Jack Lane and his wife Candy Kane will move to Longs Ridge this year. They’re looking forward to it so much that they’ve incorporated the phrase “Wind Crest Days” into their vernacular.

(Clockwise, from left) Wilma DeBoer, Bud DeBoer, Pat Pratt, Jerry Nelson, Jim Sarafin, and Lilah Sarafin tour Resolute microbrewery in Centennial, Colo.

This Valentine’s Day, Wilma and Bud DeBoer will celebrate their fifth anniversary. No, no, not their wedding anniversary, though it’s nearly as significant. Bud and Wilma will celebrate five years of worry-free, active retirement living at Wind Crest, the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Steve and Lori Hessee will move to Wind Crest’s Longs Ridge neighborhood in June from their home of ten years in Scottsdale, Ariz. They’re ready to spend less time worrying about home maintenance and more time with family, who all live in the Denver area.

It’s no secret that Steve and Lori Hessee like warm weather. Sunshine and warm breezes fit their active lifestyle. They’ve become accustomed to biking and walking near their home of ten years in Scottsdale, Ariz. What doesn’t suit their active lifestyle—and that of their equally active children—are household maintenance and the worry of finding care down the road, should they need it.

TV studio, live programming, Java, Niteside, Arts and Enrichment Center, Fireside Lounge  Wind Crest’s morning talk show Java airs on the community’s in-house TV channel.

With the launch of its in-house TV studio and live programming, Wind Crest, in Highlands Ranch, Colo., just made its community a little stronger. 

Water volleyball at the Wind Crest aquatics center.

Think back over the years. How many New Year’s resolutions have you made? And how many have you kept? 

Make this the year you keep your resolutions. Life at Wind Crest makes keeping these top five New Year’s resolutions easy. 

Bill Warmath and his wife Lorna eagerly await trading home maintenance, snow shoveling, and traveling on icy roads for swimming, Bible studies, golfing, and walking the High Line Canal Trail at Wind Crest.

Despite living in a 55-plus community north of Denver, Colo., and two more in South Carolina before that, Lorna and Bill Warmath wanted more out of life—or perhaps we should say less. 

Donna and Howard Lutz (left) enjoy Wind Crest’s amenities and activities while having the peace of mind that continuing care is available on site. Karen and Ken Pinkham (right) moved to Wind Crest for its active lifestyle.

What are your retirement priorities? Maybe you dream of living maintenance free. Or perhaps you’re more practical and want the peace of mind continuing care provides. Do you look for sound financial investments? Or maybe you look for interest groups and social interaction.

Woody Doyle rehearses Driving Miss Daisy in preparation for the Readers Theater production this month at Wind Crest.

After months of rehearsals, Wind Crest’s Readers Theater presents Driving Miss Daisy November 18 and 19. 

Larry and Vicki Noffsinger celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 2015. The couple, who met in college, will take on the next stage of their life journey when they move to Wind Crest in Highlands Ranch, Colo., next summer.

At age 72, 24 hours of hiking and hitting golf balls is nothing out of the ordinary for Vicki and Larry Noffsinger. It’s all in a day’s retirement.