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Zumba Dancing Flash Mob Kicks Into Gear at Tallgrass Creek

Apr 30, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 29, 2014) - A Zumba dancing flash mob today kicked into high gear during residents' Happy Hour at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS (see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIOcyDSWQ3o ). Twenty residents broke into spontaneous dance in the Sunflower Bistro as nearly 100 fellow residents watched in delight. The dancing residents decided to do a "flash mob" to help promote healthy, vibrant living. They practiced their routine during the past  month as a part of their weekly Zumba dance classes. Their Zumba class is taught by Wellness Coordinator Amy Stewart...

Tallgrass Creek Residents/Staff Rescue Four Kittens

Apr 21, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 21, 2014) -- A litter of four kittens -- two males and two females -- has been rescued by residents and staff at Talllgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park. The kittens are said by a local veterinarian to be four weeks old. They are now being cared for as they now seek their forever homes. The kitten rescue has been a  labor of love: A resident, pediatrician Dr. Don Blim, noticed the kittens yesterday and promptly notified security officer David Gregory, who then notified the Front Desk, which notified Sales Director Deborah Messmer, a lifelong...

Construction of New 87-Apartment Home Residence Building Underway at Tallgrass Creek

Apr 21, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 21, 2014) - Tallgrass Creek retirement community today announced the addition of Meadowlark Terrace, its new residence building now under construction with 87 apartment homes in 10 new floor plans that vary in size and style from luxury two-bedrooms to more modest one-bedrooms. Seventy-five percent of the new apartment homes are already reserved. Information can be obtained by calling 913-897-2700 or 1-800-893-3118.   Tallgrass Creek considered feedback about the individual apartment homes when designing Meadowlark Terrace, which will officially open late 2014.  Lantz-Boggio is the architect. Brinkmann Constructors the general contractor. The new apartment homes have...

Tallgrass Creek to Open its Continuing Care Neighborhood on April 3

Mar 27, 2014
WHAT: A Thursday, April 3, Grand Opening of memory care and post-acute rehabilitation units at Tallgrass Creek's new continuing care neighborhood in Overland Park, KS. The continuing care neighborhood, which opened its first phase late last year with assisted living, now has a total of 104 apartments and suites and brings unprecedented holistic Person-Centered Care assessment to Kansas. The addition of this continuing care neighborhood fulfills Tallgrass Creek's commitment to residents and their families in providing all levels of health care at one site.  With baby boomers turning 65 at a rate of 8,000 per day, the new neighborhood also...

Tallgrass Creek Nurses Group Shares Stories of Compassion in the Chaos of War

Feb 28, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS (March 1, 2014) - Sixteen retired nurses who live at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park meet monthly to share stories about their beloved profession and listen to guest speakers talk about health care. The group, which is called Retired Nurses Reminiscing, has become a venue for honoring each member's lifelong compassion and service to others. "We all share a common bond," said the group's coordinator Ann Brazil, an Army nurse during the Vietnam War who was stationed in Qui Nhon, Vietnam, where she served at the 85th Evacuation Hospital. "Though our experiences are different, we've all seen...

Person-Centered Care Comes to Tallgrass Creek

Feb 3, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 3, 2014) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS,  will open memory care and post-acute rehabilitation units in its continuing care neighborhood in March of this year. The continuing care neighborhood, which opened late last year with assisted living, has a total of 104 apartments and suites and will bring a new Erickson Living Person-Centered Care approach that is unique to its geographic market. Person-Centered Care integrates health and wellness by blending mission, vision, and values. A resident's daily life experience is influenced by how well staff can serve in helping each resident reach...

Tallgrass Creek Marks Record Occupancy in 2013

Jan 29, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 29, 2014) - Tallgrass Creek retirement community marked record occupancy in 2013 with 98.8 percent billed occupancy attained, an increase of 6.1 percent over the prior year. In addition, a total of 164 people were members of the Priority List in 2013, an increase of 43 percent over the prior year. People moved to Tallgrass Creek from Kansas and Missouri, with some moving from as far away as Arizona, Florida, Georgia, California, and Iowa. A total of 317 people now live at Tallgrass Creek. Refundable entrance deposits at Tallgrass Creek range from $149,000 - $488,000. Monthly...

Tallgrass Creek Residents are Plugged-in and Computer Savvy

Jan 2, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 2, 2014) -- How many people in the U.S. actually use a computer? About a whopping 250 million Americans click away daily according to the Internet and Broad Band Usage report found (where else?) on the Internet. That breaks down to about 80% of the total population, which, in laymen's terms, means "almost everyone." Those overwhelming figures include many people who live at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS. Lila Martin not only emails, texts, and uses Facebook, but is also proficient on PowerPoint, a popular presentation software program. "I took a two-hour course...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Donate $48,448 to Thank Their Hourly Staff

Dec 19, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 19, 2013) --  Residents of Tallgrass Creek  retirement community this week donated $48,448 to their campus' Staff Appreciation Fund to show their appreciation to their hourly staff for jobs well done in 2013.  The money benefitted 90 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 offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Center.  Also, there are scores of daily resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these...

Public Invited to Steve Apfelbaum's December 12 "Ecological Health" Talk at Tallgrass Creek

Dec 3, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 3, 2013) -- The Tallgrass Creek Nature Club will host a Thursday, December 12 (2-3 p.m.),  talk by Steve Apfelbaum, the  Chairman/Founder and Senior Ecologist of Applied Ecological Services, Inc.,  who will discuss "Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land". He is a consultant on prairie restoration and a guest lecturer at Harvard and has written a book, "Giving Nature a Second Chance." Tallgrass Creek is located at 13800 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, KS. RSVP: Mel.Tansill@Erickson.com Apfelbaum has conducted ecological research, designed award-winning projects, successfully navigated regulatory programs, and contributed his unique creative scientific...