Interest in living at Windsor Run has continued to grow in recent months

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July 16th, 2020
Members of the dining services team gather at a safe distance while wearing masks to demonstrate their commitment. 

The bond that already existed between Windsor Run community members and staff was further strengthened during the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the dining services team gather while wearing masks to demonstrate their commitment.

One of the many unexpected results of the recent COVID-19 crisis has been a renewed look at priorities and a reevaluation of what is most important in all of our lives. For most, this is a time to reflect on the importance of our health while strengthening personal bonds. And while the strengthening of these bonds cannot be done in person, the importance of community and a sense of being a part of something larger than oneself are at the forefront of our thoughts.

At Windsor Run, an Erickson Living community located on 60 beautiful acres in Matthews, N.C., the value of community has never been more obvious. Each day, community members and staff reach out to each other in a variety of different ways in a show of love and support.

For example, our dedicated staff deliver meals, newspapers, and prescriptions right to residents’ doorsteps. And other above-and-beyond services include free essentials provided by our friendly concierge team, telehealth appointments with on-site physicians, and special interactive television programming on community channels, like fitness classes.

“My husband and I enjoy each day without the worry of coping with everything alone, knowing the friendly, helpful staff will make sure we are well-fed and protected from the virus,” says community member Maureen Hlavacek. 

Neighbor Ginny Bernstorf agrees. “I am grateful for the professional commitments of the management and staff who are devoted to providing the most wholesome environment possible during this time,” she says. “I look forward to the end of the coronavirus pandemic so I’ll have the freedom to hug all who have been my guardian angels.”

An unexpected side effect of the community bonding is a growing desire to be a part of this extraordinary senior independent living community.

“Our priority list, made up of prospective residents, continues to grow even though we cannot host them on campus right now,” says Windsor Run Director of Sales Ryan Barkley. “Our focus at this time is not selling but serving our community. And this outreach extends to our priority list members.”

Barkley and his team make a concerted effort to reach out to priority list members by phone to check in, relay information, and answer questions. Each priority list member is also encouraged to keep up to date on community life through social media platforms like Facebook or watching campuswide information sessions with Executive Director George Comfort on YouTube.

Some things remain the same

Although many aspects of day-to-day life have changed due to COVID-19, the desire to plan for the future is an important part of maintaining mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Anticipation of future scenarios and appropriate planning are essential to mental health.” 

Although no one knows for certain when life will return to “normal,” we know that at some point, it will return to normal. Planning for the future brings empowerment at a time when many things are beyond our control. 

Becoming a priority list member increases your opportunity to find the apartment of your dreams when you’re ready to make Windsor Run your new home. For those interested in joining the Windsor Run priority list, Barkley suggests calling the sales office. A member of the sales team will discuss membership requirements, including the fully refundable $1,000 deposit and a $150-per-person, nonrefundable application fee. 

“The no-risk aspect of the priority list is appealing to people in our current environment,” adds Barkley. “Making an informed decision and creating a plan for the future is empowering. And as the last few months have taught us, no one knows what the future holds, so the ability to change your mind without financial risk is very appealing.”

Once a prospective resident submits their deposit, that date is noted as their priority list date. And when their preferred floor plan becomes available, the sales team gives first right of refusal to priority list members based on the date they joined.

There's no penalty should the preferred apartment home become available before a prospective resident is ready to move. It’s simply offered to the next member on the list, and priority list status remains the same.

Future celebrations

After the COVID-19 crisis ends and the Windsor Run campus reopens to the public, priority list members will be welcomed with open arms. 

“Our team continues to plan for life after COVID-19,” remarkes Barkley. “Only after it is confirmed to be safe and reasonable, we will host a variety of opportunities for our priority list members to schedule a visit, meet with our staff and residents, and tour the few remaining available apartment homes. Until that time, we will continue to provide up-to-date information to all our future residents and make ourselves available to answer questions.”

Join Us at Windsor Run

If you’re interested in living in a maintenance-free and friendly senior independent living community, we hope you’ll check out the stylish apartments at Windsor Run. Beautiful walking paths, gardens, resort-style amenities, fun clubs and classes, an on-site medical center staffed by full-time medical professionals, and new friendships await. Request a free brochure today, or if you live in another state, find an Erickson Living independent living facility in your area.