Eagle’s Trace resident Bill Mellin volunteers his time each week to facilitate a men’s club at the community’s continuing care neighborhood.

Ever since President Nixon established National Volunteer Week in 1974, ensuing presidents have championed the benefits of civic engagement. 

President George H.W. Bush, in his 1991 State of the Union address, issued a call to service:

Donna Craig is a founding member of several clubs and activities at Eagle’s Trace, including the library, the Knowledge Seekers, and the Stargazers.

Donna Craig has never been one to settle for ordinary.

Before she moved to Eagle’s Trace in 2005, Donna served as president of the American Orchid Society. She also spent ten years as a trustee of the World Orchid Conference Trust.

Oleander Lounge, serving breakfast and lunch, is one of the newest amenities to open at Eagle’s Trace.

Wayne and Jean Wilcott were on the priority list at Eagle’s Trace for ten years before moving to the West Houston community in 2016.

Eagle’s Trace resident Marilyn Black organized two flash mobs performed by residents of the West Houston Erickson Living community.

If Marilyn Black had a business card, it would read “funmaker.”

Since moving to Eagle’s Trace with her husband Robert more than six years ago, Marilyn has been generating all sorts of fun at the West Houston Erickson Living community.

Eagle’s Trace resident Bill Deerhake maintains an active lifestyle, which includes volunteering three days a week with Habitat for Humanity.

Bill Deerhake may have retired at 50, but now at 73, he’s more active than ever.

The former drilling engineer is on a job site by 6:30 in the morning, three days a week.

Pegge and Dan Healy were on the priority list at Eagle’s Trace for ten years, giving them top choice of apartments when they were ready to move.

A move to Eagle’s Trace was in the back of Dan and Pegge Healy’s minds for more than a decade before the couple settled into their apartment in Amarillo Terrace, the newest residence building at the West Houston Erickson Living community.

Amarillo Terrace resident Dr. Laird Sloan holds the medals he earned as a sprinter representing his native Canada in the 1956 Olympic Games.

Dr. Laird Sloan and his wife Jane recently moved to Amarillo Terrace, the newest residence building at Eagle’s Trace

Laird competed in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia, representing his native Canada.

Ralph and Loni Smith published their book, Worry-Free Retirement Living: Choosing a Full-Service Retirement Community, in 2005.

Loni and Ralph Smith wrote the book on retirement living—literally.

Their comprehensive guide, Worry-Free Retirement Living: Choosing a Full-Service Retirement Community, was six years in the making as Loni and Ralph traversed the country visiting hundreds of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).