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Welcome to the new neighborhood

Construction set to begin on new continuum of care neighborhood at Eagle’s Trace

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July 26th, 2011

There s a buzz in the air at Eagle s Trace these days. It s the sort of excitement that comes with starting something new. The Erickson Living community in west Houston is slated for expansion, with construction of a full continuum of care neighborhood set to begin by year s end. This is an important milestone for Eagle s Trace, says Executive Vice President of Sales Tom Neubauer. The folks who live there will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that, no matter what their future health care needs may be, they will be well-served right on campus.

Enhanced health care services

The new continuum of care community will enhance the health care offerings already available on-site. From traditional home support to live-in care, Eagle s Trace currently has a myriad of options to support residents in their apartment homes. The new neighborhood will span the health care spectrum, with services to suit every need. We are very excited to be bringing the full health care continuum of services to Eagle s Trace, says Phil Shockley, the community s new associate executive director. I understand the peace of mind that comes with having these services available to the residents, and I look forward to working together with them as we complete this next phase of the community s development. Shockley, who most recently served as the director of extended care for Brooksby Village, an Erickson Living community just outside of Boston, brings a wealth of experience to his new position. We re taking the best practices and feedback from other Erickson Living communities and incorporating them into our vision for the new neighborhood, he says.

Feels like home

In June, Eagle s Trace announced its selection of REES Associates as the project architect. With specialties in both senior living and health care, REES brings design expertise to the drawing board. With its accomplished track record in the industry, REES Associates is a natural fit to design our newest neighborhood, says Eagle s Trace Executive Director Kevin Knopf. Our residents and staff look forward to working with the exceptional professionals at REES as we move forward this year. The single-story complex will house 96 units. With an emphasis on creating a home-like setting, residents can bring their own furniture, choose their own activities, and set the pace of their day.

Confidence for the future

Bill McNatt, who lives at Eagle s Trace, says he is eager for construction to begin. My wife, Patricia, and I were number two on the priority list before the community opened, says Bill. One of the main reasons we chose Eagle s Trace was its plan to offer the full continuum of care on campus. We like the idea of not having to move again if we should ever need additional care. That s an oft-repeated sentiment at the community, where the new neighborhood will ensure that residents can remain a part of the Erickson Living family, regardless of any changes to their health care needs. This newest construction venture also promises to benefit the greater Houston metroplex by offering an outstanding option in continuing care. Both Erickson Living residents and non-residents will be welcome at the new neighborhood. Editor s note: Watch this page for continuous updates on this exciting new development taking place at Eagle s Trace.