Tallgrass Creek is Now at a Record 95% Occupancy

OVERLAND PARK, KS (July 6, 2012) - Tallgrass Creek, a continuing care retirement community in Overland Park, KS,  welcomed its 286thresident during the first half of this year. In doing so the community marked a slight increase in sales settlements over the same period the prior year and is fast approaching the 300-resident milestone.Moreover, Tallgrass Creek is now at a record 95% occupancy. The housing market, according to Tallgrass Creek officials,  has turned around and homes are being sold at a record pace for those folks ready to make the move to the retirement community.  "If our prospective residents follow our guidance things can happen quickly," said Sales Director Jean Dennis. This year-to-date sales success is attributable to many things, among them an on-site realty and moving service. A greater use of Internet technology and a redesigned website has seen increased traffic, with virtual tours that have allowed prospective residents and their familiesto experience Tallgrass Creek from the convenience of their home. The retirement community also introduced a custom design program for apartment homes. Another key reason for the success is the support of Tallgrass Creek residents who are taking an increasingly active part in the community's marketing efforts through specially designed dinners and luncheons, which feature closer interaction with prospective residents than ever before. The residents are also referring their friends and former work colleagues to Tallgrass Creek as never before. Dennis is enthusiastic about the trend toward increased marketing initiatives by residents. "The more involvement from our residents, the better off we'll be in the long run," she said. About Tallgrass Creek: Tallgrass Creek sits on 65 acres in beautiful Southern Johnson County in Overland Park, Kansas. Tallgrass Creek offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers. Also, there are more than 60 resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards; computers and technology; dance; faith-based and interfaith; fitness and sports; games; gardening; lifelong learning; music; literature, philanthropy. Tallgrass Creek is managed by Erickson Living. Tallgrass Creek's address is 13800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS, 66223.