Carole Schneider, Wind Crest resident

During the month of September, nearly 700 Erickson Living residents, staff, family, and friends walked more than 65,000 miles—effectively circling the globe at the equator almost three times. Walking was measured in three categories: percentage of walkers, percentage of countries and states, and percentage of miles walked.

Father-son duo Simon and Son

Wind Crest’s new 230-seat Arts and Enrichment Center hosted its grand opening performance, world-class father-son piano duo Simon and Son, on November 16. Peter and Saling Simon treated audience members to a heartwarming evening of popular and classical music. 

PMC Beth Brandenburg (right) with Wilma DeBoer

Beth Brandenburg has one of the most fulfilling jobs on the planet. She has turned moving into a manageable process for the more than 1,100 retirees who now live at Wind Crest, the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Nearly paralyzed by post-polio syndrome since 1992, Dr. Severance Kelley relearned to ski using a sit-ski and two short outrigger ski poles at the National Sports Center for the Disabled at Winter Park, Colo.

Remember Dr. Severance Kelley? The nearly paralyzed Wind Crest resident who decided to hit the slopes? 

Bill Moore and Sharon Fredrick have traveled extensively and look forward to meeting fellow travelers at Wind Crest.

Bill Moore and Sharon Fredrick planned ahead. And it paid off. 

Landscape Photo by Bill Carlson

Browsing through Bill Carlson’s landscape photography from over the past 50 years—presented in his newest book, From Delicate Lily Pads to Sculptured Peaks—it’s no surprise that he realized a deep appreciation for nature at a young age. 

“I was always out noticing the wind direction and the clouds,” he says. 

Wind Crest Horseshoe Court

In the 1850s, prospectors crossed the Great Plains and came to the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Some say they found gold and stopped to stake their claim. Others say they saw the mountains towering above and—after a long, hard journey—many simply decided to go no farther.  

Wind Crest residents

Most people wouldn’t think of participating in a triathlon in their 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s. But at Wind Crest, the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., 83 residents and staff swam, ran, and biked a combined total of 8,512 miles during a month-long triathlon in June.

Wind Crest

The trio of buildings that have been opening at Wind Crest since last November concludes this month with The High Line Overlook. The building, which combines 30 new maintenance-free apartment homes with community space and amenities, is scheduled to open mid-month as new residents begin to move in.