Jim and Jane Davis look forward to inviting their three grandchildren to their new home at Wind Crest, where they can enjoy the indoor swimming pool any time of year. From left are Zach, Jane, Ella, Jim, and Cassidy.

Jim and Jane Davis know the value of Erickson Living’s priority list, especially of joining it early. 

Blandine Sevier bakes an apple tart in her kitchen at Wind Crest, the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Blandine Sevier and her husband George greet me at the door, and the buttery aroma of unbaked dough mixed with the acidic, sweet scent of freshly sliced apples fills my nostrils. 

“Bonjour,” I say. 

“Bonjour! Comment ça va?” Blandine replies. 

Barbara McEldowney and her husband Mack took advantage of the opportunity to move to a new apartment home at Wind Crest. “We wanted to make the move now, while we can enjoy all Wind Crest offers,” Barbara says.

Opportunities to move into a brand-new home at Wind Crest may be coming to a close—for the foreseeable future.

Wind Crest resident Merlin Neff.

When most people move to Wind Crest, the maintenance-free Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., they relish the luxury of not having to cook dinner every night. 

Char Aubin (left) and Barbara McEldowney became friends quickly after moving to Wind Crest last fall. They’ve become unofficial social chairs of their new neighborhood, The High Line Overlook.

When Char Aubin and her husband Bob moved to Wind Crest in Highlands Ranch, Colo., from Minneapolis, Minn., she expected lots of things—maintenance-free living; consolidated monthly bills; a stunning, brand-new apartment; beautiful mountain views; milder winters; and top-notch continuing c

Resident Len Hilgartner creates bowls and vases in the woodworking shop at Wind Crest.

Think you know everything about continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)? Think again. We found five facts that might surprise you.

1. Socialization is key to mental health. 

Donna and Howard Lutz love the ten-foot-high ceilings and open space of their Montrose-style apartment home in Wind Crest’s Parry Landing residence building.

Donna and Howard Lutz never make quick decisions. They analyze, examine, and evaluate. But one swift decision turned out to be one of the best decisions they’ve ever made: They moved to Wind Crest, an Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

John and Susan Gianakos sample the steak and crab cakes at Wind Crest’s dining stations event in March. Chef Manny Colin looks on.

Hilary Henz knows a thing or two about menu planning. He and his wife Barbara owned and operated a continental restaurant specializing in Swiss cuisine, Chalet Lucerne in Winter Park, Colo., for 21 years. 

Fern Bechtel and her dog Razzie live at Wind Crest, an Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Fern Bechtel knows just about everyone at Wind Crest, including her three best friends. That’s because she’s convinced more than a half dozen people to join her at the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., since she moved there in November 2014.