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Windsor Run Aquatics Center Is Popular All-Season Fitness Amenity

Feb 18, 2020

Matthews, North Carolina-- National studies show that water activities are a tremendous form of exercise for older Americans. The benefits range from physical to psychological.

At Windsor Run , an Erickson Living community in Matthews, North Carolina, the all-season aquatics center is becoming one of the more popular locales on campus.

Residents such as Bruce Bowen are taking advantage of the indoor pool as part of their health and wellbeing regimen.

“I played baseball and ran track in...

Windsor Run WoodChucks Embrace Can-Do Spirit

Feb 13, 2020

Matthews, North Carolina— In recent years, it’s been called the Maker Movement, the “do-it-yourself” culture that has inspired people of all ages to take up everything from vegetable gardening to woodworking.

That spirit of ingenuity is flourishing at Windsor Run , an Erickson Living retirement community in Matthews, NC. A resident-led group of woodworkers, known as the WoodChucks, is leading the way.

The group, 22 members strong and growing, features residents with a broad spectrum of skills.

“Our members range from professional...

New Holiday Traditions Take Hold at Windsor Run

Dec 23, 2019

Matthews, North Carolina— It hasn’t taken long for residents of Windsor Run to make new friends and create their own holiday traditions.

Opened in May 2018, the senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living is now host to an array of events that foster a sense of family during this festive time of year.

So Much to Enjoy

Michael Browne is a Community Resources Coordinator at Windsor Run. With feedback from residents and employees, a robust...

Windsor Run Named One of Best Places to Work by Charlotte Business Journal

Nov 13, 2019

Matthews, North Carolina— Windsor Run , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , was named one of the Best Places to Work in 2019 by the Charlotte Business Journal .

Windsor Run received its designation in the large-employer category, one of thirty companies honored. The announcement was made during an afternoon awards ceremony held at Topgolf in Charlotte on November 8.

Managed by the Charlotte Business Journal , the Best Places to Work awards program is based on employee surveys, conducted and scored by Quantum Workplace, that took place after a...

Windsor Run Launches Construction of Continuing Care Neighborhood with Groundbreaking Ceremony

Oct 18, 2019

Matthews, North Carolina— Windsor Run retirement community, developed and managed by Erickson Living , launched the construction of its continuing care neighborhood during a groundbreaking ceremony held on October 11.

A multi-phase project, the first phase of the building will offer residents assisted living, memory care and long-term care services. The name of the continuing care neighborhood is Piedmont Overlook, and the community expects to welcome residents to the new building in the first half of 2021.

“The beginning of construction is a major step in fulfilling a commitment to being a full-service continuing...

Windsor Run Residents Embrace National Tech Trends

Sep 12, 2019

Matthews, North Carolina— A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that nearly two-thirds of those ages 65 and older go on-line, and a record number now own smartphones. Further, 67% of seniors use the internet, an incredible 55-percentage-point increase in just under two decades.

“Age is irrelevant when it comes to each person’s digital journey. More than ever, seniors are incorporating the internet and on-line activities into their lives,” stated Hans Keller, Chief Information Officer for Erickson Living , the developer and manager of Windsor Run in Matthews.

Residents of Windsor...

Couple Enjoys Peace of Mind Windsor Run Provides While Traveling, Offers Tips

Aug 8, 2019

Matthews, North Carolina— Many residents of Windsor Run have enjoyed a busy summer taking road trips to visit family and friends, enjoying cruises and traveling internationally to fulfill lifelong “bucket lists.”

They are not alone in following this national trend. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans are planning a vacation in 2019.

Doris and Bruce Bowen have been residents of the Erickson Living community in Matthews since June 2018. They recently completed a Viking River cruise through Hungary, Austria and Germany.

“We’ve been avid travelers since we...

Windsor Run Named One of the Healthiest Employers by Charlotte Business Journal

Jul 8, 2019

Matthews, North Carolina— Windsor Run was named #8 in the giant business category for the 2019 Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte Awards sponsored by the Charlotte Business Journal . The rankings were revealed on June 28 during a wellness expo and awards presentation at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Healthiest Employers, an Indianapolis-based consulting firm, scored the companies from an assessment of more than 60 questions based on company culture, strategic planning, programming, interventions and more. Windsor Run is developed and managed by Erickson Living , a national leader in senior living with more than...

Planning for a Secure, Engaging Retirement at Windsor Run

Jun 26, 2019

Matthews, North Carolina— Throughout his career, Buck Gatewood served in prominent executive positions and on boards of directors, including as Senior Vice President of Duke Energy Corporation and a National Board Member of the American Leadership Forum. These leadership roles entailed maintaining an extensive knowledge of multiple industries, establishing trustworthy relationships, and of course, understanding corporate budgeting and financing.

When Buck and his wife, Eileen, were ready to make the transition from their house in the nearby Mayfair community in south Charlotte, they did their due diligence when exploring senior living options throughout the area.

“We seriously...

Culinary Professionals of Windsor Run Honored at 2019 Chef Wars

Jun 20, 2019

Matthews, North Carolina— Windsor Run was proud to participate in the 2019 Chef Wars Competition, sponsored by Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte.

The event, held on June 12 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, brought together talented culinary professionals from continuing care retirement communities in the region to provide entrées and desserts for guests to taste and judge. More than 300 people attended the fundraiser, enjoying exceptional cuisine and fellowship.

After the voting was tallied, the culinary team from Windsor Run received second place in the best entrée category, presenting a delicious meal featuring Sous...