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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...

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....