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. 

Tallgrass Creek residents Carol Murray (left) and Dede McLeroy prepare for a reading of Cricket in the Thicket at The Learning Tree, a local children’s toy and book store. Carol wrote the playful book along with eight other children’s books.

Above Carol Murray’s computer in her sunny home at Tallgrass Creek, in Overland Park, Kans., is a blue-and-white plaque that says “Your story begins at home.” 

Carol, the author of nine children’s books, says that is where all her stories begin. 

Resident Cathleen Turick (left) shares information about her Irish roots with Karen Cox, host of 1851 Studio Chats, Tallgrass Creek’s new talk show. Cathleen was a guest earlier this year on the monthly show which focuses on residents’ unique experiences

The studio lights are bright and the camera is rolling as Tallgrass Creek resident Karen Cox chats with one of her neighbors on 1851 Studio Chats, the Overland Park, Kans. community’s new talk show.  

Chatting before Tallgrass Creek’s annual home expo begins are (from left) resident George Lund, Sales Director Blake Marshall, and residents Bob Butterworth and Bruce Robb.

Tallgrass Creek’s spacious Blue Sky Restaurant was full of more than delicious food during the Overland Park, Kans., community’s yearly home expo extravaganza.  

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 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. 

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.