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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...

Eagle's Trace Selects Whiting-Turner as General Contractor for Continuum of Care Project

Oct 19, 2011
New neighborhood to feature assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation & long-term nursing care services at retirement community campus HOUSTON, TX---Eagle's Trace, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced the selection of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company as general contractor for its newest neighborhood. The planned extended-care neighborhood will be comprised of ninety-six (96) units providing assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care services to residents, fulfilling the continuum of care mission of Eagle's Trace. Founded in 1909, Whiting-Turner maintains a strong presence in the Texas market with an office in Houston.  Whiting-Turner provides construction management, general contracting and...

Providing Comfort to Our Veterans

Sep 26, 2011
Eagle's Trace residents design, sew patriotic pillowcases for VA Medical Center HOUSTON, TX---Not everyone's hobby can bring a smile to others, but a group of sewers and quilters at Eagle's Trace are seeking to do just that. The residents of the West Houston retirement community will be spreading comfort to those men and women who bravely served our country by making patriotic-themed pillowcases. And not just a few. The group plans to deliver over 150 specially-designed pillowcases to the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center of Houston during the third week of October in advance of Veterans Day. The inspiration...

Eagle's Trace Residents and Guests Party Up a Storm for Charity

Aug 24, 2011
HOUSTON, TX---They danced to Zydeco music, feasted on Gulf Coast Cajun grilled shrimp and dove into bread pudding served with vanilla-bourbon sauce. Yes, residents and special guests of Eagle's Trace, an Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, seized the day to Party Up a Storm in the middle of hurricane season. But it was the price of admission that made the event extra special. Attendees were asked to bring one non-perishable food item to donate to representatives from the Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry.  And they certainly answered the call, contributing over one hundred food items and other plastic...

The Ride of Her Life: Leauise Graves Skydives for the First Time at Age 85

Jul 28, 2011
Eagle's Trace resident does "tandem freefall" from 10,000 feet HOUSTON, TX---When Leauise Graves, 85, told others that she wanted to skydive, the reaction was mixed. "A few people called me crazy," described Mrs. Graves, a resident of Eagle's Trace retirement community in West Houston. Undeterred, she set forth to follow her dream, scheduling an appointment with Skydive Texas Beaches.  However, the weather forced the cancellation of her first two attempts in the spring. Then in mid-June, her husband of sixty-two years, David Graves, passed away suddenly.  Together, they had lived and traveled throughout the world, including Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. ...