Ann and Jerry Brazil look dapper modelling fashions from the “mobster era” for Tallgrass Creek’s fashion show. The show, called “From Past to Present,” featured community members modeling present-day fashions along with fashions from yesteryear.

Visitors to Tallgrass Creek are frequently surprised by the array of unique activities available to residents. There are so many learning and social opportunities, in fact, that the Overland Park, Kans., Erickson Living community produces a 20-page guide of activities each month.

Resident Julia Thornton’s philodendron cuttings were among many of the items available at Tallgrass Creek’s annual craft fair. The cuttings are from a philodendron Julia has cared for since 1956.

The Tallgrass Creek lobby bustled with activity recently as about 30 creative community members showcased their handmade wares at the annual craft fair.

Tallgrass Creek neighbors Don Grady (left) and Conk Buckley were among many who celebrated the Kansas City Chiefs first home football game.

Tallgrass Creek neighbors Don Grady (left) and Conk Buckley were among many who celebrated the Kansas City Chiefs first home football game. Residents, decked out in Chiefs garb, enjoyed a happy hour featuring two specialty cocktails appropriately named “Offense” and “Defense,” followed by a traditional tailgate dinner.

Smiling for the camera at a chef-prepared luncheon hosted by Tallgrass Creek’s management and sales teams are (from left) Executive Director Jean Landreville, future Goldfinch Lane resident Judy Thomas, and Finance Director Lynn Schaffer.

It’s an exciting time as new neighbors are moving daily into Goldfinch Lane, Tallgrass Creek’s newest residence building. 

(from left) Phil Roselli, Bob Montgomery, and Sharon Slagle enjoy dinner at Pinstripes, a popular restaurant in Overland Park, Kans.

Every few weeks, about 50 Tallgrass Creek neighbors meet up at different restaurants to enjoy great food and good conversation. 

The Tallgrass Tasters, a group of residents, coordinates the fun restaurant outings for their fellow neighbors. Headed up by Phil Roselli, they gather monthly to select restaurants.   

Jean Tracy (left) chats with Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Byers in one of the examining rooms at Tallgrass Creek’s on-site medical clinic.

One of many reasons Jean Tracy chose Tallgrass Creek over other retirement communities in the Kansas City area was the on-site, fully staffed medical center. 

Personal Moving Consultant Nancy Worthington (right) chats with Karen Keenan about her move to Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans.

Personal Moving Consultant Nancy Worthington has something in common with the loveable characters from the long-running television show Cheers. Everybody knows her name. 

Ready to step aboard and head to Tallgrass Creek’s Men’s Only Breakfast are (from left) Bill Case, Max Evans, Bob Butterworth, Gregg Svoboda, and Transportation Coordinator Mytzi Stephens.

Several times a month, a spacious, luxury coach rolls up to the front door of Tallgrass Creek where Transportation Coordinator Mytzi Stephens welcomes enthusiastic residents, all bound for their latest adventure. 

“On those days, I’m the designated cruise director,” says Stephens. “And I love it.”

Tallgrass Creek residents (clockwise, from left) Kathy Meyer, Ann Brazil, Doris Jones, and Judy Turner enjoy meditative coloring, a relaxing pastime gaining popularity among people of all ages.

Tallgrass Creek residents (clockwise, from left) Kathy Meyer, Ann Brazil, Doris Jones, and Judy Turner enjoy meditative coloring, a relaxing pastime gaining popularity among people of all ages.