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Wind Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Denver retirement community.

Wind Crest Opens Prospect Crossing

May 2, 2019

New residence building at Highlands Ranch community raises the bar in senior living

Highlands Ranch, Colo. – May 2, 2019 – Wind Crest , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , is pleased to announce the opening of its newest independent living building, Prospect Crossing .

Named for Prospect Lake, a lake and park located in Colorado Springs, Prospect Crossing evokes the active Wind Crest lifestyle indicative of Colorado. The five-story building features 111 new apartment homes with 22 unique floor plans, including many of Wind Crest’s most...

Wind Crest Resident Learns to Swim for First Time

Apr 22, 2019

On-campus pool and fitness center staff help Marriott Smart gain new skill

At Wind Crest , residents enjoy an active, vibrant retirement lifestyle. With three fitness centers, a pool and more than 100 activities to choose from, there’s always an opportunity to try something new.

One resident, Marriott Smart, recently did just that when she learned to swim for the first time with the help of Ann Hall, Fitness Specialist at Wind Crest.

Marriott, who moved to Wind Crest in June 2017, is the mother of two daughters now in their fifties who have both...

‘Taste of Wind Crest’ Dining Event a Huge Success

Apr 18, 2019

Special evening of food and fun highlights community’s culinary talent

Highlands Ranch, Colo. – Wind Crest , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , recently hosted its second Taste of Wind Crest, a special dining event that highlights the community’s creative culinary talent. More than 130 residents attended.

Taste of Wind Crest originally began in 2018, with plans to host the event annually. The resident response was so positive that the community decided to put on the event twice a year starting in 2019. The next Taste of Wind...

Wind Crest Names Tom Carlson Leader of the Year

Apr 1, 2019

Director of Dining Services recognized for contributions to Highlands Ranch retirement community

Highlands Ranch, Colo. – April 1, 2019 – Wind Crest , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , has named Director of Dining Services Tom Carlson its Leader of the Year.

Last month, he was honored along with 19 other leaders, one from each of Erickson Living’s communities across the country, at the company’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Leader of the Year recognition is given to a manager or director who continually demonstrates exceptional...

Taste of Wind Crest

Feb 27, 2019

A personal touch is key to community’s incredible dining experience

Highlands Ranch, Colo. — Adrian Snow has been a chef in the Denver, Colo., area for 30 years. For the past five, he has been cooking for residents at Wind Crest , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living in Highlands Ranch. He says the ability to serve his guests regularly and develop personal relationships with them has been a highlight of his career.

“Here, we have a unique opportunity to get to know the guests dining in our...

Life at Wind Crest gives Keystone couple sense of freedom

Feb 26, 2019

Annette and Gerry Fricke say goodbye to tough winters & hello to vibrant retirement living

Highlands Ranch, Colo. – Last winter, it snowed from October until May in Keystone, Colorado, where Annette and Gerry Fricke built their home back in 1980. For years, the couple enjoyed spending both winters and summers there, enjoying the beautiful mountain landscape with their nine children. In 2000, they moved from their primary residence in Illinois to Keystone full-time when Gerry retired.

But last year, when the last snowflake fell on May 5, they found themselves ready for the next step....

11th Annual Holiday Train Displays Spark Joy at Wind Crest

Dec 20, 2018

Wind Crest is full of holiday cheer this month thanks to residents in the Model Railroad Club and a few of Santa’s helpers.

About 20 residents worked together to build three beautiful holiday train displays in locations throughout the community. With themes like The North Pole, Christmas in the City, and Alpine Village, each display has a different look and feel, but each one enhances the entire community’s enjoyment of the holiday season.

The intricate set-ups are designed and constructed by residents led by the community’s Model Railroad Club. Other residents, including retired electrical and aeronautical engineers, lend...

Fly’n B Café Opens at Wind Crest

Dec 6, 2018

Wind Crest recently celebrated the re-opening of one of its signature dining venues, the Fly’n B Café.

Located in the community’s High Line Overlook neighborhood, the cafe is named for the property on which Wind Crest now sits, formerly known as the Fly’n B Ranch. Since the mid-1800s, the property has played host to prospectors, horticulturists, gamblers, ranchers and dairy farmers. The most recent owner, John Bowen, was an avid pilot of small aircraft and could often be seen landing his Cessna on the ranch’s dirt runway. The ranch’s name was a nod to Bowen’s love for aviation....

Wind Crest’s Continuing Care Neighborhood Named “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report

Nov 20, 2018

Wind Crest ’s continuing care neighborhood was recently named a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report.

"This recognition by U.S. News & World Report reaffirms what I see every day in our staff’s commitment to providing each and every resident with exceptional, compassionate care,” said Wind Crest Executive Director Craig Erickson.

U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 homes nationwide, in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. This year, 2,975 nursing homes earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.

Wind Crest is one of seven Erickson Living-managed communities...

A family affair at Wind Crest

Nov 14, 2018

Sandy Woudstra was so impressed with the quality of life, financial structure, and amenities that her parents, Bud and Wilma DeBoer, experienced at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch that when a position opened up in the sales office there, she decided to join the team. Now, as a sales professional at Wind Crest, Sandy helps others take advantage of the active, engaged retirement lifestyle her mother feels so fortunate to enjoy.

“When my parents started the process of moving to Wind Crest, I was really impressed with the care, the steps, and the support they...