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Windsor Run Resident Patricia Bell Remarks from Grand Opening Celebration

May 30, 2018

As residents continue to move into Windsor Run, we look back to our grand opening ceremony on May 10. One of our guest speakers was soon-to-be pioneer resident, Patricia Bell.

A resident of the Charlotte-area since age 14, Ms. Bell served her community as a high school teacher and raised a loving family. It is a long post, but we would like to share her comments in their entirety right here:

"Hello, everyone.

Almost 64 years ago, my father was transferred to Charlotte. I came kicking and screaming – I was 14 and I had...

Windsor Run Celebrates Grand Opening in Matthews

May 15, 2018

Matthews, North Carolina— Windsor Run, an Erickson Living retirement community, marked its entrance into North Carolina with a grand opening celebration featuring future residents, employees and civic leaders on May 10.

The event included a ceremonial ribbon cutting, reception and tours through the Woodland Commons Clubhouse. George Comfort, Executive Director, provided welcome remarks to the audience.

“Windsor Run is proud of this beautiful location and the partnerships that we have fostered in Matthews and with our team at Erickson Living to create this vibrant campus,” stated Mr. Comfort. “All told, this project marks an investment of more...

Windsor Run Dining Team Prepares for Spring Opening

Apr 2, 2018

Matthews, North Carolina-- The team at Windsor Run has made great strides in preparing our dining venues for opening. Seating has been placed in the main restaurant, The Grove, and menu boards & televisions are up in the Woodside Café and Tavern 1879. To prepare for signature dining, display screens and other technology is being installed in the kitchens so that the prepared-to-taste, restaurant experience will be seamless.

Hiring has begun in earnest. “We had great success at our job fair on March 24, interviewing enthusiastic, qualified candidates who want to be part of our team,” stated William...

Windsor Run to Host First On-Site Career Fair

Mar 1, 2018

Matthews, North Carolina— Windsor Run, the Erickson Living retirement community scheduled to open this spring, will host a career fair on Saturday, March 24.

The event will occur from 9:00am-1:00pm in the Sales & Welcome Center located on the Windsor Run campus at 2010 McKee Road.

“This is an exciting time for Windsor Run as we prepare to open our doors this spring,” stated Allison Vessels, Ed.D., SPHR, SHRM-CSP, Director of Human Resources. “A career in senior living within a mission-oriented community like ours is professionally and personally rewarding. In serving our residents, Erickson Living’s philosophy is...

A Journey of Career Growth for Windsor Run’s Karen Kollmer

Feb 19, 2018

Matthews, North Carolina— Karen Kollmer, the project manager for Windsor Run, spends her days handling delivery schedules, service agreements and inspections. As the Erickson Living retirement community prepares to open this May, Kollmer plays a key role in ensuring that the new apartment homes and community amenities are of high quality to meet the expectations of incoming residents.

“I was thrilled to move to North Carolina with my husband and assist with the start of this campus,” said Kollmer, a 27-year employee with Erickson Living. “It’s a beautiful area of the country and a wonderful opportunity to be...

Tallgrass Creek has One of the Best Nursing Homes for 2017-2018, According to U.S. News & World Report

Nov 13, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (November 6, 2017) -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, has identified Tallgrass Creek as having one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18 and has released its new Nursing Home Finder . To create these free and easy-to-use resources, U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 homes nationwide, in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. This year, nearly 2,300 nursing homes earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.

Tallgrass Creek is one...

A Summer of Progress at Windsor Run

Sep 29, 2017

Matthews, North Carolina-- We are pleased to share a recent aerial photo of construction progress at Windsor Run, courtesy of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.

Our 60-acre campus has been a hub of activity all summer. Interior work is in full swing in the Woodland Commons Clubhouse and two resident buildings, Dogwood Place and Sycamore Square. As Windsor Run will offer a full variety of floor plans and styles, you can now see porches and balconies taking shape. The lush green landscaping is growing in nicely adjacent to McKee Road, complementing the beautiful surroundings of Matthews.

“The good...

Windsor Run Appoints Allison Vessels as Director of Human Resources

Aug 29, 2017

Matthews, North Carolina— Windsor Run, the Erickson Living retirement community under construction, appointed Allison Vessels as Director of Human Resources.

Dr. Vessels brings more than 24 years of human resources experience to Windsor Run. Previously, she worked for Transformant Healthcare Solutions, LLC as Director of Human Resources.

In her leadership position at Windsor Run, Dr. Vessels will oversee the daily operations of the Human Resources Department with a focus on employee recruitment and engagement.

Scheduled to open in the spring of 2018, Windsor Run will immediately feature two independent living buildings and a resident clubhouse with...

Windsor Run Names Bo Lundh as Director of Operations

Jul 19, 2017

Matthews, North Carolina— Windsor Run, the Erickson Living retirement community under construction, has named Bo Lundh as its Director of Operations.

Mr. Lundh currently serves as the Associate Executive Director of Oak Crest, a sister community located in Baltimore County, Maryland. He began his career with Erickson Living in 1995 as a Senior Accountant at Oak Crest and earned a promotion to Controller later that year.

In 2000, he became the Director of Finance for Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in the Washington, D.C. suburbs where he would also serve as Associate Executive Director and Director of...

Topping Out at Windsor Run!

Jun 30, 2017

Matthews, North Carolina-- We’re excited to post the most recent aerial photos of construction progress at Windsor Run, courtesy of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.

Interior work is in full swing in the Woodland Commons Clubhouse, the roof on Dogwood Place is nearly finished and we expect Sycamore Square to be topped out in the coming weeks. From the photos, you can also see the lush landscaping that has started taking shape near McKee Road.

“As we celebrate the July 4th weekend, it’s amazing to see the community coming to fruition. The campus is literally taking shape before...