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Wind Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Denver retirement community.

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:

“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.”

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Lights. Cameras. Action. Wind Crest is On-the-Air!

Sep 21, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (September 21, 2016) -- Wind Crest retirement community this week launched its first live television programming, a talk show called “Java” that airs on the community’s closed-circuit television station.

The show is filmed, anchored and produced by residents.

Residents and guests will be featured each week, telling their stories and sharing their hobbies and interests with viewers.


Members of Wind Crest's Reader's Theater Now in Rehearsals for "Driving Miss Daisy"

Sep 12, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (September 12, 2016) -- Members of Wind Crest retirement community’s Readers Theater are now in rehearsals for an upcoming fall performance of Driving Miss Daisy.

The play, set in the 1950s, tells the story of an elderly Jewish woman in Atlanta, Georgia, who can no longer drive. Her son arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn. While their relationship gets off to a rocky start, they slowly form a close friendship over twenty years...

Lifelong Learning is a Passion for Wind Crest Couple

Aug 15, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (August 8, 2016) -- Wind Crest retirement community residents Piet and Carolyn Kallemeyn teach classes through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Denver. Piet, a former engineer, and Carolyn, a former professor, inspire their students to learn about subject matter they may have never before considered.

They teach U.S. Constitution, Ethics, Literature, Justice, Technology, and Art Appreciation classes held at a facility near Highlands Ranch. They also teach at Wind Crest. This year they will teach one class for...

Wind Crest's Dr. H. William Koch Secretly Worked on Manhattan Project's Atomic Bombs That Ended World War II

Jul 18, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (July 18, 2016) -- Dr. H. William Koch, a physicist who lives at Wind Crest retirement community, secretly worked on the Manhattan Project that resulted in production of the atom bombs dropped in August 1945 on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He remembers those days as if it were yesterday.

On August 6, 1945 an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately...

$33.2 Million Construction Begins on New 99-Apartment Home Building at Wind Crest

Jun 7, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (June 6, 2016) -- Construction has begun on Longs Ridge, the fourth new residence building in three years at Wind Crest retirement community nestled against the Rocky Mountains in Highlands Ranch, CO. This 99-apartment home building – a project costing $33.2 million -- will open in early summer 2017.

As part of Wind Crest’s second neighborhood, Longs Ridge will have a mix of one- and two-bedroom floor plans. It will also add a mix of amenities to Wind Crest. “This...

Wind Crest Concierge Debbie Brewer Binkley Publishes Her First Children's Book

Jun 6, 2016

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (June 6, 2016) – Debbie Brewer Binkley, a concierge at Wind Crest retirement community who lives in Highlands Ranch, has published her first children’s book, "Brown Paper and a Piece of String.” It is a story set in the 1930’s on a family farm in East Texas where Frankie realizes the true gift of Christmas.

This story was inspired by a message preached by the author's father, Dr. Fred V. Brewer. He preached this message somewhere, every Christmas, from 1955...