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.”

Bob Roenigk (center) is playing in his 37th season with the Harris County Senior Softball League.

Bob Roenigk played in the inaugural season of the Harris County Senior Softball League in 1981. This year, at 91, he’s in his 37th season with the league.

“The Harris County Senior Softball League is open to all players over the age of 50,” says Bob, a second baseman. “This year, we have about 320 players on 28 teams.”

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.

A view of a courtyard and residential buildings at Eagle's Trace.

When Jack Gleeson and his wife Fran were researching retirement communities, they amassed a manila file folder an inch thick full of marketing materials from communities around Houston.

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.