(From left) Bernie Benson, Phyllis McCalmon, Bonnie Buckley, and Conk Buckley enjoy Tallgrass Creek’s volunteer appreciation breakfast.

Volunteering is part of everyday life for many Tallgrass Creek neighbors. Earlier this year, more than a hundred residents at the Overland Park, Kans., Erickson Living community gathered to honor their fellow volunteers at a celebration breakfast hosted by Tallgrass Creek’s resident life team. 

(From left) Sharad Gavankar, Dick Robison, Conk Buckley, and Bill Klasinski warm up with wooden dowels in the Men’s Only Strength Training class at Tallgrass Creek.

The wide array of exercise classes offered at Tallgrass Creek just keeps growing. Three more aquatics classes were recently added to the already-packed fitness schedule, resulting in a total of 28 land and aquatics fitness classes each week. 

Sales Counselor Elaine Bahr (left) welcomes future Hummingbird Square resident Karen Keenan to Tallgrass Creek’s Home Resource Fair.

Earlier this year, the Blue Sky Restaurant was abuzz with activity as about 80 future Tallgrass Creek residents attended the community’s home resource fair.

Residents Norm Dalton, Mark Gingrich, Janet and Bob Butterworth, and Sales Associate Sue LaBelle review schematics of Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek’s newest residence building scheduled to open later this year.

About 60 guests recently joined Tallgrass Creek neighbors and sales team staff to hear about and review colorful schematics of Hummingbird Square, the Overland Park, Kans., community’s new residence building scheduled for completion later this year. 

Tallgrass Creek Executive Director Jean Landreville (right) with residents (from left) Darlyne Sheppeard and Anne Kyle.

Tallgrass Creek Executive Director Jean Landreville (right) enjoys a cup o’ joe with residents (from left) Darlyne Sheppeard and Anne Kyle before one of her monthly Java With Jean get-togethers. Landreville hosts the casual coffee and conversation breaks each month so Tallgrass Creek neighbors can hear news about the community and, in turn, ask questions and share their thoughts.

Chef James Braddock answers a question from Elsie Pickett at a recent Dining With Donuts gathering.

Several times a year, Doug Ohliger, Tallgrass Creek’s director of dining, hosts open forums about something near and dear to all: food and dining.

Tallgrass Creek resident Ruth Holzschuh is pictured with beautiful, painted eggs from Romania and a pair of Dutch wooden clogs, mementos from some of her world travels.

The walls of Ruth Holzschuh’s sunny residence at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans., are adorned with unique mementos from her many, far-reaching travels.  

Tallgrass Creek residents Jacquie and Terry Van Meter review photo albums spanning their military careers.

It was November 1967 when 24-year-old First Lieutenant Terry Van Meter stepped off an Army cargo plane and reported for active duty in Bien Hoa, South Vietnam. The war was raging, and Terry, a distinguished military graduate from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., had deployed from Ft. Campbell, Ky., where his training as a combat commander was exemplary. 

(From left) Tallgrass Creek residents David and Rita Thomson welcome future neighbor Linda Peltzer to a “Moving Made Easy” seminar hosted by the Overland Park community’s sales team.

With walls up and windows installed, construction continues at Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek’s new residence building, on target for completion later this year.