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Eagle’s Trace Named a “Best Company to Work for in Texas 2019”

Apr 9, 2019

Houston, Texas— Eagle’s Trace, an Erickson Living retirement community, was named #13 in the Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2019 awards in the medium-size company category (100-499 Texas employees).

Managed by the Best Companies Group, the survey is designed to recognize the best employers in the state, the ones that make it a priority to create better workplaces for their employees. The project is presented by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business and the Texas Society for Human Resource Management.

The list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2019 names...

Eagle’s Trace Realty & Moving Services Program Provides Peace of Mind

Apr 8, 2019

Houston, Texas-- As spring means baseball and home selling seasons, the Eagle’s Trace Sales Department sports a lineup of professionals ready to go to bat for their new customers.

They are a preferred network of Realtors®, downsizers, stagers and senior move managers with decades of experience in the Houston area…all part of the reality and moving services program of Eagle’s Trace.

“Many of our customers have lived in their houses for more than twenty years so moving can seem overwhelming at first,” stated Pamela Burgeson, Director of Sales for the Erickson Living retirement community in...

Kristen Kennedy Named Leader of the Year at Eagle’s Trace

Mar 8, 2019

Houston, Texas— Kristen Kennedy, Resident Services Coordinator at Eagle’s Trace, was named the retirement community’s Leader of the Year for 2018.

Mrs. Kennedy was one of 20 employees selected by their respective communities or corporate departments and recognized nationally among her peers during the Erickson Living Annual Meeting held in Baltimore, Maryland on March 4.

The recognition is given to a manager or director who continually demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities and inspires, motivates and empowers his or her team members to commit to excellence in serving residents. Erickson Living is the developer and manager of 20 continuing...

Eagle’s Trace Executive Chef Inspires Culinary Creativity

Feb 22, 2019

Houston, Texas— As a child, Donald Mutin, Sr. loved his mother’s home-cooked meals and appreciated her attention to detail.

“My Mom taught me how to slice onions and peppers. I became her ‘prep person’ in our kitchen,” recalled Chef Donald, the Executive Chef at Eagle’s Trace retirement community.

He benefitted from being born and raised in New Orleans, known for some of the most iconic cuisine in the world. “At 15, I was already learning the ropes of preparing meat and creating an inviting salad bar at a part-time restaurant job,” said Chef Donald. “The opportunities were...

Family ties: Unique connection between staff, residents at Eagle’s Trace

Nov 7, 2018

Houston, Texas-- It’s been a busy year for Pam Burgeson, sales director at Eagle’s Trace, as more than 120 people have moved to the Erickson Living community in West Houston in 2018.

Among the new residents, there’s one couple with a special connection to Pam. Her parents, Jim and Peggy Fredericksen, moved to the community in June.

“I love having my parents at Eagle’s Trace,” says Pam. “It’s wonderful to see them several times a week.”

Pam and her parents are part of a nationwide trend – employees with family members who live at an Erickson...

For new Eagle’s Trace resident, no need to wait!

Sep 6, 2018

Houston, Texas-- Duane McCarthy spent 12 weeks remediating his flooded home in Houston’s Fleetwood neighborhood after Hurricane Harvey swept through the area in August 2017.

“After I finished with the house, I spent a few days working in the yard,” says McCarthy. “I planted flowers and got everything all fixed up. Then I went in the house, poured a glass of wine, and thought ‘What’s next?’”

McCarthy couldn’t shake the feeling there had to be something more than keeping up a house and garden.

“I knew I was ready for something different, but I didn’t know...

New Pub at Eagle’s Trace Offers Great Food, Fun Atmosphere

Aug 22, 2018

Houston, Texas— A Barataria Bay shrimp poboy while watching the Astros game? No problem! Atchafalay chicken and andouille gumbo on a college football Saturday? Coming right up!

As the new Lafitte’s Pub opened at Eagle’s Trace last month, residents are now enjoying a casual atmosphere for meals and drinks with friends and family.

“Each dining venue at Eagle’s Trace is designed to be different,” noted Patricia Coatsworth, a member of the Resident Advisory Council who serves as the liaison to dining services. “Different food offerings, different environment. As residents, we have a variety of restaurants from which...

Eagle's Trace Opens Galveston Crossing

Jul 23, 2018

Houston, Texas— The first residents are moving into Galveston Crossing, the new independent living building opened in July at Eagle’s Trace.

Galveston Crossing features 118 residences with nine new floor plans in addition to the most popular styles already enjoyed by residents throughout Eagle’s Trace. Lakeside views are prominent on several sides.

“We are excited to meet the demand for the engaged lifestyle and amenities unique to Eagle’s Trace,” stated Pam Burgeson, Director of Sales at the Erickson Living retirement community. “The response to Galveston Crossing has been incredible. Apartment homes have reserved quickly, and customers are...

Eagle’s Trace Awards Scholarships to Class of 2018

Jun 28, 2018

Houston, Texas— Graduation season commemorates the achievements of thousands of high school and college students in the Houston area.

On June 10, residents of Eagle’s Trace celebrated not only the success of eight students employed at the Erickson Living retirement community but also the special bonds created between generations.

These local students, members of the Dining Services Department of Eagle’s Trace, earned four-year collegiate scholarships. The value of these awards is $1,000 per semester during their freshman and sophomore years and $1,500 per semester during their junior and senior years for a total of $10,000 per student....

Retire? There’s still a job to do for Eagle’s Trace resident

May 30, 2018

Houston, Texas-- Carol Loggins may be past the traditional retirement age, but she’s not ready to give up the benefits that come from working.

“There’s the financial incentive, of course,” said Ms. Loggins, an occupational health nurse who lives at Eagle’s Trace retirement community. “But there’s so much more. Working keeps me mentally sharp, engaged, and gives structure to my week.”

She is not alone when it comes to extending her career past 65. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, men and women working past the traditional retirement age are the fastest growing segment in the...