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Getting the 4-1-1

New app helps Tallgrass Creek neighbors stay connected

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February 21st, 2019
Dick Marquette (middle) loads new digital app My Erickson onto his computer as his wife Deanna (left) and Tallgrass Creek’s Resident Services Coordinator Ellen Neyman watch. The new app provides residents with easy access to all kinds of community info.

Dick Marquette loads new digital app My Erickson onto his computer as his wife Deanna (left) and Tallgrass Creek’s Resident Services Coordinator Ellen Neyman watch. The new app provides residents with easy access to all kinds of community info.

Tallgrass Creek neighbors now have a unique tool at their fingertips that provides instant access to all the happenings around the Overland Park, Kans. retirement community. 

The new offering, called My Erickson, is a free digital application that can be installed on laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It provides residents with community information such as phone numbers, messages, dining menus, activity calendars, transit schedules, and much more.

“I installed it on both my phone and PC,” says community member Fred Olson. “It’s a quick reference to see what’s going on or get questions answered.”

Family members of residents are also welcome to download the app so they, too, can keep up with community information.

Individual training

My Erickson was developed by Erickson Living, the owner and operator of 20 retirement communities, including Tallgrass Creek. Both resident feedback and market research played a part in the development of the new app.

“Our residents have expressed interest in digital technology and applications that easily connect them with community information,” says Tallgrass Creek’s Associate Executive Director Pam Haman. “We’re thrilled to see them use and enjoy this new, simple way to stay connected.”

Haman and other Tallgrass Creek staff members held multiple, individualized training sessions where residents learned to download, activate, and use My Erickson on their own mobile devices.  Fred, along with several other residents, also assisted in the training.

“I’ve heard lots of positive comments about the app,” says Fred. “It’s nice knowing if I have a question, the answer is right in my pocket.”   

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