Artist Lillian Arnold, who teaches a weekly watercolor class at Eagle’s Trace, stands next to a painting of poinsettias.

Lillian Arnold has been teaching a watercolor class at Eagle’s Trace ever since she moved to the West Houston Erickson Living community in May 2009.

Eagle’s Trace residents (from left) Jack Cinque, Ray Doba, Dennis Gregg, Garland Walker, and Noel Thomas dressed as The Temptations to perform “My Girl” at the community’s Mix, Mingle, and Motown event.

On a recent Tuesday morning, as rain fell in sheets across Houston and snarled traffic congested most of the city’s main arteries, those living at Eagle’s Trace were living it up at the community’s Mix, Mingle, and Motown event.

Sandy and Tom Wills relax in their new apartment home at Eagle’s Trace. The couple set up a “command center” for Sandy at the breakfast bar, a cozy spot for her to work on her laptop.

Tom and Sandy Wills’ move to Eagle’s Trace was two years in the making.

They joined the priority list at the West Houston Erickson Living community in January 2015 by putting down a fully refundable $1,000 deposit to reserve their place in line for the apartment home of their choice.

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.