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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...

Erickson Living Announces Baby Boomers' Aging Parents LinkedIn & Twitter Connection Forum - November 17, 2011

Nov 14, 2011
Helping adult children obtain invaluable retirement living advice via social media BALTIMORE, MD: A first in the senior housing industry....on November 17, 2011, Erickson Living is leveraging the world's largest professional online network (LinkedIn) and social networking and microblogging service (Twitter) to join in a conversation with the adult children of seniors who are looking for important information about retirement living for their parents. This LinkedIn and TweetChat is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and will include the participation of Erickson Living's leadership team members from throughout the country - including, public relations, sales and marketing, resident life...

Eagle's Trace to "Honor Those Who Need to be Honored" on Veterans Day

Nov 10, 2011
Intergenerational ceremony to feature Jr. ROTC from Westside High School, remembrances by veterans of tours of duty, life on the home front HOUSTON, TX---Six years ago, Robert and Gail Holter attended their first Veterans Day ceremony at Eagle's Trace retirement community in Houston.  The couple was so moved that they took leadership roles in coordinating subsequent commemorations. In 2011, Eagle's Trace will "honor those who need to be honored," as Mr. Holter, a U.S. Air Force veteran states, with an intergenerational ceremony featuring the participation of students from Westside High School and reflections from the home front and tours of...

Eagle's Trace Announces Dr. Brian Tremaine as Medical Director

Nov 2, 2011
HOUSTON, TX---Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, announces the hiring of Brian Tremaine, MD, as Medical Director. Dr. Tremaine joins the executive leadership team with over twelve years of internal medicine and geriatric experience.  He will oversee a staff that includes on-site physicians and nurses.  His most recent tenure was as diabetes clinical physician with Diabetes America in Sugarland, TX. "The residents and staff of Eagle's Trace welcome Dr. Tremaine to our community," said Kevin Knopf, Executive Director of Eagle's Trace.  "The on-site medical center is a key component of our health program.  With his extraordinary...

'Tis the Season for Unique Gifts at Eagle's Trace

Nov 1, 2011
Annual Mistletoe Market features local merchants HOUSTON, TX---There's something for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the Mistletoe Market at Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston. The Mistletoe Market will be held on Thursday, November 3 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Audubon Clubhouse at Eagle's Trace. Browse the booths of over thirty talented local merchants for handmade wares, jewelry, accessories, holiday decorations, fresh-baked food gifts and more. This is a great family event, and admission and parking are free.  Eagle's Trace is located at 14703 Eagle Vista Drive, Houston, TX 77077. For more information, please contact...

A True Shopper's Dream at Eagle's Trace Treasure Chest

Oct 28, 2011
HOUSTON, TX---Searching for that special Christmas gift?  How about some Elvis memorabilia? Look no further than the Treasure Chest at Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston. The Treasure Chest is an on-site resale shop run by forty-two resident volunteers, including seven board members.  The items for sale are donated by residents. The majority of the money generated by the Treasure Chest goes to the community's Benevolent Care, Student Scholarship and Staff Appreciation Funds.  Since 2006, the effort has raised over $180,000. The project is a natural fit for Judy Meyer, the group's co-founder and current president.  For...