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And They're Off! Eagle's Trace Residents & Guests Celebrate the 138th Running of the Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2012
Pre-race party features mint juleps, best hat contest & handicapping challenge HOUSTON, TX---Just two days before the running of the 138th Kentucky Derby, residents and guests of Eagle's Trace were ready for the Run for the Roses. Over fifty residents, priority list members and guests attended a pre-race party hosted by the Sales Department of the Erickson Living retirement community located in West Houston on May 3rd. "On the first Saturday of May, the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs is one of most iconic scenes in American sports, and we did our share to capture the experience," described Pam Burgeson,...

Eagle's Trace Residents, Barbara Bush Elementary Students Celebrate Partnership at Open House

May 3, 2012
HOUSTON, TX---As the 2011-12 school year nears its final bell, the time was right to celebrate a special partnership between generations. Eleven residents of Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, serve as mentors to the first-grade classes at Barbara Bush Elementary School of the Houston Independent School District.  Twice per month, they work with the students in small groups, reviewing lesson plans and even advancing language skills. "Our residents absolutely value their time volunteering at Barbara Bush Elementary.  It is a meaningful collaboration," described Pat Osborne, a resident of Eagle's Trace and leader of its Community...

Erickson Living Unveils New Customer-Focused Website

Apr 30, 2012
User-Friendly Interactive Online Resource Sets Industry Standard BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - April 30, 2012 - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Eagle's Trace in Houston, today announced the launch of its new and improved Erickson Living website.  This redesigned web-platform was created to provide a more custom and interactive experience that engages, educates and inspires customers and other online visitors.  iProspect, a leading global digital performance agency, worked with Erickson Living to establish maximum online visibility across all search engines. "The customer-focused design of this website is unlike any other in the senior housing industry and uniquely brings to life Erickson...

Elvis Is Back In the Building at Eagle's Trace!

Apr 24, 2012
Vince King, Elvis Tribute Artist, gets residents "All Shook Up" during return appearance HOUSTON, TX---Residents at Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, can't help fallin' in love with Elvis Presley tribute artist Vince King. The resident of Pearland, TX held his second concert of the year in April before one hundred dancing residents of Eagle's Trace.  Coordinated by the Dining Services Department, the performance was held in the Garden Room Restaurant. "Vince's performance in February was so popular with our residents that we invited him back for an encore," described Bonnie Neal, Service Manager who leads the Catering Team...

Volunteering a Community Experience for Eagle's Trace Resident

Mar 22, 2012
Active at St. Basil, Bessie Rigas shares Greek traditions, fellowship HOUSTON, TX---April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and for Bessie Rigas, a resident of Eagle's Trace, giving back is all about community. "I enjoy people and helping others," described Ms. Rigas, a native of Greece who has lived at the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston for nearly six years. Ms. Rigas and her family moved to Houston from New Jersey in 1979.  In both states, they owned and operated successful restaurants. But it's her involvement with St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church on Eldridge Parkway in West...

Inspiration on Display at Eagle's Trace Art Show

Feb 23, 2012
HOUSTON, TX---For one week, Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in Houston, became the art capital of the Lone Star State. With an opening reception on Valentine's Day, the first Eagle's Trace Art Show showcased a talented group of eighteen resident artists. Their work, specially displayed at the Eagle's Roost Café, featured water color, acrylic and oil paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, hand-painted china and photography. Judy Meyer, an Eagle's Trace resident who is Board President of the Treasure Chest and confirmed art lover, headed a committee to plan the show.  "Visitors raved about the magnificent quality of the artwork,"...

Plenty of PB and J (for 4,000 Jars) for Eagle's Trace Community Outreach Committee

Feb 9, 2012
Residents, staff members volunteer at the Houston Peanut Butter Cannery HOUSTON, TX---For eighteen volunteers from Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in Houston, peanut butter is usually about picking smooth or crunchy at the grocery store. But in January, the group of fifteen residents and three employees from the Dining Services Department and Pastoral Ministries received a lesson in "Peanut Butter 101" by giving of their time to the Houston Peanut Butter Cannery of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints in Houston. "I never thought we'd be making peanut butter from beginning to finish," stated Pat...

Book One for the Troops: Eagle's Trace Residents Partner With Operation Paperback

Jan 18, 2012
HOUSTON, TX---Escaping into a good book is one of life's simple pleasures.  However, for military service men and women stationed overseas, it can be a pure luxury at best. When the resident-led Library Committee of Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in Houston, learned of an opportunity to support American troops, they quickly took action. In this case, the group partnered with  Operation Paperback , a non-profit organization that collects gently used books and sends them to American troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, over 1.3 million books have been shipped through the program to thirty-six locations around the globe...

Eagle's Trace Dining Services Team Targets Great Taste AND Good Health in Menu Selections

Dec 20, 2011
HOUSTON, TX---There's nothing like sharing a delicious meal while socializing with friends and family.  And the residents of Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in Houston, do just that. These residents have the best of both worlds, as the Dining Services team at Eagle's Trace uses its culinary expertise to prepare great-testing menus with a careful eye on good nutrition using fresh ingredients. Read more about how the Dining Services Team does it  here  in an article ("Those who need to modify diets do not have to sacrifice flavor ,"  December 14th) published in the Senior Living...

Ben Cornthwaite Named Executive Director of Eagle's Trace

Dec 13, 2011
HOUSTON, TX---Erickson Living has named Ben Cornthwaite as the Executive Director of Eagle's Trace, a continuing care retirement community in Houston. Previously, Cornthwaite served as Associate Executive Director of Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Maryland. For more than six years, he was Senior Administrator for the Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing facilities at Greenspring in Springfield, Virginia.  His leadership resulted in a deficiency-free state survey for 2010 and contributed to being awarded a 5-star CMMS rating, the federal government's highest quality ranking. His background there also includes two years as Administrator where he had similar success: a...