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All Saints Catholic School Students to Say Thank You to Veterans of Highland Springs

Nov 5, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Veterans Day provides Americans of all ages with the opportunity to say "thank you" to men and women who have served our nation in the armed forces. It also serves as a time to pass on the lessons of service and mission to new generations. Residents of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in Dallas, and students of All Saints Catholic School will be doing both at a ceremony on Monday, November 11th. The students have prepared a special program for the visiting veterans of Highland Springs that includes a welcome address, patriotic music performed by the school's...

Team Highland Springs Captures Meaning of Walk to End Alzheimer's

Oct 7, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's is more than just an annual event for residents and employees of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas. Since 2007, it's become a tradition filled with personal experiences, awareness and creativity. Coordinated by Sara Bartolone, Wellness Manager, twenty members of Team Highland Springs brought family members and joined fellow walkers for the North Texas Chapter event in Allen at Celebration Park on September 28th.  The team raised $1,000 for the services and research provided by the Alzheimer's Association. On the prior day, Highland Springs hosted a pre-Walk pep...

Highland Springs Dances Night Away at 2013 Celebration Ball

Sep 27, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Friday, September 20th was a milestone day at Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, in North Dallas.  During the day, residents and employees commemorated the seventh anniversary of the campus. And in the evening, Highland Springs hosted "The Celebration Ball," the theme for the annual gala benefitting the community's Resident Care Fund. More than 300 attendees dined on a specially planned menu served by the Highland Springs culinary team and then danced the night away to the music of Jack Melick and His Big Band. A resident of Highland Springs, Mr. Melick is a founding member of the...

Highland Springs Announces Appointment of Lana Van Giesen as Director of Resident Life

Sep 2, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the appointment of Lana D. Van Giesen, M.A. as Director of Resident Life. Ms. Van Giesen holds over twenty years of experience in the senior living and healthcare fields.  Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the Legacy at Willow Bend in Plano. In her new leadership position, Ms. Van Giesen will partner with the Community Resources, Pastoral Care, Social Work, Home Health and Fitness Center Departments, as well as resident committees, to maximize the benefits of living at Highland Springs. The Plano resident has a Bachelor of Arts degree...

Unlikely Duo Builds Bridges of Faith at Highland Springs

Aug 26, 2013
DALLAS, TX--- Dale Hooper is a Baptist minister from North Carolina who spent twenty-seven years in Kenya with his family as a missionary. Bob Brenner is a computer programmer and educator who attends Shearith Israel Congregation in Dallas with his wife, Viva. At Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in Dallas, their divergent backgrounds formed an unlikely friendship and then a group that looks to open minds. Once per month, they co-facilitate their creation, the Multifaith Dialogue Group.  At each meeting, approximately twenty-six residents of Highland Springs discuss their faith journeys and learn about a variety of religious traditions...

Highland Springs Announces the Appointment of Jerry McDonald as Director of Continuing Care

Jul 30, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the appointment of Jerry McDonald as its Director of Continuing Care.  Previously with the Legacy at Preston Hollow, Mr. McDonald holds over eighteen years of senior living administration experience.  Opened in March, the continuing care neighborhood at Highland Springs features 108 residences, offering assisted living, memory care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care services.  It incorporates the integrated health care model developed by Erickson Health that includes full-time physicians, electronic medical records and comprehensive employee training. In his leadership role, Mr. McDonald will be responsible for providing clinical services and achieving a...

Highland Springs Announces Appointment of Patricia Swan as Associate Executive Director

Jul 16, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the appointment of Patricia Swan as its Associate Executive Director. In her leadership position, Ms. Swan will oversee the General Services Department as well as compliance and safety operations at the 89-acre community that is home to over 600 residents and 300 employees.   Highland Springs features an independent living neighborhood of 436 residences in a variety of floor plans and pricing options.  Its newly-opened continuing care neighborhood offers assisted living, memory care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care services.   Ms. Swan has over twelve years of sales and operations experience...

Highland Springs, UT Dallas Are Tech-Savvy Good Neighbors

Jul 16, 2013
DALLAS, TX---The monopoly on the latest tech gadgets doesn't rest solely with the Millennial Generation.   According to a report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project of the Pew Research Center, senior citizens are hitting new milestones for computer use.  For the first time ever, more than half (53 percent) of American adults over the age of 65 utilize the internet and email.  Even cell phone ownership among this age group is rapidly growing, as 70 percent of seniors now have a mobile device, up 12 percent in just two years. More than ever, senior citizens are utilizing technology...

UTD Students, Highland Springs Seniors to Connect Via Technology

Jul 10, 2013
DALLAS, TX---The monopoly on the latest tech gadgets doesn't rest solely with the Millennial Generation.   According to a report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project by the Pew Research Center, senior citizens are setting the bar for computer use.  As of 2012, over 53 percent of American adults over the age of 65 use the internet or email.  Even cell phone usage among this age group is growing at a quick rate, as 70 percent of adults over the age of 65 now have a cell phone, up 12 percent in just two years. The generations will come...

Use Annual Wellness Visit as an Early Screening Tool for Cognitive Health

Jul 2, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Researchers have estimated that more than a third of people over the age of 70 have some form of memory loss. As health providers place added emphasis on cognitive care and fitness, there are more tools than ever to screen for symptoms, noted Dr. Mary Norman, Vice President & Regional Medical Director for Highland Springs retirement community in Dallas. One of those opportunities is the Medicare-covered Annual Wellness Visit.  On May 30th, Dr. Norman spoke to colleagues in Boston during a conference on dementia care.  The session was coordinated by the Harvard Medical School's Department of Continuing Education. "The...