First place honors in Tallgrass Creek’s “Walk Across America” challenge went to resident Dick Marquette (center) for 272 miles. Jeanne Hershey (left) placed second with 240 miles, and third place went to Jerry Brazil (right) with 191 miles.

Walking, golfing, swimming, gardening—any form of exercise all counted in the “Walk Across America” challenge held earlier this year at Tallgrass Creek, a continuing care retirement community in Overland Park, Kans. 

Sales Director Blake Marshall and Personal Moving Consultant Nancy Worthington are always on hand to welcome prospective residents and guests to Tallgrass Creek.

Earlier this year, Tallgrass Creek residents and the sales team welcomed about 70 first-time visitors to a “lunch and learn” at the Overland Park, Kans., Erickson Living community.

Enjoying the latest edition of the Tribune in their temporary residence at Tallgrass Creek are Janet and Bob Butterworth, who will move to their new home in Hummingbird Square when it’s completed next summer.

When Janet and Bob Butterworth decided to move to a retirement community, Tallgrass Creek, an Erickson Living community in Overland Park, Kans., was the obvious choice. 

Enjoying Tallgrass Creek’s dance fusion class are (from left) Bonnie Brown, Camin Bell (instructor), Phyllis McCalmon, Joan Grant, Carlene Martin, and Diane Thompson.

One of the first questions prospective Tallgrass Creek residents ask is if the community has an active, challenging physical fitness program. The answer is a resounding “yes”!

Sales associate Sue LaBelle (left) shows future residents Ken and Cynthia Habiger where their new apartment home will be at Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek’s new residence building scheduled for completion in summer 2017.

It was all about meeting new friends and future neighbors earlier this year when about 60 future Tallgrass Creek neighbors enjoyed a late afternoon happy hour in the community’s beautifully manicured courtyard. 

Tallgrass Creek resident Nadyne Nesbitt (center) was one of many residents who enjoyed a mock debate with Harry and Bess Truman, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump, aka actors (from left) Neil Johnson, Heather Lawler, Joseph Fournier, and Nancy Cramer.

Presidential election debates are usually stressful not only for the nation’s top office contenders but sometimes even for audience members. That is, unless they occur at Tallgrass Creek, an Erickson Living retirement community located in Overland Park, Kans.   

Dr. Denise Zwahlen (right), Tallgrass Creek’s new medical director, chats with Medical Assistant Vicki Fugate (left) and Practice Administrator Connie Wilson.

Tallgrass Creek welcomes Medical Director Dr. Denise Zwahlen, now heading up the Overland Park, Kans., retirement community’s medical center. 

Tallgrass Creek resident Ruth Holzschuh (left) reviews a schematic of Hummingbird Square with Sales Counselor Elaine Bahr. The new residence building is scheduled to open in summer 2017.

Earlier this year, Tallgrass Creek’s sales staff welcomed more than 60 visitors who lunched, listened, and learned about Hummingbird Square, the community’s new residence building now under construction.

Lifelong Learning Committee Chairman Don Blim (left) welcomes well-known local sports reporter Sam Mellinger as he arrives at Tallgrass Creek to speak with residents about his experiences reporting for The Kansas City Star.

If you are a sports fan in the Kansas City metro, you have probably read the words of Sam Mellinger, the award-winning sports reporter for The Kansas City Star.