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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...

How to Choose the Best Moving Company

Feb 16, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 17, 2017) -- Whether you’re planning a move locally or long distance, moving can be stressful. One of the most important factors in planning a move is to hire the right mover for the job. Not knowing what to look for while searching through the vast range of moving options can be overwhelming.

Erickson Living, the manager and developer of Tallgrass Creek retirement community, has simplified this process for incoming residents by narrowing down the wide range of options to a list of “preferred” movers....

Couple’s Move to Tallgrass Creek Made Easier by Erickson Living ‘s Realty and Moving Services

Feb 16, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 17, 2017) -- Janet and Bob Butterworth’s move to Tallgrass Creek retirement community was made easier because the couple worked with Erickson Living’s realty and moving services, which helped with every aspect of their move.

By doing so, their former home, also in Overland Park, was staged to impress potential buyers and it was sold quickly for a great price.

The Butterworths used an Erickson Living-recommended real estate agent and received three offers...

Matt Edmunds' "Ventura's Sweet Heat" Wins Tallgrass Creek's Chili Cook-Off

Feb 1, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 1, 2017) – Security’s Matt Edmunds’ “Ventura’s Sweet Heat ” this week took first place in Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s 2 nd annual Employee Chili Cook-Off. His secret recipe earned bragging rights for being the Best Chili West of the Mississippi River.

Edmunds’ chili was one of 10 entries judged by scores of residents and staff who sampled each dish in the Cottonwood Room.

BSP Nursing Leadership’s...

Tallgrass Creek's Duck Derby Raises $1,015 for Resident Care Fund

Jan 31, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 31, 2017) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s Duck Derby raised $1,015 for the Resident Care Fund which helps residents who experience an unforeseen change in their financial situation for reasons beyond their control.

Residents jumped into a 50-Foot-long, 4-feet-deep pool and raced rubber ducks sponsored by staff and residents with a minimum pledge of $5.

The swimming residents created a wall at one end of the pool....

Tallgrass Creek Residents Knit and Crochet 75 Red Hats for Little Hats, Big Hearts

Jan 18, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 18, 2017) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s Creative Hands group this week made 75 red hats for Little Hats, Big Hearts, a nationwide program to knit and crochet red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals.

Little Hats, Big Hearts honors babies, moms , and heart healthy lives in a very special way. Supporters are knitting and crocheting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during February American...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Make New Year Resolutions to Stay Healthy and Fit

Jan 10, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 10, 2017) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents have resolved to stay healthy and fit throughout 2017. And their intense schedule of health and wellness programs is already helping them keep their New Year resolutions.

As Fitness Coordinator Camin Bell leads residents in warm-up movements for her popular Stretch and Strengthen class, she reminds everyone that exercise feels better when you smile. That is not a problem for class participants as they listen and follow Bell’s instructions interspersed with humor.

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