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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...

Eagle's Trace Appoints Shekoh Moossavi as Director of Dining Services

Jun 19, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, announced the hiring of Shekoh Moossavi as Director of Dining Services. Ms. Moossavi brings sixteen years of worldwide culinary experience to Eagle's Trace.  Previously, she served as a Chef and Instructor at Culinary Institute LeNotre in Houston.  Additionally, Ms. Moossavi was the Executive Chef & President at Shokolaat, LLC in Palo Alto, California, Senior Vice President at Pastry Smart, LLC in San Mateo, California and Executive Chef & Owner at Gervais Restaurant in Saratoga, California. "With her accomplished history in the culinary industry, the residents and employees of Eagle's...

The "Great Stuffing Day" at Eagle's Trace Benefits Local Children

Jun 19, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---Armed with rolls of white thread, sewing needles and dozens of bags filled with poly fiber, thirty-two residents (and one grandson) of Eagle's Trace retirement community put the loving final touches on a special project. The group stuffed ninety-two (92) turtle-themed comfort pillows that are bound for young patients at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, all part of "The Great Stuffing Day" held on June 16th. The event was coordinated by the resident-led Community Outreach Committee of the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston. Nancy Bell, a resident of Eagle's Trace, spearheaded the project.  She got the idea...

Eagle's Trace Residents Living the Mission at Share Your Gifts and Talents Fair

Jun 2, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---For the residents of Eagle's Trace, May 27th was a day to put the Erickson Living mission statement, "we share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life," into action. The resident-led Community Outreach Committee sponsored a Share Your Gifts and Talents Fair to kick-off to the Committee's emphasis on growing the number of people involved in its year-round charitable projects, which have helped those in Texas, around the nation and throughout the world. The Fair featured residents who displayed and discussed their talents, skills and hobbies with their peers.  From arts and crafts to wood-working and even dancing...

Eagle's Trace Residents Win Statewide Honors in "Art Is Ageless" Contest

May 19, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---Three residents of Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, received statewide recognition for their artistic skills and creativity. The 2014 Art Is Ageless contest showcases the imaginative talents of older Texans from retirement communities across the state.  Sponsored by LeadingAge Texas, the event commemorates Active Aging Month, celebrated nationally each May. The Eagle's Trace honorees were Jade Boebinger, who won first place in the hard crafts jewelry category, Ed Hulyk, who received third place in the sculpture & woodwork category, and David Jackson, who was a finalist in the watercolor category.  All of the finalists were celebrated during...

Resident Ambassadors Share the Senior Living Experience at Eagle's Trace

Apr 23, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---As Bob Crawford searched for senior living options, he attended events at Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston. Beyond the lifestyle and amenities, it was the opportunity to ask questions of residents that proved to be a key selling point for his eventual decision to move to Eagle's Trace.  "The more I spoke with my future neighbors, the more I thought that I would enjoy socializing with them and making friends.  They certainly elevated my comfort level," stated Mr. Crawford, a retired sales executive with The Procter and Gamble Company.  The folks to whom Mr...

Eagle's Trace Volunteers Make Their Mark in Houston

Mar 27, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and at Eagle's Trace, there is much to celebrate. More than 225 residents are enrolled in the volunteer program of the Erickson Living retirement community located in West Houston.  Last year, these goodwill ambassadors gave 30,096 hours of service at the campus and in the surrounding community. To share their time and talents, groups such as the resident-led Community Outreach Committee coordinate projects with local and national nonprofit organizations, religious institutions and schools.  Residents like Don Gaddy continue to contribute in the greater Houston area through their own affiliations.  A resident of Texas...

First Responders Receive Heartfelt Thanks from Eagle's Trace

Feb 20, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---For 365 days a year, the firefighters and paramedics of Houston Fire Station #86 on Briar Forest serve the citizens of West Houston, including those who live at nearby Eagle's Trace retirement community. The residents of Eagle's Trace aptly picked Valentine's Day to show their appreciation for a job well done. Ten residents of the Erickson Living's Community Outreach Committee visited Fire Station #86 on the morning of February 14th, bringing a box of homemade desserts for each station member along with a large red Valentine's Day card signed at Eagle's Trace. The residents also delivered cookies, brownies  and...

Eagle's Trace Volunteers Attend Reading Program with Former First Lady at Barbara Bush Elementary School

Feb 17, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---For four years, residents of Eagle's Trace retirement community in West Houston have taken on a labor of love: mentoring students at Barbara Bush Elementary School. Working with first graders to reinforce math lessons and volunteering in other areas, their biweekly visits make these dedicated volunteers a part of the school's extended family. Their intergenerational bond was demonstrated on February 4th as eleven residents of Eagle's Trace joined the students and faculty for a morning of reading with former First Lady and the school's namesake, Mrs. Barbara Bush. Each year, Mrs. Bush visits the school to read books to...