Carol Loggins relaxes in her apartment at Eagle’s Trace.

Carol Loggins may be past the traditional retirement age, but she’s not ready to give up the benefits that come from working.

“There’s the financial incentive, of course,” says Carol, an occupational health nurse. “But there’s so much more. Working keeps me mentally sharp, engaged, and gives structure to my week.”

Jimmy and Peggy Fredericksen pose with their daughter Pam Burgeson

When Jim and Peggy Fredericksen moved into their new apartment home at Eagle’s Trace last month, they closed the door on eight months of upheaval wrought by Hurricane Harvey.

“We had quite a stint as nomads,” says Jim. “Right now we’re excited to be in our new place at Eagle’s Trace.”

Norman Bailey (left) recently attended a presentation at Eagle’s Trace by Personal Moving Consultant Haven Benoit.

When Norman Bailey retired eight years ago, he thought he’d take six or seven months to declutter his house.

That didn’t happen,” says Norman, a retired optometrist. “If anything, I have more stuff now than when I retired.”

Now, Norman’s contemplating his next step, a possible move to a retirement community. Like many in his situation, the thought of downsizing is daunting.

Visitors to Eagle’s Trace recently had the opportunity to ask residents questions about downsizing, moving, and the lifestyle they enjoy at the West Houston community. The resident panel included (from left) Noel Thomas, Marilyn Black, and Bob Aldridge.

When it comes to learning more about the lifestyle at Eagle’s Trace, there’s no better resource than the people who live at the West Houston Erickson Living community.

That’s why the sales team recently hosted a luncheon for interested guests to learn more about Eagle’s Trace from the residents themselves.

Icons from the MyErickson app

People who live at Eagle’s Trace now have one more way to stay connected.

The Erickson Living community in West Houston launched a new app, MyErickson, in January 2018.

Available for download on Google Play and iTunes, residents can access the free app on tablets, laptops, or personal computers.

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.”