Plan your holiday visit to Wind Crest

Bring the family and make a day of it

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October 29th, 2019
The Petyon apartment style is beautifully appointed with a blue couch and matching curtains, as well as decorative tables.

During your personal appointment at Wind Crest, be sure to ask about decorated model homes available to tour. Some of these apartments may even available to reserve immediately, but they sell quickly.

With the holidays around the corner, many retirees are scheduling personal tours at Wind Crest with their families. The Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., offers tours by appointment and hosts special events like holiday luncheons. 

Sales Counselor Sandy Shelpuk says, “The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s gets filled with family appointments. The community is festively decorated, and you get to see all the fun holiday-themed activities and events. Bring the grandkids and have fun while you’re here.”

A family affair

Walter and Susan Blake’s daughter Heather, who lives nearby, has been involved in their move and she’s excited for the new life ahead of them. “I think it’s great. We’ve all been wanting this,” Heather says during a visit to check on the progress of her parents’ apartment home renovations at Wind Crest. “They’re going to be safe. Everything else will fall into place.”

They’ve been working extensively with Custom Interiors Coordinator Leanne Stark to design a home that suits their lifestyle and their personal style. Over the past several months, they’ve completely customized their two-bedroom, two-bath Wyeth floor plan with a patio and a den. 

Bill Snow brought his family along on a tour, and they were all impressed. “My grandson came out during a tour, he was 19 or 20 at the time, and he said it felt like a college campus,” says Dee Koinzan, Bill’s daughter.  

Now that Bill’s lived at Wind Crest for five years, his family loves it even more.

“He’s really active. If we don’t catch him by 9 a.m., we have to wait until the next morning!” Dee says, adding that they’ve even noticed his health improve. 

What to expect

Every personal tour is tailored to your needs and interests. Upon arrival, you and your family will meet with one of Wind Crest’s sales counselors or associates to discuss your interests and lifestyle. “Then we map out a tour of campus that will help you envision how you might use the community’s amenities on a daily basis,” Shelpuk says.

“If your adult children will be joining you, we can show them what life will be like for you and also show them some of the amenities they can take advantage of themselves, like the private catering room available for family gatherings and the indoor swimming pool, which is excellent for grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” adds fellow Sales Counselor Tony Stephenson.

They’ll include some apartments that may fit your lifestyle and budget as well as review aspects like the medical center, financial structure, and the availability of continuing care on campus should you ever need it. 

Be sure to ask about decorated models available during your tour. These apartment homes are finely curated and can give you a feel for what the home would look like with furniture and décor. You may even get some decorating inspiration.

The sales team can also arrange for you to meet a resident ambassador with similar interests, who can give you and your family an insider’s perspective, honest answers, and a friendly welcome.

Plan your visit

You and your family can also use the My Erickson app to plan your visit. Download the app on your smartphone or tablet and log in as a guest to view scheduled activities, menus, and other information.

During your visit, be sure to enjoy a meal at one of Wind Crest’s six restaurants, where the menus are full of fresh, seasonal dishes prepared at the moment of service to deliver an exceptional dining experience. 

And don’t forget to ask about live entertainment on the books for Wind Crest’s Arts and Enrichment Center so you can see the variety of happenings that community members enjoy on a regular basis. 

“Nothing compares to seeing our campus in person, especially during the holiday season,” says Stephenson. “There’s something truly special about walking through our festively decorated clubhouses, taking in the elaborate train display, hearing the sounds of our choral group, or seeing your grandchild’s eyes widen as they watch the lights sparkle around campus.”

“And of course the people who live here are the best part,” Shelpuk adds. “Our community members are probably the biggest advantage to taking a personal tour. We hear it all the time: the best thing about Wind Crest is the people. Everyone is so friendly. You always get a hello and a smile when you’re walking down the hallway.”

What’s next?

After experiencing Wind Crest firsthand, you and your family will have the opportunity to sit down again with a member of the sales team to address any lingering questions and next steps. 

If you haven’t joined the priority list yet, you’ll have a chance to do so. All it takes to join the priority list is a fully refundable $1,000 deposit, plus a $150-per-person nonrefundable processing fee, to reserve your place in line for the apartment home of your choice. The day you join the priority list becomes your priority date, giving you preference over everyone else who joins the list after you.

When your desired floor plan style becomes available, you’re given first right of refusal based on your priority list status. 

Passing on an apartment doesn’t change your priority list status. Should your future plans change, your priority list status is transferable to another Erickson Living community.

Note: next month, the Tribune will feature an article about Walter and Susan Blake’s extensive apartment renovation.