Holly Creek Retirement Community Featured in Denver Business Journal

This past January Christian Living Communities, an Infinity Rehab partner in Denver, Colorado, and one of its communities, Clermont Park, received some great press when they purchased an AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill for two of their post-acute rehab communities. Now, another one of its retirement communities is back in the news! This time, Holly Creek Retirement Community is featured for being a leader in providing an exceptional level of care and true freedom of choice for its residents.

Below is an excerpt from the article that highlight the wonderful amenities and breadth of choice Holly Creek Retirement Community offers:

Those who operate retirement homes are competing to attract the attention of the growing number of Denver-area baby boomers – and they’re offering discounts, amenities and perks not seen 20 years ago.

“The competition is fierce. There’s a lot of new communities that have opened in the last five years,” says Cindy Hogan, executive director of strategy and research for Christian Living Communities, a Greenwood Village-based nonprofit that operates three area retirement communities, including Holly Creek. “The developers of the world who had been developing rental spaces and strip malls about seven to eight years ago got hip to what was happening with the demographics … so a lot of developers decided to go into the retirement community business”

Holly Creek, a 17-acre community in Centennial (Colorado) … offers three dining halls, allowing residents to choose everything from simple fare to New Zealand lamb chops, depending on what (the residents) would like to pay. It features 25 fitness classes a week, a putting green and a bocce layout.

The program began last October, and participants get guidelines to improve the parts of their lives that aren’t in proper balance, noted Hogan, who was Holly Creek’s director before moving to her current position with its parent company.

Masterpiece Living typifies the approach that retirement communities have to take now with residents, giving more-independent seniors freedom to design their days rather than just coming up with a few communal activities, she said.

In fact, the residents have a committee that decides issues such as building maintenance and safety.

“Our residents, they’re investors in our organization,” Hogan said.

Holly Creek, which opened in 2005, added a second phase in 2008 to cater to those who are sick, either with a chronic illness or a temporary ailment.

The Suites at Holly Creek, an assisted living facility on the same campus as the independent-living homes, offers nursing, therapy and a rehabilitation gym – including an AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill developed by NASA. It supports patients who are at higher risk of falling and allows them to work on walking mechanics without bearing full weight on their limbs.

Residents can move from the assisted living back to their independent-living residences once they’re well enough to do so, Hogan added.

The full article can be read by clicking on this link: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2011/07/01/theyre-living-the-high-life.html