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Fly’n B Café Opens at Wind Crest

Wind Crest recently celebrated the re-opening of one of its signature dining venues, the Fly’n B Café. Located in the community’s High Line Overlook neighborhood, the cafe is named for the property on which Wind Crest now sits, formerly known as the Fly’n B Ranch. Since the mid-1800s, the property has played host to prospectors, horticulturists, gamblers, ranchers and dairy farmers. The most recent owner, John Bowen, was an avid pilot of small aircraft and could often be seen landing his Cessna on the ranch’s dirt runway. The ranch’s...

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Windsor Run Community Supports Florence Relief Efforts

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...

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The Early Move Was the Right Fit for Windsor Run Resident

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...

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Roaring 20's Gala A Hit at Oak Crest!

Parkville, Maryland-- The Roaring 20’s came rolling into Oak Crest on September 15 for the annual gala to support the Erickson Living retirement community’s Benevolent Care Fund. More than 250 guests attended the extravaganza, most decked out in attire from the era which set the tone for the event. Arriving at Crestview Station, classic 1920’s cars lined the entrance, while cigarette girls greeted guests with trays of champagne. If you knew the password to Roussey’s Speakeasy, the heavily guarded door was the gateway to an exclusive jazz club...

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Highland Springs Physicians Dr. Norman & Dr. Studley Among “Best Doctors” Named by D Magazine

Dallas, Texas— Dr. Mary Norman, M.D., Medical Director, and Dr. Jill Studley, M.D., Staff Physician, both of Highland Springs, were among the “Best Doctors” as announced by D Magazine in its October, 2018 edition. This year’s recognition marks the tenth consecutive year that Dr. Norman has earned this honor as a “Best Doctor” and the eighth consecutive year that Dr. Studley has achieved recognition for her practice in Collin County. “Dr. Mary and Dr. Jill not only bring professional excellence to Highland Springs, but also a warm,...

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Highland Springs Residents, Employees Give Back to Local Community

Dallas, Texas-- Highland Springs, an Erickson Living retirement community in North Dallas, was the top fundraising team in Collin County at this year’s Grandscape Walk to End Alzheimer’s with more than $25,000 contributed. The event was held on Saturday, September 29. “We participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to support the valuable services and important life-changing research performed by the Alzheimer’s Association,” stated Heather Ancheta, Manager of the memory care neighborhood at Highland Springs. “Most of us know a loved one or caregiver affected by the disease....

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Highland Springs Opens Lone Star Pub

Dallas, Texas— The recent opening of Twin Oaks Square, the new independent living building at Highland Springs, added a new dining venue for all residents to enjoy: the Lone Star Pub. “Whether it’s a nice glass of wine before dinner or a cold glass of beer while watching a football game, there’s something for everyone at the Lone Star Pub,” described Deborah Malone, the Director of Dining Services at the Erickson Living community. The bar is open Monday through Friday, covering the evening hours of 4:30pm-8:00pm, and...

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Ashby Ponds Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ashburn, Virginia-- For the last ten years, Ashby Ponds has fulfilled the Erickson Living motto: "We share our gifts to create a community that celebrates life.” From September 12–September 17, residents and employees celebrated the life they helped create with a full week of festivities in honor of the community’s ten-year anniversary. “What strikes me, and anyone who has visited Ashby Ponds, is the engaging and energized people who make Ashby Ponds a true community,” said executive director Craig Karczmer. “Over the last decade, residents organized over...

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Lantern Hill Previews Its New Residential Building

Bell Pavilion is scheduled to open in late 2019. On September 12, Lantern Hill unveiled plans for its newest residential building, Bell Pavilion. More than 140 priority list members attended the special preview event held at the Canoe Brook Country Club. Currently under construction, Bell Pavilion is scheduled to...

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Oak Crest Announces Promotion of Colleen Stafford to Director of Finance

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Colleen Stafford to Director of Finance. In her leadership position, Ms. Stafford will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of strategic financial management and budgeting at the 87-acre campus where 2,100 residents are served by 1,100 employees in independent living and continuing care neighborhoods. Ms. Stafford joined Erickson Living as Senior Internal Auditor in November, 2011 and transitioned to Senior Financial Analyst in a regional role. Since 2017, she has served as Assistant Finance Director...

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Highland Springs Names Nicole Eison as Fitness Manager

Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs, an Erickson Living community, announced the hiring of Nicole Eison as Fitness Manager. Mrs. Eison brings ten years of experience in the fitness and wellness field. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College in Massachusetts. A member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), she is a certified personal trainer; she is also a certified spinning instructor through Spinning®. Mrs. Eison is certified by the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in primary group exercise. In...

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Erickson Living Recognized as Industry Leader in ASHA Rankings

The recently released 2018 America Senior Housing Association (ASHA) 25th annual compilation of the nation’s 50 largest senior housing owners and operators lists Erickson Living as the sixth largest operator (with nineteen communities) and as the twenty-first largest owner (with ten properties). This listing was included in the ASHA supplement as a part of the August/September issue of Senior Housing Business Magazine , which also includes a feature story based on an exclusive interview with Chief Executive Officer Alan Butler. Being ranked in the top levels of each...

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For new Eagle’s Trace resident, no need to wait!

Houston, Texas-- Duane McCarthy spent 12 weeks remediating his flooded home in Houston’s Fleetwood neighborhood after Hurricane Harvey swept through the area in August 2017. “After I finished with the house, I spent a few days working in the yard,” says McCarthy. “I planted flowers and got everything all fixed up. Then I went in the house, poured a glass of wine, and thought ‘What’s next?’” McCarthy couldn’t shake the feeling there had to be something more than keeping up a house and garden. “I knew...

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Highland Springs Opens Twin Oaks Square Residence Building

Dallas, Texas— The first residents are moving into Twin Oaks Square, the new independent living building opened in August at Highland Springs. Twin Oaks Square features 109 residences with nine new floor plans in a variety of one-and two-bedroom floor plans. It also houses a new dining venue, the Lone Star Pub. To celebrate its opening, the community hosted a ribbon-cutting and reception on August 29 for new residents and staff. “We are excited to meet the demand for the engaged lifestyle and amenities unique to...

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Couples discover unexpected benefits of early move to Charlestown

When Peggy and Dick Crebs considered moving into Charlestown, a senior living community in Catonsville, Md., they were already familiar with the amenities available at the sprawling 110-acre residential campus. The Erickson Living community offers seven restaurants, a state-of-the-art fitness center with a swimming pool, and a constant series of continuing learning opportunities. However, less obvious was something even more important: a new sense of freedom. “We just got back from a trip to Norway that was mostly a cruise. The month before that, we took a rail...

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Ashby Ponds Couple Finds Ideal Location and Retirement Fun

Ashburn, Virginia— It’s often said that timing in life is everything. For Celso and Jane Gatchalian, this axiom proved true when it came to their journey to Ashby Ponds. The couple moved to the Erickson Living retirement community on January 22, 2018 after learning about the campus the previous fall. “Like many people, we had thoughts of staying in our house in Lorton all our lives,” described Jane. “We were familiar with Erickson Living through Greenspring, its sister campus in Virginia. We discovered the location in Ashburn...

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Charlestown Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Cross Creek Station

On August 28, Charlestown, Erickson Living ’s flagship retirement community in Catonsville, Maryland, held a grand re-opening celebration for its Cross Creek Station Clubhouse, marking the completion of the first of a two-phase repositioning plan. More than 75 residents and staff attended the exciting event, which included a ribbon-cutting, commentary from community leadership, and a champagne and sparkling cider toast. “All of us here at Charlestown have been eagerly anticipating this day,” said Nathan Blumberg, Associate Executive Director. “This year, we celebrate 35 years of experience and excellence...

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Ashby Ponds Resident Finds Post-Retirement Fulfillment with Washington Redskins

Ashburn, Virginia-- For Donald Henderson, a resident of Ashby Ponds, continuing to work into his retirement years is a labor of love. Donald works as a member of the security team at Redskins Park, the headquarters and practice facility for the NFL’s Washington Redskins just minutes away from the Erickson Living retirement community. “I’ve always enjoyed sports, and this position is a great part-time job that is not only fun but allows me to work with wonderful people,” he described. Donald is part of a growing...

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New Pub at Eagle’s Trace Offers Great Food, Fun Atmosphere

Houston, Texas— A Barataria Bay shrimp poboy while watching the Astros game? No problem! Atchafalay chicken and andouille gumbo on a college football Saturday? Coming right up! As the new Lafitte’s Pub opened at Eagle’s Trace last month, residents are now enjoying a casual atmosphere for meals and drinks with friends and family. “Each dining venue at Eagle’s Trace is designed to be different,” noted Patricia Coatsworth, a member of the Resident Advisory Council who serves as the liaison to dining services. “Different food offerings, different environment....

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Windsor Run Names Ryan Barkley as Director of Sales

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...

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For New Residents, Early Move to Highland Springs Influenced by Options, Realty Services

Dallas, Texas-- Turning the page to a new chapter in life can be an adventure. Just ask John and Susan Macaulay. The couple sold their Richardson home of 33 years and moved to Highland Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas, in September 2017. “We knew the time was coming, but we didn’t anticipate the move would happen as quickly as it did,” says Susan, who worked for the federal government as a program coordinator for the Dallas office of the Administration for Children and Families. Both Susan...

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Fox Run Setting the Standard in Senior Housing with Opening of Edison Place

Novi, Mich. Senior Living Community Adds 10th New Residence Building NOVI, MI. (August 6, 2018) – With great excitement, Edison Place, the newest independent living building opened last week at Fox Run , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living . “We are thrilled to welcome Fox Run’s newest residents to Edison Place,” said Allison Murphy, Director of Sales at Fox Run. “The response to this building, which pays homage to The Boston-Edison Historic District, has...

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Oak Crest Appoints Catherine Cohen as Director of Continuing Care

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Catherine Cohen to Director of Continuing Care. Mrs. Cohen began her career at Oak Crest in 1996 as a Resident Services Coordinator before serving as Senior Social Work Manager and Director of Resident Life. In her leadership position, Mrs. Cohen will oversee the daily clinical services and achievement of high quality experience for residents and their families through a holistic-care model reflecting the core values of Oak Crest. The continuing care neighborhood at...

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Ashby Ponds Named Top Senior Living Community by Loudoun Now Readers

Ashburn, Virginia-- Ashby Ponds is proud to announce its selection as the top Senior Living Community in the 2018 Loudoun’s Favorites, a reader survey published by Loudoun Now. “I would like to thank the readers of Loudoun Now for taking the time to vote and congratulate all of the companies that are honored this year,” said Craig Karczmer, Executive Director of Ashby Ponds. “We’re delighted to be located in Loudoun County, a family-friendly, vibrant community in which to live and do business. The award is a credit to...

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Highland Springs Named Best Retirement Community by Readers of Living Magazine

Dallas, Texas-- Highland Springs is proud to announce its selection as Best Adult/Retirement Community in the Best of Readers’ Choice Awards for 2018 published by Living Magazine . “I would like to thank the readers of Living Magazine for taking the time to vote and congratulate all of the companies that are honored this year,” said Christina Christie, Director of Sales at Highland Springs “We’re delighted to be located in North Dallas at the intersections of Plano and Richardson, which are family-friendly, vibrant communities in which to live...

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Eagle's Trace Opens Galveston Crossing

Houston, Texas— The first residents are moving into Galveston Crossing, the new independent living building opened in July at Eagle’s Trace. Galveston Crossing features 118 residences with nine new floor plans in addition to the most popular styles already enjoyed by residents throughout Eagle’s Trace. Lakeside views are prominent on several sides. “We are excited to meet the demand for the engaged lifestyle and amenities unique to Eagle’s Trace,” stated Pam Burgeson, Director of Sales at the Erickson Living retirement community. “The response to Galveston Crossing has...

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Erickson Living’s Dan Dunne Elected to PRSA College of Fellows

Catonsville, Maryland-- Dan Dunne, APR, Director of External Communications for Erickson Living, was elected into the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows for his significant contributions to the public relations profession. Dunne is among 11 new members of the 2018 College of Fellows who will be officially welcomed at a special ceremony and dinner on October 6 in Austin, Texas. “These 11 College of Fellows inductees exemplify excellence and leadership in our profession. They have each established a lasting legacy through their outstanding service as...

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2018 Student Scholars’ Awards a “Win-Win” at Highland Springs

Dallas, Texas— Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, awarded eight students employed in its Dining Services Department with collegiate scholarships during a luncheon ceremony held on June 9. The value of these awards is $1,250 per semester for a four-year total of up to $10,000 paid directly to their accredited higher education institution. A fundraising drive in May generated more than $33,000 for the program, mainly from contributions by residents. To be eligible, students must work at least 1,000 hours at Highland Springs during a two-year...

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Eagle’s Trace Awards Scholarships to Class of 2018

Houston, Texas— Graduation season commemorates the achievements of thousands of high school and college students in the Houston area. On June 10, residents of Eagle’s Trace celebrated not only the success of eight students employed at the Erickson Living retirement community but also the special bonds created between generations. These local students, members of the Dining Services Department of Eagle’s Trace, earned four-year collegiate scholarships. The value of these awards is $1,000 per semester during their freshman and sophomore years and $1,500 per semester during their junior...

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The Washington Post Names Erickson Living as a Winner of the Greater Washington Area 2018 Top Workplaces Award

National Senior Housing Leader’s workplace culture sets unique standard (June 27, 2018) – Erickson Living has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Washington Post. Specifically, the company was ranked No. 28 among large organizations, and...

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Erickson Living Named by Computerworld to 2018 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Innovative IT Work Environment Promotes Growth Opportunities and Fulfillment June 19, 2018 -- Erickson Living , a nation-leading developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities, today announced that Computerworld magazine has selected it as one of the Best Places to Work in IT for 2018. Specifically, the company was ranked No. 25 among large organizations, and recognized for having dynamic and rewarding environments for its information technology (IT) professionals. ...

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Art Career Continues as Lifelong Passion for Oak Crest Resident

Parkville, Maryland— Dolores Andrew may have “retired” after 25 years as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Baltimore County. But she hasn’t stopped working. A professional artist and a designer with a BFA degree from Syracuse University and an MFA in Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Mrs. Andrew currently serves as an instructor, a published author on topics in art history, a guest lecturer and a jurist at shows across the mid-Atlantic. She has resided at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living...

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Floor Plan Design Helps Couple Enjoy Life at Highland Springs

Dallas, Texas— For Bill and Margaret Bogle, the 300-mile journey to Highland Springs was inspired by family. “We were living in Little Rock, Arkansas, but wanted to be closer to our daughter in Dallas,” described Mrs. Bogle. “During our visits to see her, we toured some other senior living communities but nothing clicked until we found Highland Springs.” By July, 2011, they had joined the community’s priority list, but a health issue faced by their daughter forced the Bogles to expedite the process. “The sales team...

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Personal Connections, Enthusiasm Mark Ashby Ponds Spring Open House

Ashburn, Virginia-- By the numbers, the Spring Open House held at Ashby Ponds on May 31 was a resounding success. The event drew more than 250 guests to the Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Virginia. They toured 14 apartment homes in the beautiful Birch Point and Cypress Ridge residential buildings, showcasing a variety of floor plans, styles and custom features that match all tastes and budgets, and received a first-hand look at the amenities offered in the Great Oak Clubhouse. The guests, a mix of priority list...

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Windsor Run Resident Patricia Bell Remarks from Grand Opening Celebration

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...

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Oak Crest Opens New Memory Care Neighborhood

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, opened its new memory care neighborhood designed to provide a person-centered, nurturing environment for residents who utilize these services. Named Magnolia Way, the neighborhood consists of 38 private apartments. Newly remodeled common space offers ample opportunities for socialization, including a dining venue & bistro, living room, garden area and activity rooms. A ribbon cutting ceremony for residents, family and employees was held on April 26. “Magnolia Way was carefully designed exclusively...

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Ashby Ponds Honors Student Scholars Class of 2018

Ashburn, Virginia— Ashby Ponds announced the 12-member Student Scholars Class of 2018 during its Annual Award Ceremony on May 21. The employees, all members of the Dining Services Department, earned four-year collegiate scholarships in the amount of $5,000. More than $109,500 was raised during the 2018 campaign, funded primarily through resident contributions, according to Elisabeth Longworth, Philanthropy Manager for the Erickson Living retirement community. In combination with the classes from the previous three years, the community is supporting 49 collegiate scholarships this fall. “The Class of 2018...

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Wind Crest -- Local Writing Coach Directs Attention to Her First Novel

Wind Crest’s Royalene Doyle takes a sabbatical, shifting from one passion to another This year, author and writing coach Royalene Doyle is trading one facet of her career for another. She’s cutting back on helping others with their manuscripts and memoirs so she can concentrate on her own—a novel that’s been in the works since 2009. So while she’s shifting gears, she’s not slowing down. Doyle is part of a national demographic employment trend. Employment rates for older adults are the highest they’ve been...

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Oak Crest Earns Top 10 in BBJ's Best Places to Work Awards

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, earned a Top 10 ranking in the large business category of the 2018 Best Places to Work Awards, sponsored by the Baltimore Business Journal . Finalists were honored at an awards ceremony held at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel on May 17. “The recognition earned by Oak Crest in the Best Places to Work contest confirms what I see every day,” described Mark Roussey, Executive Director. “Serving the residents is our number one priority, and our employees do it...

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Eagle’s Trace Named One of the Healthiest Employers by Houston Business Journal

Houston, Texas-- Eagle’s Trace was named #6 in the small business category for the 2018 Healthiest Employer & Health Care Heroes Awards sponsored by the Houston Business Journal . The rankings were revealed at an awards breakfast on May 17 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak. Companies were assessed in six key categories that included culture & leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication & marketing, programming and interventions & reporting. A third-party, Healthiest Employers, LLC of Indiana, administered the survey to create a ranking of companies in...

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Birdies and Friendship for Good Cause at Oak Crest Golf Tourney

Parkville, Maryland-- The rainy spring weather could not put a damper on the love of the links for residents, employees and vendors who participated in the annual Oak Crest Golf Tournament held at Rocky Point Golf Course in eastern Baltimore County on May 14. Despite overnight rain and a few morning sprinkles, more than 100 golfers entered the captain’s choice scramble event for a day of friendly competition. According to Stacey Schiano, Philanthropy Manager at Oak Crest, the event netted more than $24,000 for the Benevolent Care...

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Windsor Run Celebrates Grand Opening in Matthews

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....

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