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Tallgrass Creek Picks Brinkmann Constructors for New Continuing Care Neighborhod

Mar 4, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 25, 2013) -- Tallgrass Creek, an Erickson Living retirement community, has announced the selection of Brinkmann Constructors as the general contractor for its new continuing care neighborhood. Groundbreaking for this neighborhood will be held March 28 at Tallgrass Creek's 65-acre Overland Park, KS, campus. The new neighborhood will offer assisted living, memory care, post-acute rehabilitation and long-term nursing care services to residents, expanding the health care offerings of its continuum of care mission. The higher level of care programs that will be added will include 28 Assisted Living apartments, 28 Memory Care apartments and 44 Skilled Nursing rooms. Founded in...

Tallgrass Creek's Jack Denzer is Music to the Ears -- Literally -- in Overland Park, KS

Jan 31, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 1, 2013) - Tallgrass Creek resident Jack Denzer operated his own photography business for 60 years but always had a passion for music. In fact, he studied music for a while and even contemplated becoming a music teacher. He never made music his profession, but Jack has made music a focal point of his retirement. Jack moved from Kansas City to Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS, in 2010. He quickly developed a reputation because of the Bose boom box he carries around. He is always prepared to serenade people by playing "Happy Birthday" or add...

Get Recipe for Crab Soup Being Served at President Obama's Inaugural Gala

Jan 16, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 15, 2013) - Overland Park's Tallgrass Creek retirement community's sister community in Maryland, Riderwood, today made public the recipe to its award-winning Crab Soup that  will be served January 20 at a President Obama Inaugural Gala hosted by the Delaware, Maryland and New York State Societies of Washington, D.C. The Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The more than 300 invited guests will include elected officials, friends of the states, and guests from all corners of the globe. Riderwood chefs will serve the soup to attendees. The recipe...

Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Fitness New Year Resolutions from Tallgrass Creek

Jan 8, 2013
 OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 8, 2013) -- If your New Year's resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, here are some helpful tips from Michael Hernandez, the Fitness Specialist at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, to help you succeed. 1. Be Realistic The surest way to fall short on your goals is to set them to impossible heights. For instance, resolving to NEVER eat your favorite food again is bound to set yourself up for failure. Instead, strive for something attainable, like not eating your favorite food as often.  2. Make a Plan...

Tallgrass Creek Announces Plans for Health Care Expansion

Dec 12, 2012
OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 12, 2012) - Tallgrass Creek retirement community today announced Spring 2013 construction of a continuing care building at its 65-acre Overland Park, KS,  campus. The higher level of care programs that will be added at Tallgrass Creek will include 28 Assisted Living apartments, 28 Memory Care apartments and 44 Skilled Nursing rooms.  This adds up to 100 apartments; however, four apartments in assisted living will accommodate double occupancy, which brings the total number of beds (for licensing purposes) to 104. Assisted Living is designed for people who need assistance with activities of daily living.  In general...

Tallgarss Creek Residents Donate $48,079 to Thank Hourly Staff for Jobs Well Done in 2012

Dec 11, 2012
OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 11, 2012) -- Residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, have donated $48,079 to their campus' Staff Appreciation Fund to show their appreciation to their hourly staff for jobs well done in 2012. The money benefitted 94 hourly staff members from Dining Services, General Services, and the Medical Center. This fundraising drive among residents is done annually during the holiday season. Tallgrass Creek, which has 300 residents, offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Center. Also, there are more than 60 resident-inspired and resident-led...

Public Invited to January 29 Brain Health Presentaton at Tallgrass Creek by Gary Small, M.D.

Dec 7, 2012
OVERLAND PARK,KS (December 7, 2012) ---On January 29, 2013 Dr. Gary Small, Professor of Psychiatry and Aging and Director of the UCLA Longevity Center at UCLA, will be visiting Tallgrass Creek retirement community to provide a free one-hour presentation regarding his revised paperback edition of THE ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION PROGRAM: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life. The presentation will be held on January 29, at 1 p.m., in Tallgrass Creek's Blue Sky Dining Room. To reserve your free ticket, please call phone number 913-945-2000. Books can be purchased with cash, check or credit card. Refreshments will be...

Tallgrass Creek Marks its 5th Anniverary with Record Resident Occupancy

Oct 30, 2012
OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 30, 2012) - Tallgrass Creek retirement community this fall is celebrating its 5th anniversary with record resident occupancy. The community, which recently marked  its 300-resident milestone, is at a 11.6 percent increase in resident occupancy from the same period a year ago. Moreover, 105 people now on the Priority List have expressed interest in moving to Tallgrass Creek. A total of 134 employees today work at Tallgrass Creek. Tallgrass Creek has welcomed residents from the following geographic areas during the past five years: Kansas, Missouri, California, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, Nebraska,...

Scott Gensler Selected Vice President of Buisiness Development

Jul 12, 2012
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ---July 12, 2012--- Erickson Living, developer and manager of Tallgrass Creek  in Overland Park, KS,  today announced that Scott Gensler, the company's Vice President of Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting, has been selected as the new Vice President of Business Development. In this new leadership position, Gensler will work within Erickson Living's Corporate Affairs Division to identify and evaluate new business opportunities.  "Scott's extensive company and industry experience make him a perfect fit for this position," said Adam Kane, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs.  "He is one of the most respected leaders in our company, and has made Erickson Living's business...

July 10 HR Derby by Tallgrasss Creek Residents Will Celebrate Major League Baseball's All-Star Game at The "K"

Jul 6, 2012
WHAT: A Tuesday, July 10, late morning Homerun Derby by residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, to celebrate their health and wellness and to cheer the Major League Baseball All-Star Game being held later that night at The "K" (Kauffman Stadium) in Kansas City, Missouri. Scores of retirees will take their best swings at an assortment of curveballs, sliders and knuckleballs pitched to them softball-style. The male and female who hits the ball the farthest will win baseball-themed prizes. Batters and cheering spectators will wear the attire of their favorite baseball teams, with the uniform of choice...