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Erickson Living Named by IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld to 2020 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Jun 24, 2020

Team-Oriented Culture Opens Pathways for Career Growth and Success

Overland Park, KS, June 24, 2020 – Erickson Living , developer and manager of Tallgrass Creek , today announced that IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld has selected it as one of the Best Places to Work in IT for 2020. Specifically, the company was ranked No. 13 among large organizations and recognized for having great benefits and compensations, along with dynamic and rewarding environments for its information technology (IT) professionals.

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Tallgrass Creek's must-see TV brings connection and entertainment during unprecedented time

Jun 22, 2020

Residents enjoy opportunities to stay engaged in community life while safely social distancing

Overland Park, Kans. – June 22, 2020 – At Tallgrass Creek , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living, residents regularly enjoy 48 popular fitness classes each week, both in the gym and in the pool, all coordinated by fitness instructors Camin Bell and Ashley Huesers.

With residents adhering to social distancing guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, fitness enthusiasts at the community now turn to...

During pandemic, Tallgrass Creek helps local couple make big move

Jun 11, 2020

Overland Park, KS – June 11, 2020 – At Tallgrass Creek , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , the sales office is normally a bustling place where team members meet future residents, conduct campus tours, and plan prospective resident gatherings. But when the COVID-19 health crisis escalated, the activities of sales team members took a different turn.

"Everything changed quickly, but we are still very busy," says Sales Director Blake Marshall. "New residents are moving in, and we continue...

Tallgrass Creek’s Realty & Moving Services Adapting to Times, Helping New Residents Make Move

Jun 5, 2020

An interview with Erickson Living’s Sharon Baksa, national program manager

Overland Park, KS – June 5, 2020 – Since 2007, the Erickson Living Realty and Moving Services (ERMS) program has helped thousands of residents make seamless transitions to our senior living communities across the nation. Understanding that the prospect of moving can feel overwhelming, Erickson Living, a national leader in developing and managing continuing care retirement communities, created a network of resources to help future residents simplify their moves. These unique services include everything from selecting a local Realtor® to...

‘We are exactly where we should be’

May 8, 2020

Tallgrass Creek residents and staff adjust to a new norm during COVID-19 crisis

When COVID-19 cases escalated, Tallgrass Creek residents began “sheltering in place” so like most people, their day-to-day routines began looking quite different.

Many turned each morning to channel 1851, the community’s in-house television station, where they were greeted by resident life manager Jan Magee. She chatted virtually with residents about the pandemic, missing loved ones, and a host of other topics.

“We talked about any and everything,” says Magee. “Sometimes residents shared apps for puzzles, sometimes...

More than 200 Attend “Dancing with the Stars” Benefit at Tallgrass Creek

Mar 6, 2020

Proceeds from the event support community’s Student Scholarship Fund

Overland Park, Kans. – March 6, 2020 – On a recent Sunday evening at Tallgrass Creek , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , the stars were shining—and wearing their dancing shoes.

More than 200 community members had gathered for a “Dancing with the Stars” style fundraiser in Tallgrass Creek’s Blue Sky Restaurant , which was transformed into a ballroom complete with a mirror ball, lights and more.

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At Tallgrass Creek, residents benefit from power of community

Feb 12, 2020

Value of connectedness promotes healthier living

Overland Park, Kan. – February 12, 2020 — Every Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., a group of residents at Tallgrass Creek , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living ®, gathers in the Sunflower Room. Soon, the sound of strumming chords fills the air, signaling the start of weekly practice for the enthusiastic ukulele players, who together make music on small, stringed instruments that go by the nickname "uke."

Resident Dick Yates and...

Tallgrass Creek Adds New Building to Meet Demand for Active Retirement Lifestyle

Jan 13, 2020

Overland Park, Kans. – January 14, 2020 – Tallgrass Creek , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , has announced plans to open a new independent living building on its scenic 65-acre campus later this year. Throughout the country, Erickson Living-managed communities are known for their dynamic lifestyle, state-of-the-art amenities, and superior health and wellness.

Construction is now underway on the building, which will be named Fountain View, a nod to Kansas City’s nickname “ City of Fountains ”. Since George Kessler...

Karaoke Hits All the Right Notes at Tallgrass Creek

Jan 3, 2020

Senior living community comes together to enjoy music, friends and fun

Overland Park, KS – January 3, 2020 – At Tallgrass Creek , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , residents enjoy a vibrant, active lifestyle. With dozens of resident-run groups and clubs and an array of convenient, on-campus amenities, there are numerous opportunities to engage with neighbors and pursue personal interests.

Throughout the year, a committee of resident volunteers work in partnership with the community’s professional Resident Life team to organize...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Contribute More than $94,000 to Staff Appreciation Fund

Dec 12, 2019

Residents at Tallgrass Creek , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , recently made the holiday season a bit brighter for the community’s staff by contributing more than $94,000 to the Staff Appreciation Fund.

The annual campaign is organized each year as a way for residents to say thank you to hourly employees who provide a range of resident services throughout the senior living community.

At a festive event last week, residents had the opportunity to express their...