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April 14 Junior-Senior Prom to Bring Students and Retirees Together on Tallgrass Creek's Dance Floor

Apr 1, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- A Tuesday evening, April 14, Junior-Senior Prom at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, will bring about 30 students from Blue Valley North High School and nearly 125 retirees together on the dance floor.

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

The Prom will be a night of dancing and the sharing of life stories. A Dee Jay provided by...

Pamela Haman is the New Associate Executive Director for Tallgrass Creek

Mar 31, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (March 31, 2015) – Erickson Living has named Pamela Haman the new Associate Executive Director for Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS. Tallgrass Creek has more than 300 residents.

She served previously as Associate Executive Director for Greenspring, an Erickson Living-managed community of nearly 2,000 residents and 1,000 staff in Northern Virginia.

Haman has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for 12 years in both Massachusetts and Ohio.

Prior to joining Erickson Living, she was the Executive Director at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Highgate in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Q&A: Meet Jean Landreville, Tallgrass Creek's New Executive Director

Mar 16, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS ( March 16, 2015) -- Jean Landreville, the new executive director of Tallgrass Creek retirement community managed by Erickson Living in Overland Park, KS, proves the adage that experience is certainly the best teacher.

Landreville has spent 20 years in the senior housing and health care industries and most recently served as executive director at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va.

She also served as the associate executive director at the following Erickson Living communities: Riderwood, in Silver Spring, MD, and Fox Run in Novi, MI. She joined Erickson...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Celebrate Their 60th Wedding Anniversary

Mar 5, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (March 3, 2014) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents Linda and Jack Brookshire celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary February 19 with a special dinner prepared in their honor by the Dining Services staff.

The dinner consisted of Mixed Spring Salad greens with blue cheese dressing, clam chowder, beef tenderloin with grilled shrimp, fresh garlic mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli with fresh carrots, fresh baked dinner roll with butter, chocolate cake, wine, water, and coffee. Linda and Jack were joined by their son Jeff, who came from Texas to be with them.

Linda...

Taking Deep Breaths is a Good Thing at Tallgrass Creek

Mar 4, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (March 4, 2015) -- Each week, about 20 Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents gather in the Audubon Clubhouse classroom, dim the lights, and practice the ancient discipline known as yoga. Yoga – which is a series of specific bodily postures, breath control, and meditation -- is widely practiced by all ages for health and relaxation.

Tallgrass Creek's yoga class, led by Wellness Coordinator Amy Rader, includes first-time students and others like resident Judy Turner, who have practiced the gentle exercise for years.

"For me, the stretching is tremendous," says Judy. "Amy...

February 17 Mardi Gras Celebration at Tallgrass Creek

Feb 11, 2015

WHAT:

A Tuesday, February 17, New Orleans-style Mardi Gras celebration by scores of residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, in which they will wear wild, whacky, weird, wicked, and whimsical masks they designed and made during the past month.

Their masks will be judged by a committee of fellow residents, with winners receiving gift cards. They will also wear an assortment of beads as they party ‘til the cows come home, so-to-speak.

This event will bring a taste of Mardi Gras to the 65-acre Tallgrass Creek campus. Mardi Gras specific food –...

Landscaper and Tallgrass Creek Now Planning for Spring, Summer and Fall Seasons

Feb 11, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 11, 2015) -- Though spring hasn't quite sprung, Tallgrass Creek retirement community is gearing up for the first glimpse of green that will pop up around its 65-acre campus.

TrueNorth, Tallgrass Creek's new landscaping and maintenance contractor that began winter maintenance last November, is now preparing for the spring, summer and fall seasons.

Daniel Stapf, Tallgrass Creek general services director, introduced several of TrueNorth's principals during an open meeting in January. About a hundred residents listened and asked questions of the new landscape contractor.

"We looked at...

Jean Landreville is Named Executive Director for Tallgrass Creek

Feb 2, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 2, 2015) – Erickson Living today named Jean Landreville the new Executive Director for Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS. She joined Erickson Living in 2005 and has nearly 20 years of experience in the senior housing and health care industries.

Landreville most recently served as the Executive Director at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, VA. She also served as Associate Executive Director at the following Erickson Living communities: Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD, and Fox Run in Novi, MI. She joined Erickson Living as a Nursing Home Administrator,...

Overland Park, KS, Population to Increase by 140 People as a Result of Tallgrass Creek's Expansion

Jan 8, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 8, 2015) – The population of Overland Park, KS, will increase by 140 people with the opening of Meadowlark Terrace, a new residential building at Tallgrass Creek, a continuing care retirement community.

New residents are moving from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, Florida, New York and North Carolina. Tallgrass Creek currently has 330 of residents. They will add economic impact to the greater Kansas City region in the following business areas:

· Restaurants, grocery stores

· Vehicle maintenance, replacement, and registration taxes

· Dry cleaning

· Consumer goods – TVs,...

Tallgrass Creek's Yearend 2014 Occupancy is 10 Percent Above National Industry Average

Jan 8, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 23, 2014) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s occupancy at yearend 2014 is 10 percent above the national industry average. In addition, 130 households are now on the Priority List for future move-ins.

Tallgrass Creek currently has 330 residents who moved to the community from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, Florida, New York and North Carolina.

Tallgrass Creek expanded its campus in 2014 with the addition of a new residence building. Meadowlark Terrace, with 87 apartment homes, is currently 90 percent reserved and occupied.

This expansion follows last year’s...