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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...

Tallgrass Creek is Now at a Record 95% Occupancy

Jul 6, 2012
OVERLAND PARK, KS (July 6, 2012) - Tallgrass Creek, a continuing care retirement community in Overland Park, KS,  welcomed its 286 th resident during the first half of this year. In doing so the community marked a slight increase in sales settlements over the same period the prior year and is fast approaching the 300-resident milestone.Moreover, Tallgrass Creek is now at a record 95% occupancy. The housing market, according to Tallgrass Creek officials,  has turned around and homes are being sold at a record pace for those folks ready to make the move to the retirement community.  "If our prospective residents follow our guidance...

Erickson Living, Developer/Manager of Tallgrass Creek, Named to 2012 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Jun 19, 2012
Erickson Living, Developer/Manger of Tallgrass Creek,  Named by IDG's Computerworld to 2012 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology BALTIMORE, MD (June 19, 2012) - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, today announced that IDG's Computerworld magazine, has selected it as one of the top 100 organizations that provide their information technology (IT) professionals with a creative and stimulating work environment, great career opportunities, as well as exceptional benefits and compensation.  Erickson Living was ranked 93rd on this year's list.  Honorees are included in coverage in Computerworld  (June 18, 2012), along with results from the 19th...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Are Now "Jack Throwing" as They Prepare for Their First Bocce Ball Tournament

Jun 5, 2012
Tallgrass Creek Residents Are Now "Jack Throwing" as They Prepare for Their First Bocce Ball Tournament OVERLAND PARK, KS (June 5, 2012) - Scores of Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents in Overland Park, KS, are now practicing their "jack throwing" techniques in preparation for their first Bocce Ball Tournament, which will be held Friday, June 29, from 1 p.m. until the last of the five games are played. They practice on the back lawn behind their campus clubhouse each Friday afternoon and are determined to master Bocce Ball, even if the game is new to most of them. A grass surface (not sand...

Five High School Students to Receive Combined $12,000 in Scholarships This Month from Tallgarss Creek Residents

Jun 4, 2012
Five High School Students to Receive Combined Total of $12,000 in Scholarships From Tallgrass Creek Residents OVERLAND PARK, KS (June 4, 2012) -- One high school student from Johnson County will receive a $4,000 scholarship, and other four students will receive $2,000 scholarships at an awards ceremony this month at Tallgrass Creek retirement community, where the students have worked part-time. This $4,000 scholarship recipient is Patrick Duong, a graduate of Olathe East High School who plans to attend Johnson County Community College.  The $2,000 scholarship recipients are Brian Click, a graduate of Blue Valley Southwest High School who will attend Kansas...