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Wind Crest Residents Donate $177,000 to Thank Their Hourly Staff

Dec 17, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO -- Residents of Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch, CO, donated $177,000 to their campus’ Staff Appreciation Fund to show their appreciation to their hourly staff for jobs well done in 2015.

The money benefitted 389 hourly staff members from all departments, including Dining Services, General Services and Health Services. This fundraising drive among residents is done annually during the holiday season.

Wind Crest, which has more than 1,150 residents, offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Center....

Wind Crest Opens New Arts and Enrichment Center

Dec 2, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (December 2, 2015) -- Wind Crest retirement community’s new 230-seat arts and enrichment center hosted its grand opening performance, world-class father-son piano duo Simon and Son, on November 16. Peter and Saling Simon treated audience members to a heart-warming evening of popular and classical music.

“The opening performance was a hit,” says Community Resources Manager Craig Ellsworth, who has been anticipating this new venue for some time.

Comfortable theater seating, state-of-the-art acoustics, and a large screen streaming the performance gave all audience members a front-row experience.

Ellsworth says the center will host many more...

Wind Crest Takes First Place in Walk Around the World Fitness Challenge

Dec 2, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – Wind Crest retirement community residents, staff, family, and friends took First Place in a Walk Around the World fitness challenge sponsored by Erickson Living among 17 communities in 10 states.

Wind Crest boasted 288 participants who walked a total of 26,401 miles throughout the month of September and had representation in 17 different countries and/or states. A celebration filled with medals, healthy refreshments, raffles, and fun capped off the event.

Walking was measured in three categories: percentage of walkers, percentage of countries and states, and percentage of miles walked. Wind Crest took first place...

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.