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Spoiler Alert on 7/20: Dallas Resident to Tell a Good Story In Time-Honored Style

Jul 18, 2016

Dallas, Texas— Before there were Kindles and iPads, before people issued “spoiler alerts” about the plots of their favorite books on Facebook and Twitter, there was Dallas resident Joy Davis.

Since 1965, Mrs. Davis has reviewed books with a flair for the dramatic. She’s been a regular on the active Dallas Book Club circuit, scheduling 90-100 engagements annually.

But her reviews come with a twist: Mrs. Davis dresses in the costume of a character in the book that she is reviewing. From her first review of the book, “The Beloved Invader,” to “Celia Garth,” Mrs. Davis has...

2016 Student Scholars’ Awards a “Win-Win” at Highland Springs

Jun 21, 2016

Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, awarded ten students employed in its Dining Services Department with collegiate scholarships during a luncheon ceremony held on June 11.

The value of these awards is $1,000 per semester for a four-year total of $8,000 paid directly to their accredited higher education institution.

A fundraising drive in May generated more than $38,000 for the program, mainly from contributions by residents. To be eligible, students must work at least 1,000 hours at Highland Springs during a two-year period and be in good employment and academic standing.

Helen Adele...

May 25: Highland Springs to Celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day

May 24, 2016

Dallas, Texas— Residents of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas will join more than 100,000 older adults across the nation in celebrating National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 25.

This year’s theme is “Improve Your Health for a Better Self!”

Highland Springs will host a trifecta of events designed to commemorate the day.

10am: Dr. Mary Norman, MD, Medical Director, Presentation on “Stroke Prevention”

11:30am: Indoor Group Walk for residents

2:00pm-4:00pm: Health Fair for residents with internal information from the Highland Springs medical center, fitness team and spiritual...

Erickson Living's Newly-Launched Website Makes User Experience Easier & Integrates a National Network of Sites

May 17, 2016

Catonsville, Maryland- -Erickson Living’s newly-launched website, , makes user experience easier and more enjoyable while integrating a national network of sites.

Erickson Living is the developer and manager of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas.

Website improvements include:

• A brand new design featuring more community photography, resident videos and testimonials. • Faster, easier site navigation for visitors. • An improved “Find a Community” function that includes community street addresses, phone numbers and the visitor’s distance from their community of choice. • An enhanced “Resources” section with comprehensive FAQs and a glossary...

Focus on Healthy Aging in May

May 2, 2016

By: Mary Norman, M.D.

As the medical director at Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas, I see firsthand how older Americans can experience the best years of their life in retirement.

While some benefit from great genetics, most others take a proactive approach to their physical, emotional and social well-being. May is Older Americans Month, and this year’s theme is Blaze a Trail. It is the perfect time to establish goals for wellness and fitness.

It takes commitment, but now more than ever, health care providers, government agencies and non-profits offer free tools designed to...

#7 Statewide! Highland Springs Ranks Near Top of Best Companies to Work For in Texas for 2016

Apr 5, 2016

Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, was named #7 for the Best Companies to Work for in Texas rankings in the medium employee category (100-499).

One hundred workplaces made the final list of the 2016 Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The official results were revealed at an awards dinner & celebration on March 29 in Austin.

The survey is designed to identify and honor the best places of employment in Texas that benefit the state's economy, workforce and business environment. The awards program is a project of Texas Monthly, Texas Association of...

Dallas-Area Senior Olympian Shares Fitness Wisdom

Mar 16, 2016
Dallas, TX— As Clay Krames prepares for the 2016 Texas State Senior Games to be held in San Antonio next month, he found time to share wisdom regarding the power of fitness. Mr. Krames, a resident of Highland Springs retirement community in north Dallas, participated in a panel discussion following the film screening of Age of Champions on March 10. The event was sponsored and hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. Age of Champions is an award-winning documentary in which five National Senior Olympics participants are profiled. Although not profiled in the movie, Mr...

Government Affairs Group of Highland Springs Hosts Councilwoman Greyson

Feb 23, 2016
Dallas, Texas— While the 2016 presidential campaign dominates the headlines, local issues interest residents of Highland Springs retirement community, too. To stay informed, the resident-led Government Affairs Group of the Erickson Living retirement community hosted Sandy Greyson, the Dallas City Councilwoman representing District 12. Councilwoman Greyson provided an overview of the CenturionAmerican development project on Coit Road, the status of a traffic signal on Frankford Road and an update of regional transportation issues. Following her presentation, Councilwoman Greyson took questions from the audience of 80 residents. Glee Pitney serves as the Secretary of the Government Affairs Group at Highland Springs...

Highland Springs Voted Best Retirement Community, Memory Care Service by Star Local Media Readers

Feb 11, 2016
Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, was named Best Retirement Community (55+) and Best Memory Care Services in the Star Local Media 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. It was the third consecutive year that Highland Springs took top honors in the Retirement Community category. Votes were cast in December during on-line balloting in . Earlier in the fall, readers nominated their favorite local businesses to be considered. Final results can be found here: . Star Local Media is a media company comprising of fourteen community newspapers and websites serving suburban North...

Highland Springs Embarks on Independent Living Resident Building Project

Jan 27, 2016
Dallas, Texas-- Highland Springs announced the future addition of Pecan Grove, a new independent living building currently under construction. The Erickson Living retirement community project features 108 residences with nine fresh floor plan designs that vary in style from luxury two-bedroom to extra-large one-bedroom homes. Pecan Grove is currently scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. Dallas-based JHP Architecture is the project architect, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is the general contractor. Jennifer O’Reilly serves as the Director of Sales. “Last spring, we welcomed residents to Willow Ridge which added 99 apartment homes to our community,” stated Ms. O’Reilly...