Windsor Run
(From left) Janet Mercer, Kay Koos, Sherry Herion, Executive Chef Patrick Yeager, Maureen Hlavacek, Barbara Malady, and Kathryne Sanders.

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri remarked, “Cooking is all about people. Food is the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.”

Windsor Run
Wilda Tyler credits Windsor Run Personal Moving Consultant Amanda Bates for a stress-free move to the community. “Amanda is a trusted friend,” she says. “I can’t thank her enough.”

“You never know what life has in store for you,” says Wilda Tyler. “I always thought I would move to a retirement community with my husband. However, after he passed away it was a decision I had to make for myself.” 

Wind Crest
Bill Snow was hesitant to move to Wind Crest for fear of the community being out of his price range. Now, he’s living a vibrant, maintenance-free retirement and loving every moment.

If Bill Snow had listened to his initial assumptions about maintenance-free retirement living at Wind Crest, he would still be living alone, maintaining a large house, isolated from social interaction. Instead, he now plays pool every day but Sunday with his buddies and can’t walk down the hall without running into a familiar face.

Wind Crest
Royal blue accents and modern farmhouse décor adorn the Peyton model in Wind Crest’s Prospect Crossing residence building, which just opened last month.

This spring, Wind Crest welcomed the first residents to Prospect Crossing, its newest residence building and the first in the community’s third and, potentially, final neighborhood.

Tallgrass Creek

Residents (from left) John Gaddis, Janet Butterworth, Didi Weyforth, Bob Butterworth, and Mara Kelley enjoy chatting before a special dinner hosted by the Butterworths for 25 of their Tallgrass Creek neighbors. At one point, the group lived in the nearby Wycliff subdivision in Overland Park, Kans.

Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek staff member Cara Freed offers resident Charlie Kyle a sample of her homemade chili during the community’s annual employee chili cook-off.

The mouthwatering aroma of simmering, homemade chili fills the air as Tallgrass Creek employees vie for top honors at this year’s chili cook-off. The fragrant and fierce competition takes place in the Cottonwood Room where ten staff members stand behind crock pots of their signature chili. 

Tallgrass Creek
A roomful of attentive Tallgrass Creek neighbors watch as Operation Wildlife volunteer Jim Whinery introduces Danny, the great horned owl, to resident Suzie Dobbelaere. Operation Wildlife is an organization that rehabilitates injured creatures.

There were “oohs and aahs” all around when a roomful of Tallgrass Creek neighbors were introduced to four wild owls during an intriguing presentation hosted by the nature club at the Overland Park, Kans., community. 

Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek resident Georgia Erickson (left) and her guest Ann Hibbard enjoy delicious German fare at a special luncheon hosted earlier this year by the sales team.

Good friends, good food, and good music filled the sunny Blue Sky Restaurant recently when Tallgrass Creek’s sales team hosted a special luncheon of German favorites. Tallgrass Creek neighbors invited their friends and family members interested in learning more about the Overland Park, Kans., Erickson Living community.  

Chip Wazeter, an only child, says Seabrook has become the family he never had. He and his wife Sandy moved to the Tinton Falls, N.J., Erickson Living community in 2017.

Two years ago, Chip and Sandy Wazeter got a wake-up call. Seemingly healthy, Chip suffered a severe heart attack at age 70. “It was quite a shock to everyone,” he says.