Dee O’Donnell sits surrounded by some of her kid-friendly “props” she uses when telling stories to local schoolchildren.

“Turn on your imagination. Open your ears. Zip your mouth, lock it with a key, and put the key in your pocket.”

That’s how Dee O’Donnell starts every storytelling session in which she spins a cunning tale with words and interaction, but never books, to children in preschool through second grade.

This rendering of the updated Fly’n B Café shows metal and natural wood accents to reflect an aviation theme.

The Fly’n B Café, a casual, station-style restaurant at Wind Crest, will reopen soon with a new, aviation-inspired look; more efficient traffic flow; upgraded equipment; and other updates.

Darla (left) and Ben Schwartz say one of the best things about living at Wind Crest is that someone else does the snow shoveling. Meanwhile, their active lives continue uninterrupted.

Summer is in full swing but not everyone has shaken that winter chill. Friends of mine returned home from a New Year’s trip to burst pipes that wreaked havoc on their home and lives for months. In late April, they were still fixing drywall, painting, and waiting on replacement furniture.

The courtyard in the master plan for Prospect Crossing will have a pickleball court, bocce ball court, and outdoor amphitheater.

Anticipation for Wind Crest’s newest residence building, Prospect Crossing, is rising. And not just because the addition will bring 111 new apartment homes in a variety of the most popular floor plans, including five brand new designs, to the nearly sold-out Highlands Ranch, Colo., community.

Karen and Ken Pinkham stay cool by staying active in myriad activities at Wind Crest, where they have lived since 2015.

Summer’s high temps can be brutal. But you don’t have to just sit around inside all day. Community members who live at Wind Crest stay active year-round, regardless of the weather. 

Wind Crest Dining department has opened a new restaurant, Burtons

Wind Crest is spicing things up with the opening of Burton’s, an Asian-fusion style restaurant on campus at the Highlands Ranch, Colo., Erickson Living community. 

“It’s fresh, it’s different from our other restaurants, and it’s what our residents resoundingly asked for,” says Dining Director Tom Carlson.

Tony  Stephenson Wind Crest’s sales counselor

With the newest residence building at Wind Crest, Mt. Rosa Court, open just two months and nearly fully occupied, the Highlands Ranch, Colo., community’s priority list is at an all-time high. 

Prospect Crossing is the first building of a third neighborhood at Wind Crest (and it’s already over halfway sold out). This rendering shows its relation to future outdoor amenities planned if demand causes the community to continue building.

If there were a place where people got healthier with age, it would be Wind Crest, the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Community members avail themselves of yoga, tai chi, walking trails, healthy menu options, and wellness programs, all offered conveniently on campus.

Writing coach Royalene Doyle is shifting gears this year to work on her own manuscript.

This year, author and writing coach Royalene Doyle is trading one facet of her career for another. She’s cutting back on assisting others with their manuscripts and memoirs so she can concentrate on her own—a novel that’s been in the works since 2009. So while she’s shifting gears, she’s not slowing down.