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‘Honestly, I can’t wait’

Meadowlark Terrace opening soon

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September 24th, 2014
sales counselor with a future resident of Meadowlark Terrace

Future residents planning a move to Meadowlark Terrace, Tallgrass Creek’s beautiful, new residence building, are excitedly awaiting an on-schedule, December opening. Judy Baxter, sales counselor and personal moving consultant, says interest in the new residence building has been overwhelmingly positive from the beginning.  

“Our priority list is getting longer by the day,” notes Baxter. “There has been such high demand for tours and visits. Almost every residence at Meadowlark is reserved.” 

Modern, open, upscale

Creek, located in Overland Park, Kans., and managed by Erickson Living based in Catonsville, Md., broke ground on Meadowlark Terrace late last year. The four-story addition to the neighborhood consists of 87 spacious one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, ten new floor plans, and several existing, popular apartment designs currently unavailable in other campus buildings. Custom finishes, granite kitchen countertops, and stainless steel appliances are part of each open, airy residence. 

Future resident Mary Whitaker was among the first to reserve an apartment at Meadowlark Terrace and is eager to move into her Somerton-style apartment—a two-bedroom, two-bath with den at Meadowlark Terrace.  

“Honestly, I can’t wait,” says Mary. “I’ve become very familiar with Tallgrass Creek and I’m ready to go.”

Setting priorities

Prospective residents can reserve their apartment by joining the priority list, which is comprised of people who plan to move to an Erickson Living community. All it takes to join is a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and a $150-per-person, nonrefundable application fee.

When prospective residents submit their deposit, that date is noted as their priority list date. Once their preferred floor plan becomes available, the sales team gives first right of refusal to priority list members based on their joining date. 

An easy decision

Future Meadowlark Terrace residents Pam and Jim Allen moved from Charlotte, N.C., to Overland Park to be closer to their daughter and her family and joined Tallgrass Creek’s priority list about a year ago. The Allens will move into a new apartment design at Meadowlark Terrace, called The Washington, a two-bedroom, two-bath residence that includes a sunroom off the kitchen.

Though the Allens looked at other retirement communities, their decision to choose Tallgrass Creek was an easy one. 

“You feel good walking in here,” says Jim. “We’ve been very impressed with the friendliness and  openness of everyone. It just feels right.”

Second major addition

Meadowlark Terrace is the second major addition this year to Tallgrass Creek’s beautiful, 65-acre campus. The community’s state-of-the-art continuing care neighborhood, Blue Sage Pointe, celebrated its grand opening in April. Though Blue Sage Pointe’s 28 modern, assisted living apartments welcomed residents in November, 2013, the grand opening in April signified availability of the entire community which additionally includes 28 private, memory care apartments and 44 spacious, skilled nursing residences. Blue Sage Pointe residents enjoy the thoughtfully designed amenities, numerous activities, and social opportunities available at Tallgrass Creek.