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Erickson Advantage® Receives Top National Rankings

Nov 19, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Eagle's Trace retirement community in Houston, TX, announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage®, has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C, and 4.5-stars for Parts C and D combined. The Part C 5-star rating is the highest rating a Medicare health plan can receive for quality in five categories: staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, ratings of responsiveness and care, complaints and appeals, and health plan customer service.  A 5-star rating is considered exceptional. Other CMS...

Eagle's Trace Crowns Top Dogs at Canine Cup

Nov 4, 2013
HOUSTON, TX---"Buffy," "Bingo" & "Boris" might not be household names at Eagle's Trace.  But for one day, they and their canine buddies took center stage at the Erickson Living retirement community's Canine Cup on October 29th. Twenty dogs and their owners, a mix of residents and employees, participated in a friendly competition that featured four categories:  Best Dressed, Best Kiss, Best Trick and Best In Show.  Seventy attendees were treated to a celebration of man's best friend. A three-judge panel scored the contest using the specially-designed 4-Paw Scoring System; the judges were Eagle's Trace residents Ann Foster & Dan Wagner...

Eagle's Trace to Name Top Dogs at Canine Cup

Oct 28, 2013
HOUSTON, TX---Whether it's "Bingo" the Lab Mix, "Mollie" the German Shepherd or "Archie" the Shih Tzu, dogs are valuable members of many people's families. On Tuesday, October 29th, Eagle's Trace retirement community will celebrate man's best friend with the inaugural Canine Cup! Residents and employees will bring "Bingo," "Mollie," "Archie" and their canine buddies for a friendly competition that promises to be tail-waggin' good fun! A three-judge panel will evaluate a Top Dog in four categories using the 4-Paw scoring system: Best In Show Best Kiss Best Trick Best Dressed WHAT:        Eagle's Trace Canine Cup WHEN:       Tuesday, October 29th,...

October 15th Declared "Eagle's Trace Day" by Houston City Officials

Oct 16, 2013
HOUSTON, TX---Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston, received the ultimate honor from its municipal leaders. October 15th was "Eagle's Trace Day," as declared by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston City Council. Fifteen residents and employees attended the public ceremony that took place in the City Hall Council Chamber during an afternoon session.  The recommendation to honor Eagle's Trace was initiated by City Councilman Oliver Pennington. "It is an exciting day for all of our residents and employees," stated Ben Cornthwaite, Executive Director.  "We are honored by this recognition which truly reaffirms that Eagle's Trace...

For Eagle's Trace, More Than Just a Walk to End Alzheimer's™

Sep 18, 2013
HOUSTON, TX---Nationally, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ is the largest of its kind to elevate awareness and funds for care, support and research.  Held annually in more than 600 communities, it calls on people of all ages to participate in helping to reclaim the future for millions. Locally, it can be a creative way to support a worthy cause.  From a prom to a television appearance, residents and employees of Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, seized the moment.   They participated in the Katy/West Houston Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, September 14th.  The event, coordinated by...

Eagle's Trace Honors 2013 Student Scholars During Ceremony

Aug 12, 2013
HOUSTON, TX---August 4th was not only a day to celebrate academic success but also to highlight the strength of intergenerational connections.  Residents, employees, family members and guests did both as Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, held its 2013 Student Scholars' Awards Ceremony. Seven area high school students employed in the Dining Services Department of Eagle's Trace earned four-year collegiate scholarships.  The value of these awards is $1,000 per semester for a total of $8,000 per student. Deborah Cate, a resident of Eagle's Trace, offered congratulatory remarks during the event.  A retired chemistry teacher and principal, the former Memorial...

Pastoral Ministries at Eagle's Trace Offers Service to Adults of All Faiths

Jul 24, 2013
HOUSTON, TX---For Dan Wagner and his wife Sandra, identifying a continuing care retirement community that possessed a robust faith environment was a consideration in their search for senior living options. They selected Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living community in Houston, where the Pastoral Ministries Department provides an inclusive atmosphere for residents of all faiths. Mary Kate Kell serves as the Pastoral Ministries Manager at Eagle's Trace.  "Living in an interfaith community offers a unique opportunity to deepen one's own faith while simultaneously being enriched by customs and beliefs of persons of differing faiths," she described.  "We encourage each person to...

A Small World at Eagle's Trace Helps Children a World Away

Jul 1, 2013
HOUSTON, TX---It's not quite six degrees of separation, but the kind hearts of residents of Eagle's Trace retirement community and their friends will soon provide comfort to children 7,600 miles away. Here's how: Lily Barras is a resident of Eagle's Trace in West Houston.  She belongs to a social group called the Tipsy Quilters in West Columbia, Texas.  Its members quilt and sew for fun; many of their finished works are donated to charity. Ms. Barras has a long-time friend, Tissie Schwebel, whose son serves as Pastor on a Mercy Ship.  Since 1978, this global charity has operated a fleet...

Erickson Living Named by IDG's Computerworld to 2013 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Jun 18, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD - June 18, 2013 - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Eagle's Trace retirement community in Houston, today announces that IDG's Computerworld magazine has selected it as one of the top 100 organizations that have created a dynamic and challenging environment for their information technology (IT) professionals, where creativity is valued, career opportunities are advanced and great benefits are provided.  Erickson Living was ranked 13th this year, up from 93rd on last year's list.  Honorees are included in coverage in Computerworld (June 17, 2013), along with results from the 20th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey...

Eagle's Trace in Houston Launches New Continuing Care Neighborhood

Jun 11, 2013
HOUSTON, TX--- Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community, expanded the broad scope of services offered to residents and guests with the opening of its state-of-the-art continuing care neighborhood. Held on June 11th, the ribbon-cutting ceremony included residents, company officials, health care providers and other special guests from the Houston area. Meeting the demand in the Houston market for senior living with high quality health care services, the 80,000 square-foot, one story neighborhood features 112 spacious suites/residences, including assisted living, memory care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care services for residents and guests. The design incorporates spacious common areas, in-room dining...