Tallgrass Creek Residents and Staff Walk Combined Total of 5,083 Miles in Month-Long Venture

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 15, 2013) - Eighty-five Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents walked a total of 3,208 miles and 32 employees walked a total of 1,875 miles during the month of September as part of a national "Walking Around the World with Erickson Living" health and fitness venture. They earned the Participation Award for "Most Walkers." The challenge was to log all walking and exercise minutes throughout the month. Minutes were converted to miles to get a mileage total.  Residents and staff walked in a variety of locations inside Tallgrass Creek and also throughout the greater Overland Park, KS, community.  Wellness Coordinator Amy Stewart met regularly with residents and staff to discuss their current exercise plans. There are 14 resident group exercise classes each week at Tallgrass Creek. Nearly 800 Erickson Living   residents, staff, family, and friends walked over 150,000 miles -- effectively circling the globe at the Equator more than six times - during the venture. The collective Erickson Living tennis shoe touched down in 13 different countries and 36 different states, including the District of Columbia.