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Eagle’s Trace Appoints Michael McKissack as General Services Director

Dec 22, 2017

Houston, Texas— Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, named Michael McKissack as its Director of General Services.

Mr. McKissack brings more than 20 years of successful program and operations management, both domestically and abroad, to Eagle’s Trace. Employed by firms such as the Fluor Corporation, Halliburton and the Compass Group, he has utilized his engineering training to enhance projects ranging from the St. Jude’s Medical Research Center in Tennessee to the U.S. federal complex in Arkansas.

Beginning in 2002, Mr. McKissack accepted international assignments involving the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. State Department to provide...

Eagle's Trace Hosts Pink Out Day

Oct 12, 2017

Houston, Texas— October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Eagle’s Trace did its part by hosting a Pink Out Day on October 6.

Residents and employees of the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston wore pink clothing, stickers, hats and beads. An afternoon snack featured pink cookies and lemonade with beautiful pink balloons.

Why is this such a worthwhile endeavor? Lisa Hadley, the Community Resources Coordinator at Eagle’s Trace, answers the question.

"We feel that this is important because cancer has impacted all of us in some way, whether it is personally, a family member...

Erickson Living Kicks Off Hurricane Harvey Employee Relief Fund with $2 Million Donation

Sep 3, 2017

Teamwork and True Community Abounds at Eagle’s Trace

While thousands of people throughout the country are responding to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, Erickson Living , developer and manager of Eagle’s Trace retirement community in West Houston, Texas, is no exception. In an effort to provide direct support to many of the 500+ Eagle’s Trace staff members and their families, Erickson Living has established the Eagle’s Trace Employee Relief Fund.

“This unprecedented storm has brought tremendous personal challenges to Eagle’s Trace staff, including the loss of...

Beautiful Campus a Year-Round Collaboration at Eagle's Trace

Aug 15, 2017

Houston, Texas— For residents and employees of Eagle’s Trace, the 70-acre campus of the Erickson Living retirement community is a source of beauty…and pride!

It takes hard work and expertise to keep the grounds looking attractive year-round, particularly with the heat and humidity of Houston in the summer months.

Mark Batterson, the former Director of General Services at Eagle’s Trace who was recently promoted to a regional leadership position as Director, Resident General Services, for Erickson Living in Baltimore, explains:

“Juan Sierra is the Senior Facilities Manager at Eagle’s Trace, and he does a great job...

Progressive Dinner at Eagle’s Trace Showcases Social Connections, Culinary Excellence

Aug 4, 2017

Houston, Texas— Residents and guests of Eagle’s Trace can attest to the saying that “shared dining fortifies us” following a unique event held at the Erickson Living retirement community on July 28.

Four residents opened their apartments as gracious hosts to six Priority List Members and two guests for a progressive dining experience. Each home served as a private venue to one course of a special four-course feast prepared by Executive Chef Donald Mutin, Sr. and the culinary professionals of Eagle’s Trace. Guests spent about 45 minutes at each location before moving to the next apartment.

“The...

Eagle’s Trace Finance Team Achieves Career Service Milestone

Jul 19, 2017

Houston, Texas— Congratulations to the Finance Team of Eagle’s Trace!

Shirley Glueck (Director of Finance), Stephanie Swedlund (Business Office Manager) and Andrew Ferraiuolo (Finance Analyst) have all recently achieved a significant career milestone: 10+ years of service.

Through the past decade, they have utilized their acumen and experience in their respective fields of accounting, business and finance to help the residents of Eagle’s Trace live better lives and the community to run smoothly.

The team is responsible for the financial oversight of Eagle’s Trace. They provide financial training to the operations team, oversee the annual budget...

Joy of Gardening Grows at Eagle's Trace

Jul 12, 2017

Houston, Texas— Judy Doba traces her passion for gardening directly to her mother.

“Farming was predominant on my Mom’s side of the family,” described Judy. “Growing up in Missouri allowed me to be part of that culture and gave me a love for the land.”

Judy would eventually settle in Texas with her husband Raymond, where they raised a family in northwest Houston. Their backyard was a joyful haven for butterflies and hummingbirds as Judy planted a plethora of native plants such as Mexican milkweeds to attract them.

Upon retirement, the couple joined the Priority List...

Eagle’s Trace Awards Scholarships to Dining Services Students

Jun 23, 2017

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

On June 11, 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, employed in 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....

Eagle’s Trace Appoints Latasha Jones as Director of Continuing Care

May 10, 2017

Houston, Texas— Eagle’s Trace retirement community announced the promotion of Latasha Jones to Director of Continuing Care.

Mrs. Jones brings seven years of senior living experience to her new leadership position. She began her career at Eagle’s Trace in 2015 as Assisted Living and Memory Care Manager before a promotion to Assistant Administrator in July, 2016. Previously, she served as an Assistant Executive Director and a Director of Social Services at two health care facilities in Dallas.

As Director of Continuing Care, Mrs. Jones will oversee the daily health and wellness services and achievement of high quality...

Eagle’s Trace Promotes Michael Friedel to Associate Executive Director

Apr 19, 2017

Houston, Texas— Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, promoted Mr. Michael Friedel to the leadership position of Associate Executive Director.

Friedel joined Eagle's Trace in October 2014 to serve as its Director of Continuing Care. He began his career with Erickson Living in 2011 at Oak Crest, a sister community in Baltimore, Maryland, where he first served as Assisted Living Manager and was later promoted to Director of Continuing Care. He is currently licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in Texas, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

“Since his arrival, Michael has played an invaluable role in the...