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Eagle’s Trace Makes It Count for Souper Bowl of Caring

Feb 3, 2016
Houston, Texas— The residents of Eagle’s Trace proved that little things can go a long way. Back in September, the Community Outreach Committee of the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston distributed 175 red Solo ® cups to residents with a mission. Placed on each cup was a label that read “Coins for Hunger.” The sticker provided a friendly reminder for folks to save their spare change for the Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive, a campaign sponsored by the Houston Food Bank. Five months later, the coins were collected in large water cooler jugs and counted, courtesy of...

Amenities at Eagle’s Trace Make Life Easy…and Fun!

Dec 21, 2015
Houston, Texas— The 70-acre campus of Eagle’s Trace is known for its meticulous landscaping and lakeside living. Whether it’s an outdoor dining event or a leisurely walk, residents are able to take in the beauty of nature. But on the inside, a treasure trove of amenities allows for worry-free living at the Erickson Living retirement community. Just ask Janet Marvin. She’s lived at Eagle’s Trace for six years. A former resident of League City, she is a retired nurse. “The convenience is wonderful,” described Ms. Marvin, who is the current chair of the Residents’ Advisory Council. “Everything I need is...

“The Best Is Yet To Come!” as Eagle’s Trace to Celebrate Sinatra’s 100th Birthday with Tribute Event

Dec 7, 2015
Houston, Texas— In just a few days, American will celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the most influential entertainers in our history…the Chairman of the Board…Frank Sinatra. On Thursday, December 10, the generation that lived and loved Sinatra will celebrate the occasion with live music, dancing and surprises at Eagle’s Trace retirement community. Over 125 residents and guests will attend a Tribute to Sinatra from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm in honor of Ol’ Blue Eyes, whose influence in music, Hollywood and even politics still connects generations today. The event will feature entertainment by Texas-based Sinatra tribute artist Paul...

A Banner Year as Eagle’s Trace Prepares for Growth in 2016

Dec 1, 2015
As the holidays approach, residents of Eagle’s Trace will fondly remember 2015 as a milestone year. In October, the Erickson Living retirement community celebrated its tenth anniversary with three days of fellowship, delicious food and family-friendly events. That same month, Eagle’s Trace announced expansion in the form of Amarillo Terrace, an independent living building currently under construction. It will feature 108 new residences with open floor plan designs and fresh amenities. Before turning the page to 2016, Pamela Burgeson, Director of Sales, reflected on a highly successful year. “We are proud to say that sixty new individuals called Eagle’s Trace...

Construction of New Independent Living Resident Building Underway at Eagle’s Trace

Oct 16, 2015
Houston, TX —Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the future addition of Amarillo Terrace, a new independent living building currently under construction. The project will feature 108 residences with fresh floor plans highlighting open-concept designs. Amenities include stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, and screened-in porches and patios will be options for a number of the residences. Residents will also have access to a new media room, fitness center and additional meeting space. Amarillo Terrace is currently scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. Texas-based JHP Architecture is the project architect, and Whiting Turner is the general...

Eagle’s Trace Celebrates 10th Anniversary in West Houston

Oct 14, 2015
Houston, TX—Honoring history and celebrating a bright future, Eagle’s Trace held a three-day celebration to commemorate its 10th anniversary. The festivities at the Erickson Living retirement community began on October 8 during a ceremony that honored its “founding members,” 93 pioneer residents who moved or reserved in 2005 and the eight employees who began working at the campus the same year. Special guests included Texas State Representative Jim Murphy, Brooke Bacuetes representing Congressman John Culberson and Heather Ramsey-Cook representing Congressman Ted Poe, all of whom presented proclamations. Governed by a Board of Directors, Eagle’s Trace board members Michelle Bohreer, John...

Eagle’s Trace Residents Receive Houston Election Preview

Sep 24, 2015
Houston, TX— While the 2016 presidential campaign is already in full gear, residents of Eagle’s Trace are keeping their attention focused on November 3. That is the date of the City of Houston general election. To stay informed, the resident-led Government Affairs Group of the Erickson Living retirement community hosted Precinct 461 Chair Nancy Scott for an informational session on September 18. Ms. Scott gave a synopsis of non-officeholder issues that will be considered by voters, including state constitutional & charter amendments and local propositions, to over 75 residents in attendance. Marilyn Black serves as the Chairman of the Government...

Eagle’s Trace Appoints Weli Jabur as Director of Dining Services

Aug 25, 2015
Houston, TX— Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, announced the hiring of Weli Jabur as Director of Dining Services. Mr. Jabur brings more than thirty years of culinary experience to Eagle’s Trace. Most recently, he was the Director of Corporate Training for Timewise Stores operated by Landmark Industries. Previously, he worked as an award-winning Executive Chef for Capital Grille in Houston as well as the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, Houstonian Golf & Country Club and Shadow Hawk Golf Club. As Director of Dining Services at Eagle’s Trace, Mr. Jabur will oversee the operation of two...

Outreach Committee at Eagle’s Trace Inspires Service

Jul 28, 2015
HOUSTON, TX—Pre-retirement, Donna Schlitt was a busy person. She raised two children with her husband, ran a custom drapery business, served as an administrator for Fair Haven United Methodist Church in Spring Branch and volunteered extensively. In 2005, Ms. Schlitt moved to Eagle’s Trace beginning a new chapter in her life. At the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, she fuels her energetic nature by working with the Community Outreach Committee. It consists of nine residents whose goal is to provide avenues for their peers to volunteer in projects that serve the greater Houston area and beyond. This summer,...

Eagle’s Trace Partnership With TOPS Has Deep Roots

Jul 2, 2015
Houston, TX— For Pat Osborne, opening doors for young adults with special needs was a passion during her tenure as a teacher and administrator with the Spring Branch Independent School District (ISD). In 2002, she spearheaded the launch of the school district’s Transitioning On Promotes Success (TOPS) program. Its aim was to provide life and work skills for these students in public high schools beyond their in-house curricula. “It was terrific that the federal government passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA) in 1975, but we really weren’t taking advantage of all the opportunities the platform provided,” noted...