HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO -- Wind Crest retirement community will mark its 10th anniversary on Saturday, June 10, with a "Decade of Dreams" Country Fair Extravaganza (free and open to the public). This event, which will be held from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., feature a variety of carnival games, country-western band performances, and food. The Littleton Fire Truck will make an appearance and a Time Capsule will be dedicated. Wind Crest is located at 3235 Mill Vista Road.
Wind Crest, which is managed by Erickson Living, today is a leader in the senior housing industry. It has more than 1,200 residents and it operates at a 98% occupancy rate. There are more than 600 full and part-time employees who work at its 84-acre campus.
The community's health plan, Erickson Advantage, received a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Advantage health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C and 5-stars for Part D (2017). Mill Vista Lodge, the continuing care neighborhood, was recognized as the #1 Senior Housing Project in the Nation" by the National Association of Home Builders 50* Council (2014).
"We share our gifts to celebrate life each day at Wind Crest," said Executive Director Craig Erickson. "We thank our incredible residents and staff who have helped to shape Wind Crest's success during the past ten years. They paved the way for our future, which is exceedingly bright."
In the past two years more than $220,000 has been awarded to 90 student workers from Wind Crest's Student Scholars' Fund. Wind Crest's six restaurants have "Signature Dining," an Erickson Living-wide program that features fresh, made-to-order menu offerings. Burton's Steakhouse, which is named in honor of Clarence Burton, the community's first resident, opened this year.
More than 100 resident-run activity groups are within the community. These groups include: a model train club, a woodworking shop, a resident musical band, a golf club, a horseshoe pitching club, a 50+ voice chorale, and adult education learners with almost 500 residents currently enrolled. There are also iPAD, Windows 10 and general computer education classes. Over 50+ spiritual activities and a variety of 100+ fitness activities are held each month.