Eagle’s Trace resident Garland Walker enjoys a March ski trip to Copper Mountain in Colorado. He brought the Tribune along for the ride!

As the sales counselor at Eagle’s Trace, Jodie Schroeder meets with dozens of prospective residents each month.

Jean Prince used moving resources available through Erickson Realty and Moving Services to help sell her house and move to Eagle’s Trace.

In the span of a year, Jean Prince lost her husband, sold her house of 37 years, and moved to Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston.

“It was a whirlwind,” says Jean. “So much changed in a year.”

Haven Benoit, personal moving consultant at Eagle’s Trace, helps future residents plan their move to the West Houston Erickson Living community.

Haven Benoit, personal moving consultant at Eagle’s Trace, just might be the busiest person at the West Houston Erickson Living community.

The Eagle’s Trace Line Dancers Club performed at West Oaks Mall in May 2016. Marilyn Black (front row, kneeling, far right) organized the event. Betty Frankhouser (front row, seated, 3rd from right) has been line dancing since she moved to Eagle’s Trace.

If Houston’s weather was a roller coaster, 2016 would be a wild ride.

The city received 42 inches of rain from January through June, well above the 25-inch average for the first half of the year.

An artist’s rendering of Amarillo Terrace, the newest residence building at Eagle’s Trace, scheduled to open in October 2016.

Across Houston, a surge of seniors is beginning to swell in anticipation of an upcoming move to Eagle’s Trace. The first wave of residents is scheduled to move into the West Houston community’s newest residence building, Amarillo Terrace, when it opens next month.

(From left) Jim Lax, Marilyn Black, Betty Whiteside, Bill Mellin, Congressman Ted Poe, (R-Tex., second district), Jo Pyle, Jerry Lax, Jack Cinque, Ernest Buschhaus, Ray Winburn, and John Bowser.

Congressman Ted Poe (R-Tex., second district) recently addressed residents of Eagle’s Trace at the invitation of the community’s Government Affairs Committee. Poe spoke about the constitution and separation of powers.

Eagle’s Trace was named one of the best companies to work for in Texas for 2016.

Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston, was named one of the best companies to work for in Texas for 2016.

Chefs Jesica Aguirre (left) and Joshua Raia compete in the chef showdown at Eagle’s Trace.

Two chefs at Eagle’s Trace put their culinary skills to the test at the West Houston community’s version of Chopped, based on the popular Food Network reality show.

Richard Schwarz (right) teaches a sketching class to Eagle’s Trace community members, including (from left) Mercer Helms, Pam Daniels, Lillian Arnold, Lois Roddy, and (back row) Dora Martinez.

At first glance, an art class taught by a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Vietnam may seem like an anomaly.