Cathleen Turick plays Headband, a game that challeng-es her to guess the word “shark” written on the board behind her, while asking for clues from other players.

Quick thinking, along with a few laughs, comes from Tallgrass Creek’s Sunflower Room each week when several neighbors gather to participate in a unique class offered by the fitness team. 

Sales team member Sue LaBelle (left) chats with William and Jeannie Anderson, who will move to Hummingbird Square at Tallgrass Creek this summer, at a recent “Moving Made Simple” seminar.

With Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek’s new residence building scheduled for completion later this summer, future community members are pondering ways to simplify their upcoming move.  

Communications Specialist Tami Peckham (left) stopped by a table of thriving potted plants Ann Brazil grew in her Tallgrass Creek apartment home and sold at the community’s annual craft fair this year.

There were cozy shawls, wooly hats, wooden stools, lovely paintings, cork trivets, homemade candies, quilted bags, and so much more at Tallgrass Creek’s annual craft fair.

Enjoying painting classes at Tallgrass Creek are (from left) Georgia Oehrle, instructor Alysia Carter, Sharon Hill, and Bill Lynn.

Several times a week, creative residents at Tallgrass Creek gather in the community’s sunny crafts room to channel their inner artist. Alysia Quisenberry Carter, an enthusiastic young teacher whose passion and talent help her students bring art to life, leads the group.

Blake Marshall, Tallgrass Creek director of sales, visits with residents Lorie Stapp (left) and Ruth Holzschuh who frequently answer guests’ questions at marketing events.

It was frosty outside but warm and welcoming indoors as some 100 guests enjoyed a taste of Tallgrass Creek while learning more about Hummingbird Square, the Overland Park, Kans., community’s newest residence building. 

Julia Hildreth and Tallgrass Creek neighbor Nadyne Nesbitt at the Tallgrass Tasters booth during the community’s activities fair.

Perhaps you have a yen to try a unique restaurant, hear a captivating speaker, knit a scarf, learn to paint, take a day trip, write, sing, garden, golf, or expand your knowledge. If so, all this and more happens frequently at Tallgrass Creek, continuing care retirement community located in Overland Park, Kans. 

Team Red Hot readies for a scavenger hunt

Once again, it’s time to make those New Year’s resolutions, and the desire to lose weight and get in shape tops most lists. The fitness team at Tallgrass Creek has made it even easier to achieve those goals by adding several new classes to the group fitness schedule. 

Carol Pohl (left), who will move to Hummingbird Square this summer, and current Tallgrass Creek residents Bob and Janet Butterworth.

As the calendar flips over to a new year, there is much anticipation among future neighbors moving to Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek’s new residence building, currently under construction.

Enjoying their new workspace are Tallgrass Creek woodworkers (from left) Alan Oehrle, Don Kaufmann, Dick Knapp, Darrell Rupp, Ken Angell, Bob Mueller, and (kneeling) Lloyd Mitterling.

From doll cradles to bookshelves to beautifully crafted ink pens, Tallgrass Creek’s woodworkers design and create it all. Thanks to a new, larger space, they’re creating more now than ever.