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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...

Mutual Generosity Marks 2013 Student Scholars' Awards at Highland Springs

Jun 20, 2013
DALLAS, TX---As residents and staff of Highland Springs retirement community awarded six students employed in its Dining Services Department with collegiate scholarships, a theme emerged at the celebratory luncheon: generosity. "The students are generous with their time and positive attitudes, and our residents are committed to honoring academic excellence in a tangible way," stated Matt Neville, Executive Director of Highland Springs. Currently attending high school in the Dallas area, these employees of the Erickson Living retirement community earned scholarships for their collegiate careers.  The value of these awards is $500 per semester for a four-year total of $4,000 paid directly...

Friday, May 24: Highland Springs Residents to Create Wave of "Red, White & Blue" for Memorial Weekend Tribute

May 22, 2013
DALLAS, TX--Residents of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, will kick-off the Memorial Day weekend with a patriotic tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom. Beginning at 8am on Friday, May 24th, approximately thirty residents will create a wave of "Red, White and Blue" by placing 400 United States and war memorial flags on the grounds of its 89-acre campus. "We are so honored to have hundreds of veterans living at Highland Springs, and it's so important to always remember the courage and bravery of those men and women who gave...

Hitting the Golf Links for a Cause at Highland Springs

May 8, 2013
DALLAS, TX---With unseasonably cool temperatures, Old Man Winter has made unwelcome rounds in Dallas.  However, he couldn't prevent residents and employees of Highland Springs retirement community from playing their golf rounds for a worthy cause. Dodging the cold, the players enjoyed a beautiful May 1st day at Sherill Park Golf Course for its annual Golf Tournament & Creative Putting Contest to benefit the Student Scholarship Fund. The fund provides collegiate scholarships to eligible Dallas-area high school students employed in the Dining Services Department of the Erickson Living retirement community.  The 2013 tournament featured a new twist.  While thirty golfers hit...

Open House for Highland Springs Continuing Care Neighborhood Set for April 27th

Apr 23, 2013
DALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, will host an Open House for its new continuing care neighborhood on Saturday, April 27th from 10am-2pm. Bring loved ones and friends for the opportunity to tour the area's premier choice for senior living care and to speak with residents and employees. The continuing care neighborhood features 108 residences, offering assisted living, memory care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care services.  Spacious common areas, in-room dining options, screened-in porches and gardens are among the amenities that contribute to a patient-centered, holistic approach to health and wellness. The new neighborhood incorporates the integrated health...