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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.


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.


99-Apartment Home Longs Ridge at Wind Crest Opens -- Completely Sold Out

Jul 5, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (July 5, 2017) – Wind Crest this month is opening Longs Ridge, its new independent living building – and all of its 99 apartment homes are completely sold out.

Longs Ridge is the fourth new residence building in three years at Wind Crest nestled against the Rocky Mountains. This development project cost $33.2 million.

As part of Wind Crest’s second neighborhood, Longs Ridge has a mix of one-...

Construction Begins on 126-Apartment Home Mt. Rosa Court

Jul 5, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (June 26, 2017) – Construction has begun on Mt. Rosa Court, which is Wind Crest’s final residence building in the current phase of community development. This $41 million development is expected to be complete by May, 2018 and its first move-ins will take place in the same month.

All 126 apartment homes in Mt. Rosa Court will feature spacious layouts; modern kitchens; granite countertops; wood cabinetry; upgraded lighting and flooring; stainless steel appliances; full-size, side-by-side washers and dryers; and walk-in...

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...