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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...

Erickson Living, Developer/Manager of Tallgrass Creek, is One of the CIO 100 Award Honorees

Jun 1, 2012
Erickson Living, Developer/Manager of Tallgrass Creek, is One of the CIO  100 Award Honorees BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ---June 1, 2012---IDG's  CIO  magazine today announces Erickson Living, developer and manager of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, ,  as a recipient of the 2012 CIO 100.  The 25th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Erickson Living's recognition is based on its innovation in creating a Health Group quality indicator dashboard that utilizes Microsoft SQL Server to aggregate information and data sources, including GE's...

Erickson Living, the Developer/Manager of Tallgrass Creek, is Recognized as a Natonal Top Workplace

May 25, 2012
Erickson Living, the Developer/Manager of Tallgrass Creek, is Recognized as a National Top Workplace BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ---May 25, 2012--- Erickson Living, developer and manager of Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS, has been recognized as a National Top Workplace among organizations with more than 1,000 employees by WorkplaceDynamics, experts in organizational health The list of National Top Workplaces aggregates results from across 30 Top Workplaces publishing partners to identify the best employers in the nation.  In addition, the workplace evaluation is based on employee feedback from 805 companies surveyed with 1,000+ employees across the 30 regional Top Workplaces programs.  This included survey responses from...

Truman Library and Museum to Pay Off Truman's 65-Year Delinquent Newspaper Bill to His Paperboy Who Now Lives at Tallgrass Creek

May 14, 2012
Truman Library and Museum to Officially Pay Off President Truman's Delinquent 65-Year Newspaper Bill To His Retired Paperboy, Tallgrass Creek Resident George Lund, at May 23 "We're Just Wild About Harry!" Fest   WHAT: "We're Just Wild About HarryI'" -- a Wednesday, May 23, celebration of the Truman years by nearly 300 residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS. This festive event  will make history when The Truman Library and Museum officially pays off President Truman's delinquent 65-year newspaper bill - which amounts today to  $56.63 (inclusive of interest) - to resident George Lund, who was Truman's...

Nearly 300 Overland Park, KS, Retirees to Celebrate Their Fitness May 11 at Tallgrass Creek's Outdoor Games

May 8, 2012
Nearly 300 Overland Park, KS, Retirees to Celebrate Their Fitness May 11, at Tallgrass Creek's Outdoor Games WHAT: An Outdoor Games  celebration of individual fitness by nearly 300 residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas. Residents will play Bocce, golf, ladder ball, washers, Frisbee toss, and bean bag toss. The games will kick-off with a Pep Rally-style vocal performance by the Tallgrass Creek Chorale. The games are being organized by a resident-run Wellness Committee that formed a Walking Club that walks the Tallgrass Creek campus' 65 acres Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Outdoor Games - now in their...

May 4 Concert at Tallgrass Creek Will Dedicate a $65,000 Home Organ Donated to Residents by Schmitt Music Company

May 3, 2012
May 4 Concert at Tallgrass Creek Will Dedicate a $65,000 Home Organ Donated to Residents by Schmitt Music Company OVERLAND PARK, KS (May 3, 2012) - A Friday, May 4, concert at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park will dedicate a $65,000 Home Organ donated to residents by Schmitt Music Company. The concert will feature an array of standard songs that are favorites of residents. The Home Organ is coming to Tallgrass Creek as a result of a Schmitt Music Company official's inquiry on behalf of the estate of a music enthusiast. The estate wanted the Home Organ to go...