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Eagle’s Trace Hosts Pink Out Day

Oct 17, 2016

Houston, Texas— October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Eagle’s Trace did its part to increase awareness by hosting a Pink Out Day on October 14.

Residents and employees of the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston wore pink clothing, stickers, hats and beads. An afternoon snack featured pink cookies and lemonade with beautiful pink balloons.

Why is this so important to do? Lisa Hadley, the Community Resources Coordinator at Eagle’s Trace, answers that question.

"Many people have been touched by cancer or know a friend or family who has been. Some are even battling...

Wellness, Fundraising Highlight Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Eagle’s Trace

Sep 26, 2016

Houston, Texas— Giving back is a consistent theme for residents and staff of Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community.

They did it again on Friday, September 16, raising more than $8,000 for the Alzheimer's Association during the community's annual Walk to End Alzheimer's.

The event was more than just a stroll around the 70-acre campus in West Houston. Led by Shirley Woods, Fitness Manager, residents partook in a pre-walk stretching exercise to prepare, incorporating wellness tips they learned at the fitness center. And they donned their purple Alzheimer’s Association t-shirts in a show of solidarity for...

Learning Never Stops at Eagle’s Trace

Aug 25, 2016

Houston, Texas— With the calendar flipping to September, school days are back for thousands of students in the Houston area.

For residents of Eagle’s Trace who are eager to learn, there are no buses to catch, homework assignments to do or exams to take. Courses are conveniently offered just down the hall.

Residents of the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston have created more than 100 organizations and clubs. But a passion to gain knowledge is the inspiration for groups such as the Knowledge Seekers, Great Decisions, Star Gazers, Government Affairs and What on Earth?...

Eagle’s Trace Gives Back to Area Children With School Supply Drive

Aug 3, 2016

Houston, Texas— July is known as prime vacation season, but residents and employees of Eagle’s Trace rolled up their sleeves for a good cause.

The resident-led Community Outreach Committee and the Eagle’s Trace Erickson Living Values Team coordinated a school supply and coloring book drive throughout the month.

Donors provided hundreds of items, from notebooks to crayons and book bags. The school supply donations will be given to lower income students of the Alief Independent School District in southwest Houston and the coloring books will be sent to young patients at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Eagle’s Trace Launches Facebook Page

Jul 27, 2016

Houston, Texas— For Donna Craig, checking her Facebook account has become part of her daily routine.

Ms. Craig, 84, has been a resident of Eagle’s Trace retirement community since 2005 and enjoys spending time with her family. But she understands that life is hectic.

“I’m proud of my two grandsons who are busy with their education and activities. Facebook allows me to connect with them. I see their photos, and we trade messages,” said Ms. Craig, who considers herself to be a self-taught user.

The convenience and ease of the social media site makes it ideal...

Eagle’s Trace Awards Scholarships to Dining Services Students

Jun 21, 2016

Houston, Texas— Graduation season commemorates the achievements of thousands of high school and college students in the Houston area.

On June 12, residents of Eagle’s Trace celebrated not only the success of six students employed at the retirement community but also the special bonds created between generations.

These local students, employed in the Dining Services Department of Eagle’s Trace, earned four-year collegiate scholarships. The value of these awards is $2,000 per year for a total of $8,000 per student.

During the ceremony, it was announced that $57,400 was raised during the Student Scholarship Fund drive, mainly...

Eagle’s Trace Residents Bond Through Butterflies

Jun 9, 2016

Houston, Texas— For 32 years, Joan Maresca taught math and science to elementary school students in Maryland and Texas. She knows how to make the mysteries of nature come to life.

Upon moving to Eagle’s Trace retirement community with her husband, Frank, in October of 2015, Mrs. Maresca thought about how she could make new friends.

The answer came easily. She would unleash the metamorphosis of the Painted Lady butterfly for all to enjoy.

“I visited websites to acquire the butterfly kit. It included 82 larvae, food, containers and a collapsible habitat…basically everything we needed to...

Erickson Living's Newly-Launched Website Makes User Experience Easier & Integrates a National Network of Sites

May 17, 2016

Catonsville, Maryland-- Erickson Living’s newly-launched website, www.EricksonLiving.com , makes user experience easier and more enjoyable while integrating a national network of sites.

Erickson Living is the developer and manager of Eagle’s Trace retirement community in West Houston.

Website improvements include:

• A brand new design featuring more community photography, resident videos and testimonials. • Faster, easier site navigation for visitors. • An improved “Find a Community” function that includes community street addresses, phone numbers and the visitor’s distance from their community of choice. • An enhanced “Resources” section with comprehensive FAQs and a glossary...

Chef Challenge Features Culinary Creativity at Eagle’s Trace

May 16, 2016

Houston, Texas-- When two chefs of Eagle’s Trace put their culinary skills to the test, the result was a celebration of creativity and camaraderie unique to the Lone Star State.

The Erickson Living retirement community hosted its Creative Chef Challenge before a full house of residents, priority list members and special guests on May 3rd.

They not only enjoyed a delicious meal, but witnessed a showdown between chefs Jesica Aguirre and Joshua Raia.

The two locally-trained culinary professionals were given a mystery basket filled with random ingredients (fresh whole tilapia, cactus, lemon grass, Rice Krispies and...

Eagle’s Trace Celebrates Its Volunteers

Apr 20, 2016

Houston, Texas— Volunteer Appreciation Month is dedicated to saying “thank you” to millions of caring people across the nation. On Friday, April 15, Eagle’s Trace gave a tip of the cap to its resident volunteers.

More than 130 residents of the Erickson Living retirement community were the guests of honor at a luncheon, enjoying delicious food and a special wellness activity presented by Lainie Diamond of Houston Laughter Yoga.

Eighty of these volunteers contributed more than 100 hours of service in 2015 and received a certificate of appreciation, according to Kristen Kennedy, Resident Services Coordinator. In total,...