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Highland Springs Resident Authors First Book

Mar 22, 2018

North Dallas, Texas— Who could have guessed that a baby raccoon, rescued nearly 49 years ago, would be the main character of a children’s book published in 2018?

The odds are improbable, but not for Ruby Nell Ormon, the author of My Dude .

“I have never written a book before,” stated Ms. Ormon, a resident of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas for the past four years.

Duzey, nicknamed “My Dude”, would become a domesticated house pet for Ms. Ormon and her family for nearly eight years in their Old English Tudor-style house in...

Highland Springs Named One of 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas

Mar 14, 2018

Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, received recognition as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2018.

According to the Best Companies Group, the awards program is designed to recognize the best employers in the state, the ones that make it a priority to create better workplaces for their employees. Best Companies Group and its partners, the Texas Association of Business and Texas SHRM, are breaking ground with this annual project.

The list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2018 names companies with the best practices. An awards banquet,...

Opportunity to Grow at Highland Springs

Feb 28, 2018

Dallas, Texas-- For those who have visited Highland Springs during the past ten years, chances are they’ve met Susanne Du’Ley, who began working at the North Dallas community’s front desk in 2007.

“I’ve had the opportunity to see Highland Springs grow,” says Du’Ley. “There was only one residential building when I first started working here. Now the community is home to nearly 1,000 residents.”

At the front desk, Du’Ley was at the forefront of Highland Springs’ concierge approach to customer service.

“Residents make one call, and our team takes it from there,” says Du’Ley. “We know...

Highland Springs Sweeps Top Honors in 2017 Star Local Media Readers' Choice Awards

Feb 14, 2018

Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, was named Best Retirement Community (55+), Best Assisted Living Facility and Best Memory Care Services in the Star Local Media 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards.

It marked the fifth consecutive year that Highland Springs took top honors in the Retirement Community category, the third year in row winning the Best Memory Care Services award and third time earning the Best Assisted Living Facility rating.

Voting occurred in December via on-line balloting at Star Local Media is a media company comprising of fourteen...

Team Highland Springs Gives Back to Plano Community

Feb 13, 2018

Dallas, Texas-- The employees of Highland Springs continued their tradition of giving back to the greater community during a recent service project.

On February 8, a group of 18 staff members volunteered their time and talent at Minnie’s Food Pantry , a non-profit, 501 (c-3) organization that assists people in need in Plano and beyond.

Under the guidance of the dedicated staff of Minnie’s, Team Highland Springs helped 75 families and 184 individuals, served 5,100 pounds of food, provided 4,250 meals, sorted 3 pallets and prepared 152 boxes.

But it was the feeling of being a...

Magnolia Place to Offer “Center of Action” Appeal at Highland Springs

Nov 28, 2017

North Dallas, Texas— Due to the demand for its unique senior living residences and services, Highland Springs is growing once again.

Next year promises an exciting milestone with the opening of a second community clubhouse, Magnolia Place, named after the line of trees that adorn the entrance to the Erickson Living retirement community.

With Magnolia Place comes another hub of socialization opportunities for residents, their family members and guests, including a grand living room, a classroom for activities and a library. The centerpiece will be an “Arts & Enrichment Center,” a 3,000 square-feet venue to provide a...

Personal Service Key to Highland Springs Realty & Moving Program

Nov 7, 2017

Dallas, Texas— On moving day, Barbara Clary walked into her new apartment home at Highland Springs and found that the furniture was in place, boxes and wrapping paper were out of sight and even her bed was made.

“This is typically a nerve-wracking experience,” stated Ms. Clary, a retired medical professional employee. “But for me, everything went as planned. It was literally perfect.”

In transitioning from her house of 56 years in nearby Richardson to Highland Springs, Ms. Clary turned to Cindy Gay.

The Personal Moving Consultant, Ms. Gay leads the realty and moving services program...

Highland Springs Physicians Dr. Norman and Dr. Studley Named Best Doctors in Dallas by D Magazine

Oct 18, 2017

Dallas, Texas— Dr. Mary Norman, M.D., Medical Director at Highland Springs, and Dr. Jill Studley, M.D., Staff Physician, were selected as Best Doctors in Dallas 2017 as announced by D Magazine in its October publication.

This year’s recognition marks the ninth consecutive year that Dr. Norman has earned this honor as a geriatrics specialist and the seventh consecutive year that Dr. Studley has achieved recognition for her practice in Collin County.

“Dr. Mary and Dr. Jill not only bring professional excellence to Highland Springs, but also a warm, personal connection to residents and fellow employees,” stated Matt...

Highland Springs Teamwork Supports Kids Against Hunger

Sep 15, 2017

Dallas, Texas— By the numbers, a charitable project performed by residents of Highland Springs retirement community was a tremendous success.

Residents and employees volunteered to fill 236 shifts of 30-minutes each on August 23. They measured ingredients, sealed packages and boxed highly nutritious, life-saving meals to support the worldwide humanitarian relief organization, Kids Against Hunger.

The team created 18,372 meals immediately ready for shipment to children nearly 1,400 miles away in Honduras, according to Pastor Jamie Bruning. She serves as the Pastoral Ministries Coordinator at the Erickson Living retirement community.

Highland Springs and its Interfaith Advisory...

Highland Springs Thanks Dallas Fire Station #13

Jul 27, 2017

Dallas, Texas— It was a simple idea that got bigger.

The residents and staff of Highland Springs invited Dallas Fire Department Station #13 to be part of the community’s EMT/Firefighter Appreciation Day. Residents would surprise them with cookies and other homemade treats as a kind gesture of appreciation.

However, upon viewing the official website of Station #13, the community noticed the Adopt A Station program that provides individuals, businesses and organizations the opportunity to support the City of Dallas in its efforts to maintain, refurbish and renovate fire stations.

“Matt Neville, our Executive Director, Barbara Blachly,...