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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...

Wind Crest Residents and Employees Put Halloween Spirits to Test at Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Oct 31, 2011
DENVER, CO---Every year it's a real Halloween hoot!  Join employees and residents of Wind Crest retirement community as they show off their scariest, silliest and most unusual costumes during the annual Halloween Costume Contest. The costume parade begins at 1:30pm; resident and employee spectators will be the judges through their applause.  The winners of the Halloween window decorating contest will also be announced. WHAT:   Annual Employee and Resident Costume Contest WHEN:  Monday, October 31, 2011 1:30pm-2:15pm WHERE:  Wind Crest retirement community 3235 Mill Vista Road Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 For more information, please contact Jeff Getek, public affairs manager,...

Wind Crest Promotes Murry Mercier as Administrator of Aspen Terrace Assisted Living

Oct 6, 2011
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Wind Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Murry Mercier as its Administrator of Aspen Terrace, the new assisted living neighborhood. With Erickson Living since 2002, Mr. Mercier previously served the role of Information Technology Manager at the 84-acre campus. His specific responsibilities at Wind Crest will focus on the successful start-up and oversight of Aspen Terrace Assisted Living, an eight-person household focused on person-centered care and positive aging. "After supporting Erickson Living and Wind Crest over the last decade, I became devoted to bettering the lives of our residents," stated Mr. Mercier.  "Balancing the...