Highland Springs
Wayne and Rae Hoover, pictured here in front of a floral painting, researched several continuing care retirement communities in North Dallas before choosing Highland Springs.

For more than a decade, Wayne and Rae Hoover toyed with the idea of moving to a retirement community.

“We even visited a few in the area,” says Rae. “We stopped by the sales trailer at Highland Springs while it was still under construction and visited with Christina [Christie, sales director]. That was back in 2006.”

Highland Springs
Pat Mullins moved to Highland Springs as soon as she was age-eligible and encourages others not to wait too long to enjoy all the benefits of the North Dallas Erickson Living community.

Pat Mullins was 60 when she first learned of Highland Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas.

Brad (Robert Goolrick), Sol (Adron Krekeler), Opal (Jane Ford), and Gloria (Sue Franke) toast their new “friendship” and living arrangement in Everybody Loves Opal.

Known for entertaining audiences while also supporting local theater arts students, the Greenspring Players, the all-volunteer performing arts group at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., once again received high accolades for their recent production of Everybody Loves Opal by John Patrick.

Catherine McKenna, seated here in a red armchair, enjoys reading in the extra-large living room in her Georgetown home.

“I absolutely love my apartment home. It is just beautiful,” Catherine McKenna says of her extra-large one-bedroom-with-den Georgetown apartment home at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va.

This year marks Catherine’s fourteenth year in her home at Greenspring, and she’s as happy as ever.

Fox Run
Ashley Martin recently joined Fox Run’s management team as the associate executive director.

The newest member of Fox Run’s executive team, Ashley Martin, became the community’s associate executive director in April. Martin brings 12 years of experience in the senior living industry, and she earned her bachelor’s degree in management and finance while working full time.

Fox Run
Students of Shakespeare: (from left) Marilyn Luebeck, Sharon Hunter, Betty Maysa, George Smith, Jerry Gerger, Nancy Snyder, Shirley Sirotkin, Marianne Balding (in front), and Dorothy Gagnier.

You probably studied Shakespeare in high school, but when was the last time you dug into those classic plays? People sometimes shy away from Shakespearean texts because they can be difficult to understand—but not when you take the No Fear Shakespeare approach.

Fox Run
Ken Noble is one of the organizers of Fox Run’s gardens, pictured here in the gardens filled with flowers, vegetables, and herbs.

Maintaining a garden can be one of the greatest joys of summertime, and when people sell their houses to move to Fox Run, they don’t have to give up their gardens. The community has a large garden area where green-thumbed residents can reserve spaces to grow their own vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers. 

Eagle's Trace
Judy Doba, seen here with her plants, is the chairman of the garden club at Eagle’s Trace, where the recently revamped resident gardens feature innovative rows of  galvanized steel troughs filled with flowers and vegetables.

The tomato plants in Judy Doba’s garden tower above the cheerful gardener.

“It looks a little bit like the Amazon,” says Judy. “I might have added a touch too much Miracle-Gro.”

Eagle's Trace
The Eagle’s Trace Strummers, pictured here playing their instruments, recently recorded their first CD.

The old standards come to life on the recently released CD from the Eagle’s Trace Strummers. It’s the ukulele group’s first foray into recorded music.