Irene Wieckowski was so ready to move to Seabrook that she sped up her timeline so that she could fully enjoy the maintenance-free lifestyle now—not later.

Irene Wieckowski has only one regret about moving to Seabrook: “I wish I’d moved sooner,” she says. “I wish I had the insight that this is the place for me because I am just so happy.”

Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek guests recently enjoyed a lunch with (from left) Medical Director Royce Dunn, D.O, resident Ann Brazil, and nurse practitioner Elizabeth Byers where they learned more about the Overland Park, Kans., community’s on-site medical center.

A leading reason why so many people choose Tallgrass Creek over other retirement communities in the Kansas City metro area is its on-site, fully staffed medical center.

Tallgrass Creek
(From left) Lyndal Holmes, Jim Sylte, and Bill Converse strum their ukuleles at Tallgrass Creek’s activities fair. Bill leads the group of uke players who practice together regularly and occasionally host concerts for their fellow neighbors.

A quick glance at Tallgrass Creek’s monthly activity calendar shows that residents at the Overland Park, Kans., community are an active bunch. Activities run the gamut from golfing to visiting butterfly farms to learning the ukulele and everything in between.

Windsor Run
Tallgrass Creek Executive Chef James Braddock hosts monthly “Dining With Donuts” gatherings where residents get the latest culinary updates from the Overland Park, Kans., community’s busy kitchen.

Once a month, Tallgrass Creek Executive Chef James Braddock joins a roomful of people in the Sunflower Bistro where, over coffee and fresh donuts, he shares the latest from the Overland Park, Kans., community’s bustling, restaurant-grade kitchen. 

Windsor Run
Windsor Run community member Bill Simpson confers with fitness coordinator Timothy Dean on his personalized workout program.

According to the National Institutes of Health, “Making exercise and physical activity a regular part of life can improve health and help maintain independence as you age.”

Wind Crest
With spacious, open rooms and square footage between 782 and 839, the one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath Brecken is one of Wind Crest’s most popular floor plans.

From her office on Plaza Drive, Vera Kesler has seen the landscape of Highlands Ranch, Colo., transform over the past 40 years. While working as a data processor and administrator for what was originally Cahners Publishing Company, she watched buildings being erected—from Children’s Hospital to apartment complexes, schools, restaurants, and shopping centers.

Wind Crest
A landscaped courtyard will connect Summit Square and Quincy Point and feature a pickleball court, bocce court, and walking paths that enhance Wind Crest’s vibrant lifestyle.

Wind Crest recently announced its Colorado expansion, the newest phase of development in its Colorado neighborhood. The expansion features two new residence buildings, Summit Square and Quincy Point, which open summer and fall of 2020, respectively. 

Cedar Crest
Barbara Schmidt shares the mission of Coloring With Adults at the 2018 activities fair: relax, socialize, and be creative.

Each spring, Cedar Crest residents gather by the hundreds to explore each other’s interests at the annual activities fair, which puts the community’s more than 180 clubs and interest groups on display.

Members of the The Charlestown Quilters who worked on the 70273 Project: (from left) Edna Nelson, Della LeConte, JoAnn Wer, Stephanie DeAbreu, and Jane Sinek. (Not pictured) Lucy McKean, Judy Miller, Norma Petersen, Barbara Riester, and Carolyn Stamps.

It was an overcast Friday in February, and inside the creative arts studio at Charlestown the sound of sewing machines whirred in unison. Members of the Charlestown Quilters had gathered to work on a project.