A musical life

Paul and Dorothy Sollenberger share a love of song

Music has been an important part of the Sollenbergers lives since they met nearly 65 years ago—and it still is today at Tallgrass Creek.

"We met because we were both music majors," Paul recalls. After he and Dorothy graduated from Manchester College in Indiana, they both began careers as music teachers in Fort Wayne. One day, Paul received an offer to replace a departing faculty member at McPherson College, so the Sollenbergers and their two sons made the move to Kansas.

While the Sollenbergers may have retired from teaching, they haven't retired from their shared passion. Tallgrass Creek gives them numerous opportunities to pursue their love of music. The couple and their new neighbors attend performances at the Kansas City Lyric Opera and enjoy DVD screenings of performances by the Metropolitan Opera. Dorothy, an accomplished pianist, can usually be found tickling the ivories on a baby grand piano in the Tallgrass Creek clubhouse.

"It's a wonderful group of people at Tallgrass Creek," Paul says of his new friends and neighbors.

The Sollenbergers