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A first look

Guests introduced to maintenance-free, active lifestyle at Tallgrass Creek

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July 5th, 2016
(From left) Sales Associate Sue LaBelle; resident ambassadors Lynn Brown, Fran Wolfe, Elsie Pickett, Bunny Brown; and Sales Director Blake Marshall welcome first-time visitors to Tallgrass Creek, the Erickson Living community in Overland Park, Kans.

(From left) Sales Associate Sue LaBelle; resident ambassadors Lynn Brown, Fran Wolfe, Elsie Pickett, Bunny Brown; and Sales Director Blake Marshall welcome first-time visitors to Tallgrass Creek, the Erickson Living community in Overland Park, Kans.

Earlier this year, about 40 visitors got their first look at what living at Tallgrass Creek is all about. Guests toured the 62,000-square-foot clubhouse in Overland Park, Kans., including the medical center with on-site physicians and staff, newly designed marketplace, all-season pool, fitness center, library, activity spaces, and full-service hair and nail salon. 

Guests teamed up with the community’s resident ambassadors, who showed them some of Tallgrass Creek’s spacious, modern homes. Guests also had the opportunity to query resident ambassadors about downsizing, moving, and everyday life at Tallgrass Creek. 

“We enjoy sharing our positive living experience here,” says resident ambassador Lynn Brown, who along with wife Bunny, moved to the community seven years ago. “We had the big house with all the work that goes along with it and decided living at Tallgrass Creek was a better, easier choice. It’s been a very good decision.” 

Gourmet lunch and learn 

After tours, visitors headed to the community’s sunny Blue Sky Restaurant where they tasted what dining at Tallgrass Creek is all about. 

Executive Chef Matt Chatfield prepared a salad of spring greens with caramelized apples and pistachio-crusted goat cheese, followed by a choice of either red-wine-braised beef short ribs or roasted chicken breast topped with fontina and herbs. Both entrées were accompanied by Boursin-chive potatoes and sautéed French green beans and topped off with a yummy, chocolate-raspberry torte. 

Following lunch, Sales Director Blake Marshall discussed the financial logistics of moving to Tallgrass Creek as well as the community’s proactive approach to health and wellness.

Guests received information about the community’s priority list comprised of people planning a move to Tallgrass Creek. Priority list members submit a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and $150-per-person, nonrefundable application fee, and that date becomes their priority list date. Once priority list members’ preferred floor plans become available, the sales team gives them first right of refusal based on their joining date.  

“Getting a spot on the priority list is key so you have the option of accepting the residence you want,” says Marshall. “But we also encourage visitors to attend social events we sponsor and talk with our sales team and residents so you can see firsthand why more than 400 residents call this active community home.” 

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