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See the latest happenings at our Denver retirement community.

Wind Crest's Scholarship Program Grows

Jun 6, 2017

HGHLANDS RANCH, CO (June 6, 2017) –Nineteen student servers who work at Wind Crest this year graduated from the retirement community’s scholarship program. A ceremony at the 230-seat Arts and Enrichment Center on site commemorated the occasion.

Over the course of two years, these students have worked toward a scholarship to help fund their higher education at a four-year institution, community college, or technical school.

To receive the scholarships, students must work 1,000 hours between...

June 10 "Decade of Dreams" Country Fair Extravaganza (Open to Public) Will Celebrate Wind Crest's 10th Anniversary

May 30, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO -- Wind Crest retirement community will mark its 10 th anniversary on Saturday, June 10, with a “Decade of Dreams” Country Fair Extravaganza (free and open to the public). This event, which will be held from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., feature a variety of carnival games, country-western band performances, and food. The Littleton Fire Truck will make an appearance and a Time Capsule will be dedicated. Wind Crest is located at 3235 Mill Vista Road.

Wind Crest, which is...

Wind Crest Marks Unprecedented Priority List Increase as Community's Occupancy Nears Full Capacity

May 4, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (May 4, 2017) -- -- Wind Crest received an unprecedented 18 Priority List member applications at a recent marketing event. Attendees were identified from a list of the top 5,000 age and income qualified households within 30 miles of Wind Crest.

These new Priority List members have indicated an intent to move into Wind Crest as the community’s occupancy nears full capacity. There are just five unreserved apartments now available in its current inventory.

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Wind Crest’s Sheryl Alcorn is the Recipient of Erickson Living’s Leadership Award

Apr 12, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (April 12, 2017) – Sheryl Alcorn, Wind Crest’s Regional Director of Practice Administration, is the recipient of Erickson Living’s 2016 Leadership Award. This award recognizes her management vision and her ability to motivate and inspire the people around her to go above the call of duty.

The award also recognizes her daily demonstration of Erickson Way Values: Respect and Caring, Diversity, Friendliness and Enthusiasm, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence and Teamwork. She was honored at Erickson Living’s Annual Meeting held in Baltimore,...

Wind Crest's Bill Cavanaugh Officiates World Record 21,300 Volleyball Games

Mar 29, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (March 29, 2017) – Wind Crest retirement community resident Bill Cavanaugh likes volleyball. So much so that he just officiated his 21,300 th game, a world record if ever there was one. The milestone came this past week at a Chatfield High School match and it reflects his affinity for the game and the people he has met on and around the courts.

He has been officiating volleyball games for the past 24 years...

Wind Crest Executive Director Craig Erickson Helps Buiild Orphanage in Nicaragua

Mar 27, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (March 27, 20167) Wind Crest retirement community Executive Director Craig Erickson April 2 - 8 will participate in a mission trip to do construction work at an orphanage in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.

Casa Bernabé Orphanage started with just a few children back in the 80's. During the Sandinista/Contra conflict the numbers grew. After the turmoil within the country ended and the United States left the eastern coast of Nicaragua, there was little to sustain the economy. The region went from poor to poorer resulting in a growing orphan population. Many men left the area looking for...

Wind Crest's Roxlyn "Lyn" Cole Scales 56 Flights of Stairs in American Lung Association Event

Mar 8, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (March 7, 2017) – Wind Crest retirement community resident Roxlyn “Lyn” Cole scaled 56 flights of stairs in the American Lung Association’s “Fight for Air Climb” held February 26 in the Republic Plaza in downtown Denver. Lyn, 78, has participated in the event since it began in 2006. More than 800 people climbed 1,098 steps in this year’s event.

"It is easier at Wind Crest to keep fit training," said Cole, who credits the community’s temperature-controlled hallways and enclosed bridges...

New 'Signature Dining' Comes to Wind Crest

Feb 21, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (February 21, 2017) – Wind Crest retirement community’s on-site restaurants, which recently underwent a major overhaul, have rolled out ‘Signature Dining,’ a new Erickson Living-wide program that features fresh, made-to-order menu offerings.

Signature Dining is the result of collaborative efforts between community members and dining services staff. Focus groups were held to determine which entrées residents most enjoy.

“This is one more evolution in dining for us,” says...

How to Choose the Best Moving Company

Feb 16, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (February 17, 2017) -- Whether you’re planning a move locally or long distance, moving can be stressful. One of the most important factors in planning a move is to hire the right mover for the job. Not knowing what to look for while searching through the vast range of moving options can be overwhelming.

Erickson Living, the manager and developer of Wind Crest retirement community, has simplified this process for incoming residents by narrowing down the wide range of options to a list of “preferred” movers....

Wind Crest's Bob Shiley has 2,000 Flight Hours, Still Flies Weekly

Feb 1, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (February 1, 2017) – each autumn, when the aspen trees turn a brilliant gold and the Colorado Rockies take on a sun-kissed hue, people travel from far and near to view the splendor as they wind through mountain passes or hike the state’s myriad trails.

But Wind Crest retirement community resident Bob Shiley takes a different view. From his Cessna 172, he glides over and through the mountainous landscape like a golden eagle, taking in fall’s colorful performance.

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