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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...

Tallgrass Creek Offers Tips to Help You Protect Yourself From Fraud During the Holidays

Dec 2, 2011
Tallgrass Creek Offers Tips to Help You Protect Yourself From Fraud During the Holidays OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 2, 2011) --  'Tis the season for tele-thieves to make their living at your expense. Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, offers the following tips to help you protect yourself from fraud during the holidays: Keep your credit and identity safe this holiday season by outsmarting the evil-doers. You may receive a phone call this time of year from a person claiming to be with your bank's fraud department. They will claim that your account shows some suspicious activity and they...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Make/Deliver 20 Wood Cradles, Mattresses and Blankets to Johnson County Christmas Bureau

Nov 30, 2011
Tallgrass Creek Residents Make/Deliver 20 Wood Cradles, Mattresses and Blankets to Johnson County Christmas Bureau OVERLAND PARK,  KS (December 1, 2011) - Residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, this week delivered 20 cradles built by the campus' woodworkers to the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. The cradles were filled with mattresses and blankets made by resident sewers and knitters. In addition, residents donated baby dolls for the cradles. The donation is a holiday tradition of sorts for the nearly 300 residents of Tallgrass Creek. They and campus staff  will volunteer at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau in the...

Tallgrass Creek Resident Jim Graham Helped to Lead the Investigation of the Kennedy Assassination 48 Years Ago and is Still Convinced Oswald Acted Alone

Nov 15, 2011
Retired FBI Special Agent Who Helped to Lead the Investigation of Kennedy Assassination 48 Years Ago Lives Today at Tallgrass Creek and is Still Convinced Oswald Acted Alone OVERLAND PARK, KS (November 15, 2011) - Jim Graham, the retired FBI special agent who helped to lead the investigation of the Kennedy assassination 48 years ago, lives today at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park and is still convinced Oswald acted alone. Graham, who was in the FBI's office in Kansas City, Missouri, vividly remembers the day President Kennedy was killed November 22, 1963. "I was a street agent at the time and...

Tallgrass Creek Offers Tips to Make the Upcoming Holiday Season as Stress-Free as Possible

Nov 4, 2011
Tallgrass Creek Offers Tips to Make the Upcoming Holiday Season as Stress-Free as Possible OVERLAND PARK, KS (November 2, 2011) -- As the calendar creeps into November it is a signal that the holiday season is upon us. What should be time of celebration with family and friends can add stress to our already busy schedules that can put a strain on our physical and mental health. Tallgrass Creek, a continuing care retirement community in Overland Park that has nearly 300 residents, offers the following tips to make the upcoming season as stress-free as possible: Keep up your exercise routine:  Time...

Public is Invited to Attend Free "Salute to the Millitary" Veterans Day Concert at Tallgrass Creek

Nov 1, 2011
Public is Invited to Attend a Free "Salute to the Military" Veterans Day Concert at Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community OVERLAND PARK, KS (November 1, 2011) - The public is invited to attend a free  "Salute to the Military" Veterans Day concert at Tallgrass Creek retirement community, 13800 Metcalfe Avenue in Overland Park, Kansas. The concert will be held on Friday, November 11, from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.,  in the Living Room in the Audubon  Clubhouse. The concert by the 33-member Talllgrass Creek Chorale will feature an array of patriotic songs and the anthems of each branch of the United...

Tallgrass Creek Couple Makes Regular Meals on Wheels Deliveries Throughout Overland Park, Kansas

Oct 26, 2011
Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community Resident Bunny Brown and Her Husband, Lynn, Make Regular Meals on Wheels Deliveries Throughout Overland Park, Kansas OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 26, 2011) -- Some couples spend quality time together playing golf or travelling, while others connect over a shared interest in art, film, or music. Tallgrass Creek retirement community resident Bunny Brown and her husband, Lynn, bond by volunteering together. They are long-time Meals on Wheel volunteers in Overland Park and they are part of a group that bakes 1,000 cookies a month to help feed the homeless. For more than five years, the Browns have...

Erickson Living to Hold November 17 Baby Boomers' Aging Parents TweetChat

Oct 18, 2011
Erickson Living to Hold a November 17 Baby Boomers' Aging Parents TweetChatTo Help Adult Children Obtain Invaluable Retirement Advice via Social Media OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 18, 2011)  - A first in the senior housing industry....on November 17, 2011, Erickson Living, the manager of Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS,  is leveraging one of the world's largest social networking and microblogging services (Twitter) to join in a conversation with the adult children of seniors who are looking for important information about retirement living for their parents. This TweetChat is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), and...