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Welcome to the family

Introducing Windsor Run, Erickson Living’s first North Carolina community

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January 8th, 2016

Main Street in Matthews, NC

Erickson Living is excited to announce the upcoming construction of its newest community, WindsorRun, in Matthews, N.C., located just south of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County.

Known for high occupancies, strong resident and employee satisfaction, operational excellence, industry-leading innovations, and one of the most comprehensive health care systems available to seniors, Erickson Living has distinguished itself as a leader in developing and managing continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). 

“We’re proud to be building our first community in North Carolina,” says Alan Butler, CEO of Erickson Living. “Windsor Run will meet the needs of seniors in this area for active retirement living and expand Erickson Living’s portfolio to 19 campuses in 11 states.”

Scheduled to open in 2017, Windsor Run will provide a variety of spacious, maintenance-free, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes on 60 acres of a 105-acre tract.

“Good news travels quickly,” says Tom Senger, director of sales for Windsor Run. “Each week, we are meeting with dozens of people eager to be among the community’s first residents.”

Plentiful options

Windsor Run will offer all the amenities and services that make Erickson Living communities so popular, including a comprehensive monthly service package, 24-hour-a-day security, a state-of-the-art fitness center and swimming pool, on-site medical center, a marketplace, salon, library, theater, and a variety of dining options.

“Erickson Living does a great job simplifying life by providing so many amenities and services,” says Carl Nemecek, who lives at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va. “It’s wonderful that we can see a doctor, buy some basic grocery items, enjoy exercise and pool time, grow vegetables in a garden, choose from a large menu of dinner options, and participate in an extremely wide variety of activities.”

“We knew that our needs would change as we aged and that the time may come when we may not be able to easily handle some of the ‘surprises’ that come our way,” says Nancy Eisenbise who lives at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. “Living at an Erickson Living community gives our children the peace of mind in knowing that we are safe, comfortable, and physically and mentally stimulated. It’s a gift we gave both our children and ourselves. It’s a win-win situation.”

Lifelong answer

As a CCRC, Windsor Run will provide several levels of continuing care on site. A majority of community members will never need the higher levels of care available, but they will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing the care is available.

According to Ken Harris, director of the New York Association for Homes and Services for the Aging’s Center for Senior Living and Community Services, “The idea behind the CCRC is to meet the evolving residential and medical needs of people as they age in place, allowing them to remain in the community no matter what level of care they require.”

“I think of it as a safety net, a welcome protection,” say Carolyn Nagler, a community member at Greenspring. “The many activities and opportunities Erickson Living communities provide contribute, in my opinion, to living longer, better lives. Our mental, psychological, and physical selves are stimulated every time we leave our apartment.”

The Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agrees. According to a recent study, it found that “residents who live in CCRCs are healthier and live longer than people who do not live in CCRCs.” The analysis also found that CCRC residents have less risk of disease and disability. 

“I did not know much about CCRCs prior to my move to Greenspring,” says Clint Lambert. “I’m happy that I did not let that stop me. My wife and I did our research and scheduled a visit. I’m so glad we did. We now enjoy a very happy and full life lived among such wonderful people.”

Come and see

Last November, the Windsor Run sales center opened at 2010 McKee Road to provide a wealth of information on Erickson Living’s newest community. Here, guests will see a model of the future community, including the clubhouse and residence buildings. They will also enjoy the opportunity to peruse 3D perspectives of the more than 30 available floor plans.

Once construction begins, guests to the Sales Center will be invited to step out onto the observation deck to witness Windsor Run coming to life. Working on-site at the sales center, Senger and his sales team will answer questions, including how to reserve one of the first Windsor Run homes and ways in which they can help sell your house.

“I encourage anyone interested in learning more about a future at Windsor Run to call and schedule a visit,” says Senger. “There is never any pressure, just a great opportunity to discover why so many people are excited to welcome Erickson Living’s first community in North Carolina.”

To schedule your visit to the new Windsor Run Sales Center, call 1-800-649-6810.