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Take the next step

A vibrant lifestyle is waiting for you at Eagle’s Trace

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July 19th, 2016
Eagle's Trace Sales Counselor Jodie Schroeder

To learn more about the vibrant lifestyle waiting for you at Eagle’s Trace, call 281-661-1403 to request a complimentary brochure or to schedule a visit with Sales Counselor Jodie Schroeder.

As a resident ambassador at Eagle’s Trace, Jo Pyle often meets with visitors wondering if a move to the Erickson Living community in West Houston is right for them.

“I ask them, ‘What are you waiting for?’” says Jo. “Move in and start having fun.”

Jo speaks from experience. She joined the priority list at Eagle’s Trace before the community was built, putting down a fully refundable $1,000 deposit to reserve her place in line for the apartment home of her choice.

“I liked the amenities planned for Eagle’s Trace,” says Jo. “I was also ready to let go of the chores associated with owning a home.”

Erickson Living, a national leader in building and managing continuing care retirement communities, offers 24-hour security, comprehensive health and wellness options, and a host of on-site amenities at each of its communities, including Eagle’s Trace.

Jo’s plans stalled, however, when her husband passed away before they had the opportunity to move to Eagle’s Trace.

“Everyone says its best to wait a year after you lose your spouse before you make a major decision,” says Jo, who was living in Crosby, just northeast of Houston, at the time. “So I waited.”

Careful consideration

Jo spent the year visiting retirement communities around Houston, gathering information so she could make an informed decision about her next move.

“I visited every place in Harris County and beyond,” she says. “I traveled from Galveston to The Woodlands.”

But Jo’s search always led her back to Eagle’s Trace. 

“By this time, I had some friends who had moved to Eagle’s Trace,” says Jo. “I asked them to tell me what wasn’t good about living at Eagle’s Trace. Their response was ‘Nothing.’”

After waiting the requisite year, Jo moved to Eagle’s Trace in 2008. 

“Making the decision was the hardest part,” says Jo. “I started enjoying myself as soon as I moved in.”

‘A step in the right direction’

With more than 100 clubs and activities, the community’s social calendar offers everything from water aerobics to wine tastings.

“I’m on the Welcome Committee and the Interfaith Council,” says Jo. “I line dance and belong to the wine club. There’s something for everyone here.”

Now, when she meets with prospective residents in her role as a resident ambassador, Jo shares her story and encourages them to take the next step.

“Some people are visiting the community for the first time, and they need to schedule a visit with Jodie [Schroeder, sales counselor],” says Jo. “Others may be ready to join the priority list. Whatever the next step, I encourage them to take it. It’s a step in the right direction.”