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Tallgrass Creek is Named a Top 10 Skilled Nursing Facility in Kansas City Area

Jun 1, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (June 1, 2016) -- Tallgrass Creek has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Skilled Nursing and Rehab Facilities in the Kansas City Area by the National Post-Acute Continuum . This honor is based on CMS Quality Rating and Financial Efficiency Scores.

NPACC honoredTallgrass Creek, which is managed by Erickson Living, May 25 at its Readmissions and Care Transitions Summit in Overland Park.

Tallgrass Creek was specifically...

Tallgrass Creek Celebrates its 2016 Student Scholar Eden Pierce

May 16, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (May 12, 2016) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community today celebrated Eden Pierce of Kansas City Christian School who is its Class of 2016 Student Scholar at an Award Ceremony. Pierce earned a four-year collegiate scholarship from the $24,818 raised this year by residents.

In the previous seven years, the Tallgrass Creek Scholars Program has raised $192,000 assisting students to advance their collegiate careers.

To be eligible for a...

Tallgrass Creek Staff Art Contest Celebrates Diversity

May 16, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (May 16, 2016) -- As part of Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s commitment to employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, it held a staff “Art in April” contest where employees were invited to create and submit works of original art with a diversity and inclusion theme.

Employees and residents judged the entrees. The First Place winner, Hope Mitchell (Dining), won with her “Branches of Diversity," which was created using a real tree branch with diversity slogans...

It's Prom Night at Tallgrass Creek

Apr 25, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- A Tuesday evening, April 19, Junior-Senior Prom at Tallgrass Creek retirement community brought about 30 students from Blue Valley North High School and nearly 125 retirees together on the dance floor.

They did the Electric Slide, Macarena and Booty Call, among other dances. There was even an impromptu Harlem Shake. And there were a few Fox Trots, Waltzes, Twists and Disco dances thrown in for good measure.

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Tallgrass Creek Residents Got Talent

Apr 19, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 19, 2016) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents April 12 performed a variety of entertainment at “As Time Goes By,” their spring talent show. Their acts included comedy sketches, song and dance, dramatic readings, and even belly dancing.

More than 150 people filled the Living Room to see the 90-minute show, which was coordinated by resident Marlys Welsh.

The cast of performers included the following:

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Wannabe Ukulele Players Take Over Tallgrass Creek

Apr 12, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 12, 2016) -- As the sound of strumming chords fills the room, Dick Yates, Tallgrass Creek resident and organizer of a new musical group, queries the musicians.

"Is everyone tuned up?" asks Dick. He quickly follows with a wry grin, "Or maybe I should ask, 'Is anyone tuned up'"?

So begins a meeting of wannabe ukulele players that meets Tuesday afternoons in Tallgrass Creek's Sunflower Room for...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Donate Shoes, Cookies and Coupons to Help the Homeless

Mar 8, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (March 8, 2016) -- Many Tallgrass Creek neighbors are frequently on the lookout for those who need a little extra help. Residents work together on various projects – from shoes to cookies to coupons -- coordinated by the retirement community's Hugs Committee which assists the disadvantaged and homeless around the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Earlier this year, Hugs volunteers encouraged residents to donate gently-worn shoes for those in need and provided a large bin in the community's living room as...

Pamela Haman is Tallgrass Creek's Leader of the Year for 2015

Mar 2, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (March 1, 2016) – Pamela Haman has been named Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s Leader of the Year for 2015. She was officially honored last month during Erickson Living’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore City for her ability to motivate and inspire colleagues to go above and beyond the call of duty, inspire a high level of commitment from others and lead them successfully through change

Haman joined the Tallgrass Creek team in March 2015 as the Associate Executive Director. She has...

Tallgrass Creek's Post-Acute Neighborhood Receives CMS 5-Star Rating

Feb 23, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 24, 2016) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s Post-Acute neighborhood has been named a 5-Star facility by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS rates each nursing home from one to five stars. Nursing homes with a 5-star rating are considered to be highly above average with respect to their daily provision of health care.

The overall rating is based on the values and outcomes in three areas: Health Inspections, Staffing, and Quality Measures. Health inspection ratings are...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Celebrate National Puzzle Day

Feb 3, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 3, 2016) – Fifty residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community this week played a variety of number and word games – nonstop for two hours -- to celebrate National Puzzle Day.

They played the following games found daily in the Kansas City Star : Sudoku, Kenken, Word Scrimmage, Lexigo, Jumble, Seven Little Words, and Celebrity Cipher.

Six tables were set up in the Tallgrass Creek Living Room...