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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...

Highland Springs Appoints Jennifer Fox as Director of Continuing Care

Mar 26, 2015
DALLAS, TX—Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the appointment of Jennifer Fox as its Director of Continuing Care. Previously the Administrator for the Healthcare Center at Grace Presbyterian Village, Ms. Fox is a licensed administrator in Texas with over nine years of senior living experience. In her leadership position, Ms. Fox will oversee the daily clinical services and achievement of high quality experience for residents and their families through a holistic care model reflecting the core values of Highland Springs. A resident of Dallas, Ms. Fox holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health...

Highland Spring’s Extended Care Neighborhood Receives Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report

Mar 7, 2015
Dallas,TX--The extended care neighborhood of Highland Springs has received the highest overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s seventh annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes . Created by the publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals, the Best Nursing Homes 2015 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. The goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of quality care. To create Best Nursing Homes 2015, U.S. News drew on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program...

Highland Springs Residents and Employees Go Red for Women

Feb 6, 2015

DALLAS, TX—Heart disease affects millions of Americans, but its impact on women is often under realized.

That perception was a motivating factor for the American Heart Association’s (AHA) creation of Go Red for Women, its annual awareness campaign in February.

The American Heart Association uses all revenue from local and National Go Red For Women activities to support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit heart health. As a result, more than 2 million women have taken the Go Red Heart CheckUp in the last ten years.

Highland Springs, the...

Highland Springs Named Best Retirement Community, Assisted Living by Star Local Media Readers

Feb 5, 2015
DALLAS, TX—Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, was named Best Retirement Community (55+) and Best Assisted Living in the Star Local Media 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. It was the second consecutive year that Highland Springs took top honors in both categories. Votes were cast in a variety of categories during December via an on-line ballot that appeared on www.starlocalmedia.com . In November, readers had the opportunity to nominate their favorite local businesses for the balloting. Results can be found here: http://starlocalmedia.com/extras/readers_choice/ . Matt Neville is the Executive Director of Highland Springs. “Receiving this recognition...

The Leader of the Band: Jack Melick Lives His Childhood Dream

Feb 2, 2015
DALLAS, TX—After two years of piano lessons, Jack Melick, then age 7 of North Plainfield, New Jersey, proudly told his parents of his dream to become a big band leader. By the time he was a teenager, he was well on his way of fulfilling his goal during summers at a resort in the Pocono Mountains. Seventy-eight years later, he continues to make beautiful music before appreciative audiences. The resident of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, continues to lead Jack Melick and His Big Band in performances mainly in the Dallas area. His career has taken him across...

Government Affairs Group at Highland Springs Connects Residents with the Issues

Jan 5, 2015
DALLAS, TX—Texas made national headlines in 2014 for politics, as the gubernatorial race headlined a busy election season. Residents at Highland Springs were particularly tuned in. Over 95 percent of eligible voters at the Erickson Living retirement community participated in the November general election, nearly 60 percentage points higher than the overall turnout in Collin County. Since its creation in 2006, the resident-led Government Affairs Group has been a key contributor to the high level of civic involvement at Highland Springs. A non-partisan entity, its mission is to inform and educate residents about local, state and federal issues of interest,...