Staff from Eagle’s Trace attend an awards dinner for companies on Houston Chronicle’s 2017 list of top workplaces.

Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston, was named to the 2017 Houston Chronicle’s list of top workplaces.

Galveston Crossing, the newest residence building at Eagle’s Trace, is scheduled to open in late summer 2018. The West Houston Erickson Living community has resources to help future residents sell their homes and prepare for a move.

After an unnerving eight months aboard a meteorological roller coaster, which started with Hurricane Harvey in August, rounded a snowy curve in December, and ushered in freezing temperatures in January, the first hints of spring are finally popping up in Houston.

And with them come “For Sale” signs that mark the beginning of the spring selling season.

Ethel and Alan Groudan moved to Houston from New Jersey in June 2017. Their shared love of art is evident in their San Jacinto-style apartment at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston.

After many years in their New Jersey home, Alan and Ethel Groudan wanted to spend their retirement years near family.

“We have a son in Colorado and a son in Texas,” says Ethel, a retired psychotherapist. “We looked at retirement communities in both states.”

Sharon Francis moved to Eagle’s Trace after her house in Bear Creek Village flooded during Hurricane Harvey.

The evening before Hurricane Harvey flooded her home in Houston’s Bear Creek Village neighborhood, Sharon Francis made four gallons of spaghetti sauce for a church that was taking in flood victims.

“My home had never flooded before,” says Sharon, who had lived at the same address for 25 years. “I never imagined it would take on water.”

Rodney and Cora Nell Blumberg found a safe place Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston.

Rodney Blumberg stepped on to his porch following Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented rainfall and saw the water receding.

“We thought we were safe,” says Rodney. “The water made it up to our porch and then started to go down.”

Inside, his wife Cora Nell checked the weather forecast.

Eagle’s Trace residents (from left) Catherine Pollard, Gail Holter, Donna Schlitt, and Betty Whiteside, celebrated the community’s twelfth anniversary with a champagne toast.

It’s been 12 years since Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston, opened its doors. Residents and staff celebrated the anniversary with a champagne toast and cake.

Eagle’s Trace resident Patricia Moore (left) and Fitness Coordinator Shirley Woods participate in a health and wellness expo at the West Houston Erickson Living community.

People who live at Eagle’s Trace don’t have to go far to meet their fitness goals.

The West Houston community has two on-site fitness centers, an aquatics center with indoor swimming pool, full-time fitness staff, and 22 group exercise classes offered each week.

John and Dorothy Grissett at home in their Williamsburg-style apartment at Eagle’s Trace. The couple enjoyed a seamless move to the West Houston community using Erickson Realty and Moving Services.

The first time John and Dorothy Grissett visited Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston, they were beginning their search for a retirement community.

Nicole Williams’ townhome flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Williams, left, pictured with Eagle’s Trace resident Jane Weaver, works as a home support aide and is among the community’s 220-plus employees impacted by the storm.

The floodwaters were steadily rising in Nicole Williams’ townhome when she called the Texas National Guard for help.

“The water was up to my waist,” says Williams, a home support aide who works at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston. “I knew we needed to evacuate.”