Smiles of staff members at Tallgrass Creek, the Erickson Senior Living community in Overland Park, Kansas, are shining brighter than tinsel this holiday season, thanks to residents’ generous donations to the 2022 Staff Appreciation Fund.
Each year, Tallgrass Creek residents donate to the Staff Appreciation Fund as a way of recognizing the community’s hourly employees, who work diligently to provide them with an industry-leading level of service.
The funds are then dispersed among Tallgrass Creek’s eligible employees, which include dining associates, security officers, maintenance workers, housekeepers, and medical and nursing assistants—all of whom are more than merry year-round.
In 2022 alone, Tallgrass Creek residents contributed more than $128,000 to the Staff Appreciation Fund. In all, 337 staff members received gifts at a festive holiday party earlier this month where residents had the opportunity to express their appreciation in person.
The spirit of the tight-knit community, bolstered by this teamwork and residents’ desire to give back, doesn’t go unrecognized by Tallgrass Creek’s leaders.
“At Tallgrass Creek, we genuinely care for one another, and I think our residents’ generosity is a reflection of that,” says Executive Director Adam Dickson. “Our employees work hard to provide a true maintenance-free lifestyle, and residents realize how much better their lives are because of it.”
To learn more about Tallgrass Creek’s workplace culture and the community’s open job positions, visit EricksonSeniorLiving.com/careers.