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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...

Wind Crest Raises $9,399 for Alzheimer's Association

Sep 23, 2014

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (September 23, 2014) - Wind Crest retirement community this year has raised $9,399 for the Alzheimer's Association through a series of fundraising activities at its Highlands Ranch campus.

This record amount is more than triple the amount of money raised last year and it makes Wind Crest the 6 th leading fundraiser in the Denver area, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

Residents and staff also participated September 20 in the 5K Walk to End Alzheimer's.

"Donating to the Alzheimer's Association will help support research for this debilitating disease as well as provide programs and...

September 16 Fiesta Day Colorado Green Chilli Cook-off Fundraiser at Wind Crest

Sep 8, 2014


A Fiesta Day Colorado Green Chili Cook-off fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association will be held Tuesday, September 16 (from noon - 2 p.m.) at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch.

Denver area restaurants will present their chili entrees for taste-testing by more than 1,000 Wind Crest residents and staff. This festive, two-hour even will include a Mariachi Band. Winning restaurants (1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd place) will receive trophies and earn bragging rights for having the best Green Chili in in the state.

"Gabby Gourmet" Pat Miller will emcee Colorado Green...

Charlestown Residents/Staff to "Walk Across America" in September

Aug 26, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD  (August 26, 2014) - Residents and staff of Charlestown retirement community will participate September 1 - 30 in a "Walk Across America" fitness project in which they will keep track of the time -- and distances --  they walk. They will walk each day in and around their 110-acre campus in Catonsville, MD. They will be able to count time spent in gardening, exercise classes, golfing, and swimming. Health tips and factoids will be delivered to residents and staff. A celebration on the last day of September will tabulate results and determine if residents, or if staff, walked...

Wind Crest Reader's Theater to Present 9/11 Tribute Play "The Guys" September 8; Public Invited

Aug 25, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (August 25, 2014) - The Wind Crest retirement community Reader's Theater will present "The Guys," a play by Anne Nelson about the aftereffects of the 9/11 collapse of the World Trade Center. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be staged Monday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Wind Crest Fireside Lounge, 3235 Mill Vista Road, Highlands Ranch, CO. In the play, Joan, an editor, helps Nick, an FDNY captain, prepare the eulogies for an unprecedented number of firefighters who died under his command that day. The part of Nick is played...

Wind Crest Model Railroad Club is Preserving Colorado's History

Jul 14, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (July 14, 2014) - The Wind Crest Model Railroad Club in Highlands Ranch is preserving Colorado's history by building a  miniature replica of the Gilpin Tram Railroad that serviced the early mines above Blackhawk and Central City from the late 1800's until it ended operation in 1917. This Gilpin Tram 2 foot gauge line served the early mines by bringing the ore from the mines to various processing mills in Blackhawk. The processed ore was then shipped out in box cars, via the Colorado & Southern 3 foot gauge railroad, to destinations across the country. The retirees'...

Tallgrass Creek Residents to Spit Watermelon Seeds in July 15 Contest

Jul 8, 2014
WHAT: A Tuesday, July 15, free-style Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest by Overland Park, KS, retirees during Tallgrass Creek retirement community's Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. The event, which will begin at 10:45 a.m. immediately following a summer Watermelon Social, will showcase spitting techniques that promise to be the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. PARTICULARS: Scores of residents will spit seeds on an officially-designated watermelon seed spitting course (actually the sidewalk next to the pool) on the Terrace outside the Tallgrass Creek Marketplace. Wellness Coordinator Amy Stewart and Community Resources Lead Coordinator Jennifer Gray will measure the distances of seeds spit...