Smiles of staff members at Highland Springs, the Erickson Senior Living-managed community in north Dallas, are shining brighter than tinsel this holiday season, thanks to residents’ generous donations to the 2022 Staff Appreciation Fund (SAF).
Each year, residents of Highland Springs donate to the SAF as a way of recognizing the community’s hourly employees, who work diligently to provide them an industry-leading level of service. In 2022 alone, residents contributed more than $400,000 to the SAF.
The funds were then dispersed to 429 eligible employees, which include dining associates, security officers, maintenance workers, housekeepers, medical and nursing assistants, and many more.
At a special reception held on December 5 that decked the halls, residents had the opportunity to express their appreciation in person during the check distribution, and in kind, employees enjoyed the opportunity to say thanks as well.
The spirit of the tight-knit community, bolstered by this teamwork and residents’ desire to give back, doesn’t go unrecognized by its leaders.
“At Highland Springs, we genuinely care for one another, and I think the generosity of our residents is a reflection of that thoughtful spirit,” says Executive Director Matt Neville. “Our team works hard to deliver on the promises we make to residents, from enjoying an active lifestyle to enhancing their health and well-being and providing financial stability. In turn, our residents realize how much better their lives are living in a community where everyone is committed to each other.”
To learn more about the workplace culture at Highland Springs and the community’s available job positions, visit EricksonSeniorLiving.com/careers.
Highland Springs is a not-for-profit community, managed by Erickson Senior Living® and supported by National Senior Communities (NSC) Inc., the largest independent board of continuing care retirement communities in the nation. NSC's purpose is to represent the financial interests of residents to promote the highest quality programs and services for the best possible value.