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Highland Springs' Year-Round Labor of Love Brings Holiday Joy

Dec 19, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Santa really does have a workshop in Texas!  Three resident teams of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, collaborate annually to provide hand-made toy cradle sets and fire trucks to the Hobby Crafters Foundation and the NETWORK of Community Industries, Inc. for distribution to children and families in need in the Dallas area. Resident woodworkers of the Woodchuck Group design and construct the cradles and fire trucks.  A group of talented painters then decorate them.  The Sewing Ladies are responsible for assembling the dolls and sewing the mattresses and blankets.  In 2013, a total of...

In YouTube Video, Darlene Springer Proves That Gaming Is For All Ages

Dec 10, 2013
DALLAS, TX---According to the Entertainment® Software Association, 58 percent of Americans play video games.  The average game player is 30 years old and has been playing for thirteen years. These industry stats provide a clue as to the prevalence of video gaming as a major form of entertainment for young people.  However, gaming is for all ages. Look no farther than Darlene Springer, a resident of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas. She has enjoyed Wii Bowling for five years since learning from a fellow resident.  Now 87, Mrs. Springer has rolled an...

Highland Springs Resident Group Talks Texas Issues with State Representative Jeff Leach

Nov 25, 2013
DALLAS, TX---The resident-led Government Affairs Group of Highland Springs hosted Texas State Representative Jeff Leach (R-67th) for a legislative update on November 21st. Fifty residents of the Erickson Living retirement community attended the event.  They had the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation of Representative Leach whose topics included education, transportation and water issues facing Texas. "We sincerely thank Representative Leach for taking the time to visit Highland Springs," stated Herb Hoxie, a resident member of the Government Affairs Group.  "Our membership is very tuned into current events, and his remarks gave us additional insight into local and statewide...

Erickson Advantage® Receives Top National Rankings

Nov 19, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas, announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage®, has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C, and 4.5-stars for Parts C and D combined. The Part C 5-star rating is the highest rating a Medicare health plan can receive for quality in five categories: staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, ratings of responsiveness and care, complaints and appeals, and health plan customer service.  A 5-star rating is considered exceptional. Other CMS...

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...