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Highland Springs Named Best Retirement Community, Assisted Living by Star Local Media Readers

February 5, 2015

DALLAS, TX—Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, was named Best Retirement Community (55+) and Best Assisted Living in the Star Local Media 2014 Readers' Choice Awards. It was the second consecutive year that Highland Springs took top honors in both categories. Votes were cast in a variety of categories during December via an on-line ballot that appeared on  In November, readers had the opportunity to nominate their favorite local businesses for the balloting.  Results can be found here: Matt Neville is the Executive Director of Highland Springs.  "Receiving this recognition for the second year in a row speaks to our commitment to offering high quality services to the residents in our independent and extended care neighborhoods," stated Mr. Neville.   "It begins with our employees, who embrace our mission on a daily basis.  They truly make Highland Springs a community that celebrates life," noted Mr. Neville.  "We'd like to thank everyone who voted and congratulate all of the businesses that were honored for outstanding service to their customers in Plano." The eighty-nine acre campus is located on 8000 Frankford Road.  In its independent living neighborhoods, Highland Springs currently features 437 apartment homes with a variety of one & two bedroom floor plans and pricing options.  A new resident building, Willow Ridge, with 99 residences utilizing fourteen fresh floor plan designs is scheduled to open in the spring.   Residents enjoy opportunities to engage in an active lifestyle with a choice of over one hundred clubs, activities and volunteer programs.  The community also features two restaurants, a medical center with on-site physicians and a fitness/aquatics center. Assisted living services at Highland Springs are part of the continuing care neighborhood.  With 108 residences, the neighborhood also offers memory care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care services to Highland Springs and Dallas-area residents.   In 2014, the neighborhood attained the maximum score in three signature categories of the Five-Star Quality Rating System administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The 5-star ratings were achieved in the Overall, Health Inspection and Quality Measure categories.   Star Local Media is a media company comprising of fourteen community newspapers and websites serving suburban North Texas for over a century. About Highland Springs:  Highland Springs is one of seventeen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in North Dallas, Texas, the scenic 89-acre campus is home to more than 700 residents.  Highland Springs is the ideal greater Dallas retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.  ### [[{"fid":"163296","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_slideshow_link[und][0][title]":"","field_slideshow_link[und][0][url]":"","field_wrapper_link[und][0][title]":"","field_wrapper_link[und][0][url]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default"}}]]