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July 31st, 2017
Jack Lane and Candy Kane are enjoying life at Wind Crest since moving there this summer.

Jack Lane and Candy Kane are enjoying life at Wind Crest since moving there this summer.

After witnessing her mother thrive for 12 years at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., and her sister and brother-in-law celebrate their tenth anniversary at Erickson Living’s Highland Springs in Dallas, Tex., Candy Kane and her husband, Jack Lane, knew they wanted a similar lifestyle for themselves in retirement. 

Meanwhile, Jack was touring the continent on his Harley Davidson and quickly fell in love with Colorado. “I liked what they have: bike trails, walking trails, and the people are so nice,” he says. 

Though he and Candy looked at various continuing care retirement communities around the country, when they discovered Wind Crest, the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., they knew they had found home. Now, after moving into their brand new apartment home in Wind Crest’s High Line Overlook Neighborhood in June, they can finally call it that.

Ideal setting

“We could have gone anywhere in the country, and we absolutely love Colorado,” Jack says.

They chose a spacious two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a den in Longs Ridge, the second-to-last residence building in The High Line Overlook Neighborhood. 

Mt. Rosa Court, the neighborhood’s final building, will open in 2018 and is already nearly sold out.

Due to overwhelming demand for worry-free retirement at Wind Crest, only a few brand new apartment homes remain available. 

Jack and Candy can understand why. The neighborhood’s open-concept floor plans, modern finishes, and immediate access to all amenities located throughout the neighborhood make it a desirable place to live. 

The couple looks forward to utilizing Wind Crest’s amenities on a daily basis, even on snowy winter days. 

“Colorado gets snow and cold weather,” says Jack. “We don’t actually get as much snow as people think—Colorado gets a lot of sunshine—but nonetheless, it does get cold, and we like to walk. Getting out on slippery sidewalks gets hard. Everything at Wind Crest is connected so we can get our walk in or get anywhere we want without having to bundle up and worry about slipping and falling. That is appealing so we don’t have to go outside when it’s 10 degrees out. We’re looking forward to getting our exercise in without having to go outside in the cold or the heat.” 

As health-conscious, active adults, they anticipated using the fitness center and taking group fitness classes on site.

“We appreciate the Erickson approach—their desire for people to be healthier. Wind Crest offers a whole lot of exercise activities and a golf course next door,” Jack says.

Two campus fitness centers are located in The High Line Overlook Neighborhood, while a larger, main fitness center is located in Town Center Neighborhood. “I’m looking forward to not having to bundle up to go to the gym and doing those activities all the time,” Candy says. 

Delectable dining and more

The High Line Overlook Neighborhood has added a mix of amenities to the already-bustling community, including Windows Restaurant, Burton’s Steakhouse, Timberline Tavern, Blue Sky Café, and Mile High Café, the newest to open in Longs Ridge. 

“I love the variety of restaurants,” Jack says. “We have tried several restaurants, and so far every single meal we’ve had has been outstanding. Wind Crest is touted for having excellent food.”

In fact, Wind Crest consistently ranks first among all 19 Erickson Living communities for dining. 

Other amenities include a salon-spa, Red Rocks catering room, and the 230-seat Arts and Enrichment Center. Each residence building features well-appointed sitting and meeting areas, classrooms, and patios for enjoying the stunning mountain views with friends.

While their apartment was under construction, Candy said, “I look forward to moving to a community of people we get to know. I’m also looking forward to learning about the community in and around Wind Crest.” 

After moving in, it didn’t take long for Jack and Candy to get acclimated to life at Wind Crest. They started by attending priority list and reservist events well before their apartment was move-in ready.

“We’ve made friends around Wind Crest. It’s very welcoming by everyone,” he says. 

“The sales staff had done a great job at integrating us before we moved in. We have met people on our floor,” says Candy. “We’re really high on Wind Crest.”