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See the latest happenings at our Denver retirement community.

Wind Crest -- Local Writing Coach Directs Attention to Her First Novel

May 29, 2018

Wind Crest’s Royalene Doyle takes a sabbatical, shifting from one passion to another

This year, author and writing coach Royalene Doyle is trading one facet of her career for another. She’s cutting back on helping others with their manuscripts and memoirs so she can concentrate on her own—a novel that’s been in the works since 2009. So while she’s shifting gears, she’s not slowing down.

Doyle is part of a national demographic employment trend. Employment rates for older adults are the highest they’ve been in 55 years. Almost 19 percent of people 65 or...

Wind Crest Opens New Residential Building – Mt. Rosa Court

May 8, 2018

Responding to increasing demand for senior housing in Douglas County

Highlands Ranch, Colo. (May 8, 2018) – On May 1, 2018, Wind Crest, an Erickson Living developed and managed continuing care retirement community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., opened a new independent living building with 126 apartment-style homes.

“As the demand for our product offerings continue to expand, the need for another residence building was without question,” said Senior Sales Director Jason Atwell. “We have listened to what people want most in an active retirement community and delivered in a way...

Wind Crest Wins Large Business of the Year Award from Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce

Mar 7, 2018

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO -- Wind Crest has been named winner of the Large Business of the Year award from the Chamber of Commerce, Highlands Ranch. Barbara Battaglia accepted the award on behalf of Erickson Living and Wind Crest, in front of hundreds of people representing over 30 businesses of all sizes and industries at the Chairman’s Inaugural Luncheon held at the Falls Event Center

Why did Wind Crest win Large Business of the Year? Perhaps it is...

Wind Crest Opens "Fast Casual" Mile High Cafe

Mar 2, 2018

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – Wind Crest has opened its Mile High Café at Longs Ridge, a “fast casual” concept with pastas, soups, salads, flatbreads, hot and cold sandwiches, desserts, pastries, and breads.

Participating in in the grand opening ceremony were Craig Erickson, Executive Director; Joan Chenoweth and Roger Chenoweth, the first residents to move into Longs Ridge; Tom Carlson, Director of Dining; and Carly Andrews, Operations Associate, Mile High Café Project Manager.

Mile High Café has digital menu boards, an exhibition style kitchen, and a prep area displayed in the que. It is themed with city of Denver...

Tom Carlson's Goal: Create Exemplary Dining Experiences at Wind Crest

Mar 2, 2018

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – A few years ago Tom Carlson developed a personal mission statement of “serving others so that they may live better lives.” This directly connects to the values of Erickson Living and its Wind Crest community, where today he is Director of Dining Services.

He oversees a multi-faceted operation with a goal of providing consistent exemplary culinary experiences for residents and staff. He trains and develops leaders so that they and the people they...

Owl Nest Discovery at Wind Crest Leads to Wildlife Presentation

Nov 13, 2017

Owl Nest Discovery Prompts Presentation at Wind Crest

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – Wind Crest, which is bisected by the High Line Canal Trail, offers ample opportunities to get out and walk, bike, jog, bird-watch, or spot wildlife. A group of residents recently discovered an owl nest, which prompted a presentation, “The Secret Lives of Owls,” by nonprofit organization Wild Wings.

Wild Wings provides unique programs for schools, scouts, and other communities...

Incoming Wind Crest Residents are Keeping Their Lifetime Treasures

Nov 13, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (September 14, 2017) – When Valeria Allen moved into Wind Crest she had one issue to deal with: the delicate move of her collection of Native American art from her former home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Her collection includes four Dominic Acqero paintings, five large and small storytellers, three kachina dolls, an Indian rug and seven black pots. She obtained most of the items in auctions in nearby Gallup.

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Wind Crest Attains Year-End Settlements Goal in Record Time

Sep 6, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (September 6, 2017) -- Wind Crest’s sales, finance, custom interiors, and re-occupancy teams are celebrating their record attainment of the community’s year-end goal of 153 settlements.

“We would like to do 30 more settlements this year, so we’ll still keep going,” said Senior Sales Director Jason Atwell.

More than 200 people are living better lives since they moved this year into Wind Crest, he said.

Wind Crest is managed by Erickson Living.

Wind Crest Helps Area Schoolchildren of Need

Aug 15, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (August 15, 2017) – The Erickson Living Values Team at Wind Crest sponsored “Project Backpack,” a community-wide school supply drive to benefit Integrated Family Community Services in Englewood, CO (IFCS). IFCS supplies backpacks and school supplies to children of need in the surrounding community.

More than 2,000 Kindergarten supplies were collected (i.e. markers, pencils, crayons, glue bottles, scissors, spiral notebooks, watercolor sets, and folders), as well as 35 new backpacks and $200 in cash donations during the three-week...

Tom Carlson is Wind Crest's New Director of Dining Services

Aug 10, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH. CO -- Wind Crest has welcomed Tom Carlson as their new Director of Dining Services. Tom has an extensive background in the food service industry having spent the past 15-plus years with a large national and international restaurant company.

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