Wind Crest's Erickson Named Chairman of Board of Directors for LeadingAge Colorado

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Craig Erickson, Executive Director of Wind Crest, was recently one of fourteen members appointed to the 2012 Board of Directors of LeadingAge Colorado. Mr. Erickson will serve as Chairman.  LeadingAge Colorado, the state's largest nonprofit association representing providers of aging services, made the announcement at its annual business meeting.  Wind Crest is a continuing care retirement community managed and developed by Erickson Living. "This board will help us achieve our goal of advocating on behalf of Colorado's seniors  for quality services," said Laura Landwirth, the association's president and CEO. "I look forward to working with our board to ensure the needs of this expanding population are met today and into the future." Mr. Erickson joined the Wind Crest team in September 2006.  Prior positions at Erickson Living include associate executive director, vice president of financial planning & analysis and chief information officer.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School of Business.  Since 2007, he has served as a board member of the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce and as board chair in 2011. For more information, call 303-837-8834, or visit the LeadingAge Colorado website at www.leadingagecolorado.org. About LeadingAge Colorado (www.leadingagecolorado.org): Established in 1968, LeadingAge Colorado is the state's largest and longest-standing nonprofit organization representing providers of senior housing and aging services to Colorado's elderly. More than 240 member organizations belong to LeadingAge Colorado, including assisted living residences, nursing homes, retirement communities, independent living, HUD housing, adult day programs and other community-based services. LeadingAge Colorado advocates public policy initiatives that support individual rights, quality care, equitable access and reimbursement for seniors. LeadingAge Colorado is the state affiliate for three national organizations: the Assisted Living Federation of America, LeadingAge and the National Adult Day Services Association. 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.  For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.