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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...

The joy of entertaining at Tallgrass Creek

Oct 30, 2019

Robust amenities, clubs and activities enhance seniors’ lifestyle at Overland Park community

Overland Park, Kans. – October 30, 2019 – When Bonnie and Pat Whalen moved to Tallgrass Creek , a distinctive senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living in Overland Park, Kansas, they had a nice surprise.

"We moved in December and soon after, we were invited to the annual New Year's Eve dinner dance," says Bonnie. "It was such a fun evening."

The couple met...

Embracing Technology at Tallgrass Creek

Sep 16, 2019

Tallgrass Creek neighbors are information driven and tech-savvy

Overland Park, Kans. – September 16, 2019 – As the author of nine children's books, Carol Murray is frequently on the computer in her sunny Overland Park, Kans. apartment home at Tallgrass Creek , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living .

Before she began using a computer in the early ‘90s, Carol submitted work to editors and others in her industry via the postal system.

"It...

Tallgrass Creek’s Summer Concert Series Enhances Residents’ Vibrant Retirement Lifestyle

Sep 4, 2019

Outdoor musical performances popular at Overland Park retirement community

Overland Park, KS – September 4, 2019 – This year, Tallgrass Creek , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , introduced a Summer Concert Series for residents. The outdoor musical performances proved to be quite popular, drawing large crowds of residents to the grassy courtyard nestled in the center of the 65-acre campus.

This summer, residents enjoyed a variety of musical styles, including Dixieland, jazz, blues, country, and classic rock. Among the...

Tallgrass Creek Celebrates Student Scholars Class of 2019

Jul 9, 2019

12 student employees receive college scholarships thanks to resident contributions

Overland Park, Kans. – July 9, 2019 – Tallgrass Creek , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , recently awarded 12 of its student employees with four-year college scholarships to help offset academic tuition expenses at their college or university.

The total amount raised this year was more than $54,000, funded primarily through resident contributions from a total of 223 households. The community’s Treasure Chest store contributed more than $1,500, thanks...

Tallgrass Creek Celebrates Diversity

Jun 12, 2019

Week-long celebration promotes inclusion at retirement community

Overland Park, Kans. – Tallgrass Creek , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , recently held a week-long celebration of diversity and inclusion on its campus with a series of special events and activities.

In addition to the community’s already robust activities calendar, featuring dozens of clubs and activities , fitness classes and opportunities for continued learning, Diversity Week offered residents a variety of ways to engage with one another on...

Easy Living at Tallgrass Creek

Jun 4, 2019

Resident finds affordable, relaxing lifestyle at Overland Park retirement community

Overland Park, Kans. – Before Jane Watts decided to move to Tallgrass Creek , she compared a list of all her home expenses to the monthly service package at the continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living in Overland Park.

"I was leaving a four-bedroom home with a nice-sized yard, so there were quite a few items on the list," says Jane, a former school teacher. "The comparison showed...

Tallgrass Creek Hosts Spring Home Expo Extravaganza

May 7, 2019

Overland Park, Kans. -- Tallgrass Creek , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , recently held its annual Spring Home Expo Extravaganza. Nearly 200 prospective residents attended the special event to get a sneak peek at the active, vibrant lifestyle the community offers.

Thirteen beautiful apartment homes were open and available for guests to tour throughout the community, featuring some of Tallgrass Creek’s most popular floor plans in both one and two-bedroom layouts.

In addition, guests gathered important information from home experts at this special one-day-only event, including...

Tallgrass Creek Names Janel Southard Leader of the Year

Mar 29, 2019

Practice Administrator recognized for contributions to Overland Park retirement community

Overland Park, Kans. – Tallgrass Creek , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , has named Medical Center Practice Administrator Janel Southard its Leader of the Year. Earlier this month, she was honored along with 19 other leaders, one from each of Erickson Living’s communities across the country, at the company’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Leader of the Year recognition is given to a manager or director who continually demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities and inspires, motivates and...

What's cooking at Tallgrass Creek

Mar 15, 2019

Chef James Braddock is all about fresh, healthy, and made-to-order

Overland Park, Kans. – Preparations for Sunday morning brunch at Tallgrass Creek , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living in Overland Park, Kans., begin before the sun comes up.

"That's when we start prepping for the approximately 350 residents who join us for brunch each Sunday," says Executive Chef James Braddock, "We bake an assortment of homemade apple, raspberry, almond, and lemon Danish, along with our just-out-of-the-oven cinnamon rolls. Everyone enjoys our pastries."

Braddock's "office" is Tallgrass...