Windsor Run residents and staff celebrated the community’s first anniversary by taking an areal photo outside..

In the midst of holiday preparations, community members and staff at Windsor Run look back on an exciting year of milestones at the Erickson Living community in Matthews, N.C. 

1. First anniversary celebration

After living, working, and raising a family in the U.S. for more than 50 years, Paul Bass (left) celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen with friend and neighbor Bob Mack.

Last month, Paul Bass joined millions of Americans fulfilling their civic duty by going out to the polls to vote. However, for Paul, it was a journey that was 53 years in the making.

A German-born chemist who came to the United States in 1966 as an employee of the Bayer Company, Paul met his wife and raised their three children, Paul, Margaret, and Elizabeth, as American citizens.

Ellen Weaver (left) credits Personal Moving Consultant Amanda Bates (right) and her team of experts for a seamless move to Windsor Run.

When Ellen Weaver’s sister Sue Helt moved to Windsor Run last September, she had no idea the decision would be life-changing for the both of them.

Windsor Run’s new resident services manager, Maria Reyes, held the same position at another Erickson Living community in Maryland.

Recently, Windsor Run welcomed Maria Reyes as the community’s new resident services manager, a position she previously held at Windsor Run’s sister community, Oak Crest, in Parkville, Md. In this capacity, she supports community resources, fitness, and resident services coordinators.

Windsor Run community member Bob Mack (far right) spends quality time with the four students from St. Gabriel School who wrote about his life.

“A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.”—authors Charles and Ann Morse

Sharing her personal experience moving to Windsor Run, community member Pat Bell speaks to guests at a bimonthly lunch and learn event.

Since receiving a “Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte” award from the Charlotte Business Journal, a record number of people are visiting Windsor Run, the Erickson Living community in Matthews, N.C.

Chef Patrick Yeager surrounded by both his culinary team and members of the Windsor Run staff and resident dining services committee celebrate their second place finish in the ninth annual Charlotte-area Chef Wars.

Despite the rise in popularity of cooking programming and celebrity chefs, community members at Windsor Run, an Erickson Living community in Matthews, N.C., need not look farther than their own on-site restaurants to enjoy expertly crafted culinary creations.

This beautifully appointed model apartment is used as the Live the Life suite at Windsor Run.

"For over two years we looked at many retirement communities,” says Joel Albaum, who moved to Windsor Run this past June with his wife Maxine. “Our son Todd lives in Charlotte. We knew we wanted to move from our home in New Jersey to North Carolina to be closer to him and his wife Robin.”

Windsor Run pioneer residents Janet and Ray Malarkey say they’re already gathering wonderful memories from their first year in their new community.

Each day for the last year, community members at Windsor Run fulfilled the Erickson Living community’s motto, “We share our gifts to create a community that celebrates life.” Recently, residents and staff celebrated the life they helped create with a day of festivities in honor of the community’s one-year