New senior living complex
Benton House of Prairie Village, which provides assisted living and specialized memory care, officially opened Saturday at 2700 Somerset Drive.
The facility includes 47 apartments for assisted living residents and 12 units for memory care. It was build on the former site of Somerset Elementary School.
Benton House is a joint venture between Principal Senior Living Group of Atlanta and Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development in Kansas City. In addition to Prairie Village, the joint venture owns senior living complexes in Lee’s Summit and Liberty.
Tallgrass Creek record
The Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park said it ended 2012 with a record 98 percent occupancy. It also passed the 300-resident milestone. Tallgrass Creek is a 65-acre development at 13800 Metcalf Ave.
The Johnson County League of Women Voters is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the winner of its 2013 essay contest. All high school seniors from Johnson County schools are eligible to participate.
Entrants must submit a 500-word answer to the question: “How do campaign finance laws and recent Supreme Court decisions affect the election process?” Deadline is Feb. 1. More information: www.lwvjoco.org. and look under hot topics.