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Planning ahead

Windsor Run’s priority list keeps members up to date on apartment homes, informative events

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July 6th, 2016
An artist’s rendering of the Windsor Run campus with the all-season pool in the foreground.

An artist’s rendering of the Windsor Run campus with the all-season pool in the foreground.

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” —Alan Lakein

In every phase of our life, the more options we allow ourselves, the more freedom we have to make the choices that best suit our needs.

Recognizing the importance of planning ahead, numerous people are joining the priority list at Windsor Run every week. In doing so, they reserve a place in line for the apartment home of their choice at Erickson Living’s newest community in Matthews, NC.

“There is never any pressure,” says Windsor Run Director of Sales Tom Senger. “We want to make sure Windsor Run is the right choice for our prospective residents as much as they do. Joining the priority list provides the time needed to learn more about our community, meet other future residents, and attend special priority list functions.”

Joining the priority list is easy and provides the peace of mind that comes with planning for the future. Members pay a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and a $150-per-person nonrefundable application fee. 

Once this deposit is made, the date is noted as the member’s priority list date. Members are then encouraged to select a preferred floor plan that, once available, will be offered to them with right of first refusal based on their joining date.

There is no penalty should the preferred apartment home become available before a prospective resident is ready to move. It is simply offered to the next member on the list and priority list status remains the same.

“I signed up for the priority list years before I was ready to move,” says Sally Brown, who moved to Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., last year. “I was impressed with all the amenities offered, in particular, the on-site medical care available to me should the need arise. As a member of the priority list, I was kept informed as the community developed and invited to numerous events.” 

Filling up the calendar

While securing a home at Windsor Run is the number one benefit of the priority list, the special, planned members-only events are a close second.

“Joining the priority list gives you the assurance of being able to move when you are ready, plus there are many opportunities to meet with others and get valuable information about the community while you are waiting,” says Margy Smith, a community member at Ashby Ponds.

Throughout the year, priority list members receive a wide variety of invitations to special events. This past April, members of the Windsor Run priority list enjoyed a special “lunch and learn” featuring Erickson Living Chief Medical Officer Dr. Matt Narrett. 

“As a new community, many of our prospective residents are eager to learn more about the medical and health benefits that will be offered at Windsor Run,” says Senger. 

In August members of the priority list will enjoy a question and answer panel discussion with residents from Ashby Ponds. And this fall, they will receive invitations to a series of Erickson Realty and Moving Services seminars on important topics such as downsizing and selling your home. 

“While enjoying time together with future neighbors, the purpose of these events is to arm our members with the tools they may need to make their move to Windsor Run as seamless and stress-free as possible,” says Senger. 

Many priority list members find that armed with the information they receive, they are better prepared to make informed decisions regarding their future move.

“While on the priority list, I attended many events and took full advantage of all the resources available to me,” says Greenspring community member Vernon “Jiggs” Kaliher. “I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”