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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...

Artists Truly Inspire at Eagle’s Trace

Jun 29, 2015
Houston, TX-- The 70-acre campus of Eagle’s Trace is known for its meticulously manicured grounds featuring lovely bluebonnets and colorful flowers. But there’s more than a gorgeous landscape that brightens the Erickson Living retirement community. Dozens of talented residents are part of a vibrant group of artists who pursue their passions. The beautiful works of these illustrators, painters, sculptors, woodworkers and more are regularly displayed in showcases and the Arts & Crafts studio. It’s in the studio where residents take advantage of a convenient location to store supplies and unleash their creativity. Eagle’s Trace offers art classes as part of...

Retired Houston Fire Department Senior Captain Receives Notes from National Brethren

May 12, 2015
HOUSTON, TX—When Houston resident Judy Klenzing looked to honor her grandfather, Rufus Smith, she simply asked firefighters to share their stories with him. Mr. Smith, a resident of the extended care neighborhood of Eagle’s Trace retirement community, retired as a Senior Captain in the Houston Fire Department in 1971. “His love has always been helping those in need and the brotherhood of firefighters. He still appreciates those bonds,” said Mrs. Klenzing. “Reading new stories from active duty firefighters makes his day.” Houston-area fire departments sent Mr. Smith letters last year. Just before Christmas, Mrs. Klenzing broadened her focus. She contacted...

The Season for Gardening at Eagle’s Trace

May 8, 2015
HOUSTON, TX—Things are coming up roses and...tomatoes & peppers…at Eagle’s Trace in West Houston. The green thumbs of the resident members of the Garden Club make it happen. The 70-acre campus of the Erickson Living retirement community features twenty-three (23) gardenscapes for residents to grow vegetables and flowers. Debby Cate is the chairperson of the Garden Club. She moved from Memorial nearly five years ago, and the opportunity to continue her passion factored in her decision to move to Eagle’s Trace. “Through our club, it’s been such a delight to socialize with other gardeners,” stated Mrs. Cate, whose apartment home...

Eagle’s Trace Names Haven Benoit as Personal Moving Consultant

Apr 1, 2015
HOUSTON, TX—Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, appointed Ms. Haven Benoit as its Personal Moving Consultant in the Department of Sales. Ms. Benoit comes to Eagle’s Trace with twelve years of experience in the real estate market of Houston with a focus on senior living. A native of Houston, Ms. Benoit holds a degree from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She is currently in the process of earning a Seniors Real Estate Specialists ® certification and volunteers with the Houston Live Stock & Rodeo Show and Habitat for Humanity. As personal moving consultant, Ms...

Eagle’s Trace Names Stephen Aigner as Executive Director

Feb 24, 2015
HOUSTON, TX—Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, promoted Stephen Aigner to the position of Executive Director. Mr. Aigner brings fifteen years of experience in the senior living industry. Prior to joining Eagle’s Trace, he served as the Associate Executive Director for Ashby Ponds, a sister community in northern Virginia. Mr. Aigner was also a Regional Director of Dining Services with Erickson Living. Previous to Erickson Living, he worked within the restaurant/hospitality industry in the Washington, D.C., area. In his position as Executive Director, Mr. Aigner will be responsible for directing operations and the delivery of services to residents and...

Eagle’s Trace Celebrates Guido Bulgarelli’s 100 Years

Feb 5, 2015
HOUSTON, TX—With family, friends and even help from the Houston Fire Department, Guido Bulgarelli celebrated his 100th birthday on January 23rd. He is the first centenarian of Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston where he resides. The son of an Italian immigrant who came to the United States via Ellis Island in 1905, Mr. Bulgarelli was born and raised in Ankeny, Iowa, a coal miners’ town. He graduated from Ankeny High School in 1933, where he played basketball, sang tenor in a quartet and initiated his life-long love of golf, which he still plays. Tragically, his...

Creating Dream Homes at Eagle’s Trace

Jan 29, 2015
HOUSTON, TX—At Eagle’s Trace, one size does not fit all when customers select their new apartment homes. Just ask Ryan Leos, a project manager at the Erickson Living retirement community located in West Houston. Mr. Leos leads the Custom Interiors Department, presenting future residents with an array of stylish options and amenities to enhance their selected floor plans. “We literally re-create the preferences of a customer to turn their new apartment into a dream home at Eagle’s Trace,” said Mr. Leos. The process involves spending time with customers and listening to their wish lists. “Once a future resident reserves an...