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Person-Centered Care Comes to Tallgrass Creek

Feb 3, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 3, 2014) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS,  will open memory care and post-acute rehabilitation units in its continuing care neighborhood in March of this year. The continuing care neighborhood, which opened late last year with assisted living, has a total of 104 apartments and suites and will bring a new Erickson Living Person-Centered Care approach that is unique to its geographic market. Person-Centered Care integrates health and wellness by blending mission, vision, and values. A resident's daily life experience is influenced by how well staff can serve in helping each resident reach...

Tallgrass Creek Marks Record Occupancy in 2013

Jan 29, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 29, 2014) - Tallgrass Creek retirement community marked record occupancy in 2013 with 98.8 percent billed occupancy attained, an increase of 6.1 percent over the prior year. In addition, a total of 164 people were members of the Priority List in 2013, an increase of 43 percent over the prior year. People moved to Tallgrass Creek from Kansas and Missouri, with some moving from as far away as Arizona, Florida, Georgia, California, and Iowa. A total of 317 people now live at Tallgrass Creek. Refundable entrance deposits at Tallgrass Creek range from $149,000 - $488,000. Monthly...

Tallgrass Creek Residents are Plugged-in and Computer Savvy

Jan 2, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 2, 2014) -- How many people in the U.S. actually use a computer? About a whopping 250 million Americans click away daily according to the Internet and Broad Band Usage report found (where else?) on the Internet. That breaks down to about 80% of the total population, which, in laymen's terms, means "almost everyone." Those overwhelming figures include many people who live at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS. Lila Martin not only emails, texts, and uses Facebook, but is also proficient on PowerPoint, a popular presentation software program. "I took a two-hour course...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Donate $48,448 to Thank Their Hourly Staff

Dec 19, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 19, 2013) --  Residents of Tallgrass Creek  retirement community this week donated $48,448 to their campus' Staff Appreciation Fund to show their appreciation to their hourly staff for jobs well done in 2013.  The money benefitted 90 hourly staff members from all departments, including Dining Services, General Services and Health Services. This fundraising drive among residents is done annually during the holiday season. Tallgrass Creek offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Center.  Also, there are scores of daily resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these...

Public Invited to Steve Apfelbaum's December 12 "Ecological Health" Talk at Tallgrass Creek

Dec 3, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 3, 2013) -- The Tallgrass Creek Nature Club will host a Thursday, December 12 (2-3 p.m.),  talk by Steve Apfelbaum, the  Chairman/Founder and Senior Ecologist of Applied Ecological Services, Inc.,  who will discuss "Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land". He is a consultant on prairie restoration and a guest lecturer at Harvard and has written a book, "Giving Nature a Second Chance." Tallgrass Creek is located at 13800 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, KS. RSVP: Mel.Tansill@Erickson.com Apfelbaum has conducted ecological research, designed award-winning projects, successfully navigated regulatory programs, and contributed his unique creative scientific...

Tallgrass Creek Offers Brief, Helpful Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

Dec 3, 2013
OVERLAND PARK,KS (December 3, 2013) -- Nearly everyone gets the winter blues now and then. The days are shorter, the nights are longer, and the cold air nips at the nose, making isolation more common this time of year. Tallgrass Creek retirement community offers the following brief, helpful tips for beating the winter blues: Stay Social and Active This allows people to maintain interactive relationships with others their age. If people get involved in clubs/activities to keep themselves  active, they are more likely to stay motived to participate, and stay socially engaged. Learning new things, challenging oneself, and keeping the...

Tallgrass Creek's Jim Graham was FBI Agent who Investigated Kennedy Assassination 50 Years Ago; Still Convinced Oswald Acted Alone

Nov 4, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS (November 4, 2013) - Jim Graham, the retired FBI special agent who helped to lead the investigation of the Kennedy assassination 50 years ago, lives today at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park and is still convinced Oswald acted alone. Graham, who was in the FBI's office in Kansas City, Missouri, vividly remembers the day President Kennedy was killed November 22, 1963. "I was a street agent at the time and was in my car," said Graham. "I was connected to the highway patrol's radio, and the news came over the air." Two days later, Jack Ruby murdered...

Tallgrass Creek Residents and Staff Walk Combined Total of 5,083 Miles in Month-Long Venture

Oct 15, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 15, 2013) - Eighty-five Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents walked a total of 3,208 miles and 32 employees walked a total of 1,875 miles during the month of September as part of a national "Walking Around the World with Erickson Living" health and fitness venture. They earned the Participation Award for "Most Walkers." The challenge was to log all walking and exercise minutes throughout the month. Minutes were converted to miles to get a mileage total.  Residents and staff walked in a variety of locations inside Tallgrass Creek and also throughout the greater Overland Park, KS,...

Tallgrass Creek Resident Sally Smith's Self-Made Dollhouse is a Mini Mansion

Sep 25, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS (September 26, 2013) --  For irrefutable proof that good things come in small packages, check out the intricately detailed, fully electric dollhouse now on display through October in the living room of Tallgrass Creek retirement community's  Audubon Clubhouse in Overland Park, KS. The elegant, pillared mini mansion has caused many "oohs and aahs" among staff, visitors, and neighbors as they marvel at the home's flower-lined sidewalks, sunny solarium, elegant sunning deck, cloud-covered nursery walls, and intricately furnished rooms. Resident Sally Smith, chief architect and designer of the three-story, elaborate miniature, has always been intrigued by dollhouses. "My...

First Phase of New Blue Sage Pointe Continuing Care Neighborhood at Tallgrass Creek to Open in November 2013

Aug 27, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- The first phase of Blue Sage Pointe, the new continuing care neighborhood at Tallgrass Creek, will open in November 2013. It features 104 spacious suites/apartments, including assisted living, memory care, and post-acute rehabilitation services. Spacious common areas, in-room dining options, screened-in porches and gardens are among the amenities that contribute to a person-centered approach to health and wellness.

The new neighborhood incorporates the integrated health care model developed by Erickson Living, the manager and developer of Tallgrass Creek. Full-time physicians, electronic medical records and training for all employees serving residents in the continuing care neighborhood...