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Gardens galore! Tallgrass Creek gardeners enjoy fruits (and vegetables) of their labor

Sep 17, 2020

Overland Park, Kans. – Though fall is right around the corner, gardeners at Tallgrass Creek , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living in Overland Park, Kansas, are still enjoying summer’s bounty from their well-tended gardens. The fresh produce and beautiful flowers come from 48 garden spaces Tallgrass Creek provides for residents with a green thumb.

The gardens are a short walk from the main entrance to the community, tucked behind rows of yellow lilies and a charming slatted fence adorned with...

No better time than the present to move to Tallgrass Creek

Aug 24, 2020

Overland Park, Kans. – August 24, 2020 – When Harriet Darling moved in late January to Tallgrass Creek , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , she had no idea how ideal her timing would be.

"The virus surprised everyone and thankfully, the staff at Tallgrass reacted quickly," says Harriet, referencing the COVID-19 pandemic. "I haven't had to figure anything out on my own. The staff bends over backwards to help us feel comfortable and cared for."

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Senior well-being is “more important than ever”

Jul 30, 2020

Q&A with a leader in the senior living industry

Recently, R. Alan Butler, Chief Executive Officer at Erickson Living , manager of Tallgrass Creek , shared his unique insights about the overall impact of COVID-19 on the senior living industry and the differences between senior living communities like Tallgrass Creek and stand-alone nursing homes. Read on to learn more.

Q : How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted seniors in this country?

A: The COVID-19 pandemic has...

Helping hands at Tallgrass Creek

Jul 27, 2020

Overland Park, KS – July 27, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic escalated, Linda Westbrook, a resident at Tallgrass Creek , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , and her fellow neighbors came up with a unique way to thank the staff for the “wonderful care” they received during the pandemic.

“I enjoy working with my hands, so as face masks became necessary, I decided to make some,” says Linda. As chair of the community's resident advisory committee (RAC), Linda gained...

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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