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Tallgrass Creek Residents' May 23 Exercise-a-Thon to Celebrate Their Healthy Living

May 22, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, KS - Hundreds of residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, will celebrate their healthy living by participating in a nonstop series of fitness events on Thursday, May 23. The events will be held on the Tallgrass Creek campus (13800 Metcalf Avenue)  and are as follows:
10 a.m. - Noon: Senior Fitness testing.
10 - 11 a.m.:  Zumba demonstrations every 15 minutes.
10:30 -11:30 a.m.: Yoga demonstrations every 15 minutes.
1 - 2 p.m.: Pool Volleyball.
1 - 2  p.m.:  Putting contest on the green.
For Tallgrass Creek residents staying in shape is convenient and even fun. They have access to the on-site fitness and aquatic center, where they can always work out on their own. Also, they can also participate in several different group fitness classes to learn new forms of exercise and stay motivated.
The fitness center offers many of the usual group classes like water aerobics and Tai Chi.
During this past football season a special event called the "Punt, Pass, or Dance Challenge" was held. Residents spent a pleasant autumn afternoon outdoors, rotating between different stations where they tested their kicking, throwing, and end zone dancing skills. Participants accumulated points at each station in the friendly competition. Everyone's spirits and heart rates were kept high with football-themed music like the "Super Bowl Shuffle." They participated in this event to cheer on their beloved Kansas City Chiefs football team.
Tallgrass Creek, which has more than 300 residents, sits on 65 acres. It offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers.  Also, there are more than 50 resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards; computers and technology; dance; faith-based and interfaith; fitness and sports; games; gardening; lifelong learning; music; literature, and philanthropy. The community's new continuing care neighborhood is scheduled to open at the end of this year. Tallgrass Creek is managed by Erickson Living.