The rendering of the new building, Lakeview Pointe, at Highland Springs shows off the beautiful view of the lake.

The first residents of Lakeview Pointe, a new residence building at Highland Springs, are moving in this month.

Jerry and Treva Smutz say they are happier and feel healthier since they moved to Highland Springs in May 2019.

For Jerry and Treva Smutz, moving to an active senior living community was an idea they projected “sometime in the future.”

Conrad Lohoefer stands here in his home office in his apartment at Highland Springs, which is filled with pictures and memorabilia. He wears a white ballcap with a B-17 on the front and a blue bill. Behind him is a bookshelf and art relating to B-17s.

Conrad Lohoefer’s had a number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

His most recent? Attending the film premier of the documentary Memphis Belle in Color aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, part of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

Varun Kakar is the new director of dining services at Highland Springs. He is seen here smiling and standing in a dining room at Highland Springs. He is wearing a patterned tie over a white buttondown, leaning resting with his hand on the back of a chair.

As a teenager, Varun Kakar couldn’t have imagined a part-time job he held in high school would be the first building block in his career.

Shirley Crawford is one of 61 pioneer residents and 13 pioneer staff members at Highland Springs who gathered recently to celebrate the community’s early years.

Shirley Crawford still remembers the excitement she felt on a mid-September morning in 2006. 

“My husband Bill and I were waiting by the doors with our movers at 8 a.m. on the day Highland Springs opened,” says Shirley. “We were the first people to move in.”

Sig and Fern Sigafoos enjoy high tea at Hillsborough Castle during their trip to Ireland in November 2019.

The road to wedded bliss was paved with obstacles the first time Sig and Fern Sigafoos married in December 1974.

“There were a number of factors that made it difficult,” says Fern. “It wasn’t that we didn’t love each other.”

The couple divorced two years later, only to find their way back to each other after 35 years apart.

Ali Harris (left), move-in and transitions coordinator for the continuing care neighborhood at Highland Springs, married Jason Amos in Magnolia Place Clubhouse on September 28, 2019. Jennifer Fox, the community’s director of continuing care, officiated.

Highland Springs might not be on Dallas’s top ten list of wedding venues just yet, but the scenic 89-acre campus has hosted more weddings than you might think.

Glynda Wilson keeps an album of letters from Judith, a 17-year-old Rwandan girl she sponsors through Compassion International, in her apartment at Highland Springs.

Glynda Wilson had two considerations when she was thinking about a potential move: home maintenance and a sense of community.

“I was ready to trade one for the other,” says Glynda, who became increasing concerned about the effort and expense it took to maintain her three-bedroom duplex in Dallas.

Kris Allison (left) and Ruby Boman enjoy the Bee Healthy Expo at Highland Springs.

It’s the start of a new year and for many, the time to set fresh goals and replace old habits.

According to The Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, nearly 55% of New Year’s resolutions are health related: exercising more and eating healthier.