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[caption id="attachment_7602" align="alignright" width="229" caption="Skiier Harold Horiuchi is in his element as he takes in the view at Wind Crest, where he lives. (Photo by Beth Brandenburg)"][/caption] With the 2010 Winter Olympics set to begin later this month in Vancouver, it will undoubtedly spur many to try the sport of skiing (or at least watch it on TV!).
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[caption id="attachment_7605" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Shirley and Ralph Greer walk along the Highline Canal on a trail easy to access at Wind Crest. Walks on campus top their list of favorite activities to do as a couple. (File photo)"][/caption] Ralph and Shirley Greer s love story began more than 30 years ago.

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A group of friendly people living at Wind Crest have taken it upon themselves to personally greet every new neighbor. [caption id="attachment_7117" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Welcome Committee members Terri and Jim Nist (left) greet Jeanice and Daryl Milius, who recently moved to Wind Crest.

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Everyone has heard the myth that pets and their owners look alike. But now there s research saying they could even act the same. [caption id="attachment_7114" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Marlene O Neal says she and her cat, Peggy Sue, are two peas in a pod. Both live and investigate the world at Wind Crest.

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Each morning before breakfast, Phyllis Clark can be found logging miles on a treadmill in the Wind Crest fitness center. For Clark, the treadmill represents her philosophy about life. You ve got to keep moving, the sprightly 92-year-old says. Even for those who haven t laced up their running shoes lately, Clark says it s never to late to begin.

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At Wind Crest, it s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Hanukkah! [caption id="attachment_6709" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Merlin and Pauline Neff share a quiet moment in Wind Crest s nondenominational chapel, which will be a hub of holiday activity this month."]

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During the holiday season, many people reconnect with their faith. [caption id="attachment_6711" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Reverend Jim George, who lives at Wind Crest, volunteers 10 to 15 hours a week at Sky Ridge Medical Center as a chaplain.

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Carpenters are limited only by their imaginations in the Wind Crest wood shop. The members, who number close to 40, churn out dozens of projects each year and have hundreds more on their to-do lists. We ll give anything a try, says Len Hilgartner, who lives at Wind Crest and manages its wood shop. We ll try and make anything for anyone, he adds enthusiastically.

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For Barbara Morris, M.D., the day doesn t end after her regular office hours at Wind Crest s medical center. [caption id="attachment_6341" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Barbara Morris, M.D., heads up Wind Crest s medical center by day and volunteers her expertise at Family Tree by night."]