Retirement Community Living Made Simple

Senior Living
Retirement community living made simple

Posted: December 21, 2023

Holly Creek neighbors share about the hidden gems of retirement community life

Every day is a busy one for the average Denverite – between groceries, the gym, dinner and/or theater and all those odds-and-ends post office/jewelry errands, the trips stack up fast. But what if you could do all the errands without leaving your home? That is one of the many benefits of daily life at a retirement community.

“It’s amazing the number of offerings we have right here at Holly Creek,” says our Lead Concierge Kristy Andrews.

HC Concierge Desk
Holly Creek’s front desk

Amenities, services & programs that enhance your lifestyle

From front desk dry cleaning and package services to an onsite fitness center and indoor/outdoor pool, private dining, library, salon, and movie theater, the neighbors at Holly Creek have access to a host of services and amenities that make errands simpler and activities even more convenient. Our community even boasts its own art gallery, filled with residents’ own artwork and pieces they’ve collected, and gift shop, stocked with an assortment of boutique clothing and cards for every occasion.

Wes Couthen and his wife, Jeri, moved to Holly Creek early in 2023 and echoes a sentiment shared by one of his new neighbors: “As we were told by another resident, ‘You have to realize that the apartment is primarily your bedroom. The rest of the community is your home,’” Wes shares. “You have your own pool, dining, library and exercise facilities.”

Fitness classes & social gatherings

“I enjoy the pool and hot tub, and the fitness classes,” shares Mil Ehrhardt, who moved in with her husband John in 2021. “I go to Lindsey’s 8 o’clock class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and I love that they also have daily fitness classes available, and sometimes yoga as well.”

indoor outdoor pool at holly creek
Holly Creek’s indoor/outdoor pool

She also values our retirement community’s host of activities—including happy hours, Sunday services and Bible studies. “We appreciate all of the social opportunities, especially those with live entertainment. The Cortez movie theater is fun, and we also enjoy participating in the game nights.”

Household & repair services

In addition to various activities and household services, our community offers a number of repair services, with watch, jewelry, eyeglasses and tech repair regularly available. Not only are these opportunities convenient, but they also provide residents more time to savor a book with wine in the lounge or pursue activities they want to do outside the community. Resident Nancy Tipton has made regular use of our in-house jewelry repair service.

“They fixed everything I had,” she shares, which included refashioning an antique pin into a necklace and adding magnetic fasteners to an array of her necklaces. Instead of having to make multiple trips to a jeweler, she was able to get everything fixed easily at the community center, right across from her cottage home.

Dining options for any occasion

Tipton also regularly frequents our array of onsite restaurants, a favorite element of community life for the Ehrhardts as well. “Not having to cook and being served chef-prepared meals is wonderful. We eat in-house at the community 90% of the time—at the bistro or grill for lunch, and we usually go to the Centennials restaurant in the evening,” Mil Ehrhardt explained. Holly Creek also offers pick-up, delivery and catering services, not to mention transportation to other options in the area.

Holly Creek Blue Creek Bistro
Some of our neighbors catch up at the Blue Spruce Bistro

Getting the errands run and having fun doesn’t need to be exhausting. Holly Creek residents are living proof, with services at their fingertips that make it easier to enjoy activities in and outside their community, and that allow them to simply turn the key before heading out on any adventure.

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Holly Creek Active Senior Living Community is owned and managed by Christian Living Communities and is a full service life plan community. We offer active Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care as well as Skilled Nursing, and Rehabilitation. Holly Creek Active Senior Living Community is located in Centennial, Colorado and services the areas in and around Greenwood Village, Englewood, Columbine, Cherry Hills Village, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Heritage Hills, Meridian, Dove Valley, Stonegate, Parker, Aurora, Lakewood, and South Denver. We also are an ideal senior community for those in the zip codes 80122, 80120, 80121, 80111, 80130, 80126, 80129, 80112, and 80124.

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Holly Creek Retirement Community adheres to all regulations as written in the Americans with Disabilities Act and The Fair Housing Act and accordingly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, familial status, disability (whether it be mental or physical), or sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation).