Smiles of staff members at Wind Crest, the Erickson Senior Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, are shining brighter than tinsel this holiday season, thanks to residents’ generous donations to the 2022 Staff Appreciation Fund.
Each year, Wind Crest residents donate to the Staff Appreciation Fund as a way of recognizing the community’s hourly employees, who work diligently to provide them an industry-leading level of service.
The funds are then dispersed among Wind Crest’s eligible employees, which include dining associates, security officers, maintenance workers, housekeepers, and medical and nursing assistants—all of whom are more than merry year-round.
In 2022 alone, Wind Crest residents contributed $437,867 to the Staff Appreciation Fund, nearly $75,000 more than in 2021. In all, 761 employees received gifts distributed earlier this month at special staff meetings which residents attended to express their appreciation in person.
The spirit of the tight-knit community, bolstered by this teamwork and residents’ desire to give back, doesn’t go unrecognized by Wind Crest’s leaders.
“At Wind Crest, we genuinely care for one another, and I think our residents’ generosity is a reflection of that,” says Executive Director Craig Erickson. “Our employees work hard to provide a true maintenance-free lifestyle, and residents realize how much better their lives are because of it.”
To learn more about Wind Crest’s workplace culture and the community’s open job positions, visit EricksonSeniorLiving.com/careers.