Tallgrass Creek neighbors Don Grady (left) and Conk Buckley were among many who celebrated the Kansas City Chiefs first home football game.

Tallgrass Creek neighbors Don Grady (left) and Conk Buckley were among many who celebrated the Kansas City Chiefs first home football game. Residents, decked out in Chiefs garb, enjoyed a happy hour featuring two specialty cocktails appropriately named “Offense” and “Defense,” followed by a traditional tailgate dinner.

Smiling for the camera at a chef-prepared luncheon hosted by Tallgrass Creek’s management and sales teams are (from left) Executive Director Jean Landreville, future Goldfinch Lane resident Judy Thomas, and Finance Director Lynn Schaffer.

It’s an exciting time as new neighbors are moving daily into Goldfinch Lane, Tallgrass Creek’s newest residence building. 

(from left) Phil Roselli, Bob Montgomery, and Sharon Slagle enjoy dinner at Pinstripes, a popular restaurant in Overland Park, Kans.

Every few weeks, about 50 Tallgrass Creek neighbors meet up at different restaurants to enjoy great food and good conversation. 

The Tallgrass Tasters, a group of residents, coordinates the fun restaurant outings for their fellow neighbors. Headed up by Phil Roselli, they gather monthly to select restaurants.   

Jean Tracy (left) chats with Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Byers in one of the examining rooms at Tallgrass Creek’s on-site medical clinic.

One of many reasons Jean Tracy chose Tallgrass Creek over other retirement communities in the Kansas City area was the on-site, fully staffed medical center. 

Personal Moving Consultant Nancy Worthington (right) chats with Karen Keenan about her move to Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans.

Personal Moving Consultant Nancy Worthington has something in common with the loveable characters from the long-running television show Cheers. Everybody knows her name. 

Ready to step aboard and head to Tallgrass Creek’s Men’s Only Breakfast are (from left) Bill Case, Max Evans, Bob Butterworth, Gregg Svoboda, and Transportation Coordinator Mytzi Stephens.

Several times a month, a spacious, luxury coach rolls up to the front door of Tallgrass Creek where Transportation Coordinator Mytzi Stephens welcomes enthusiastic residents, all bound for their latest adventure. 

“On those days, I’m the designated cruise director,” says Stephens. “And I love it.”

Tallgrass Creek residents (clockwise, from left) Kathy Meyer, Ann Brazil, Doris Jones, and Judy Turner enjoy meditative coloring, a relaxing pastime gaining popularity among people of all ages.

Tallgrass Creek residents (clockwise, from left) Kathy Meyer, Ann Brazil, Doris Jones, and Judy Turner enjoy meditative coloring, a relaxing pastime gaining popularity among people of all ages.

Ruth Holzschuh takes her turn playing Wii Bowling, a video game designed to emulate the feeling and effects of being in a real bowling alley. Ruth is among several neighbors who gather each week to play the game in Tallgrass Creek’s living room. Wii Bowling is one of many activities Tallgrass Creek residents enjoy indoors as fall brings chilly weather.

Residents (from left) Curtis and Mary Sederburg, Mary Fowler, and Mary Jo Ely pause for a photo during a recent tour of Tallgrass Creek’s kitchen, led by Restaurant Manager Megan Sova (far right)

“It’s a busy, hopping place,” says Restaurant General Manager Megan Sova of Tallgrass Creek’s gleaming, restaurant-grade kitchen.