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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...

Highland Springs Names Heather Ancheta as Leader of the Year

Apr 11, 2012
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, named Heather Ancheta, the Health Services Manager, as its Leader of the Year.  The announcement came during a ceremony held on April 4th. As Health Services Manager, Ms. Ancheta oversees the medical center at Highland Springs and programs related to wellness, rehabilitation and home support services for over five hundred residents. "Heather has expanded both the breadth and quality of the health and wellness programs with outstanding resident and employee satisfaction," stated Dr. Mary Norman, Vice President and Regional Medical Director at Highland Springs.  "Just as important, Heather has...

Golfers from Highland Springs Make Birdies for Student Scholarship Fund

Apr 9, 2012
Annual spring tournament held at Sherrill Park DALLAS, TX---The Dallas-area PGA Tour stop, the HP Byron Nelson Classic, might not be until May, but golf was on the minds of residents, employees and friends of Highland Springs. The Erickson Living retirement community held its annual spring golf tournament on March 28th at Sherrill Park Golf Course in Richardson.  A luncheon at Highland Springs followed the competition. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Highland Springs Student Scholarship Fund.  Ninety-five Dallas-area students are employed at the two restaurants on campus.  Each year, the community awards collegiate scholarships to students who...

Highland Springs Resident a Finalist in Statewide Art Contest

Mar 22, 2012
Joseph Feld's "Wild Horses" watercolor to be displayed at LeadingAge Texas ceremony in May DALLAS, TX---Joseph Feld, a resident of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas, was named a finalist in the watercolor category of the 2012 Art Is Ageless Contest. The competition is sponsored by LeadingAge Texas, an industry association that represents not-for-profit aging services providers. Art Is Ageless showcases the artistic talents of older Texans from retirement communities across the state.   LeadingAge Texas receives over 200 entries every year that are judged by experts in the field such as university professors, artists and authors. Mr. Feld's watercolor...

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...