Betty Young (left) and Lady relax in the new dog park at Eagle’s Trace with Ingrid Bezman and Blitz.

Houston’s dog days of summer are upon us, and the pampered pooches who live at Eagle’s Trace have a new place to roam.

Jessica Ceballos, facilities manager at Eagle’s Trace, displays custom interior options to help community members personalize their apartment homes.

As the first residents move into Galveston Crossing, the newest residence building to open at Eagle’s Trace, they’re finding ways to make their apartments feel like home.

Bill and Ann Steiner know the feeling.

(From left) Bob Aldridge, Bob Burr, Betty Humphries, Natural Resource Specialist Richard Long, Park Ranger David Mackintosh, Rebecca Walker, Jerry Rollo, Ray Winburn, Rod Sovereign, John Bowser.

When Jerry Rollo extended an invitation to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to give a construction update for the Addicks and Barkers dams, he had no way of knowing how timely the message would be.

Ralph Smith is chairman of the Treasure Chest, a resale shop at Eagle’s Trace.

When it comes to continuing care retirement communities, Ralph and Loni Smith know more than most people.

The Eagle Vista Boys (from left) Associate Executive Director Michael Friedel, Director of General Services Michael McKissack, Financial Analyst Andrew Ferraiuolo, and Executive Director Stephen Aigner perform at ET’s Got Talent.

The best shows end with everyone on the dance floor, and the recent talent show at Eagle’s Trace was no exception.

Residents of the West Houston community lined up an hour before showtime to get front-row seats for ET’s Got Talent, a variety show organized by the resident life and entertainment committees.

An outside view of Eagle's Trace

When you’re considering a move to continuing care retirement community (CCRC), you’re doing more than choosing your next home. You’re investing in your future.

With so much at stake, it’s important to understand your options so you can decide which one makes the most sense for you.

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.