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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...

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...