Henry and Louise Gabb evaluated financial considerations, lifestyle, and long-term value before choosing the apartment home where they're seen here, at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston.

When it comes to financial decisions, Henry Gabb and his wife Louise have kept an eye to the future.

“When our four children were growing up, funding their education was top priority,” says Henry, an independent wholesale broker for retail properties. “Once they graduated, Louise and I began to calculate what we’d need for retirement.”

Hanan Hassan (left) and Donna Schlitt at the scholarship awards ceremony at Eagle’s Trace.

Ten students are headed to college this fall with tuition assistance thanks to generosity of those who live at Eagle’s Trace.

This year, residents of the West Houston community donated $96,400 to the student scholarship fund, which benefits graduating high school seniors who work in dining services at Eagle’s Trace.

(From left) Jenn Anderson, sales associate at Wind Crest; Pam Burgeson, sales director at Eagle’s Trace; and Sheila Willing, sales counselor at Greenspring, welcomed guests to the baseball-themed home expo at Eagle’s Trace.

Batter up! The staff and residents at Eagle’s Trace are eager to show off their community.

“There’s so much to see,” says Executive Director Stephen Aigner. “We wanted to open our doors and give guests the opportunity to come in, get more information about the services we offer, and tour apartment homes.”

Edie Hedman knew what she wanted for her future. She just had to get past the obstacles.

“I was wishy-washy for months because I listened to other people’s opinions,” says Edie. “Finally, I started listening to my heart.”

(From left) Associate Executive Director Michael Friedel, Margaret Kocian, Executive Director Stephen Aigner, and Resident Services Coordinator Kristen Kennedy.

For the past seven years, Margaret Kocian has faithfully managed the Treasure Chest’s furniture store at Eagle’s Trace.

The Treasure Chest, a resale shop run by resident volunteers, has two locations within the West Houston community, one for furniture and the other for gifts and household goods.

Members of the Resident Communication Team work together to produce the weekly newsletter, Grey Matters, at Eagle’s Trace. (From left) Marilyn Black, Barbara Robins, and Lois Tatum.

Stop by the lobby in the Audubon Clubhouse at Eagle’s Trace on a Friday morning, and you’ll likely see community members with grey papers in their hands.

The Greenies committee at Eagle’s Trace organized a community-wide Earth Day Expo. (From left) Carol Loggins, Becky Ogle, Jack Cinque, and Sandy Wills.

When the Greenies committee formed at Eagle’s Trace in August 2018, the group started with specific projects to promote eco-friendly practices at the West Houston community.

Kristen Kennedy was named the 2018 Leader of the Year at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston.

Kristen Kennedy, resident services coordinator at Eagle’s Trace, was chosen as the West Houston community’s Leader of the Year for 2018.

David McBrayer’s newly built harpsichord occupies a place of honor in his Brighton-style apartment home at Eagle’s Trace.

When David McBrayer moved to Eagle’s Trace in February 2018, he thoughtfully arranged the furniture in his one-bedroom Brighton-style apartment home.

“Everything I brought with me has meaning,” says David, a retired transportation planner whose apartment showcases his affinity for English antiques.