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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: ) 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...

Windy Wooders Completing a Dollhouse for Children's Hospital

Apr 22, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (April 22, 20114) -- Wind Crest residents are now completing a wooden dollhouse that will be donated to Children's Hospital in Denver. The dollhouse is 33 inches long, 27 inches wide and 30 inches high. The residents are members of the Wind Wooders woodshop group. Funds earned by Windy Wooders members through their repair/construction projects, and donations from recipient residents for their services, have helped to finance the furnishings and supplies for the dollhouse.   Other members have arranged for the construction of a Plexiglas cover for the house. Monies from both the Treasure Chest at Wind Crest...

Wind Crest Starts Construction of Two Additional Residence Buildings

Apr 14, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (April 14, 2014) - Wind Crest retirement today began construction of two additional residence buildings  on its 84-acre campus. This $30 million expansion will include an additional 105 apartment homes, a library, a second fitness center, a 240-seat auditorium, a banquet room, and two additional restaurants.  Apartments will range in size from one bedrooms starting at 800 square feet, to the largest luxury apartments at 2,000 square feet.  The architect is JHP, which is  based in Dallas, Texas. The general contractor is Brinkmann Constructors, Inc. Wind Crest will be accepting reservations this summer and both residence buildings are...

Wind Crest Residents Knit Hats Year-Round for Patients at Children's Hospitals

Mar 27, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (March 25, 2014) - Members of Wind Crest retirement community's Women's Club this week delivered 30 hats they knitted to Highlands Ranch Children's Hospital for cancer patients ages 12 and younger. The 25 women  - in addition to other Wind Crest residents who are not members of the Women' Club - have been knitting hats on a volunteer basis for the past two years. They recently also delivered 175 hats to Littleton Adventist Hospital for newborn babies. They deliver an average of 20 knitted hats each month to area hospitals as part of their ongoing "Hat of...

Mill Vista Lodge's New Person-Centered Care Comes to Highlands Ranch, CO

Feb 28, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO  (March 1, 2014) - Nearly 50 percent of apartment suites at Mill Vista Lodge, the newly-opened 144-unit continuing care neighborhood at Wind Crest  retirement community in Highlands Ranch, Co, are occupied in less than five months of operation. Mill Vista Lodge, which has assisted living, memory care and post-acute rehab, brings a new Erickson Living Person-Centered Care approach that is unique to its geographic market. Person-Centered Care integrates health and wellness by blending mission, vision, and values. A resident's daily life experience is influenced by how well staff can serve in helping each resident reach his or...

Wind Crest Residents Paint with all the Colors of the Wind

Feb 24, 2014
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (March 1, 2014) - The Academy Award-wining song "Colors of the Wind" by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz has lyrics that could easily be the credo of Wind Crest retirement community residents in Highlands Ranch, CO: "Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains Can you paint with all the colors of the wind"   Residents are surrounded by nature's beauty, giving them a chance to view wildlife's splendor along the Highline Canal Trail. They...