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'Right at home, right away'

Erickson Living-recommended services result in easy move for Kansas woman

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April 6th, 2016
Karen Cox in her Tallgrass Creek apartment home.

Karen Cox in her Tallgrass Creek apartment home.

When Karen Cox was preparing to move to Tallgrass Creek, an Erickson Living community located in Overland Park, Kans., she had some concerns.

“I had several, antique pieces of furniture that have been in my family for a long time and mean a lot to me,” says Karen, who moved from nearby Leawood. “I definitely wanted them in my new home and was worried they wouldn’t fit.” 

So she did what many Tallgrass Creek residents have done. She called Linda Scardino of Gentle Changes, an Erickson Living-recommended company that specializes in streamlined, stress-free moves. 

“Thankfully, Linda took over,” says Karen. “She visited my former home with the floor plan of my new residence and knew exactly what would fit where. It was quite a relief.”  

Scardino and her team also helped Karen organize her belongings to determine what should go to her new home. When the job was finished, everything meaningful to Karen fit beautifully into her sunny, McKinley-style apartment home with its two large bedrooms and one and a half baths. 

“It’s such an undertaking when you’re going through everything accumulated over the years,” says Karen. “Linda and her crew were lifesavers. The job went from being overwhelming to being accomplished in a thoughtful, comforting way.” 

Total teamwork

Karen also used the services of recommended movers C & C Relocation and was  pleased with the efficiency and care the moving company demonstrated.

By the end of the day, everything was in its place with no boxes and no mess. The bed was even made with the bedside lamp turned on. 

“I was right at home, right away,” says Karen.

These days, Karen, a retired nurse anesthetist, is a resident ambassador at Tallgrass Creek and enjoys welcoming prospects to the community.

“Everyone always has questions about downsizing and moving,” says Karen. “It’s an easy subject for me. I have nothing but great things to say about my move and new home.”