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Public is Invited to Wind Crest's April 11 "Spring Fling" Variety Show

Apr 4, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (April 4, 2013) -- Highlands Ranch men and women who live at Wind Crest retirement community will participate in a "Spring Fling" Variety Show of comedy, dance and song Thursday, April 11, from 2 - 2:45 p.m. They will do this to celebrate everything wonderful about Spring and the public is invited to attend. Admission is a smile and applause. The Windy Thespians, Zumba Gold Dancers and Wind Crest Drumming Team will perform with vocals by Bob Sabb. Pete Ritchie will be the Master of Ceremonies. The event will be held in the Fly'n B Cafe at...

Wind Crest Resident Roger Schade Shares His Life Experiences with Second Graders

Mar 19, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (March 20, 2013) - Roger Schade, a resident of Wind Crest retirement community who was once a civilian held for 37 months in Japanese prison camps during WWII, this past week gave a power point presentation about his life to more than 60 second grade students at Coyote Ridge Elementary School in Fort Collins. He discussed "The Impact of One Generation on Another" at the invitation of his granddaughter, Whitney Gebhart-Miller, who teaches at the school. Schade, who was born in Durango, attended high school in Manila, Philippines, after his father had been sent by his employer...

Retirement is Going to the Dogs and Cats (and Parakeet) at Wind Crest

Mar 19, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (March 19, 2013) - Wind Crest is full of hundreds of vibrant and interesting residents. The Highlands Ranch retirement community is home to former doctors, lawyers, professors, artists, people who have traveled all over the world, and those who have lived extraordinary lives close to home. Everyone has an amazing story to tell.  And then there are others who live at Wind Crest whose stories are best told by their paw prints, barks, meows, and chirps. They are the residents' beloved dogs and cats - and parakeet. The dogs include Lucie, Lilly, Buffy, Precious, Rags, Betsy Ross, Tiger,...

Wind Crest Residents Now Practicing Their Zumba Moves for April 12 Spring Fling Performance

Mar 8, 2013
(HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (March 8, 2013) -- Wind Crest, a retirement community in Highlands Ranch, CO, are now practicing their Zumba moves for an April 12 Spring Fling performance, which will include three dances. Zumba is a craze that is sweeping the nation. Many health clubs and community recreation departments offer Zumba. While Zumba classes differ from club to club and instructor to instructor, all Zumba classes use Latin-inspired music and have a dance party atmosphere. The Zumba classes at Wind Crest are and are filled to near capacity because of Zumba's popularity. Zumba Gold, which is offered at Wind...

Wind Crest Drum Circle Nurtures Spiritual, Emotional and Physical Wellbeing

Mar 4, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (March 2, 2013) -- Drumming, a sacred tradition at the heart of many different cultures for millennia, has found a home at Wind Crest retirement community  in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, where a drumming circle's beat gets stronger each time its members play. And where their spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing are nurtured by the rhythms. Pete Ritchie, director of community resources, and his colleagues got the idea after attending a workshop at the Eden Alternative International Conference, an organization that works to create "person-centered care." At the conference, a physical therapist led a drumming workshop and demonstrated...

Wind Crest Residents Complete 17-Year-Old Doll House and Donate it to Children's Hospital

Mar 4, 2013
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (March 4, 2013) - A doll house that had been unfinished and in storage for 17 years has been given new purpose by residents of Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch who completed its construction and donated it to Children's Hospital in downtown Denver. The doll house's story is as loving and enchanting as the role it will play at the hospital, bringing delight to children there who will see it in the Creative Play Center. Construction of the doll house, which is made of wood and real textile furnishings, was first started by Rick Ham,...

Wind Crest Teams with Interfaith Community Services to Support Thanksgiving Program

Nov 13, 2012
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---What's the power of 62 cans of green beans, 27 boxes of stuffing and 79 cans of soup and broth? They were 168 of the grand total of 1,071 items collected and donated by residents and employees of Wind Crest retirement community to Interfaith Community Services (IFCS) of Englewood. Coordinated by the Erickson Living Values Team, Wind Crest aimed to support IFCS's Thanksgiving Baskets Program.  IFCS has established a 2012 seasonal goal of eight hundred (800) food baskets for distribution to Denver-area families in need.  The nonperishable dry food and canned goods were collected in October and delivered...

Walkin' Around the World: Wind Crest Leads the Way in Walking Challenge

Oct 25, 2012

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO--In the name of good health and wellness, they wore down the tread on their tennis shoes and the batteries in their pedometers....all across the world.

467 residents of Wind Crest retirement community, along with employees, family and friends, committed to walking or other forms of physical activity in 32 domestic and 14 international locations in September.  This combined effort earned the campus a first place finish for the Most Participants and Most Places Walked in the Erickson Living Walking Challenge. The team from Wind Crest also walked 34,011 miles, according to Kristy Hebert, the...

Wind Crest Selected to Participate in Medicare's Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

Sep 10, 2012
"Philosophical match" for enhancing high quality health outcomes HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Wind Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Douglas County, was selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Initiative.   Made possible by the Affordable Care Act, the CPC Initiative is designed to help primary care practices deliver higher quality and more patient-centered care.  Medicare will work with commercial and state health insurance plans and offer bonus payments to primary care doctors who better coordinate care for their patients.    Nationwide, there are 500 primary care practices participating in...

Wind Crest Hires Winoka Clements as Director of Human Resources

Sep 5, 2012
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Wind Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Winoka Clements as the Director of Human Resources. Ms. Clements has been employed with Erickson Living since 2010.  She was most recently the Senior Human Resources Manager for the continuum of care neighborhood at Greenspring, a sister community in northern Virginia. As the Director of Human Resources at Wind Crest, Ms. Clements will be responsible for compliance policies and all phases of employee engagement.  The continuing care retirement community has 400 employees serving its 570 residents. "With the construction of our new continuum of care neighborhood, it...