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Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek Sales Director Blake Marshall acts out the term “ear wax” for his team in a lively game of charades during a recent Exec Connect gathering.
The Sunflower Bistro rings with laughter when Exec Connect, one of Tallgrass Creek ’s newest social activities, rolls around each month. Exec Connect is an always entertaining opportunity for community members and Tallgrass Creek’s management team to spend time together and have fun. The lively event takes place one evening a month and always includes a unique activity selected by the management...
Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek neighbors (front, from left) Elaine Alexander, Peggy Izzard, and Maida Whitten review some of the impressive artwork created by their fellow residents.
Tallgrass Creek neighbors (front, from left) Elaine Alexander, Peggy Izzard, and Maida Whitten review some of the impressive artwork their fellow residents created for the “Art at the Heart of Giving” event held earlier this year. Artistic residents donated 122 pieces of art available for purchase with all proceeds going to the community’s Benevolent Care Fund. The lovely pieces filled the...
Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek’s Facebook page features this photo of the community’s ukulele players (from left) Jean Janecek, Susan Pease, Lois Ellis, Bill Converse, Bob VanLandingham, Dick Yates, and Bob Butterworth.
More than ever, seniors are a large part of the more than one billion people who log onto Facebook daily, the most popular social media platform in the world. In fact, about 65% of online adults age 65-plus are now “Facebook friendly.” Many Tallgrass Creek community members are part of that online trend. They read their daily news online and participate in social media sites such as Instagram,...
Tallgrass Creek
Resident ambassadors (from left) Phyllis McCalmon, Mark Gingrich, and Phyllis and George Chamblin review schematics of Goldfinch Lane, the fifth residence building to be built at Tallgrass Creek, an Erickson Living community in Overland Park, Kans.
As Tallgrass Creek prepares to welcome community members to its newest residence building, Hummingbird Square, the Overland Park, Kans., community also has its eye on the future. Goldfinch Lane, a fifth residence building on the 65-acre campus, has broken ground and should see completion by fall 2018. A look inside Earlier this year, Tallgrass Creek’s sales team welcomed about 50 visitors to a...
Highland Springs
Terese Mugno is the new sales counselor at Highland Springs.
After two decades in sales, most recently in pharmaceutical sales, Terese Mugno was considering a career change. “I wanted a job where I felt I was making a positive impact on peoples’ lives,” says Mugno. “I knew of Highland Springs because I live near the community, and it has a great reputation in the area.” Intrigued, Mugno began to inquire about job openings at the North Dallas community. “I’...
Highland Springs
Kathleen and Bob Lamb moved to Highland Springs for its predictable monthly expenses, social opportunities, and on-site medical care.
As a financial planner, Kathleen Lamb advised her clients to carefully consider their living arrangements once they retired. “Once you get to a certain age, you don’t want to sit there with a huge house and all the maintenance it entails,” says Kathleen. “What happens if your health starts failing and you’re forced to sell your home?” Kathleen and her husband Bob heeded that advice when they...
Highland Springs
Instructor Dave Brown (left) works with fellow resident Carol Richter during the Draw 4 Joy class at Highland Springs.
When Carol Richter moved to Highland Springs ten years ago, the aspiring artist found herself in a small but companionable group of residents with a similar interest. Now, as the North Dallas Erickson Living community has grown, Highland Springs is home to a thriving art scene with weekly classes exploring multiple forms of media, everything from watercolors to printmaking to sketching. “There...
Fox Run
Over the summer, Fox Run neighbors turned an unused parking lot into pickleball courts where they gathered to play the game three times a week.
One of the many things that the retirees who live at Fox Run consistently say they like about the community is that the clubs and activities are formed based on their interests—rather than being randomly selected by staff members. Such was the case with a pickleball group that formed over the summer. Mike Bandrowski and his wife Audrey recently moved to Fox Run from Traverse City, Mich., where he...
Fox Run
Pat Kridler chairs an active committee called Your Own University, which puts on interesting educational events throughout the year.
In her 86 years, Pat Kridler has moved 33 times. Her father’s work, then later her husband’s job, and her own career as a minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church prompted many of those moves. Pat’s latest move was from Minneapolis, Minn., to Fox Run in Novi, Mich., five years ago. She had previously lived in Michigan and moved back to be closer to her son. “This is a wonderful place, I...