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Wind Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Denver retirement community.

Wind Crest's Bob Shiley has 2,000 Flight Hours, Still Flies Weekly

Feb 1, 2017

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (February 1, 2017) – each autumn, when the aspen trees turn a brilliant gold and the Colorado Rockies take on a sun-kissed hue, people travel from far and near to view the splendor as they wind through mountain passes or hike the state’s myriad trails.

But Wind Crest retirement community resident Bob Shiley takes a different view. From his Cessna 172, he glides over and through the mountainous landscape like a golden eagle, taking in fall’s colorful performance.

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A 30-Something Mom Gains Inspiration from 82-Year-Old Wind Crest Paraskier

Jan 30, 2017

By Julia Collins, "Erickson Tribune"

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (January 30, 2017) -- As the Greyhound full of rambunctious youngsters winds through sleeping giants looming above and the ground grows whiter and whiter, I strain my ears to hear the life story of one the most inspirational men I’ve ever met.

Dr. Severance Kelley, a resident of Wind Crest retirement community, and I are on our way to Winter Park, the Colorado...

Wind Crest's Jim MacNair Publishes His Anthology of 100 Short Stories Written Over 70 Years

Dec 5, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO -- Wind Crest retirement community's Jim MacNair, a former journalist, has published "Killing Time," an anthology of 100 short stories written over 70 years. The stories, which are Hemingway-esque in style, reflect his keen observations and life insight.

MacNair honed his writing skills as a copy editor for the Schenectady Gazette in New York and, before that, as editor of the Daily Iowan when he attended Iowa University.

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Wind Crest's Bob McAdam, 96, Sets 5K World Record

Nov 28, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (November 25, 2016) -- Wind Crest retirement community resident Bob McAdam, 96, on Thanksgiving Day completed the Highlands Ranch 5K Turkey Day Run in 48 minutes, 19 seconds to set a new world record for the 95+ Age Group. The official world record for this age category had been 50 minutes, 10 seconds.

The 5K was certified for the new world record set by McAdam. The Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event, a 3.1-mile run held at Shea...

Longs Ridge, the New 99-Apartment Home Independent Living Building Under Construction at Wind Crest, is Already Sold Out

Nov 3, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (November 3, 2016) – All 99 apartment homes in Long’s Ridge, the new independent living building under construction at Wind Crest retirement community, are already sold – eight months before it is to open.

Longs Ridge is the fourth new residence building in three years at Wind Crest nestled against the Rocky Mountains. This project costs $33.2 million and will open in summer 2017.

As part of Wind...

Wind Crest Halloween Costume and Pumpkin Contest Raises $400 for Staff Appreciation Fund

Nov 1, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (November 1, 2016) – A staff-resident Halloween Costume and Pumpkin Contest raised $400 for Wind Crest retirement community’s Staff Appreciation Fund that thanks hourly employees for their exemplary work.

Housekeeping's "Peanuts Pumpkin Patch" took the First P l ace Award from among 25 pumpkins entered. They were judged by Karla Norvell, Philanthropy Coordinator, resident Jerry Nelson, and resident Sheila Haskell. Jennifer Anderson of Sales and Marketing emceed the event held in the Fireside Lounge and attended by about 100 people.

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Wind Crest Residents Get Their Beer-Drinkin' On

Oct 25, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (October 25) -- Wind Crest retirement community residents Bud and Wilma DeBoer today reserved a shuttle and took 25 of their neighbors to visit their grandson Derek Peters’ new business, a micro brewing company in Centennial called RESOLUTE.

Peters, who describes himself as an ‘Investor Whipping Boy,’ is one of the company’s founders. “We come from various walks of life, including finance, engineering, and accounting,” he said, “but we resonate as one around our passion for community, great beer, and...

Erickson Advantage Offered to Wind Crest Residents Receives 5 Star Rating

Oct 25, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (October 25, 2016) -- Erickson Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to residents of Wind Crest retirement community, has for the second year in a row received a rating of 5 out of 5 Stars for the Medicare 5 Star Rating.

Erickson Advantage is 1 of only 14 Medicare Advantage (MA-PD) plans out of 364 plans across the country to receive a 5 Star rating.

The Centers for...

Anonymous $200,000 Gift Will Expand Dementia and Memory Care at Wind Crest

Oct 5, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (October 5, 2016) -- A couple who lives at Wind Crest retirement community has made an anonymous donation of $200,000 to expand the dementia and memory care programs offered at the community. Wind Crest plans to use the funds to support additional resident and employee training programs, expand the use of technology and provide for additional programming and group trips.

Wind Crest currently has an Intermissions program for residents who live in independent living apartments. It also has Memory Care...

Wind Crest Launches its Facebook Page

Oct 3, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO ( October 1, 2016) -- Wind Crest retirement community has launched its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wind-Crest-232280854956/

“Our prospects are more tech-savvy than ever,” said Jason Atwell, Senior Director of Sales. “The Facebook page for Wind Crest is a communications tool to show progress about our site work and construction, provide news about key milestones and post information about upcoming events and activities.”

Wind Crest is...