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Erickson Living, Developer and Manager of Tallgrass Creek, Unveils New Customer-Focused Website

Apr 30, 2012
Erickson Living Unveils New Customer-Focused Website; User-Friendly Interactive Online Resource Sets Industry Standard BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - April 30, 2012 - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS, today announced the launch of its new and improved  Erickson Living website.  This redesigned web-platform was created to provide a more custom and interactive experience that engages, educates and inspires customers and other online visitors.   iProspect , a leading global digital performance agency, worked with Erickson Living to establish maximum online visibility across all search engines. "The customer-focused design of this website is unlike any other in...

Tallgrass Creek Offers Ten Helpful Tips to Help You De-Clutter Your Home During Springtime

Apr 23, 2012
Ten Helpful Tips to Help You De-Clutter Your Home During Springtime OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 23 2012) -- Spring is the perfect opportunity to tackle the clutter you have accumulated over time.  It seems like an overwhelming task, but not if you follow some basic getting-started tips. "De-cluttering is a great annual spring cleaning ritual," said Jean Dennis, director of sales for Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS.  She offers the following ten helpful tips to place you on the path to de-cluttering your home: 1.  Start Small.  Do a little every day. Set a timer, starting with just...

April 19 Quilts of Valor Ceremony Will Honor 42 WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Veterans at Tallgrass Creek

Apr 16, 2012
April 19 Quilts of Valor Ceremony Will Honor 42 WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans at Tallgrass Creek An April 19 ceremony in Overland Park, KS, will honor 42 WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who live at Tallgrass Creek retirement community with Quilts of Valor. Each quilt will have a special patch on it that lists the veteran's name, military branch and years of service. The Tallgrass Creek Quilters worked with the Kansas City chapter of Quilts of Valor to help make the quilts they will provide to the veterans.  Resident Elaine Alexander suggested the Quilt of Valor ceremony...

High School Students and Tallgrass Creek Residents Find Common Ground on the Dance Floor

Apr 5, 2012
High School Students and Tallgrass Creek Residents Find Common Ground on the Dance Floor  OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 4, 2011) - Residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park are now practicing their Electric Slide, Macarena and Booty Call dance moves. They are doing this to prepare for their upcoming Wednesday, April 11, nighttime Spring Fling with students from the Blue Valley North High School. The Spring Fling, which is now in its fifth year, will bring 30 Blue Valley North High School Student Council students and nearly 100 Tallgrass Creek residents together for a night of dancing and the sharing...

Tallgrass Creek Residents to Shoot Hoops Non-Stop in March 23 March Madness Basketball Free Throw Contest

Mar 13, 2012
Tallgrass Creek Residents to Shoot Hoops Non-Stop In March 23March Madness Basketball Free Throw Contest WHAT: A March Madness basketball Free Throw Contest by residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS. The residents will shoot baskets non-stop to celebrate the NCAA Tournament success of their beloved Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri basketball teams. SPECIFICS: Each resident will get five shots at the basket. The best shooters will then participate in a winner-take-all "Shootout" from different areas of the court. Winners in the men's and women's division will receive gift certificates and, perhaps  more important, bragging rights as...

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...