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.

Wind Crest Sales Counselor Molly Thorne-Dhieux

With the blossoming real estate market in the Denver metro area, more and more people are looking to take advantage of low interest rates before they rise, creating a bounty of buyers.

Philanthropy Coordinator Karla Norvell, Sales Associate Jenn Anderson, and Community Resources Manager Craig Ellsworth

Charitable giving in the United States hit a record high in 2014, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. Americans gave $358.38 billion that year—a 7.1% increase over 2013. Additionally, 2014 marked the fifth year in a row that giving increased.

Denver Broncos rally at Wind Crest

Wind Crest residents and staff turned their Rocky Mountains locale into a virtual sea of orange as they cheered their beloved Denver Broncos onto a Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers on February 7.

Wind Crest Personal Moving Consultant Beth Brandenburg

Real estate publications have been reporting the top five real estate trends to expect this year since early December 2015, but now that the spring market is shifting into high gear, what do those trends mean to people selling now?

Wind Crest in Highlands Ranch overlooks all of Douglas County and beyond.

Denver, Colo., and nearby Douglas County are sweeping top ten lists left and right. From scoring No. 2 on Huffington Post’s “10 best counties in America” to earning sixth place in Bankrate.com’s 2015 survey of the “10 best cities to retire,” the area is a boon for retirees. 

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.