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Many people move to Tallgrass Creek for all of the amenities offered by the Overland Park retirement community.

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Gene Engle says she and her husband, Leroy, have known for a while that one day they would like to settle in a retirement community. [caption id="attachment_14543" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Leroy and Gene Engle had the ultimate try before you buy experience by taking advantage of opportunities to spend time at Tallgrass Creek before they moved to the Overland Park commu

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Most Thursdays, Tallgrass Creek resident Judy Turner is out the door at 3 p.m. and doesn t walk back in until about 7 p.m.

That s because Turner, a retired teacher, is still teaching. She tutors first and second graders in one of the most disadvantaged areas in Kansas City, Mo., every week and still finds the work challenging and rewarding.

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Question: What do an electrical engineer, pharmacist, financial services district manager, and psychologist have in common other than they all live at Tallgrass Creek? [caption id="attachment_14548" align="alignright" width="280" caption="The camera crew at Tallgrass Creek includes John Hall, Davis Ross, Dave Maze, and Dick Knapp.

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Joan Smith and her husband moved to Bella Vista, an Arkansas neighborhood formed as a retirement community, in 1998.

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The residents of Tallgrass Creek have one thing in common: They all moved from somewhere else. But there are moves and then there are moves. Take Dorothy Paton, who moved to the community in 2007. Not from a different neighborhood or state, but from another country, her beloved Scotland.

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Trudy Brown spent her career as the executive assistant to the chairman of a large engineering firm. But in her spare time, she was working in watercolors. [caption id="attachment_13877" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Artist Trudy Brown (right), who lives at Tallgrass Creek, presents an original portrait she created for Kansas City-area singer Ashley Cooper.

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Jack Dritley has been golfing for most of his life. Now that he s retired, he plays at least twice a week and volunteers as a marshal another two days of the week. [caption id="attachment_13881" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Left to right: Jim Graham, Lucille Jones, Wanda Williams, Don Grady, Dale Albers, Lynn Brown, Jack Dritley, Herb McCauley.

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[caption id="attachment_13517" align="alignright" width="280" caption="The evening of fashion ended with several residents modeling red, white, and blue to a patriotic medley. From left to right are Bob Van Landingham, Katie Bohannan, Jack Dritley, Joyce Gaddis, Norma Schonwetter, Bill Shurtleff, and Sandy Daigneaux.