Katy, TX News (October 14, 2015) – Honoring history and celebrating a bright future, Eagle’s Trace held a three-day celebration to commemorate its tenth anniversary.
The festivities at the Erickson Living retirement community began on October 8 during a ceremony that honored its “founding members,” 93 pioneer residents who moved or reserved in 2005 and the eight employees who began working at the campus the same year.
Special guests included Texas State Representative Jim Murphy, Brooke Bacuetes representing Congressman John Culberson and Heather Ramsey-Cook representing Congressman Ted Poe, all of whom presented proclamations. Governed by a Board of Directors, Eagle’s Trace board members Michelle Bohreer, John D. Bowser, Shelaghmichael Brown and Boone Powell attended.
Steve Aigner, Executive Director of Eagle’s Trace, served as the emcee. “By 2005, we had the land, building and people, but along the way, Eagle’s Trace became home,” stated Mr. Aigner during the kick-off event. “A home to new friendships, relationships and caring hearts. A home where we always gather to achieve more. And home to some really wonderful memories with many more to come.”
The day was completed with an elegant dinner prepared for all residents by the Dining Services team in the Garden Room Restaurant.
The celebration continued on October 9, as residents and employees partnered to create the “perfect 10,” a photo op held in the community’s front courtyard. In the evening, Eagle’s Trace hosted a cocktail reception for residents and priority list members.
With the weekend came the circus. The community held an outdoor, family-friendly event featuring music, games, food and even rides with “Patrick the Camel.” Eagle’s Trace employees Faye Drennan and Lisa Hadley served as co-chairs of the 10th Anniversary Committee.
Opened in 2005, the 70-acre campus is currently home to over 650 residents and 425 full and part-time employees. Eagle’s Trace features 463 independent living apartment homes in a variety of floor plans and 112 extended care residences providing assisted living, skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation and memory care health services.
Its residents have formed 90 groups, clubs and service organizations, and in 2014, contributed more than 36,000 hours of volunteer service on campus and throughout the greater community.
Growth is on the horizon with the future addition of Amarillo Terrace, a new independent living building under construction to meet the demand for the lifestyle the community offers. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2016 and currently reserving, the project features 108 new residences in a variety of floor plans.