Eagle's Trace
Sales Counselor Jodie Schroeder, left, and Personal Moving Consultant Haven Benoit are finding innovative solutions to help future residents move to Eagle’s Trace.

Business as usual has been anything but usual since the threat of COVID-19 shut down vast swaths of the economy. Real estate, typically bustling in the Houston region, slowed down almost overnight as people observed safer-at-home mandates and physical distancing.

Wind Crest
Since their move in 2014, Ken and Karen Pinkham have taken advantage of all Wind Crest has to offer. Even though some of those offerings have been updated to reflect safety protocols, the spirit and camaraderie are still alive.

A common thread of holistic well-being runs throughout the myriad programs and activities found at Wind Crest, the Erickson Living-managed community in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Blueprint for a healthier life

Windsor Run
Members of the dining services team gather at a safe distance while wearing masks to demonstrate their commitment. 

One of the many unexpected results of the recent COVID-19 crisis has been a renewed look at priorities and a reevaluation of what is most important in all of our lives. For most, this is a time to reflect on the importance of our health while strengthening personal bonds.

Highland Springs
Dr. Mary Norman, medical director at Highland Springs, is a member of the community’s executive team implementing new policies and procedures to keep residents healthy and safe from the threat of the COVID-19 virus.

Dr. Mary Norman, a 10-time recipient of the D Magazine “Top Doc” award, leads the medical team at Highland Springs in North Dallas. Norman’s decision to accept the position at Highland Springs team in 2007, was influenced by their comprehensive team approach to senior health care. 

Eagle's Trace
Carol and Philip Peter are seen here, smiling for a photo, in the hallway of a building at Eagle's Trace

For Philip and Carol Peter, the past three years have been marked with change. In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey flooded the couple’s Meyerland home, forcing them to temporarily relocate to an apartment near the Houston Medical Center.

Windsor Run
Wilda Tyler used Erickson Realty and Moving Services and the help of Personal Moving Consultant Amanda Bates-Indenbaum when she moved to Windsor Run last year.

As the number of Baby Boomers selling their houses and moving to continuing care retirement communities grows, so does the use of senior move managers and other moving specialists. According to the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), the number of companies helping seniors move has grown from 22 in 2002 to over 850 today.

Wind Crest

When researching retirement living options, one aspect should be at or near the top of your priority list: financial stability. 

Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek community member Karen Cox (right) enjoys chatting on air with KSHB meteorologist Lindsey Anderson who covers the morning weather for a local television station. Karen hosted Anderson on Tallgrass Creek’s in-house talk show.

About once a month, Tallgrass Creek resident Karen Cox joins one of her neighbors in the community’s Prairie View Theater where they “mic up” on the set of talk show 1851 Studio Chats.  

Tallgrass Creek
In February, Tallgrass Creek Sales Director Blake Marshall (left) greeted Paul Curtis who reserved a residence at Fountain View, Tallgrass Creek’s new residence building scheduled for completion later this year.

As Fountain View, Tallgrass Creek’s modern new residence building, continues to rise, future residents and prospects are eager to learn more about the Overland Park, Kans. community.

“Tallgrass Creek offers so much in terms of lifestyle, affordability, and amenities,” says sales counselor Elaine Bahr. “We have a wonderful story to share.”