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Digitally Connected at Eagle’s Trace

Aug 26, 2019

Houston, Texas-- In an increasingly technology-driven society, seniors are more digitally connected than ever.

Research from the Pew Research Center indicates two-thirds of those 65 and older go online and a record number now own smartphones.

“More than ever, seniors are online and incorporating the internet into their daily lives,” says Hans Keller, Chief Information Officer for Erickson Living. “They use social media sites like Facebook and Instagram to interact with friends and keep up with grandkids, they use online banking tools and they use Open Table to make reservations. The tools are there, and they don’t...

Eagle’s Trace Couple Share Their Travel Tips

Aug 1, 2019

Houston, Texas— According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans are planning a vacation in 2019. Residents of Eagle’s Trace are following these national trends. They are taking road trips to visit family and friends, enjoying cruises and traveling internationally to fulfill lifelong “bucket lists.”

Tom and Sandy Wills are residents of the Erickson Living community in West Houston. Since moving to the campus in November 2016, they have taken six major trips, including cruises to Bermuda and the surrounding islands, the California wine country, Cuba and the Caribbean Sea, and...

Eagle’s Trace Awards Collegiate Scholarships to Class of 2019

Jun 12, 2019

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

On June 9, residents of Eagle’s Trace celebrated not only the success of ten 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 collegiate scholarships. These four-year (eight semester) awards are worth $10,000 payable in increments each semester contingent upon the requirements of the program.

During the ceremony, it was announced that $95,400 was raised...

Planning for a Secure Retirement at Eagle’s Trace

May 29, 2019

Houston, Texas– By the time Jack Gleeson and his wife Fran moved to Eagle’s Trace in 2013, the couple had a file folder bulging with information about the West Houston community developed and managed by Erickson Living.

“We wanted to be sure we were making a smart financial decision,” says Mr. Gleeson, a retired marketing executive for Shell Oil. “I spent a good deal of time looking at the numbers.”

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As part of the process, the sales team at Eagle’s Trace gave the couple a brochure with information about the community’s...

Earth Day a Year-Round Partnership at Eagle’s Trace

May 2, 2019

Houston, Texas— Where would you find a community that holds electronic recycling drives, utilizes LED bulbs, implements sustainability best practices and provides its residents the option to receive correspondence electronically through an app?

A college campus? Maybe.

Eagle’s Trace in West Houston? Absolutely.

The continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living demonstrated that “going green” is a lifestyle with its Earth Day celebration on April 22. Presented by the resident-run conservation group known as the Greenies, the event was a true collaboration.

Residents and employees enjoyed the opportunity to recycle a variety...

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...