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See the latest happenings at our Denver retirement community.

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.


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.”

Wind Crest is...

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...