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Eagle's Trace Residents Offer Support to Students of Sandy Hook Elementary School

Jan 23, 2013
HOUSTON, TX ---"What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand clasp." -Anonymous Words could not convey the feelings of most Americans when learning of the tragic event at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th. A month later, written words are what residents of Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in Houston, hope provide a level of comfort and support to the school's students. Coordinated by the Community Outreach Committee with the support of the Pastoral Ministries Office, dozens of residents penned personalized letters to children who attend...

Eagle's Trace Announces Hiring of Jodie Schroeder as Lead Sales Counselor

Jan 22, 2013
HOUSTON, TX---Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Jodie Schroeder as its Lead Sales Counselor in the Sales Department. Ms. Schroeder holds nine years of real estate experience, working with top firms in the Houston area. With 556 residents, Eagle's Trace has an occupancy rate of 95 percent in its independent living neighborhood, well above industry average.   A new continuing care neighborhood offering assisted living, memory care, post acute rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation services is scheduled to open in the spring of 2013. In her position with the Sales Department of Eagle's Trace, Ms. Schroeder interacts...

Eagle's Trace Residents Connect with Mobile Technology

Dec 4, 2012
HOUSTON, TX--- Ruth Herman, a resident of Eagle's Trace retirement community, is no stranger to technology.  The 86-year old retiree uses a tablet for connecting with the world, an e-book reader for traveling, a smart phone for texting family members and a NetFlix account for entertainment. She started years ago with a Texas Instrument computer and has never shied away from gadgets.  Her day still begins with "turning on the computer and ends with turning it off." So attending the AT&T Reconnect Tour's Senior TechRALLY™, hosted by the West Houston retirement community on November 30th, was a natural fit for...

Eagle's Trace to Host AT&T Reconnect Tour to Educate Residents About Mobile Technology

Nov 27, 2012

HOUSTON, TX---For Ruth Herman, the day begins with "turning on the computer and ends with turning it off." She uses her tablet to send email to friends, her smart phone to text her family and her e-book reader when traveling. Ms. Herman is not a busy college student. She's a tech-savvy retiree of 86. And she'll be one of eighty residents and guests of Eagle's Trace retirement community attending the AT&T* Reconnect Tour, a partnership with Senior TechRALLY™, as part of its 15-city tour offering seniors a fresh perspective on smartphones, tablets and wireless technology. The event will take place...

In Style: Eagle's Trace Fashion Show Features Colorful Fall Apparel

Nov 19, 2012
HOUSTON, TX---Paris might be the fashion capital of the world, but don't tell that to residents of Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston. Eleven residents and three employees walked the "runway" in the 1st Annual Fashion Show on November 16th.  Over 175 guests attended the sold-out event, which served as a fundraiser for the Eagle's Trace Benevolent Care Fund. The Fashion Show enjoyed community support as the clothing store Stein Mart (Highway 6 North & West Little York location) provided the apparel adorned by the models.  Store manager Kim Warner served as the celebrity emcee. Following...

'Tis the Season for Special Holiday Gifts at Eagle's Trace

Oct 29, 2012
HOUSTON, TX---There's something for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the 5th Annual Mistletoe Market at Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston. The Mistletoe Market will be held on Thursday, November 1st from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Audubon Clubhouse at Eagle's Trace. Browse the booths of talented local merchants for handmade wares, jewelry, accessories, holiday decorations, fresh-baked food gifts and more. Admission and parking are free for this family event.  Eagle's Trace is located at 14703 Eagle Vista Drive, Houston, TX 77077 (Off Highway 6 South between Memorial and Briar Forest). For more information, please contact...

Eagle's Trace Hires Sandee Sterling as Director of Nursing

Oct 23, 2012
HOUSTON, TX---Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Sandee Sterling, RN as its Director of Nursing. Ms. Sterling brings twenty years of health care experience in geriatrics and acute care to Eagle's Trace.  In her role as Director of Nursing, Ms. Sterling will be responsible for the oversight and delivery of compassionate nursing care throughout the new continuing care neighborhood scheduled to open in early 2013. The continuing care neighborhood at Eagle's Trace will be comprised of 112 residences providing assisted living, memory care, post-acute rehabilitation and long-term nursing care services to residents already living in...

Just Walkin': Eagle's Trace Sets the Pace for Walking Challenge

Oct 22, 2012
HOUSTON, TX---In the name of good health and wellness, they wore down the tread on their tennis shoes and the batteries in their pedometers. Over 126 residents of Eagle's Trace retirement community, along with employees, family and friends, walked over 27,125 miles in September.  This combined effort earned the campus a first place finish for the Mileage Award in the Erickson Living Walking Challenge. The team from Eagle's Trace also walked 132,353 minutes, according to Shirley Woods, the community's Wellness Manager.  Eligible walking included indoors or outdoors---plus cardio equivalents (e.g., treadmills, water walking, stair climbing, running, bicycling, dancing, etc.) that...

Eagle's Trace Teams With Project C.U.R.E to Donate Medical Supplies Across the World

Oct 16, 2012
HOUSTON, TX--- Thanks to their affiliation with the Houston-area chapter of Project C.U.R.E., residents and employees of Eagle's Trace retirement community recently put new and gently-used medical supplies to good use. Project C.U.R.E. is the registered trademark of the Benevolent Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates the items to developing countries. After distributing a shopping list of personal hygiene and first aid items at its campus, residents and employees of the Erickson Living community donated thirty-six collection boxes to the Project C.U.R.E. collection center in Houston on October 3rd.  The...

Erickson Living Appoints Debra B. Doyle as Chief Operating Officer

Oct 2, 2012
Houston, TX--Erickson Living, developer and manager of Eagle's Trace retirement community, has appointed Debra B. Doyle, Executive Vice President, Health and Operations, as Chief Operating Officer.  In her new role, Doyle will report to Erickson Living's Chief Executive Officer, Alan Butler, and be responsible for the operations of the business, which include Health and Operations, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Erickson Health Medical Group and Erickson Advantage.    "Since joining Erickson in 2002, Deb has been a dynamic senior leader and champion for creating an exceptional resident experience," said Butler.  "Under her stewardship, Erickson Living's independent living occupancy is up around...