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Ann's Choice
Fran Calahan and Gary Hattal take a turn on one of the dance floors at Ann’s Choice.
“There’s an aura about Ann’s Choice ,” says Fran Calahan. “It’s inviting and welcoming, and you can feel that when you first walk in.” Fran moved from Doylestown to Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., in Jan. 2010, nine months after she’d broken her right knee. “Because of the knee, I couldn’t do anything till late fall,” Fran says. “It made me realize that should...
Wind Crest
Longtime friends and neighbors Libby Griffith (left) and Pat Morris researched their next homes together and both decided on Wind Crest. They agree it’s the best decision they’ve made for this chapter in their lives.
Neighbors and friends Libby Griffith and Pat Morris moved to Wind Crest from the same Denver high rise just over a year ago. They’re both satisfied with their move and say it’s the best decision they’ve made for this stage of their lives. Here they share some answers about retirement and their lives at Wind Crest. Q: What’s the best thing you’ve done for yourself when it comes to retirement or...
Wind Crest
Blue and Green logo for MyErickson app
Life just got even more convenient for people who live at Wind Crest . The Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., emphasizes active living through convenience, activities and events, and proactive health care. To make the Wind Crest lifestyle even more accessible to its residents, the community recently launched MyErickson, a proprietary app that easily connects community members...
Tallgrass Creek
Phil Hocker reviews Johnson County Lifestyle, a local magazine that recently awarded Tallgrass Creek with its prestigious “Reader’s Choice” award for best retirement community in Johnson County, Kans.
When Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans., opened its doors in October 2007, it was the 15th retirement community developed by Baltimore, Md.-based Erickson Living. That first year, about 90 residents moved into Bluebird Crossing, Tallgrass Creek’s first residence building. Over the next 12 months, they watched as the second residence building, Redtail View, took shape. Back then, Tallgrass...
Tallgrass Creek
Judy Higginbotham was the very first person to move to Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek’s new residence building, which recently began welcoming new residents.
Judy Higginbotham has some special recognition no one else can claim. She is the very first person to move to Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek ’s new residence building, which very recently began welcoming residents. “I didn’t feel alone at all that first day as the staff went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed,” says Judy. Judy moved from a 6,000-...
Tallgrass Creek
After enjoying a tailgate picnic celebrating Tallgrass Creek’s tenth anniversary, community members joined together to form a colorful “10” as a drone overhead snapped photos.
Tallgrass Creek ’s tenth birthday bash was everything an anniversary celebration should be. There were cheerleaders, a tailgate picnic, disc jockey, swing band, campus tours, sky-high anniversary photo, elegant dinner dance, dignitaries offering congratulations, pro football and baseball team mascots, and, of course, birthday cake and champagne. No wonder the celebration lasted three days! “I...
Highland Springs
Two of Highland Springs’ full-time physicians, Dr. Jill Studley (left) and Medical Director Dr. Mary Norman, were recently named Dallas top docs by D Magazine.
When Highland Springs issued an invitation to its priority list members to the presentation “How to Live to Be 100” by Dr. Jill Studley, a physician at the North Dallas Erickson Living community, the response was overwhelming. “We had over 250 replies almost immediately,” says Sales Director Christina Christie. “The program was so popular, we asked Dr. Studley to offer a repeat presentation.”...
Highland Springs
Highland Springs community members Gayle and Dick Manassa appear in the January photo of the 2018 calendar featuring Highland Springs residents and staff.
After months of anticipation, the Highland Springs ’ mystery calendar isn’t a secret any longer. Resident life staff unveiled the 2018 calendar, featuring residents of the North Dallas community, to an audience eager to see the finished project. “For such a large undertaking, it’s pretty incredible that the details didn’t leak,” says Dick Manassa, who appears in the calendar’s January photo...
Highland Springs
The Bee Healthy Expo at Highland Springs was jointly organized by the medical and continuing care committee, chaired by Ann Gordon (left) and social workers at the North Dallas community, including Patti Dickson (right).
The Hillcrest Clubhouse at Highland Springs was abuzz with activity as the North Dallas Erickson Living community hosted its largest health expo to date. “Highland Springs has grown so much in recent years,” says Ann Gordon, chair of the Resident Advisory Council’s medical and continuing care committee, which sponsored the event. “We felt it was a good time to showcase all the wellness resources...