Highland Springs residents Joanne Cafiero (standing) and Rosemary Nichols founded the retired nurses club at the North Dallas Erickson Living community.

National Nurses Week runs from May 6 through May 12 and is a time to celebrate nurses and their work.

Danna’s Darlings, led by Danna Parsons, prepare for a Mardi Gras parade. (From left) Danna Parsons, Mimi O’Neill, Marna Keith, Judith Barnes, Ellen Lee, Norma Hill, Ann Green, Ruth Powers, Barbara Buehler, Susan Barnes, and Francine Daner.

“When it comes to throwing parties, we like to go big,” says Barbara Blachly, resident services coordinator at Highland Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas.

The Landworks group exercise class at Highland Springs meets in the new fitness studio inside the Pecan Grove residence building.

New Year’s resolutions may be in the rearview mirror by now, but people who live at Highland Springs keep fit year-round thanks to expanded fitness offerings at the North Dallas Erickson Living community.

Mimi O’Neill (center, in green) tests residents’ recycling knowledge during the 2016 Earth Day Expo at Highland Springs.

Did you know? 

According to Waste Management, the average American will throw away 600 times the amount of his or her adult weight in garbage. A 150-pound person, for instance, will discard 90,000 pounds of trash.

Christina Christie recently transitioned from sales counselor to the new sales director at Highland Springs.

As one of Highland Springs’ pioneer employees, Christina Christie is a familiar face to people who live at the North Dallas Erickson Living community. 

Highland Springs residents Mary and Joe Bendzick have found it’s easier than ever to volunteer at the North Dallas community where they live, with many opportunities just a short walk from their apartment.

Ever since President Nixon established National Volunteer Week in 1974, ensuing presidents have espoused the benefits of civic engagement. 

President Obama, in his last National Volunteer Week proclamation as president, asserted, “People of all ages can volunteer, and anyone can, through the smallest of acts, do their part to improve the lives of others.”

Highland Springs resident Martha Skelton oversees the diplomat program, which connects new move-ins with current residents at the North Dallas Erickson Living community.

Highland Springs Executive Director Matt Neville (left) welcomes Joe and Delores Garbarini, the first residents of the North Dallas community’s newest residence building, Pecan Grove, which opened in December 2016.

Sue and Bill White moved to Highland Springs for the North Dallas community’s amenities and vibrant social calendar.