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Wind Crest Celebrates 15 Years of Excellence in Senior Living

August 2, 2022
Wind Crest Celebrates 15 Years of Excellence in Senior Living

Wind Crest, an Erickson Senior Living community, recently celebrated its 15 years of excellence in senior living with a series of special anniversary events.

“We mark this milestone in our community’s history with a commitment to continuing to provide the best programs, services, and amenities for those who call Wind Crest home,” said Craig Erickson, executive director. “Our unique experience and culture differentiate Wind Crest in the marketplace, offering an exceptional lifestyle to community members and career opportunities for our dedicated staff.”

The anniversary celebrations kicked off with the Blessing of the Buildings, a special ceremony hosted by Robert Smith, Pastoral Ministries Coordinator in each of the community’s three neighborhoods. That evening, residents enjoyed an elevated dinner service at four of the community’s restaurants, featuring winning dishes from the annual “Taste of Wind Crest” culinary competition held earlier this year.

The next day, community members gathered at the Colorado Clubhouse Amphitheater for music, an Irish step dancing performance, outdoor games and ice cream treats. Other events throughout the week-long celebration included a special resident town meeting, Legacy Garden Celebration, and Pioneer Luncheon recognizing both residents and staff who have lived and worked at Wind Crest for 15 years. An outdoor concert featuring local Americana and Bluegrass musicians capped off the festivities.

“Making these celebrations memorable was important to me, having worked and now living at Wind Crest,” said Pete Ritchie, who recently moved in with his wife Shelley after enjoying several years serving the community in his role on the resident life team. “I knew first-hand how Wind Crest operated and their philosophy about senior living, and knew it was the right place for us. Kudos to the Wind Crest and Erickson Senior Living teams that keep this community running smoothly and looking beautiful day after day. Many thanks for the happy memories and bright future.”

As Wind Crest celebrates this milestone anniversary, the community continues to expand and evolve to meet the growing demand for the vibrant retirement lifestyle it offers. Last year, an expansion of the community’s Colorado neighborhood added two more independent living buildings, the Colorado Clubhouse and Bierstadt Terrace, along with several brand-new amenities including a second indoor swimming pool, two new restaurants and the outdoor amphitheater. An expansion of Mill Vista Lodge, Wind Crest’s continuing care neighborhood, adding both assisted living and memory care residences, is now underway.

Since the community’s 2007 opening, Wind Crest’s diverse and inclusive community of employees has served as its greatest strength to provide the highest quality lifestyle and services to residents. Today, the campus offers meaningful opportunities for staff members to develop in a diverse range of careers from dining to general services, healthcare and more. To learn more about career opportunities at Wind Crest, please visit

To learn more about Wind Crest’s stylish, maintenance-free apartment homes and the active and engaged lifestyle that community members enjoy, request more information today