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Tallgrass Creek Residents Donate $76,061 to Thank Their Hourly Staff

Dec 24, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 24, 2015) -- Residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, donated $76,061 to their campus’ Staff Appreciation Fund to show their appreciation to their hourly staff for jobs well done in 2015.

The money benefitted 184 hourly staff members from all departments, including Dining Services, General Services and Health Services. This fundraising drive among residents is done annually during the holiday season.

Tallgrass Creek, which has nearly 500 residents, offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and...

Tallgrass Creek Resident Swimmers Race 131 Rubber Ducks and Raise $705 for Benevolent Care

Dec 14, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Residents from Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s Water Aerobics Group December 11 jumped into a 50-Foot-long, 4-feet-deep pool and raced more131 rubber ducks sponsored by staff and residents to raise money for charity.

The swimmers raised $705 for Tallgrass Creek’s Benevolent Care Fund, which helps residents who experience an unforeseen change in their financial situation for reasons beyond their control.

A swim noodle wall was created by the residents in the pool. All rubber ducks were put in the pool at the exact same time. The residents created a current to push the ducks to...

Hundreds of Tallgrass Creek Residents November 6 to Form Human KC Royals "Crown" on Lawn to Celebrate Team's World Series Title

Nov 3, 2015

WHAT:

A Friday, November 6 (3 - 4 p.m.) Tailgate/100 Blue-Flag Fundraiser Lawn Party by hundreds of Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents in Overland Park, KS, to celebrate their hometown Kansas City Royals’ World Series title.

SPECIFICS:

Residents will wear their Royals jerseys and caps and will rally on the front lawn of the 65-acre community. One hundred blue flags will be displayed, along with a huge Kansas City Royals flag. Flags will be purchased as donations to the Benevolent Care Fund, which helps residents who experience an unforeseen change in their financial situation for reasons beyond...

Twisted Balloon KC Royals Player is a Good Luck Charm for Tallgrass Creek Fans

Oct 29, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 28, 2015) – Scores of Tallgrass Creek residents stayed up into the wee small hours of the morning last night, huddled around television sets in their retirement community’s bistro and main lobby, to watch their beloved Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets in a 14-inning World Series Game 1 thriller.

And now they have their own good luck charm – a two-foot-tall tall, twisted balloon Royals player -- to help them root their hometown team onto a World Series Championship. It was made on-site as a surprise by Robbie Furman, a Health Resources...

Poet Laureate of Kansas Wyatt Townley Inspires Tallgrass Creek Residents

Oct 26, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 26, 2015) -- Wyatt Townley, Poet Laureate of Kansas, visited Tallgrass Creek October 19 to present “Coming Home to Poetry” as part of her poetry readings to 68 organizations across Kansas.

Townley inspired residents with her advocacy of the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans through public presentations and discussions about poetry in communities across the state.

Her appearance was arranged by Tallgrass Creek resident Judy Turner, who said Townley’s love of poetry is contagious. Residents, for instance, are now sharing their poetry books with one another as a result of listening...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Taste/Judge 13 Crock Pots of Chili

Oct 19, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- A simmering pot of homemade chili will warm up any occasion which was evident Friday, October 16, when teams of Tallgrass Creek staff members competed in a spirited, chili cook off. As deciding voters, residents flocked to the community's Sunflower Room to taste the competition's 13 crock pots of chili, each representing a different department at Tallgrass Creek.

"It was a tough contest," says resident Anne Kyle, one of about 175 residents who tasted and voted for their favorite chili. "I've never seen that many different kinds of chili together in one place. They were...

Tallgrass Creek Sinatra Look-a-Likes Celebrate His 100th Birthday

Oct 19, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 15, 2015) -- Max Evans won a Frank Sinatra Look-a-Like contest held today at Tallgrass Creek retirement community. The contest celebrated Sinatra's 100th birthday.

Evans moved to Tallgrass Creek from Des Moines, Iowa, and is a former farm manager and agricultural appraiser. He won bragging rights as being the day’s honorary “Chairman of the Board” in Kansas.

Contest participants were George Lund, Lynn Brown, Max Evans, Dave Thomson, and Jim Graham. They sang Sinatra’s hit song “Come Fly with Me.”

All participants received a bottle of bourbon (Sinatra’s favorite drink) and an ample...

Tallgrass Creek Honors, Supports People Who Have Alzheimer's

Oct 6, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 5,2015) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents today participated in an ‘Alzheimer’s Honor Walk & Roll’ on their 65-acre campus to remember people who have the disease and to pledge support for them.

Seventy-five residents gathered on the community’s front lawn and then walked along marked paths. As each resident walked through an archway they used a megaphone to speak the name of the person who they were honoring.

The residents were given lavender balloons, which they released as a group upon the conclusion of the walk.

This event coincided with the Kansas...

October 15th Frank Sinatra Look-a-Like Contest to be Held at Tallgrass Creek

Oct 6, 2015

OVERLAND PAK, KS -- A Wednesday, October 15, ‘Frank Sinatra Look-a-like Contest’ will be held by residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, to celebrate Sinatra’s 100th birthday. The contest will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the community, 13800 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park.

Each contestant will wear a Sinatra-esque fedora hat and lip-sync to Sinatra’s signature song “New York New York.” He will display his best Sinatra swagger and style.

A winner, who will be will be judged by representatives from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas, will receive a...

"Frank Sinatra: The Man and His Music" Coming in October to Tallgrass Creek

Sep 16, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (September 16, 2015) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community is partnering with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas to present “Frank Sinatra: The Man and His Music,” a series of October interactive courses that will examine the cultural influence of Frank Sinatra.

These courses will examine the man and the trajectory of his singing and acting careers with emphasis on his concerts and television shows.

The courses, which will be held on Thursdays, October 8, 15 and 22 (from 2 - 4 p.m.) at Tallgrass Creek, are being offered as residents celebrate...