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Tallgrass Creek Residents Conserve Environment and Protect Wildlife

Jul 19, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (July 13, 2017) – An oasis of nature is thriving in the middle of Overland Park and it may be the city’s best-kept secret.

Its 64-acres of land in the heart of the city’s business district are known affectionately as The Secret Gardens of Tallgrass Creek. And the residents who tend to this park-like site could not be more proud.

Numerous flower garden beds, professionally landscaped grounds, open...

Construction Begins on 78-Apartment Home Goldfinch Lane at Tallgrass Creek

Jul 12, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (July 1 2 , 2017) – Construction has begun on Goldfinch Lane, the fifth residence building at Tallgrass Creek that will offer 78 spacious apartment homes in 12 different designs, including previously sold-out floor plan styles back by popular demand.

Goldfinch Lane, which is an Erickson Living Management LL-developed project, will also house a 1,200-square-foot multiuse community room that can be reserved for resident meetings or personal gatherings. The four-story building will offer deluxe appliances and finishes, upgraded lighting and...

Java with Jean

Jun 6, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (June 6, 2017) -- Tallgrass Creek Executive Director Jean Landreville hosts casual coffee and conversation breaks each month with residents so neighbors can hear news about the community and, in turn, ask questions and share their thoughts.

To accommodate as many folks as possible, Landreville hosts two different gatherings in the community’s Cottonwood Room, where residents enjoy coffee and biscotti during the casual open forum.

“We have many talented, accomplished people at Tallgrass Creek...

Forur Generations of One Family Live and/or Work at Tallgrass Creek

May 8, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (May 8, 2017) – Four-generations of one family have found a home at Tallgrass Creek retirement community where Lynn Schaffer is its Finance Director. Her daughter, Lauren Schaffer, is a student worker in the Dining Services department and her mother, Karen Kelly, and her grammy, Ginny Caldwell, are residents.

“I have peace and comfort in knowing grammy and my mom receive excellent care and services, and in the experience my daughter has gained by working here,” said Lynn, who has...

Chef Torrey Hill Wins Tallgrass Creek’s Chef Cook-Off

May 4, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (May 4, 2017) – Chef Torrey Hill earned the title Master Chef and a $50 gift certificate by winning a Chef Cook-Off held in the Bistro at Tallgrass Creek retirement community. Nearly 100 people attended this event, which saw Chef Torrey compete against Chef Andy Ward.

Both chefs were provided a mystery bag consisting of three items that needed to be included in their dish. The items were a beef tenderloin (that needed to be trimmed and cut) Sweet Potatoes,...

It's Prom Night at Tallgrass Creek

May 2, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (May 2, 2017) -- An evening Junior-Senior Prom at Tallgrass Creek retirement community brought 30 students from Blue Valley North High School and nearly 100 retirees together on the dance floor.

They did the Electric Slide, Macarena and Booty Call, among other dances. They even did an impromptu Harlem Shake. And there were a few Fox Trots, Waltzes, Twists and Disco dances thrown in for good measure.

The...

Tallgrass Creek Chorale Sings From the Heart

Apr 25, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 21, 2017) -- Music fills the air every Wednesday afternoon in Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s clubhouse classroom as about 40 neighbors enthusiastically join together in song. The group, known as the Tallgrass Creek Chorale, gathers for weekly practice. It’s a unique, musical experience for all.

“I’ve sung in church choirs since I was 16 so really enjoy the chorale,” says Harlan Brockman, who sings bass. “We are so fortunate here to have someone lead us who has...

Tallgrass Creek Chorale Sings From the Heart

Apr 24, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 21, 2017) -- Music fills the air every Wednesday afternoon in Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s clubhouse classroom as about 40 neighbors enthusiastically join together in song. The group, known as the Tallgrass Creek Chorale, gathers for weekly practice. It’s a unique, musical experience for all.

“I’ve sung in church choirs since I was 16 so really enjoy the chorale,” says Harlan Brockman, who sings bass. “We are so fortunate...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Celebrate "March Madness"

Apr 7, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents celebrated this year’s "March Madness" NCAA Basketball Tournament by playing a variety of weekly games.

They played an assortment of somewhat unusual games such as solo cup stacking and “noodle” baseball. They also dribbled basketballs in a test of their hoops agility.

About 40 residents participated each day. The Kansas Jayhawks would have been proud.

New 'Signature Dining' Comes to Tallgrass Creek

Feb 21, 2017

OVERLAND PA RK , KS (February 21, 2017) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s on-site restaurants, which recently underwent a major overhaul, have rolled out ‘Signature Dining,’ a new Erickson Living-wide program that features fresh, made-to-order menu offerings.

Signature Dining is the result of collaborative efforts between community members and dining services staff. Focus groups were held to determine which entrées residents most enjoy.

Sales Director Blake Marshall says under the Signature...