My Visit at the Highland Springs Community as an Intern


During my short time interning with New LifeStyles, I have learned so much about the senior living & care industry, such as the different types of communities and the services they offer. From independent and assisted living, respite care, memory care, home care and hospice care, they differ greatly. So far, my favorite experience has been visiting the Highland Springs Community because I have never been in such a large and elegant senior community before, so I definitely learned a lot.

When I first walked into Highland Springs in Dallas, Texas, I was warmly greeted by some of the friendly staff who later introduced me to Jennifer O’Reilly, the director of sales. She gave me a detailed tour of the big community, showing me their in-house bank, clinic, dining services, pool, gym and so much more. I was so impressed with the place that I wanted to move in myself.

What stood out to me the most at Highland Springs was all of the activities that they offer and host. There are more than 600 groups and activities for their residents. Personally, the water aerobics looked like a lot fun, as well as the drawing/painting room. From walking around & greeting numerous residents, I could tell that they were truly happy and living their lives to the fullest capabilities.

What I can tell others that don’t know about this industry that may help them if they are looking for a senior community is that you must take all factors into consideration before making any big decisions, and there are all types of communities out there. New LifeStyles can help you find quality information on local options. Then you must evaluate personal finances & the level & quality care for you or your loved one. Then you can make a decision.