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Windsor Run welcomes first community members

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May 8th, 2018
A rendering of Windsor Run in North Carolina

With Windsor Run in Matthews, N.C., now open, there’s a visible excitement on campus as the first “pioneer residents” move into their new homes and begin to experience all the amenities and benefits of life at an Erickson Living community.

Erickson Living is excited to announce the official opening of its newest community, Windsor Run, in Matthews, N.C,. located just south of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Council on Aging, Mecklenburg County’s age 60-plus population will grow by 260% over the next 20 years. The opening of Windsor Run provides a much-needed option for seniors, featuring abundant amenities and services complemented by integrated health care and wellness programs.

Over the last few weeks, the first community members to enjoy these sought-after features began moving into their new homes. Residents will continue to move into the community’s first 216 apartment homes throughout the summer.

“We are so excited to welcome our first residents to campus,” said Executive Director George Comfort. “Residents are embracing their new homes and enjoying our beautiful campus and fantastic amenities.”

Limitless options

Windsor Run’s first residence building, Dogwood Place features 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 is located in the Woodland Commons Clubhouse, featuring 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; an art studio; and classrooms.

All Windsor Run, homes are 100% maintenance free and come with an industry-leading 90% refundable entrance deposit. (Windsor Run’s Residence and Care Agreement has full details.)

“We are so excited,” says Jean Riley, who along with her husband Jack, are among Windsor Run’s pioneer residents. “Jack and I have lived in our home for almost 50 years. As soon as we heard about Windsor Run, we knew that we wanted to move as soon as possible. This is a new adventure for us, and I’m so thankful that we can do it together as a couple. Moving when we are healthy and active allows us to fully experience and enjoy all the people and activities that will soon be a part of our daily life.”

Preparation is key

Many of Windsor Run’s first community members are enjoying stress-free moves thanks to the help they’re receiving from Personal Moving Consultant Rachel Gilbert, who makes seamless moves her number one priority. To do that, she first meets with people in their current homes to discuss their expectations and to create a comprehensive selling and moving plan based on their individual needs.

During this meeting, Gilbert provides information on the wide variety of resources available through Erickson Realty and Moving Services, including real estate agents, downsizing experts, cleanout services, packers, and movers. Everyone she refers has been handpicked because of the quality of services they provide.

In the months leading up to their move, Buck and Eileen Gatewood worked closely with Gilbert and a variety of moving professionals she personally recommended.

“We met with space planning and moving specialists provided by Windsor Run,” says Buck. “This gave us the confidence that comes with planning an efficient, stress-free move to our new home. We also attended a vendor fair, sponsored by Windsor Run, to meet with moving companies, packers, and interior design specialists. We were also put in touch with a real estate agent for help in selling our townhouse. We are excited and ready to go!”

Windsor Run staff members have also used the months leading up to the grand opening to prepare for the community’s exciting future, participating in extensive training and team bonding events.

In an effort to familiarize themselves with the Woodland Commons Clubhouse, staff members recently enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by the culinary team and participated in an Easter Egg hunt, a creative way to explore every corner of the clubhouse.

For Special Events Coordinator Amanda Bates, who has worked in the Windsor Run sales office for two years, seeing the community filled with residents and staff is a dream come true.

“For the last few years, the sales team met every day with future residents eager to see Windsor Run come to life,” she says. “During that time, we all imagined what that future would look like. I’m happy to report that the reality far outweighs our high expectations.”