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WWII POWs Reconnect at Wind Crest on Veterans Day

Nov 9, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (November 9, 2015) – Veterans Day has special meaning for two former World War II POWS and current neighbors at Wind Crest retirement community.

Robert McAdam, a retired U.S. Army Air Corps Major, and Sherwin Desens, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, were both prisoners – at the same time -- in Stalag Luft I near Barth, Germany, during the war. They reconnected at Wind Crest 70 years later.

McAdam said Desens found out that he was a former POW. The two met, shared their stories and discovered they were together as prisoners in Stalag...

Adam Dickson is Wind Crest's New Director of Continuing Care

Oct 8, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (October 8, 2015) – Erickson Living has named Adam Dickson the Director of Continuing Care for Mill Vista Lodge at Wind Crest retirement community. Mill Vista Lodge, which has 144 apartments, offers assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, and post-acute care

Dickson most recently served as Assistant Nursing Home Administrator for Oak Crest, an Erickson Living-managed community in Parkville, MD, where he was involved in the management of all day-to-day operations of the facility.

He received his bachelor of science degree in Health Care Management from Towson University, in Towson, MD. Immediately upon graduation, he...

Wind Crest's Scenic High Line Overlook Set to Open In October

Aug 31, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (August 31, 2015) – Wind Crest retirement community’s trio of new building expansion concludes with the October opening of High Line Overlook. This building, which combines 30 new apartment homes with multi-use community space and a variety of amenities, is expected to be completely sold out by the time of its opening.

High Line Overlook gets its name from its view overlooking the High Line Canal and the Front Range amid the Rocky Mountains.

High Line Overlook adds the 230-seat Arts and Enrichment Center with a stage and theater seating on the terrace level. The...

Eagle Scout Project Brings Horseshoes to Wind Crest Residents

Aug 11, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (August 10, 2015) -- Wind Crest retirement community residents are pitching horseshoes on their campus’ new horseshoe court built by the son of an employee to earn his Eagle Scout Badge.

Tim Bond and his fellow Scouts from Troop 457 in Greenwood Village, CO, worked throughout July to construct the court. Bond coordinated with Wind Crest’s General Services Department as well as its resident woodshop. He also collaborated with resident and former semi-professional horseshoe pitcher Bob Carlson, who has been playing the sport ever since he was 12 years old, to design the court.

Carlson...

Wind Crest's Royalene Doyle Publishes "Fireproof Proverbs," A Writer's Study of Words

Aug 4, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (August 4, 2015) – Wind Crest retirement community resident Royalene Doyle has published “Fireproof Proverbs, A Writer's Study of Words” (Outskirts Press, Parker, CO). It is a thought-provoking guide that both encourages and teaches. And it is an insightful devotional book for aspiring, tired, or distracted writers – a book that awakens and motivates a writer's giftedness.

Doyle, knows that too many writers are hesitant to write what they've been given knowing that the next step will be to release it into the world. In “Fireproof Proverbs, A Writer's Study of Words,” she has done just...

WindCrest's Royalene Doyle Publishes "Fireproof Proverbs, A Writer's Study of Words"

Aug 4, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (August 4, 2015) – Wind Crest retirement community resident Royalene Doyle has published “Fireproof Proverbs, A Writer's Study of Words” (Outskirts Press, Parker, CO). It is a thought-provoking guide that both encourages and teaches. And it is an insightful devotional book for aspiring, tired, or distracted writers – a book that awakens and motivates a writer's giftedness.

Doyle, knows that too many writers are hesitant to write what they've been given knowing that the next step will be to release it into the world. In “Fireproof Proverbs, A Writer's Study of Words,” she has done just...

Wind Crest Residents/Staff, Combined, Complete 8,512 Miles in Month-Long Triathlon

Jul 15, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (July 15, 2015) – Eighty-three Wind Crest retirement community residents and staff completed a month-long Triathlon in June held in and around their 84-acre campus.

They kept track of how many miles they swam, ran and biked. Combined, they completed 8,512 miles.

The first place team completed 1,451 miles. The second place team completed 878 miles and the third place team completed 641 miles.

The Wind Crest Dining Services staff hosted a barbeque at the end of the month to celebrate everyone’s hard work.

Wind Crest Sculptor George Blake Interprets Life's Nuances

Jul 15, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (July 15, 2015) – Some people observe life. Others such as Wind Crest retirement community resident George Blake interpret it.

Blake, a former chemical engineer, is a sculptor whose bronze, three-dimensional figurative and wildlife statues have been exhibited and sold in sculpture shows, most notably the prestigious annual one in Loveland, Colorado, where the works of more than 300 sculptors are displayed.

He has been sculpting for 20 years, having learned his craft at the Arts Students League in Denver, where he presently sculpts. His work is complicated and time-consuming. He carves each statue in...

Relentless Love of Music Drives Wind Crest's Band Members

Jul 7, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (July 8, 2015) -- Many of the 14 musicians who are in Wind Crest's band, the Windy’s, have never played their instruments in decades. But this has not stopped them from now performing to standing ovations.

Barrett Hargreaves, for instance, last played trumpet 60 years ago at proms and formal dances. The trumpet he now plays is one he rents for $36 a month.

“I really enjoy playing music with this band,” he said. “I was surprised at how fast everything came back to me.”

A relentless love of music is what drives the...

Wind Crest Resident Bill Carlson Publishes Photography Book

Jun 18, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO -- Wind Crest retirement community resident Bill Carlson has published "Delicate Lily Pads to Sculptured Peaks -- Landscape Photography with Verse Impressions from North America, Scandinavia, and New Zealand" (Outskirts Press).

Carlson's career in geology led him to photography. While performing field and management assignments for oil, mining and utility companies, he became cognizant of the intricate landforms and abstract patterns in Nature.

The desire to capture what he saw became difficult to ignore and he began taking photographs with both 120 and 35mm format film cameras.

His color photograph "Dock" received first place...