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Wind Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Denver retirement community.

Wind Crest's Amazing Grace Fairbanks Celebrates 105th Birthday

Jun 2, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (May 28, 2015) -- Wind Crest retirement community resident Grace Fairbanks today celebrated her 105th birthday by saying her secret to a long and happy life is a glass or two of chardonnay each day.

Grace, who moved to Wind Crest from her former home in Michigan, has hand-made nearly 100 quilts and has written more than 50 poems in the past five years.

She and her late husband Ron owned a bakery. Her favorite food is potatoe dumplings.

Grace has a son and a daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren who...

Wind Crest Residents Award $102,437 in Scholarships to Student Workers

Jun 2, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (May 31, 2015) -- Through the generous donations by Wind Crest retirement community residents, a total of $102,437 in scholarships this week was awarded to 20 student employees.

The money was raised by Wind Crest residents this year to show their appreciation of the students’ work and to help assist them financially in their post-secondary education.

“Many residents think of these high school students like their own grandchildren," said Craig Ellsworth, Philanthropy Manager for Wind Crest. "Residents gave generously because these students have served them with smiles, patience and humor for years. Our residents believe...

Wind Crest Marks 1,000th-Resident Milestone

May 15, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (May 15, 2015) – Wind Crest this week marked its 1,000 th -resident milestone when George Meares, formerly of Sedalia, CO, moved into the retirement community. Meares, whio is retired from Colorado Department of Transportation, moved into a large one-bedroom apartment home in Parry Landing, a new residence building that opened May 1.

The attainment of the 1,000 th - resident milestone by Wind Crest means it is able to able to provide more services and amenities that appeal to what people want, said Senior Director of Sales Jason Atwell.

Wind Crest is in the...

Wind Crest Resident Rev. B. James George is Sky Ridge Medical Center's Volunteer of the Year

May 4, 2015

HIGHLANDS RANCH , CO (May 4, 2015) – Wind Crest retirement community resident Rev. B. James George is the 2015 recipient of Sky Ridge Medical Center’s Volunteer of the Year award.

This award recognizes Rev. George’s 12 years of service as a volunteer chaplain in which he has offered pastoral care, support, and resources to patients, families, and staff at least three afternoons each week, and often more, when his schedule permits.

And, not to be hindered by holidays, he has also taken time to volunteer on these days, often commenting, “I think the staff and patients need...

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,...