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Eagle’s Trace Wellness Manager Selected as a Professional of the Year by Covington

Dec 23, 2014
HOUSTON, TX--Shirley A. Woods, Wellness Manager for Eagle’s Trace retirement community, has been selected as a Professional of the Year Member of the Covington Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry. According to Covington, the selection “recognizes her commitment to excellence in Senior Independent Living.” Mrs. Woods began her career in fitness in 1996. After having two children, she began taking aerobic classes, fueling her passion for the industry. Mrs. Woods now teaches twenty exercise classes each week for the residents of Eagle’s Trace, including Tai Chi, Pilates, Yoga, Chair Chi Yoga, Water Aerobics, Strength & Stretch, Functioning Beginning, and a...

Eagle’s Trace Resident Merrilyn Meushaw Captures a Christmas on the Buffalo Bayou

Dec 16, 2014
HOUSTON, TX—When Merrilyn Meushaw retired, she finally had time to answer a question: how far could she develop her artistic talents? So far, the sky is the limit. Ms. Meushaw, now a resident of Eagle’s Trace retirement community in West Houston, won the 3rd Annual District 133 Ornament Decorating Contest sponsored by State Representative Jim Murphy. Her winning ornament is now displayed on the Lone Star Christmas Tree in the House of Representatives chamber in Austin. Ms. Meushaw receives a VIP tour of the Capitol Building and Dome and selects a date for the Texas flag to be flown over...

Eagle’s Trace Residents Share Creative Talents for Patients at Houston-Area Hospitals

Nov 14, 2014

HOUSTON, TX—It was a simple call to action that ultimately provided comfort to those who need a boost.

The Community Outreach Committee of Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, asked residents to share their arts and crafts talents for a good cause.

Thirty-five residents responded to create 37 colorful “Hero Capes” for young patients at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. They also made 17 modesty smocks for patients at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. All of the items were distributed to the medical facilities in late October....

Eagle's Trace to Celebrate Military Heroes on Veterans Day

Nov 6, 2014

HOUSTON, TX—With over 130 retired service men and women as residents, Veterans Day is one of the most meaningful holidays at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston.

Among them are veterans of World War II and the Korean & Vietnam Wars.

The community will commemorate Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11th with a program that will include students from the West Side High School ROTC, patriotic songs and poignant remembrances from residents.

Carol Cain, Associate Director of the National Women Airforce Service Pilots World War II Museum in Sweetwater, Texas, will be the...

Eagle's Trace Makes Charitable Wager with Sister Community in Dallas on this Sunday's Big Game

Oct 1, 2014

HOUSTON, TX---The week 5 schedule of National Football League (NFL) features fifteen games across the country.

But for those in the Lone Star State, none is bigger than the renewal of the rivalry between the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys, both sporting records of 3-1.  Fans from both cities will be donning their team colors on Sunday, October 5th to see which squad will hold state bragging rights.

That includes residents and employees from two football-crazed Erickson Living retirement communities, Eagle's Trace in Houston and Highland Springs in Dallas.

"With five Super Bowl titles and thirteen...

Taste of Eagle's Trace Offers Worldwide Cuisine

Aug 27, 2014
HOUSTON, TX--Pan seared ahi tuna.  Roasted leg of lamb.  Diver scallops.  These might not be traditional Texas culinary offerings, but they were the talk of Eagle's Trace on August 22nd. Two-hundred residents of the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston enjoyed these and samplings of other entrées, soup and desserts at the Taste of Eagle's Trace. Haskell Silkwood is the Chairman of the resident-led Dining Services Committee that coordinated the event.  The retired hospital administrator noted the value of hosting a culinary showcase. "One of our committee members, Jay Brooks, is a former restaurant owner, and he suggested that...

Spirit of Inclusiveness Thrives for Faith Communities of Eagle's Trace

Aug 21, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---When Sanford and Ruth Herman moved to Eagle's Trace eight years ago, they celebrated weekly Shabbat in their new apartment home with fellow resident Dorothy Davison. Fast forward to 2014.  The Jewish Faith Community of Eagle's Trace has grown to thirty strong, and their most recent Seder attracted nearly one hundred residents. The breadth of the Pastoral Ministries Department appeals to Mrs. Herman. "Inclusiveness is the best way I can describe the culture of faith at Eagle's Trace," described Mrs. Herman, who retains an associate membership at Beth Israel in Houston and also worships at nearby Temple Sinai in...

Eagle's Trace Residents "Go Green" Year-Round

Aug 13, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---Earth Day falls annually on April 22nd, but residents of Eagle's Trace have made "going green" a year-round endeavor. The Erickson Living retirement kicked-off its 2014-15 recycling initiative, "Plant a Notion," on August 4th. The project is designed for residents and employees to share tangible ways to be good stewards of the environment by writing ideas on the "leaves" of a tree-shaped display designed and created by Ed Hulyk, a resident of Eagle's Trace.  The initiative is sponsored by the Resident Life Committee, and the suggestions garnered from "Plant a Notion" will be shared at a future town hall...

Medical Center at Eagle's Trace Provides Convenience, Familiarity to Healthcare and Wellness

Jul 29, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---Ms. Pat Osborne, a resident of Eagle's Trace retirement community in West Houston, is a busy woman.  She serves on the Residents' Advisory Council, helped form the resident-led Community Outreach Committee that coordinates volunteer projects and stays active with the teaching profession. So when she feels under the weather, Ms. Osborne doesn't have time for long drives across town to see a doctor.  Instead, she visits the Medical Center that is conveniently located on the campus of Eagle's Trace. "It's such a convenience to be able to schedule a same-day appointment and then simply walk to the office downstairs,"...

Eagle's Trace Resident Robert Roenigk Is a Softball Hall of Famer

Jul 2, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---Fielding grounders at shortstop and throwing high-arcing pitches from the mound began as a teenager for Houston native Robert Roenigk. Nearly eight decades later, the resident of Eagle's Trace retirement community is still going strong in the sport he loves: softball. Mr. Roenigk, 88, continues to compete in the National Division of the Harris County Senior Softball League, where he has played, coached and made friends for thirty-three years. The game has taken Mr. Roenigk, a retired consulting actuary, throughout the country.  "I've entered tournaments from Detroit to Las Vegas in all kinds of weather.  Locally, we even played...