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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...

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...