Tallgrass Creek's continuing care neighborhood goes above and beyond

Tallgrass Creekopens its first phase of continuing care this month. The new neighborhood will offer 28 beautifully designed assisted living apartments and a spacious commons area. Phase two memory care, post-acute rehabilitation, and nursing care is scheduled to open in May 2014.

Growing up in the shadow of Alcatraz

Most reunions with friends and family don t make the news. But Tallgrass Creek resident Darlyne Sheppeard s reunion did over and over again. That s probably because Darlyne s reunion was a little different than most.

Tallgrass Creek's continuing care neighborhood goes above and beyond

Phase one of the new continuing care neighborhood at Tallgrass Creek will soon open its doors offering residents and their families a customized, compassionate approach to assisted living.

Enchanting dollhouse display delights and dazzles

For irrefutable proof that good things come in small packages, check out the intricately detailed, fully electric dollhouse on display in the living room of Tallgrass Creek s Audubon Clubhouse.

Barbecue ribs

Soulful tunes and slow-cooked Kansas City barbecue were all the rage Saturday, July 20, at Tallgrass Creek's Blues and BBQ gathering sponsored by the community's sales team.

Hard hat

The new continuing care neighborhood at Tallgrass Creek, Erickson Living s community in Overland Park, Kans., has walls up, roof on, windows in, and utilities and HVAC being installed.

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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.