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The countdown is on

New Erickson Living community opens its doors

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March 14th, 2018
Aerial view of the Windsor Run community showing completed buildings.

Windsor Run is just a couple of months from opening. Soon Erickson Living’s first community in North Carolina will come to life with new residents, staff, and year-round activities and fun.


In just a couple of months, Windsor Run, Erickson Living’s first community in North Carolina, will open its doors to its first residents.

“Excitement is at an all-time high” says Tom Senger, Windsor Run’s director of sales. “After more than a year of construction, we are fulfilling the promise we made when we first broke ground. Every member of our staff is eager to welcome our first residents as we, according to the Erickson Living mission statement, share our gifts to create a community that celebrates life.”

Ready to go

Eager to be among Windsor Run’s first community members, Jacqueline “Jackie” Nordhoff has been preparing for her upcoming move since 2016.

“I’m very excited for all the aspects of what will be my new life at Windsor Run,” she says. “I just know it will be perfect for me.”

Over the last year, Jackie carefully planned for her move with the help of Windsor Run’s personal moving consultant. In addition to downsizing, she’s gone through all the furniture in her current house to determine what pieces will work best in her new two-bedroom, two-bath Hawthorne apartment home.

“We laid it all out nicely on the floor plan,” she says. “That really got me excited about the move. I am ready to go as soon as the doors open.”

Last August, Buck and Eileen Gatewood reserved their future deluxe two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath with den Weston apartment home at Windsor Run. They, too, will be among Windsor Run’s pioneer residents. In the months preceding their move, the couple filled their calendar with special events held at the Windsor Run sales center, specifically designed to help them prepare for their move.

“One of our favorite sayings is ‘Happiness is not a destination; it’s a journey,’” says Eileen. “We are very happy about our journey to Windsor Run and look forward to an exciting, activity-filled life for many years to come.”

Enviable future

Now, almost 90% sold out, Windsor Run’s first residence building, Dogwood Place, will feature a wide variety of apartment designs, each boasting amenities already popular at other Erickson Living communities, including airy layouts and beautiful finishes; modernized kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances; full-size, side-by-side washers and dryers; walk-in closets; ceramic tile in the bathrooms; and custom flooring and light fixtures.

And for the first time in Erickson Living history, an entire floor of sought-after apartment homes will be located in the Woodland Commons Clubhouse.

Each Windsor Run apartment home will enjoy direct access to the wide range of options to stay healthy and active, including an on-site medical center, a professionally staffed fitness center, and an assortment of dining options.

The 56,000-square-foot Woodland Commons Clubhouse will host an on-site medical center staffed with full-time, board-certified physicians; a state-of-the-art fitness center; an all-season junior Olympic-size pool; three dining options; movie theater; marketplace; salon and spa; art studio; and classrooms. The clubhouse is connected through climate-controlled walkways to Dogwood Place.

In addition to the plentiful amenities located inside, Woodland Commons Clubhouse features enviable outside features, such as a back patio with stone fire pit, a putting green, dog park, and a cornhole lawn.

One step ahead

As the finishing touches are completed, Windsor Run’s future community members enjoy opportunities to get to know their soon-to-be new neighbors. This month, reservists will enjoy a “meet your neighbor” social at the Piper Glen Country Club in Charlotte.

“Over the course of the last year we have made a point to create, in addition to informational seminars, opportunities for our residents to develop personal relationships,” says Senger. “The sales team and I have enjoyed watching new friendships develop and even witnessed friends, who haven’t seen each other in years, meet again. Once Windsor Run opens, I believe that seeing a friendly face in the halls or at dinner, will help our residents feel welcome and comfortable.”