Tallgrass Creek residents enjoy a wide variety of fitness classes, such as the popular Stretch and Strengthen class pictured above. The 48 weekly land-based fitness and aquatics classes address every level of fitness and are designed to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and aerobic capacity. 

The dance floor frequently fills during the “Mix It Up Wednesday” happy hour in Tallgrass Creek’s Sunflower Bistro where residents gather to chat, listen to music, and dance.

Tallgrass Creek community members gather in the community clubhouse’s comfortable living room several times a month to enjoy toe-tapping entertainment provided by performers from around the Kansas City area.

Pat and Rich McCartney enjoy the garden just outside their home at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans. Pat is known for her beautiful greeting cards that feature pressed flowers from her garden.

When Pat and Rich McCartney began their search for a retirement community, they made a list of four things they wanted.  

Co-chairs of the Green Team Al Pugsley (left) and Wes Geer show off the “frunk” in Al’s Tesla Model 3. Since the electric-powered car has no internal combustion engine under the front hood, there is room for a handy front-end trunk.

Tallgrass Creek resident Al Pugsley has driven thousands of miles during the last 13 years but has surprisingly spent almost nothing on gasoline. That is because Al, a passionate electric car advocate, has owned and driven zero emissions vehicles since 2006, seven in total. 

Tallgrass Creek resident Judy Salisbury, Resident Life Manager Jan Magee, and residents Joan Smith and Debbie Williamson relax after finishing the community’s “Walk for a Cause.” The walk was among several activities celebrating Diversity Week at the Overland Park, Kans., community. 

Enjoying “A Night on the Boardwalk,” one of the theme dinners hosted by Tallgrass Creek’s dining staff, are (from left) neighbors Karen Keenan, Jane Watts, Restaurant General Manager Megan Sova, and neighbor Jill Jones.

Before Jane Watts decided to move to Tallgrass Creek, she compared a list of all her home expenses to the monthly service package at the Overland Park, Kans., community. 

Esther and Norman Redelsheimer (far left and far right) join Tallgrass Creek sales team member Sue LaBelle in hosting guest Alan Kimes from Church of the Resurrection for a gourmet lunch.

Tallgrass Creek neighbors joined about 40 clergy from local churches and synagogues earlier this year for a gourmet luncheon at the Overland Park, Kans., Erickson Living community.

Sharad Gavankar carefully swings a mallet during a game of croquet on Tallgrass Creek’s back lawn. Residents celebrate National Senior Fitness Day each year with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities.

Pat Kutey has developed a new habit since moving to Tallgrass Creek about two years ago. 

“I exercise every day,” says Pat. “I go to a different class Monday through Friday and love them all.” 

Pat attends weekly stretching and strengthening, basic fitness, and yoga. She finds the convenience, quality of the instructors, and social aspect of the classes “just amazing.”

Several Tallgrass Creek neighbors and members of the Overland Park, Kans., community’s Judy Club smile for the camera. All 15 members are named Judy and enjoy lunch together each month in the Sunflower Bistro.

Several Tallgrass Creek neighbors and members of the Overland Park, Kans., community’s Judy Club smile for the camera. All 15 members are named Judy and enjoy lunch together each month in the Sunflower Bistro. Judy Condray and Judy Turner started the club and say the group always enjoys catching up and welcoming new members.