Wind Crest Supports Colorado Cares Day

Residents, staff collect 120 bags of non-perishable food items, supplies for Interfaith Community Services

DENVER, CO--- To commemorate the twelfth annual statewide day of service, Colorado Cares Day, Wind Crest retirement community hosted a campus-wide food drive to benefit Interfaith Community Services. During the week of July 25th, residents and staff of Wind Crest collected non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, baby food and formula and household cleaning supplies. Donations were accepted at designated areas throughout the campus, including the medical center, administrative office and clubhouses. All told, one hundred-twenty (120) bags of these products were delivered to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Highlands Ranch on Saturday, July 30th by Janice Turner, medical practice manager at Wind Crest, Dr. Barbara Morris, medical director at Wind Crest and commissioner for Serve Colorado, the Governor's Commission on Community Service, and her daughter Shari Morris-Zeitler. "The mission of Interfaith Community Services is vital to the well-being of the entire community,"   stated Dr. Morris.  "The residents and staff of Wind Crest recognized the opportunity to support Colorado Cares Day and delivered in a generous way.  It was rewarding to learn that this year's drive exceeded the 2010 total in terms of total pounds of supplies collected.  Truly, all Coloradans benefit by providing a helping hand to those in need." Created in 1968, Inter-Faith Community Services provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income people using community resources.  Inter-Faith fosters self-sufficiency and respects the dignity of each client.  Inter-Faith serves the people of Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan and unincorporated Arapahoe County. For more information, please visit www.ifcs.org. About Wind Crest: Wind Crest, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  And the company's wide-ranging employee programs have earned Erickson Living numerous awards, including Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For®" in 2008 and 2009.