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Wind Crest Shatters Senior Living Occupancy Marks; Spring Home Selling Season Robust

Apr 26, 2012
Erickson Living community experiencing 128 percent increase in reservations in 2012 HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---With spring home selling season underway, there is reason for optimism in Colorado, specifically in the senior living sector. Wind Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Highlands Ranch, has experienced significant sales growth.  During the first quarter of 2012, reservations are up 128 percent over the same time period from a year ago.  Sales appointments also increased by 20 percent in the first quarter from 2011. "It has been a great start to the year," stated Jason Atwell, Director of Sales at Wind Crest.  "According to...

Zachary Mims Promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Wind Crest

Apr 9, 2012
Dining services team prepares over six hundred meals daily for two restaurants, catering operations HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Wind Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, promoted Zachary Mims as the new Chef de Cuisine for its Dining Services Team. Mims, a resident of nearby Littleton, Colorado, has been with Wind Crest since April, 2008. "Since joining the Wind Crest dining team, Zachary quickly developed his reputation as a tremendously talented chef and a hard worker," stated Marcus Cordova, Director of Dining Services.  "Over the past four years, Zachary has provided leadership and knowledge to the culinary staff, and he consistently interacts with...

Wind Crest to Host 9Health Fair on April 21st

Apr 2, 2012
Screenings, information raise awareness to "Own Your Health"  HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Wind Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, will host its annual 9Health Fair on Saturday, April 21st as part of the network of events promoting health awareness and responsibility in Colorado. In 2011, over 83,000 people participated in 9Health Fairs throughout Colorado, and 19,000 volunteers donated $3.1 million worth of time and talent. Over one hundred volunteers, including medical professionals from Wind Crest, will be on hand to support the event. Services to be offered at the 9Health Fair at Wind Crest include screenings for blood chemistry, blood pressure, body...

Wind Crest's Personal Move Consultant: Think New Year's Resolutions as a Guide to House Downsizing

Feb 27, 2012
Now Is the Time to Prepare for Spring Home Selling Season By Beth Brandenburg Personal Move Consultant Wind Crest HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Despite the winter cold, spring home selling season is right around the corner.  For sellers of all ages, the prospect of downsizing a house is time-consuming and often intimidating. As the personal move consultant for Wind Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Highlands Ranch, I regularly meet with clients who have owned their homes for twenty or even thirty years. Their antiques, furniture, documents and photos represent precious memories, but when it's time to sell, prioritizing these items...

Wind Crest's Erickson Named Chairman of Board of Directors for LeadingAge Colorado

Feb 13, 2012
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Craig Erickson, Executive Director of Wind Crest, was recently one of fourteen members appointed to the 2012 Board of Directors of LeadingAge Colorado. Mr. Erickson will serve as Chairman.  LeadingAge Colorado, the state's largest nonprofit association representing providers of aging services, made the announcement at its annual business meeting.  Wind Crest is a continuing care retirement community managed and developed by Erickson Living. "This board will help us achieve our goal of advocating on behalf of Colorado's seniors  for quality services," said Laura Landwirth, the association's president and CEO. "I look forward to working with our board to...

Brunch Kicks-Off Wind Crest Student Scholarship Drive

Feb 10, 2012
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Wind Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Highlands Ranch, held its 2nd Annual Student Scholarship Fundraising Kickoff Brunch on February 4th. Wind Crest employs 120 local students for its Dining Services Department.  In the 2010-11 academic year, sixteen students who attended high schools in Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe Counties earned scholarships for their four-year collegiate careers.  The value of these awards is $1,000 per year for a four-year total of $4,000. The event brings together the scholars, their families and residents of Wind Crest.  "The brunch is the start of our fundraising for the scholarship program," described...

The North Pole Meets Dickens' London: Tower Bridge Serves as Connector in Wind Crest Holiday Train Display

Dec 7, 2011
Resident group creates, designs and operates one-of-a-kind, dual-track exhibit HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---It's December, 1850, and Londoners are joyfully preparing for the holidays, shopping and caroling. When what to their wondering eyes appears? No less than Santa's workshop at the North Pole...and they're now connected by the Tower Bridge!!! That's exactly the scene at the holiday village train display, currently being showcased at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch. The sixteen foot, double-track display was designed and created by twelve members of the campus Model Railroad Club.  They hand-carved and painted the winter-time scenery of the North Pole and City...

Wind Crest Selects Lantz-Boggio as Project Architect

Nov 28, 2011
New neighborhood plans to expand health care offerings of assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation & long-term nursing care to residents of Colorado HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Wind Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced the selection of Lantz-Boggio Architects of Englewood, Colorado to design its newest neighborhood. Wind Crest is planning its four-story extended care neighborhood comprised of 128 units offering assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care services to residents, expanding the health care offerings of its continuum of care mission. Lantz-Boggio Architects is an award-winning national architectural and interior design firm that specializes in the design...

"The 1940's Radio Hour" Provides Nostalgic Fun at Wind Crest

Nov 15, 2011
Resident 'Ham-lets' to "broadcast" three-part radio drama on NNMV HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---In the 1940's, radio was king.  Just as television and the internet are today, radio broadcasts served as the window to the world for millions of Americans.  Kids ran home from school to hear the tales of Captain Midnight, and adults gathered around the radio for soap operas and baseball games. A group of fifteen residents, known as the Wind Crest 'Ham-lets', are reliving those days with an original "radio-style" production on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30pm at the Erickson Living retirement community in Highlands Ranch. Written and directed...

Erickson Living Announces Baby Boomers' Aging Parents LinkedIn & Twitter Connection Forum - November 17, 2011

Nov 14, 2011
Helping adult children obtain invaluable retirement living advice via social media BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: A first in the senior housing industry...on November 17, 2011, Erickson Living is leveraging the world's largest professional online network (LinkedIn) and social networking and microblogging service (Twitter) to join in a conversation with the adult children of seniors who are looking for important information about retirement living for their parents. This LinkedIn and TweetChat is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and will include the participation of Erickson Living's leadership team members from throughout the country - including, public relations, sales and marketing, resident life...