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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...

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


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: ) 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.