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It's Fitness With a Twist at Tallgrass Creek

Mar 2, 2012
It's Fitness with a Twist at Tallgrass Creek OVERLAND PARK,KS (March 2, 2012) -- Do you avoid exercising because you think the only way to get -- or stay -- physically fit is to spend boring hours walking on the treadmill or doing dozens of dull crunches? For Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents in Overland Park, KS, staying in shape is convenient and even fun. Michael Hernandez, the in-house fitness specialist, says working out doesn't have to be tedious or repetitive. In fact, he says when it comes to exercise, variety can be the key to success. "Whenever you're doing...

Tallgrass Creek's Resident-Run Resale Shop Benefits Local Charities Such as Kids TLC; $10,000 Raised To-Date

Feb 23, 2012
Tallgrass Creek's Resident-Run Resale Shop Benefits Local Charities Such as Kids TLC; $10,000 Raised To-Date OVERLAND PARK,KS (February 23, 2012) - Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents in Overland Park, KS, are increasingly donating furniture or household items they no longer need to the community's Treasure Chest, a resident-run resale shop. Proceeds from sale of the items benefit community and local charities such as Kids TLC. Beautiful dining room sets, extra kitchen gadgets, vintage jewelry, and other personal belongings are donated and sold. Treasure Chest volunteers have raised about $10,000 to-date.  They have also donated to the community's scholarship fund, which grants...

Tallgrass Creek Unveils Largest Apartment Home Unit in Kansas Region

Feb 6, 2012
Tallgrass Creek Retirement Unveils Largest Apartment Home Unit in Kansas Region OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 6, 2012) - The Wheaton, a 2,100 square-foot apartment home said to be the largest of its kind in the Kansas senior housing market, will be unveiled on Wednesday, February 8,  at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park. It will be the prototype for other units of its size when Tallgrass Creek expands with a new residential building, based on market demand,  in the future. This one-time, single-combination unit blended together two similar floor plans next to each other and created a very open, largeapartment home.  The Wheaton's entrance...

Incredibly, Tallgrass Creek Resident Virginia Oberheide Catalogs 2,000 Books at Campus' Library

Jan 16, 2012
Incredibly, Tallgrass Creek Resident Virginia Oberheide Catalogs 2,000 Books at Campus' Library OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 16, 2012) - Incredibly, a total of 2,000 library books in the fiction, mystery, history, religion, poetry, and biography sections (not paperback or medical books) have been entered by author and title into a computer system on the desk in the Tallgrass Creek retirement community library in Overland Park, KS. And  one person has been responsible for this. It has taken resident Virginia Oberheide hundreds of hours to set up this system that saves residents lots of time if they are looking for a particular author, title...

The Hugs Team at Tallgrass Creek Helps Thousands of People Annually in Kansas City Area

Jan 13, 2012
The Hugs Team at Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community Helps Thousands of People in Kansas City Erea Each Year Through Its Community Outreach Projects; 2011 Was a Banner Year of Service by Residents OVERLAND PARK,KS (January 13, 2012) - The Hugs Team  at Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community in Overland Park helps thousands of men, women and children through its community outreach projects in the Kansas City area and beyond. And 2011 was a banner year of service by Tallgrass Creek resident volunteers.  A recap of some of The Hugs Team's 2011 projects follows. January: Food Drive, Blue Valley Multi-Service. February: Soles for Souls---collected gently...

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" (It Will be Soon)

Jan 12, 2012
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" Tallgrass Creek's Senior Faciities Manager, Daniel Stapf, Offers 10 Tips to Help You  Stay Safe in Winter Weather (With an Assist from a Classic Song of the Season) OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 12, 2012) - Amid the upcoming winter onslaught of sub-freezing temperature, snow and wind chills dipping toward the zero-degree mark, the classic Frank Loesser song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" takes on new meaning for many people this time of year. Daniel Stapf, the Senior Faciilties Manager for Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS,  offers the following 10 tips to help you prepare for winter, stay safe...

Tallgrass Creek Marks a 20 Percent Increase in Apartment Settlements for Yearend 2011

Jan 9, 2012
Tallgrass Creek Marks a 20 Percent Increase In ApartmentSettlements for 2011;  Introduction of Lower Entrance Deposit Option Proves Helpful to People OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 9, 2012) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS,  marked a 20 percent increase in settlements of apartment homes for yearend 2011. A total of 37 apartment homes were settled in 2011, compared to 29 the prior year. In addition, a total of 50 people made Tallgrass Creek their home. Reservations for apartment homes remained consistent, as did priority list deposits. People moved to Tallgrass Creek from nearly all geographic areas of Johnson County,...

Erickson Living Promotes Dr. Austin Welsh to Medical Director for Tallgrass Creek

Jan 3, 2012
Erickson Living Promotes Dr. Austin Welsh to Medical Director for Tallgrass Creek  OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 3, 2012) - Erickson Living has promoted Dr. Austin Welsh to Medical Director for Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas.  Dr. Welsh served previously as Geriatrician for the Erickson Health Medical Group at Tallgrass Creek. Dr. Welsh joined Tallgrass Creek four years ago. He served previously as Geriatrician for Northwest Senior Health, Schmieding Center, in Springdale, Arkansas. Dr. Welsh, who was once a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer for drought relief in Botswana in southern Africa, has earned Board Certification from the American...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Donate $36,049 to Show Their Appreciation to Hourly Staff for Jobs Well Done in 2011

Dec 6, 2011
Tallgrass Creek Residents Donate $36,049 to Show Their Appreciation to Hourly Staff for Jobs Well Done in 201 1 OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 6, 2011) --  Residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, this year donated $36,049 to their campus' Staff Appreciation Fund to show their appreciation to staff for jobs well done in 2011.  The money benefitted hourly staff members from Dining Services, General Services, and the Medical Center. This fundraising drive among residents is done annually during the holiday season. "We are proud of the fact that our employees drive a culture of service where the reward...

Tallgarss Creek Celebrates its Four-Year Growth and Success, Cowboy Style

Dec 5, 2011
Tallgrass Creek Celebrates its Four-Year Growth and Success,Cowboy-Style OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 5, 2011) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, recently celebrated its fourth anniversary, creating an opportunity for residents and staff to reflect on how the community has grown. To kick off their fifth year, Tallgrass Creek residents and staff shared in a Western-themed week of parties, special guests, good food, and live music. The action-packed anniversary week was aptly dubbed "How the West Was Fun!" The festivities included something for everyone. One afternoon, residents played Western "arcade games"---adapted indoor versions of tin-can shooting and steer roping---and...