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Maris Grove
The founders of Maris Grove’s Clean and Healthy Eating Group (clockwise, from upper right) Dr. Marie Russell, Joel Roisman, Mary Jeannette, and Dining Director Joseph Guidetti.

Ask any Maris Grove neighbor what they like most about the community, and you’ll often hear, “the delicious food.” With six restaurants to choose from, residents love the freedom to enjoy tasty meals with friends, without having to cook. 

Maris Grove
The two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath Hastings, is favored for its beautiful windows and finishes.

Walk into the two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath Hastings, and you immediately notice the windows flood the generous living–dining room with sunshine year-round while making the room feel even larger. According to longtime homeowners, Al and Evie Jacobs, “We have a glorious view that looks like an Andrew Wyeth painting. We sit at the bay window every evening and watch the sun go down.

Maris Grove
The Fairmont is a two-bedroom, one-bath home, with a spacious kitchen and living room

When former mathematics professor Robert Busby saw the Fairmont model at Maris Grove, he knew immediately that it was the right apartment home for him. “Of all the plans I saw—and I looked at quite a few—it fit my needs the best,” he says.

Linden Ponds
Linden Ponds Executive Chef Robert Wittenhagen previously worked at The Huntington Country Club, Papa Razzi Trattoria, and Burtons Grill.

Linden Ponds residents consistently say that one of the best parts of living at the maintenance-free community is that they no longer have to prepare their own meals—or do all of the grocery shopping, meal planning, and cleaning that goes along with that.

Linden Ponds
Charlene and Sze Yang moved last summer to Willard Square, Linden Ponds’ ninth and newest residence building, and are taking advantage of all the activities, including gardening, now that the weather is warmer.

There’s been an influx of new faces at Linden Ponds over the last year as residents have moved into Willard Square, the community’s ninth and newest residence building. The building opened in 2018 and features 104 brand-new apartment homes.

Highland Springs
Kevin Adamic (left), assistant director of finance at Highland Springs, helps Maurice and Ellen Lee install the My Erickson app on their mobile phones.

People who live at Highland Springs now have one more way to stay connected.

The Erickson Living community in North Dallas recently launched a new app, My Erickson, to give community members an at-their-fingertips option to explore what’s happening around campus.

Highland Springs
Pat Mullins’ grandson Jack receives a personalized name plate crafted by Highland Springs resident Max Haenel (right) in the community’s on-site woodshop.

School’s out for the summer, and students in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex have two and a half months of carefree days stretched out before them.

For many kids, that means summer camps, vacations, days spent at the swimming pool, even a trip to grandma’s house.

Highland Springs
Marilyn and Larry Comstock are at home in their Thornbury-style apartment at Highland Springs.

Larry and Marilyn Comstock began visiting retirement communities nearly four years ago. They’d lived in their Plano, Tex., home for 20 years and were starting to make plans for the future.

“We knew we wanted a place that offered continuing care options, but beyond that, we were looking at the atmosphere and amenities offered at each place we visited,” says Larry.

Greenspring
Pictured here are just some of the hundreds of Greenspring volunteers who spent almost 64,000 hours volunteering last year in a wide variety of causes both on campus and in the surrounding community.

According to the Philanthropy News Digest, “The national volunteer rate—which peaked at 28.8% for three straight years between 2003 and 2005—fell to a 15-year low of 24.9% in 2015, while the percentage of Americans giving to nonprofits annually fell from 66.8% in 2000 to 55.5% in 2014.”