Eagle’s Trace Celebrates Its Volunteers

Houston, Texas—Volunteer Appreciation Month is dedicated to saying “thank you” to millions of caring people across the nation.  On Friday, April 15, Eagle’s Trace gave a tip of the cap to its resident volunteers.

More than 130 residents of the Erickson Living retirement community were the guests of honor at a luncheon, enjoying delicious food and a special wellness activity presented by Lainie Diamond of Houston Laughter Yoga.  

Eighty of these volunteers contributed more than 100 hours of service in 2015 and received a certificate of appreciation, according to Kristen Kennedy, Resident Services Coordinator.  In total, all participants logged 30,029 volunteer hours through the program.

Their broad scope extended beyond the campus of Eagle’s Trace to the greater community, supporting the Houston Food Bank, Barbara Bush Elementary School and Texas Children’s Hospital, to name a few projects.  

This year’s theme was Live Every Moment.  Laugh Every Day.  Love Beyond Words.

John Bushkuhl received the Eagle’s Trace Volunteer Unsung Hero Award.  A resident of the community for eight years with his wife, Chris, Mr. Bushkuhl supports the Treasure Chest.  It is an on-site resale shop comprised of donations from residents with proceeds donated to dedicated funds for Resident Care Fund, Student Scholarships and Staff Appreciation.

“Mr. Bushkul is such a special person because he is constantly on the go coordinating their efforts,” stated Mrs. Kennedy about the retired chemical engineer with Exxon.  “He always gives a ‘yes’ and does so with a smile on his face.”

With five children and seven grandchildren, Mr. Bushkuhl is a self-described man “with energy.”  

“Working with my fellow resident volunteers is very rewarding,” he stated.

For more information about the Volunteer Program of Eagle’s Trace, please contact Mrs. Kennedy at 281-249-7000.

About Eagle’s Trace:  Eagle’s Trace is one of nineteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Houston, Texas, the scenic 70-acre campus is home to more than 675 residents.  Eagle’s Trace is the ideal greater Houston retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.