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More living, fewer responsibilities

Retirement community ‘pros’ choose Wind Crest

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December 15th, 2016
Bill Warmath and his wife Lorna eagerly await trading home maintenance, snow shoveling, and traveling on icy roads for swimming, Bible studies, golfing, and walking the High Line Canal Trail at Wind Crest.

Bill Warmath and his wife Lorna eagerly await trading home maintenance, snow shoveling, and traveling on icy roads for swimming, Bible studies, golfing, and walking the High Line Canal Trail at Wind Crest.

Despite living in a 55-plus community north of Denver, Colo., and two more in South Carolina before that, Lorna and Bill Warmath wanted more out of life—or perhaps we should say less. 

“We were tired of all the responsibilities that come with being a homeowner,” says Lorna. “I think we were at the point where we wanted to simplify our life.”

With that plan in mind, she and Bill joined the priority list at Wind Crest to see what apartment living at the Highlands Ranch, Colo., Erickson Living community affords. 

Simplifying life’s unknowns

“There are a lot of unknowns that come with owning your own home and unknowns in life. We thought this would be the best way to simplify everything,” Lorna says.

Plus, says Bill, “It gave us the type of security that we were looking for.”

Wind Crest’s round-the-clock security and gated entrance, emergency medical response, full-service medical center, and on-site continuing care and rehabilitation neighborhood all add up to invaluable peace of mind. 

Bill also feels secure in Wind Crest’s financial structure. “Knowing that your money is protected in where you live for your use and for the use of your spouse is reassuring,” he says.

Peace of mind aside, what really cemented the deal for the Warmaths was the ability to exchange those homeowner responsibilities—maintenance, yard care, cooking—for activities they value and enjoy. 

“We met a couple at one of the presentations we attended [at Wind Crest] who emphasized that they wanted to move together rather than wait until something happened to one person, and then they’d have to move alone. That meant a lot to us to have time together in a place where we feel comfortable,” Bill says.

Perfect fit

They’ll certainly feel comfortable in their brand new, two-bedroom, Hayden-style apartment home in Wind Crest’s new Longs Ridge building slated to open next summer.  

“When we compared it to other floor plans, it comes closest to meeting the needs that we have on a daily basis,” Bill says. 

They worked with Personal Moving Consultant Beth Brandenburg and Sales Counselor Molly Thorne-Dhieux to discuss their lifestyle needs and select the appropriate floor plan at Wind Crest. 

“Everything about it fits,” says Lorna.

Brandenburg has visited the Warmaths’ Anthony Ridge home in Broomfield to measure furniture they’ll be bringing to their new apartment and create a visual floor plan. 

Lorna and Bill say the sales team’s attentiveness has made their move an easy one so far. “They’re always there for any questions that we have. We were impressed when we went to the first social event that they had residents there at the front door to greet you. The sense of community is so attractive to us,” Lorna says.

They’ve also met future neighbors and begun forming friendships. Wind Crest hosted a social for all future Longs Ridge residents in June. 

“We met people who are on our floor and in the entire [Longs Ridge] building. We like the fact that Wind Crest has these social events. By [the time we move in], we’ll know the people,” Lorna adds.

In the meantime, they eagerly await to move in, visiting nearly once a week to monitor the progression of the building that will soon become their home.

“We’re excited about it and just wish we didn’t have to go through another winter in our home shoveling snow and traveling on icy roads,” says Bill, “but time will pass.” 

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