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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...

Wind Crest Women's Club Makes 85 Patriotic-Themed Silk Flower Pots to Celebrate July 4th

Jul 2, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (July 2, 2014) -- The Wind Crest Women's Club today delivered 85 patriotic-themed silk flower pots to Mill Vista Lodge to help continuing care residents celebrate July 4th. Twenty-five members of the Women's Club made the flower pots, spending an hour on each one. The Women's Club, which is headed by Wilma DeBoer, is involved in an array of community service projects throughout the year, including the knitting of hats for newborns at Littleton Hospital.  The club also makes greeting cards that are sold to benefit Wind Crest's Resident Care Fund and its Scholars Fund. In addition,...

Eighty-Five Percent of Tallgrass Creek's New Residence Building Already Sold Out

Jul 1, 2014
 OVERLAND PARK, KS (July 1, 2014) - Eighty-five percent of apartment homes at Meadowlark Terrace, the new residence building now being constructed at Tallgrass Creek retirement community, are already sold out. This 87-unit apartment residence building, which is scheduled to open late this year, will feature 10 new floor plans that vary in size and style, ranging from luxury two-bedroom units to more modest one-bedroom apartments. People are moving from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, Florida, New York and North Carolina to Tallgrass Creek's new residence building. Lantz-Boggio is the architect, and Brinkmann Constructors is the general contractor. Tallgrass Creek currently...

Wind Crest Residents Award $85,000 in Scholarships to 20 Student Workers

Jun 18, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO  (June 19, 2014) -- Through the generous donations by Wind Crest retirement community residents, a total of $85,000 in scholarships this week was awarded to 20 student employees.   The money was raised by Wind Crest residents during the past two months to show their appreciation of the students' work and to help assist them financially in their post-secondary education. The student scholarship recipients are:

First Name

Last Name

High School

College

Brad Arnot

Mountain Vista

Colorado State University Charlie Auran

Mountain Vista...

Dr. Robert Stewart is Wind Crest's New Medical Director

Jun 2, 2014
HIGLANDS RANCH, CO (June 2, 2014) - Robert Stewart, MD, has been promoted to Medical Director of Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch. Dr. Stewart earned his bachelor degree in biology from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He completed his residency in Family Practice at Floyd County Hospital in Rome, Georgia.  Dr. Stewart joined the Wind Crest Medical Team as a full-time staff physician in November 2013.

Wind Crest Woodworkers Build Toys, Make Smiles for Children Worldwide

May 29, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (May 29, 2014) -- When it comes to giving, the Wind Crest retirement community Windy Wooders give nearly 2,000 times over. The Highlands Ranch, CO, -based woodworkers group builds and donates items for children, including wooden toy cars and intricate dollhouses. A small subset of the 51-member group works an assembly line every Monday to build wooden toy cars for impoverished children in Mexico, Africa, Haiti, and the southern U.S. Denver-based Toys for God's Kids distributes the cars. "The kids are usually in a foster care home or orphanage where they don't have a lot of toys,"...

Intriguing, Worldwide Culinary Experience Comes to Wind Crest

May 22, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (May 22, 2014 ) - Anthony Falco has been named Executive Chef at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch, CO. He brings with him a vast culinary background: Anthony grew up in an Italian home where food, whether cooking or eating, brought people together.  He and his older brother Keith, who is now the Executive Chef at the Marriot Renaissance Hotel in Denver, spent countless hours of their childhood together in the kitchen cooking, learning, and tasting. Anthony went to on to attend culinary school, and shortly thereafter, trained at the New York City landmark French...

Zumba Dancing Flash Mob Kicks Into High Gear at Wind Crest

May 15, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (May 15, 2014) - A Zumba dancing flash mob today kicked into high gear at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch, CO (see video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2mQJDe3scE ) Residents and staff broke into spontaneous dance in the lounge as fellow residents watched in delight. They decided to do a flash mob to help promote healthy, vibrant living. They practiced their routine during the past month as part of their weekly Zumba dance classes. Their Zumba class is taught by Allyson Holgard.

Erickson Living Promotes Jason Atwell to Senior Director of Sales at Wind Crest

May 7, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (May 7, 2014) -- Erickson Living has promoted Jason Atwell to Senior Director of Sales at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch, CO. Atwell will have oversight responsibility for Wind Crest and the following Erickson Living-managed communities: Highland Springs in Dallas, TX,  and Eagle's Trace in Houston, TX. He will also support oversight of Erickson Living-managed Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS. Atwell has been with Erickson Living since 2004. He began his career at Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD, moved to Houston, TX, to open Eagle's Trace and came to Highlands Ranch, CO, to open...

100 Wooden Toy Cars Built by Wind Crest Residents Delivered to Mexican Orphanage

May 1, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (May 1, 2014) - One hundred wooden toy cars made by Wind Crest retirement community residents this week were delivered to a rural orphanage in Mexico. The wooden toy cars were built by six residents partnering with Toys for God's Kids (TGK), a nonprofit agency that provides impoverished children with wooden toys, to build over 550 wooden toy cars to be sent to children in Mexico, Guatemala and Afghanistan. The wooden toy cars were delivered to the Mexican orphanage via a mission by Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch. This ongoing project by the Wind Crest Windy...