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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. ...