally for Rangers, Highland Springs Debuts the "Wash Dance"

Oct 21, 2011
Residents celebrate two-time American League pennant winning manager of Texas Rangers DALLAS, TX---They cheered for Michael Young and Josh Hamilton all season and through the American League playoffs.  Once the final out was recorded in the AL pennant clincher versus Detroit, it was time to party for residents of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas. Donning their red and blue Rangers gear, more than one hundred residents held a World Series Rally on October 19th.  They sung "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and broke out the claw and antler cheers so popular in 2010...