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Highland Springs Resident Recognized in Inspirational Senior Texan Awards

Sep 15, 2015
Dallas, TX— For the past three years, LeadingAge Texas, the statewide not-for-profit aging services association, has sponsored the Inspirational Senior Texan Awards ( www.leadingagetexas.org/ISTcontest ). The contest is intended to commend individuals who make outstanding contributions in their communities by going above and beyond all while inspiring others with their actions. This year, over twenty senior Texans from around the state were nominated by their respective aging services organizations. Among these inspirational nominees was Mrs. Dennie Lindsey, a resident of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas. She finished runner-up in on-line voting that occurred during the summer. Mrs...

Teamwork: Highland Springs Residents Pitch In for Kids Against Hunger

Sep 3, 2015
Dallas, TX— By the numbers, a charitable project performed by residents of Highland Springs retirement community was a tremendous success. 165 volunteers worked in 30-minute shifts on August 24. 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 17,928 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 Council (IAC) sponsored the activity, contributing a combined $4,000...

150 Highland Springs Residents + 5 hours = 96,000 meals for Children in Need

Aug 21, 2015
DALLAS, TX—Over 150 residents of Highland Springs retirement community will roll up their sleeves to work on behalf of less fortunate children in the United States and around the world via its Kids Against Hunger project on Monday, August 24. Two assembly lines of volunteers will be ready to go as these residents will produce, sort and package highly nutritious, life-saving meals with ingredients provided by Kids Against Hunger. During the five-hour time frame, it is anticipated that 96,000 meals will be created and readied for distribution. It is the third time that Highland Springs has participated in a Kids...

Pastor Jamie Bruning Service Spans the Generations

Aug 4, 2015
Dallas, TX— At Highland Springs retirement community, Jamie Bruning serves the spiritual needs of nearly 800 residents as the Pastoral Ministries Coordinator. Recently, though, she assisted another generation as an Adult Leader at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s (ELCA) National Youth Gathering. The triennial event occurred in Detroit, Michigan, where 30,000 people congregated July 15-19 to volunteer and engage in fellowship. Pastor Bruning, a resident of Garland and a member of Rejoice Lutheran Church in Coppell, chaperoned ten teenagers from her church. They performed landscaping and clean-up work in a Detroit neighborhood undergoing revitalization. “The kids loved it. They...

For the Love of Bocce at Highland Springs

Jul 24, 2015
DALLAS, TX—For the residents and employees of Highland Springs, a little friendly competition is a way of life. Whether putting on the golf green located in the heart of the 89-acre campus or tossing horseshoes or shooting 9-ball billiards, recreational activities are a fun source of camaraderie. The Erickson Living retirement community continued the tradition this summer with a new game: bocce. Six teams consisting of one resident and one staff member took to a makeshift court for a morning tournament in June. The tourney was an extension of the regular games—growing in popularity—that are played each Wednesday and open...

Erickson Living Named by IDG’s Computerworld to 2015 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Jun 30, 2015
Dallas, TX–Erickson Living, developer and manager of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas, announced that IDG’s Computerworld magazine has selected it for the fifth consecutive year as one of the “top 100 organizations” that have created dynamic and challenging environments for their information technology (IT) professionals. Specifically, the company was ranked third among large organizations, and recognized for having work cultures where creativity is valued, career opportunities are advanced, and great benefits and compensation are provided. “There is no doubt that our staff is our greatest asset and responsible for making recognitions like this a reality," said John F...

Highland Springs Residents Receive Statewide Honors for Artwork

May 21, 2015
DALLAS, TX— Two residents of Highland Springs received statewide honors for their artistic talent via the LeadingAge Texas 2015 ArtsInspire Contest. Lynn Tagtmeier, a resident of the Erickson Living retirement community, earned first place in the drawing category for her graphite pencil entry, “Playing Dress-Up.” As a result, her work was displayed with the competition winners at the Texas State Capitol in Austin the week of May 9. Barbara Zoeller earned second place in the watercolor painting entry, “Caribbean Colors.” Both of their pieces were among the finalists featured at an awards reception on May 16 at the LeadingAge Texas...

Going Green a Step Further at Highland Springs

May 12, 2015

DALLAS, TX—Conservation is for people of all ages, a point made during the Earth/Arbor Day Expo held at Highland Springs retirement community on April 24.

The interactive event, sponsored by the Conservation Committee of the Residents Advisory Council, provided more than one hundred (100) attendees with resources on enhancing their environmental awareness.

Exhibitors included the Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Dallas Arboretum, City of Dallas Water Conservation Department, City of Dallas Sanitation Department, Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service, Collin College SAIL (Seniors Active In Learning), University of Texas-Dallas and Grant Leighton Landscaping.

Mrs. Patty O’Steen, a resident of...

On to the National Senior Games for Clay Krames

May 6, 2015
DALLAS, TX—For Clay Krames, fitness is more than just staying in shape. It’s a pathway to measuring up against the competition. Mr. Krames, a resident of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas, entered the Texas State Senior Games held in San Antonio in April. He won three medals in track & field events, highlighted by first place in the javelin and second place in the discus and hammer categories. Persistence, preceded by a prod is how Mr. Krames, 88, describes his commitment to fitness. “In my mind, working out is vital for all ages, but particularly for seniors,” stated...

Resident’s Novel Captures Journey of Families in Divided Korea

Apr 3, 2015
DALLAS, TX—The conflict associated with the division of the Korean Peninsula is called “The Forgotten War,” but Dan Pak is determined that the experiences of his people are not overlooked. The resident of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, has written a novel, The Wood Bracelet. Based on a true story, it captures the journey of a simple Korean family in the 1940’s separated through factors beyond their control: foreign occupation, war and ongoing political division. “This year carries historical significance. It marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II when Korea was...