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Why Move Now? Enjoying Retirement at Eagle’s Trace

Aug 31, 2020

Houston, Texas-- Moving in the midst of a pandemic wasn’t on Barbara Wells’ to-do list.

“It just hit me one day,” says Barbara, who had lived in her home in Houston’s Nottingham neighborhood for more than five decades. “I loved my home, but it was becoming harder to maintain.”

Barbara knew friends and neighbors who had moved to Eagle’s Trace , the continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living in West Houston.

“I liked the beautiful campus and felt it would be a good place to live,” says Barbara. “I...

Hiring the Best at Eagle's Trace

Aug 25, 2020

Houston, Texas-- Eagle’s Trace , the West Houston community developed and managed by Erickson Living , took top honors in the Best Companies to Work for in Texas in 2020, ranking first in the category for medium-sized companies.

The recognition comes from an annual survey and awards program designed to identify and acknowledge the area’s best employers. The survey is administered by the Best Companies Group in partnership with Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business and the Texas Society for Human Resource Management.

This year marks the eighth time the West Houston community has...

Houston’s Housing Market Forges Ahead

Jul 28, 2020

Houston, Texas-- Business as usual has been anything but usual since the threat of COVID-19 shut down swaths of the economy. Real estate, typically bustling in the Houston region, slowed down almost overnight as people observed safer-at-home mandates and physical distancing.

Before April 2020, home sales in Houston outpaced 2019’s record volume as buyers took advantage of low interest rates. The number of Houston-area homes for sale dropped significantly, as the influx of sellers to the marketplace fell 24.1% from the same time frame a year earlier.

Take a closer look at the numbers, though, and you’ll...

Eagle’s Trace Named #1 “Best Company to Work for in Texas 2020”

Jun 24, 2020

Houston, Texas— Eagle’s Trace , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , was named #1 in the Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2020 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.

“As Texans join together...

Community Television Soars to New Heights at Eagle’s Trace

Jun 17, 2020

Houston, Texas-- The COVID-19 response at Eagle’s Trace, the West Houston community developed and managed by Erickson Living , accelerated a process that was already underway for the in-house television station.

Channel 896, available in all apartment homes at Eagle’s Trace , offers closed-circuit programming to support communication and engagement across the community.

Ahead of COVID-19, channel 896 featured scrolling slides with information about upcoming community events.

In late 2019, the Vision Committee at Eagle’s Trace formed a subcommittee, the Resident Showtime Video Project [RSVP], to explore ways to enhance television content, including the...

Eagle’s Trace Realty & Moving Services Program Helping New Residents Make Move

Jun 4, 2020

Since 2007, the Erickson Living Realty and Moving Services (ERMS) program has helped thousands of residents make seamless transitions to our senior living communities across the nation. Understanding that the prospect of moving can feel overwhelming, Erickson Living , a national leader in developing and managing continuing care retirement communities, created a network of resources to help future residents simplify their moves. These unique services include everything from selecting a local Realtor® to partnering with a trusted senior move manager.

As we face the pandemic together, sales team professionals at Eagle’s Trace in West...

The Art of Resiliency at Eagle’s Trace

Jun 2, 2020

Houston, Texas-- For Philip and Carol Peter, the past three years have been marked with change.

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey flooded the couple’s Meyerland home, forcing them to temporarily relocate to an apartment near Houston’s medical center.

“We were already planning to move to Eagle’s Trace [the Erickson Living developed and managed senior living community in West Houston] when our home flooded,” says Philip, a retired neurosurgeon. “Ultimately, we ended up moving to Eagle’s Trace earlier than anticipated.”

Despite the tough circumstances surrounding their move, it didn’t take long for Philip...

#OneTeam at Eagle’s Trace

May 5, 2020

Houston, Texas-- As resident ambassadors at Eagle’s Trace , the Erickson Living -managed community in West Houston, Tom and Sandy Wills regularly host prospective residents on campus.

“Our first inkling that the COVID-19 outbreak might affect us was in mid-February,” says Sandy. “We visited with priority list members at Eagle’s Trace whose son and his family live in China and were unable to return after they spent the Christmas holiday in the United States. That’s when we began thinking this problem could span the globe.”

Tom and Sandy, having already weathered Hurricane Harvey at Eagle’s...

At Eagle’s Trace, Relationships Thrive Through Connection and Community

Feb 25, 2020

Houston, Texas-- Diet, exercise, and genetics all play a role in healthy aging, but what about social engagement? Recent research from the National Institute on Aging found that socialization plays an essential role in overall health and activity levels as people age.

“Good habits are incubated and maintained through strong relationships – whether we are exercising together, or learning together, or laughing together; collectively, we are adding quality to our lives and probably living longer as a side effect,” says Jeff Watson, Director of Operations of Resident Life at ...

A Stress-Free Move to Eagle's Trace

Feb 6, 2020

Houston, Texas— A survey taken in 2019 by Article and OnePoll asked 2,000 Americans what their biggest stress factors were when moving to a new residence.

Not surprisingly, time management, ill-fitting furniture and trying to do everything yourself were among the top answers.

The team from Eagle’s Trace , developed and managed by Erickson Living , has taken the lead in helping its new residents find solutions to these issues.

“Many of our customers have lived in their houses for decades, so naturally...