Eagle’s Trace resident Donna Craig, right, pictured with Gloria Ballard, volunteered to help serve at a buffet set up in the community’s Garden Room Restaurant during Hurricane Harvey.

As Hurricane Harvey raged into Houston on a Friday evening in late August, residents and staff at Eagle’s Trace were prepared for the onslaught of driving rain and gale-force winds.

The Erickson Living community in West Houston implemented its hurricane preparedness plan earlier in the week as Harvey gained momentum in the Gulf of Mexico.

Artist Merrilyn Meushaw stands in front of a display of her work at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson ­Living community in West Houston, where she lives.

Following a 32-year career in ­education, Merrilyn Meushaw ­returned to the classroom as a student, this time to nurture her love of art. She took painting, drawing, print­making, and sculpture classes at Houston ­Community College.

The student ­employees who work in dining services and received scholarships. (From left) Ola Adekunle, Alexis Shorkey, Melida Velasquez, Ariel Acosta, Isjely Gutierrez, Jessica Villamar, and Zacchaeus Compton. Not pictured: David Phan.

School is back in session, and thanks to the generosity of Eagle’s Trace community members, eight students are getting a hand with the costs of higher education.

Yvonne and Earl Routh, with their dog Boudreaux, moved to Eagle’s Trace in the fall of 2016.

From their living room window, Earl and Yvonne Routh can watch the progress of Galveston Crossing, the newest residence building at Eagle’s Trace, as it’s under construction.

It wasn’t that long ago that Earl and Yvonne watched their own residence building, Amarillo Terrace, go up. 

Tom and Katherine Aubin moved to Eagle’s Trace in late 2016, using resources available through Erickson Realty and Moving Services.

In the spring of 2016, Tom and Katherine Aubin attended a Lenten supper at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Houston, Tex.

The couple was seated with Jack and Fran Gleeson, who live at an Erickson Living community in West Houston, Eagle’s Trace

Jo Ann Power is a resident ambassador at Eagle’s Trace, welcoming guests and future residents to the West Houston Erickson Living community.

Jo Ann Power and her husband Sam moved to Eagle’s Trace in April 2012 from Sugarland, Tex.

“We wanted to move to a community with continuing care options, so that any future health care needs could be met right here on campus,” says Jo Ann.

Michael Friedel is the new associate executive director at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston, Tex

Michael Friedel’s career has taken him places he couldn’t have imagined as a young man growing up in Baltimore, Md.

Friedel was recently promoted to associate executive director at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston.

Registered professional nurses who live at Eagle’s Trace have  dinner together twice a year.

Florence Nightingale would find a host of kindred spirits at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston.

Twice a year, the nearly 40 registered professional nurses who live at Eagle’s Trace meet for dinner to swap stories and honor their chosen profession.

John Bowser is the  resident director at Eagle’s Trace.

John Bowser moved to Eagle’s Trace in November 2005 from Stafford, Tex., where he served as superintendent of the Stafford Municipal School District.