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Tallgrass Creek

Tallgrass Creek residents enjoy a wide variety of fitness classes, such as the popular Stretch and Strengthen class pictured above. The 48 weekly land-based fitness and aquatics classes address every level of fitness and are designed to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and aerobic capacity. 

Tallgrass Creek
The dance floor frequently fills during the “Mix It Up Wednesday” happy hour in Tallgrass Creek’s Sunflower Bistro where residents gather to chat, listen to music, and dance.

Tallgrass Creek community members gather in the community clubhouse’s comfortable living room several times a month to enjoy toe-tapping entertainment provided by performers from around the Kansas City area.

Tallgrass Creek
Pat and Rich McCartney enjoy the garden just outside their home at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans. Pat is known for her beautiful greeting cards that feature pressed flowers from her garden.

When Pat and Rich McCartney began their search for a retirement community, they made a list of four things they wanted.  

Seabrook
Cindy Malmo poses with her custom made Murphy bed.

Finding the right home to spend your retirement isn’t just about affordability. Or amenities. Or the food. It’s not just about continuing care or the size and style of your home. It’s about all of those things. It’s about finding a home that offers you the most value, which comes in many shapes and sizes. 

Seabrook
A man and woman in dark blue shirts smile for the camera.

Ray and Shirley Wagenhorst had vision when they first saw their Harrison-style two-bedroom, two-bath apartment home at Seabrook. And that’s all it took to move them from “Are we ready?” to “Let’s do this now. We’re ready.”

The tipping point

Riderwood
A woman in a peach pink shirt smiles next to a man in dark blue button down shirt.

It’s been many years since Riderwood residents Bob and Elaine Tiller boarded an overnight train from Chicago to Alabama to join in protest marches for voting rights of African Americans. Yet, the memories from those few days in 1965 are still vivid in their minds.

Riderwood
A rendering of Lakeside Commons, the latest space to undergo renovation at Riderwood, the Erickson Living-developed community in Silver Spring, Md.

Riderwood opened nearly 20 years ago, back in 2000. With that longevity comes stability, rich history, and a proven track record. But, of course, there’s a certain appeal to freshly decorated spaces. That’s why Riderwood’s management team has made it a priority to periodically renovate common areas on campus. 

Oak Crest
Mary Swift and her beagle Sam share a patio apartment at Oak Crest, a pet-friendly Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md.

October is national Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, an annual campaign sponsored by the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to encourage pet lovers to “adopt, don’t shop” when searching for their next best friend. 

Oak Crest
Oak Crest Sales Counselor  Melisa Batac has helped hundreds of people secure a worry-free future at the popular Parkville, Md., community.

Have you been thinking about exploring retirement living options, but you’re unsure where to start? Many local retirees say that one of the easiest ways to learn more about Oak Crest, a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living in Parkville, Md., is to join the priority list.