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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...

Eagle's Trace Priority List Members "Live the Life!"

Jan 29, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---People considering Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, can dine in the restaurant or attend special events...before they move in! How do they do it?  By joining the priority list. Membership to the priority list allows prospective residents to reserve their place in line for the apartment home of their choice at Eagle's Trace. "Eagle's Trace is over 95% sold out, and we have a waiting list for our most popular floor plans," says Sales Director Pam Burgeson. "Priority list members have the advantage when it comes to getting the most sought-after apartments.  They never...

4 Hours Equals 4,500 Jars of Peanut Butter by Eagle's Trace Volunteers

Jan 23, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---When they dip their snacks during the Super Bowl or make their grandkids a lunchtime sandwich, twenty-one residents and employees of Eagle's Trace will have a new appreciation for peanut butter. On January 9th, the group from the Erickson Living retirement community traveled to the Houston Peanut Butter Cannery of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints in Houston.  There, they donated a four-hour shift under the watchful eye of the Church's experienced staff.  After receiving a peanut butter production primer, the team went to work.  From unloading the peanuts to placing jars on the conveyor belt...

Healthy Starts to 2014 Resolutions at Eagle's Trace

Jan 2, 2014
HOUSTON, TX---A recent Harris Interactive poll listed losing weight, exercising and eating more healthily as three of the top five New Year's resolutions that people strive to achieve. But the reality is that only 40 percent make it to July! Shirley Woods agrees that these health-related goals can be challenging to keep.  The Wellness Manager at Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, says that it's all about balancing expectations and reality. "People of all ages tend to take too much on at one time.  Instead of resolving to get to the gym seven days per week...

Eagle's Trace Residents Contribute $91,500 to Hourly Staff for a Job Well Done

Dec 23, 2013
HOUSTON, TX---Whether it's a friendly greeting in the hallway or serving a meal in one of the campus restaurants, the hourly employees of Eagle's Trace retirement community "go above and beyond for us every day," according to resident Elizabeth Holt. It is their service and dedication that residents recognize through the Erickson Living community's Staff Appreciation Fund.  The 2013 campaign raised $91,500 from resident contributions. On December 11th and 12th, 264 hourly employees received distributions from the fund, less taxes, at scheduled times throughout the community.   Ms. Holt serves as the President of the Eagle's Trace Resident Advisory Council,...

Intergenerational Sharing Highlight of 238th Marine Corps Birthday Celebration at Eagle's Trace

Dec 3, 2013
HOUSTON, TX---For Eagle's Trace resident Bill King, enlisting in the U.S. Marines in 1954 was more than just a call of duty. "The Corps provided me with a sense of purpose and discipline that served me well academically and professionally for the rest of my life," described Mr. King, who was honorably discharged as a Sergeant E-4 in 1957. For ten former Marines at Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, that lifelong devotion to the Corps was on display during a dinner celebration commemorating the 238th Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps in November. To mark...