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.

Donna Mason, who moved to Wind Crest, says the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., meets all her needs, including complimentary moving coordination, which made her quick, two-month move from Greeley, Colo., easy as pie.

Donna Mason knew she wanted to live at Wind Crest before she was even old enough to move there. When she turned 65 and moved to the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., her girlfriends told her she was too young. Her response? 

Carolyn and Piet Kallemeyn spend much of their time facilitating and taking continuing education courses but they also enjoy traveling. Wind Crest’s round-the-clock security and gated entrance were big selling points for the Kallemeyns.

This year as winter approaches, Piet and Carolyn Kallemeyn prepare for facilitating courses through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Denver (OLLI)—instead of caring for five acres of lawn and plowing a 300-foot driveway.