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

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. 

Astronomer and author Richard Edgar poses with his telescope in the den of his Newbury-style apartment home.

Richard Edgar has a lot in common with his neighbors directly below him in Wind Crest’s newest residence building, Prospect Crossing. 

Marcia and Jerry Anderson moved to Wind Crest with their six-year-old Cavachons, Teddy Bear (Teddy) and Tiffany Love (Tiffy) from New Hampshire. They’ve all made new friends in their new home.

Teddy Bear and Tiffany Love (Tiffy) wait patiently as their mom places one treat on each paw and one on their noses. She leaves the room. They wait. She comes back. They wait. Finally, she gives them the command to eat, and they happily release from their poised pose and gobble their treats in an instant. 

After a long career at Lockheed Martin, Diana Martinac enjoys having more time to volunteer at Children’s Hospital, just five minutes from her and her husband’s home at Wind Crest in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

When Rick and Diana Martinac walked into Wind Crest eight years ago, they were too young to move to the Highlands Ranch, Colo., Erickson Living community. But they weren’t too young to start planning for their retirement. 

Self-taught photographer Jean Willey captures the unique shelf displays around Wind Crest, the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., using a Canon G1X Powershot with a 12.5–62.5 mm zoom lens.

Walk the halls of Wind Crest, and chances are you’ll run into a woman toting a Canon G1X Powershot with a zoom lens around her neck. That’s Jean Willey. She connects neighbors through digital photography.

Creative connection

Sandy Shelpuk is one of two sales counselors at Wind Crest, and two of her daughters also work in the community—Emily in finance and Niki as a concierge.

Due to the overwhelming demand for Wind Crest’s maintenance-free lifestyle, the Highlands Ranch, Colo., Erickson Living community welcomed an additional sales counselor, Sandy Shelpuk, to the team. 

Schedule a personal visit with Sales Counselors Tony Stephenson or Sandy Shelpuk and get their undivided attention for an entire hour so you can learn about all things Wind Crest.

Wind Crest Sales Counselors Tony Stephenson and Sandy Shelpuk invite anyone curious about the Highlands Ranch, Colo., Erickson Living community to join them for a personal visit, conversation, and campus tour.

Traudl and Telu Li have lived internationally most of their lives, including Taiwan, Switzerland, Japan, Germany, Hawaii, and now Colorado. Traudl wrote and published a book about living internationally entitled Light and Shadows

While many people dream of moving to Hawaii for retirement, Traudl and Telu Li moved from the Aloha State. But what would make someone want to move from paradise? 

After living in a tropical climate for 34 years, they were ready for a change of scenery. For Traudl and Telu, what started as a change of scenery and weather has become a positive change in lifestyle.

Linda Clem moved to Wind Crest from Keystone, Colo., and is pictured here in the luxurious two-bedroom, two-bath Walton-style apartment home she chose.

"Wind Crest is a good balance between couples and singles,” says Linda Clem, who moved to the Highlands Ranch, Colo., Erickson Living community as a new widow from Keystone.