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Wind Crest Marks 19 Percent Increase in Apartment Home Settlements for First Half of 2013

Aug 6, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO  (August 6, 2013) -- Wind Crest retirement community marked a 19 percent increase in settlements of apartment homes for the first half of 2013  It also marked a jump in reservations. As a result, Wind Crest today is at an all-time high of 99.1% percent occupancy. A total of 19 apartment homes were settled in the first half of 2013, compared to 16 for the same period  the prior year. In addition, a total of 13 people reserved apartment homes, compared to 10  for the same period the prior year. People moved to Wind Crest from geographic...

Allyson Schmidt's Life Passion is Her Work -- Literally -- at Wind Crest

Aug 6, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (August 6, 2013) -- Confucius said, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."  Perhaps no one better lives this philosophy than Allyson Schmidt, the Rehabilitation and Wellness Technician at Wind Crest Schmidt is former professional dancer who studied dance and musical theatre in San Francisco and who toured California, Nevada and Japan. She has successfully applied her love of dance to her daily job at the Highlands Ranch, CO, retirement community. She teaches dance and fitness to scores of Wind Crest residents. Her current classes are: A-Z...

Wind Crest Residents Build and Maintain Their Campus' Website

Aug 1, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO  (August 1, 2013)  -- A couple of Wind Crest retirement community  residents thought they had everything -- everything but a website. So they built one from scratch. Little did they know their website,   www.MyWindCrest.com ,  would become the go-to source for residents and staff alike to keep up with everything from the latest campus news to a summary of swipes remaining on their meal plans. The website project was undertaken initially by residents Bill Fritschen and Larry Carr and the group known as the Wind Crest Webbers was soon born. With the approval of...

Wind Crest Offers Food Safety Tips for Cookouts

Aug 1, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (August 1, 2013) -- It's that time of the year for cookouts and picnics. Here are a few food safety tips courtesy Wind Crest retirement community's Dining Service Department:  Come clean. If your picnic spot doesn't have clean running water, bring some with you. Bring wipes or sanitizing gel for surfaces and hands. Wash hands before food prep and after handling raw meats.   Keep your cool. Use an insulated cooler with ice, ice packs or partially frozen items to keep food at 40 F (4 C) or cooler.   Pack smart. Keep separate coolers for...

Wind Crest Residents to Celebrate "National Dance Day" July 24

Jul 18, 2013
WHAT: A celebration of the Art of Dance by scores of Wind Crest retirement community residents in Highlands Ranch, CO. The residents will Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Zumba Square  Dance, Line Dance, and Ballroom Dance - along with the rhythm of a drumming team - during a fun-filled National Dance Day 2013 show. WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, July 24, from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m., in the Fireside Lounge at Wind Crest, 3235 Mill Vista Road, Highlands Ranch, CO. ITINERARY: 1. "Come Dance with Me" -- Bob Sabb 2. "Zumba Samba" -- Zumba Gold Dancers 3. Square Dance Class -- Fly'n B Squares 4. ...

Hollywood Comes to Wind Crest

Jul 8, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (July 8, 2013) -- When Elly and Jim Andersen moved to Wind Cres t retirement community five years ago, they didn't move far from their former house in Cherry Hill, CO, because they didn't want to move away from family. The couple is proud of their family legacy---all their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren contribute so much to their lives. But one grandchild in particular is making a splash in the celebrity spotlight. And her work in Hollywood is attracting a new generation of fans and the Highlands Ranch community where she often visits. AnnaSophia Robb,...

Wind Crest Residents Square Dance Their Way to Better Health

Jul 2, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (July 2, 2013) -- Wind Crest retirement community residents are now staying fit through a square dancing club they initiated. Square dancing requires participants to listen to directions and communicate with partners to execute moves, keeping both the mind and the body occupied.   The Fly'n B Square Dancers has evolved from a couple of residents (club founders Pat and Lloyd Bowles) with a passion for dance into a group consistently averaging eight squares, or 32 people. The bi-monthly sessions are now split in half, with the first hour devoted to lessons for beginners and the second hour...

Wind Crest Resident Woodworkers Now Involved in World Outreach Project

Jun 10, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (June 10, 2013) -- Six residents Wind Crest retirement community residents are partnering with Toys for God's Kids (TGK), a nonprofit agency that provides impoverished children with wooden toys, to build over 550 wooden cars to be sent to children in Guatemala and Afghanistan. The ongoing project, which is spearheaded by Lloyd Eicher, president of the Wind Crest Windy Wooders, involves residents working with materials donated by TGK. Wind Crest residents work together each Monday afternoon on the cars. TGK came to Wind Crest and gave a recent presentation to the Windy Wooders, enlisting the residents' help...

Twenty High School Students Receive Scholarships from Wind Crest Residents' Fundraising

Jun 5, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (June 5, 2013)  Twenty  high school students from Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe Counties have received scholarships from the Wind Crest retirement community, where they have worked part-time. They received a combined total of $80,000  raised by Wind Crest residents during the past two months to show their appreciation of the students' work and to help assist them financially in their post-secondary education. These students work for at least two years during which time they are trained, mentored, and cared for by the 800 residents who become surrogate grandparents to them. This year's scholarship recipients (with their respective high...

Wind Crest Residents Dick and Julie Jones are Honored by Excelsior's Board for Their Volunteer Leadership

May 22, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (May 22, 2013) - Wind Crest retirement community residents Dick and Julie Jones, the founders of Excelsior Youth Center's residential treatment program in Aurora,  have been honored by the organization's Board of Directors for their volunteer leadership.  Excelsior is one of the largest residential treatment programs in the nation for emotionally disturbed and delinquent girls. Dick is retiring from the Excelsior Board after 40 years of service, including 12 years as its Chairman.  He is the 1984 recipient of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation's National Volunteer of the Year Award for his personal commitment and leadership in...