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Erickson Realty and Moving Services helps those moving to the largest county in North Carolina

Nov 14, 2018

Matthews, North Carolina-- According to U.S. Census figures released in July, Mecklenburg County is the largest county in the state, with a population of nearly 1.1 million. The county’s estimated population growth rate between 2017 and 2018 was 6.43 percent, making it one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina.

Mirroring this accelerated growth is Erickson Living’s Mecklenburg County community – Windsor Run, located in Matthews. Since opening in May, the community has grown quickly necessitating the addition of a third residential community, Beech Hollow, opening in 2019.

In an effort to address the needs of...

Windsor Run Community Supports Florence Relief Efforts

Oct 17, 2018

Matthews, North Carolina-- Windsor Run partnered with the Town of Matthews Fire and EMS Department to help those impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence.

On October 3, a team of ten residents and employees from the Erickson Living retirement community delivered 50 cases of bottled water to the Matthews Fire and EMS station house. The water will be shipped to those living in flood-stricken areas in North Carolina.

“The long process of recovery will hopefully be made easier because of generosity of communities such as Windsor Run throughout North Carolina,” wrote Rob Kinniburgh, Chief of...

The Early Move Was the Right Fit for Windsor Run Resident

Oct 12, 2018

Matthews, North Carolina— Sometimes in life, you know when it’s an immediate “no-brainer”.

That’s how Sandy Schneiderman described the experience when she visited Windsor Run, an Erickson Living retirement community, for the first time in June, 2017.

“After attending my grandson’s graduation in Pennsylvania, I made a stop in Matthews to see what my son had discovered,” recalled Sandy. “We casually stopped by Windsor Run and spoke to Mindi Thinnes, a sales associate. She invited us to stay for the luncheon and discussion that had been planned that day to learn about the community.”

Upon learning...

Windsor Run Names Ryan Barkley as Director of Sales

Aug 17, 2018

Matthews, North Carolina— Windsor Run retirement community named Ryan Barkley as Director of Sales.

Mr. Barkley brings more than 12 years of sales experience to this leadership position. For the last seven years, he moved through the ranks from an associate to sales manager at Riderwood, a sister Erickson Living community located in Silver Spring, Maryland. He previously worked for RE/MAX, LLC.

“Our team extends a warm welcome to Ryan as he begins a new chapter in his career with Erickson Living,” stated George Comfort, Executive Director of Windsor Run. “Ryan provided tremendous customer service and engagement...

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...