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See the latest happenings at our Denver retirement community.

Upscale Dining Comes to Wind Crest

Mar 17, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (March 17, 2015) -- Some restaurants have great food, others have an excellent atmosphere and a few have a spectacular view. Windows Restaurant, which has opened at Wind Crest retirement community, hits a home run with all three, according to residents, staff, and public guests who feast on its fine cuisine.

The 80-seat, reservation-only restaurant serves a seasonal dinner menu with two daily chef specials. A wall of windows overlooks the Denver skyline and Rocky Mountain Foothills. Inside, modern light fixtures hang from a vaulted two-story ceiling.

Chef Ed Kent says...

Potbellied Pigs Share Life with Wind Crest Residents

Feb 6, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (February 6, 2015) – Two Vietnamese potbellied pigs are now visiting Wind Crest each month to share their life experiences with residents. And they are fast-becoming darlings of the retirement community.

Boris is one year old and weighs in just shy of 50 pounds. His colleague, Pumba, is 9 months old and weighs about 40 pounds.

The visits by Boris and Pumba provide staff with an opportunity to explore and discuss farm life with residents and to also acquaint residents with the nuances of the potbellied pig breed. “There...

Wind Crest Residents Log 65 Miles in Three Hours in "Lively Link-Up" Fitness Fest

Jan 26, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (January 26, 2105) – A total of 150 Wind Crest retirement community residents ran/walked their 440-foot-long bridge connecting residence buildings in a January 21 fitness fest.

They logged 65 miles in three hours in the “Lively Link-Up” event, which was held under the auspices of the Wellness Department.

The residents also participated in a walking challenge, health/fitness trivia and raffle prize drawings.

Wind Crest Women's Club Helps Thousands of People Each Year

Jan 26, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (January 26, 2015) – The Wind Crest retirement community Women’s club helps thousands of people each year through outreach projects and fundraisers. The past year’s results included the following:

675 Easter Baskets were made for Wind Crest residents 40 bookmarks were made for newcomers to the community 240 baby hats were knitted and donated to Littleton Hospital 330 “Hats for Kids” were given to Children’s Hospital 682 Greeting cards were sold 100 flowerpots for 4th of July were made for Mill Vista Lodge 100 Trick or Treat bags for Halloween were made for Mill...

Population of Highlands Ranch, CO, to Increase by 256 People as a Result of Wind Crest's Expansion

Jan 8, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (January 8, 2015) – The population of Highlands Ranch, CO, will increase by 256 people with the opening in the next few months of three new residential buildings at Wind Crest, a continuing care retirement community.

New residents are moving from Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Centennial, Englewood, Castle Rock and from other states including California, Arizona, Wisconsin and Florida. Wind Crest currently has nearly 1,000 residents.

They will add economic impact to the greater Denver region in the following business areas:

Restaurants, grocery stores Vehicle maintenance, replacement, and registration taxes Dry...

Wind Crest's Yearend 2014 Occupancy is 9 Percent Above National Industry Average

Jan 8, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (December 18, 2014) -- Wind Crest retirement community’s occupancy at yearend 2014 is 9 percent above the national industry average. In addition, 230 households are now the Priority List for future move-ins.

People this year moved to Wind Crest from Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Centennial, Englewood, Castle Rock and from other states including California, Arizona, Wisconsin and Florida. Wind Crest currently has nearly 1,000 residents.

Wind Crest is in the midst of expansion that includes three new residence buildings:

The first new residence building, McHenry’s Crossing with 102-apartment homes,...

Wind Crest Resident -- Despite Post-Polio Syndrome -- Takes Up Skiing Again

Jan 8, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (January 7, 2014) -- If you’re looking for inspiration to get moving, try something adventurous, or conquer a goal, look no further than Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch, CO, where a resident – despite post-polio syndrome -- has made use of a personal fitness regimen to take up skiing again.

Dr. Severance Kelley will put any X Games freeskier’s ambition to shame. At 80, the retired psychiatrist decided to defeat post-polio syndrome, which has left him nearly paralyzed from the waist down, and take up skiing again.

“I was...

USPTA's Nicole Hola Gives Tennis Tips to Wind Crest Residents

Oct 7, 2014

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (October 7, 2014) - Wind Crest retirement community's Wellness Department brought in United States Professional Tennis Association Certified Instructor Nicole Hola to give tennis tips to residents.

Her tennis instruction was part of Active Aging Week events held nationwide the last week of September. Hola is also the Masters Tennis and Play Day Coordinator in Colorado.

Hola set up a modified court, used larger tennis balls and smaller rackets to make it possible for all residents to enjoy the game.

Scores of Wind Crest residents stopped by to try their hand at 'indoor' tennis....

Sarah Helms is Wind Crest's New Director of Continuing Care

Sep 24, 2014

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (September 24, 2014) - Erickson Living has named Sarah Helms, NHA, Director of Continuing Care for Wind Crest retirement community.

Helms, whose background is in dementia training, has spent the past 10 years with Life Care Centers of America. She started as an Activities Assistant, served as an Activities Director for several years, completed an AIT program, and for the past three years has served as an Executive Director at two of its communities in Alamosa, CO.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Northern Colorado in Public Health and Psychology and...

Wind Crest's Continuing Care Provides 70 Meals to Area Churches

Sep 23, 2014

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (September 23, 2014) - Residents and staff of the Continuing Care neighborhood at Wind Crest retirement community this week provided 70 meals-to-go to area church congregations. They did so to thank the local churches for their service to their congregations, the community and senior citizens.

The following churches received the meals as part of a new Neighbors Helping Neighbors Meal Program: Mission Hills Community Church, St. Mark's Catholic Church, South Suburban Community Church, Cornerstone Church, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Valley View Christian Church, Grace Presbyterian Church, and Cherry Hills...