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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...

Highland Springs Selects Whiting-Turner as General Contractor for Continuum of Care Project

Oct 19, 2011
New neighborhood to feature assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation & long-term nursing care services at retirement community campus DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced the selection of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company as general contractor for its newest neighborhood. The planned extended-care neighborhood will be comprised of ninety-six (96) units providing assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care services to residents, fulfilling the continuum of care mission of Highland Springs. Founded in 1909, Whiting-Turner maintains a strong presence in the Texas market with an office in Plano.  Whiting-Turner provides construction management, general contracting and...

Highland Springs Residents to Rally for the Rangers, Learn the Wash Dance!

Oct 18, 2011
DALLAS, TX---Residents of Highland Springs, an Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, cheered on Michael Young and Josh Hamilton during the 9-run 3rd inning that propelled the Texas Rangers to a World Series-clinching victory. They'll take it one step further by celebrating this incredible season with a Rally for the Rangers, to be held on Wednesday, October 19th at 4pm. Residents of Highland Springs will don their red and blue colors to cheer on the hometown team for the World Series opener. These passionate fans will lead cheers, reminisce about their favorite moments from the memorable 2011 season and...

Highland Springs Celebrates its 2011 Gala with a Splash of Color

Sep 21, 2011
DALLAS, TX---For four years, residents, staff and friends of Highland Springs have gathered in their black-tie best for the Annual Gala. 2011 was no exception as more than 275 attendees celebrated at the "Black and White Ball with a Touch of Red," the theme chosen to define this year's style. Held on September 16th, the event supported the Benevolent Care Fund of the North Dallas retirement community. "The Annual Gala has come to represent the best of Highland Springs," stated Matt Neville, Associate Executive Director.  "Not only is the generosity of our residents, staff and community partners on display, but...

Focus on Healthy Aging in September

Aug 31, 2011
Annual Wellness Visit provides a springboard to good health, fitness By Mary Norman Regional Medical Director, Highland Springs DALLAS, TX--As the regional medical director at Highland Springs, an Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, I see firsthand how our residents can experience the best years of their life in retirement. While some benefit from their great genetics, most others have taken a proactive approach to their physical, emotional and social well-being.  It takes commitment, but now more than ever, health care providers have the tools for their patients to achieve successful aging. September is Healthy Aging Month®, the perfect...

Santa's Workshop Has Nothing on the Woodchucks of Highland Springs

Aug 24, 2011
Resident woodworkers donate original toys to patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children DALLAS, TX---Santa's workshop famously gets rolling during the holidays, but for a group of residents at Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas, building toys is a year round--and rewarding--endeavor. They are known as the Woodchucks, and, once per month, they meet at the fully-equipped woodshop at Highland Springs.  The twenty-nine member club forms an assembly line to construct, glue and sand wood toys that are eventually delivered to young patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). Trucks. Buses. Race cars. Planes. Boats. Animal...

A Lone Star Road Trip: Highland Springs Couple Captures Courthouse History

Jan 7, 2011
DALLAS, TX---Since April of 2011, it only seems that Jerry and Susan Smith have driven through all 268,581 square miles of Texas. In reality, it's because they still have miles and miles to go to achieve their goal: to take a photograph of each and every one of the 254 courthouses in Texas. Their journey actually began thirty years ago when the Kodak Company transferred Mr. Smith to Dallas, uplifting his family from Joplin, Missouri.  Although he worked in the micro-graphic department, Mr. Smith was not an avid photographer throughout his career. But in retirement, that changed.  The couple eventually...