Everyone knows that, in Texas, bigger is better. That’s especially true when it comes to Texas homes.
Despite predictions from industry professionals that home sizes would shrink, the average size of new single home construction in 2011 grew to 2,481 square feet, a 3.7% increase over the previous year.
At the top of most buyers’ wish lists?...Read More »
Delores Jansa’s life story has the makings of a Hollywood movie.
In November 1963, Delores, then Delores Stacks, worked as a staff assistant for Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. She accompanied Johnson to Dallas and was in the motorcade when President Kennedy was assassinated.
“You never think anything like that will happen during your lifetime, much less...Read More »
When Ron and Pam Piche built their retirement home in Katy, Pam told Ron, “This is it. I’m not moving again.”
Now, 12 years later, the couple is settling into their new apartment home at Eagle’s Trace, an Erickson Living community in West Houston.
“We visited Eagle’s Trace half a dozen times, but each time Pam wasn’t...Read More »
When staff orientation begins at the new continuing care neighborhood at Eagle’s Trace next month, the nursing staff will have the opportunity to participate in simulations with real Eagle’s Trace residents.
More than two dozen retired nurses who live in the independent living residences at the Erickson Living community in West Houston have volunteered their time...Read More »
Thinking about making a move to Eagle’s Trace? Don’t wait.
With only a handful of apartment homes available at the Erickson Living community in West Houston, time is running out to reserve the apartment home of your choice.
“I’ve been booked with back-to-back appointments,” says Sales Counselor and Personal Moving Consultant Blaga Bayer, who provides complimentary selling...Read More »
Born in Munich, Germany, in 1930, Helmuth Frasch grew up in a time and place where his “only interest was to survive.”
“Post World War II Germany was in ruins,” says Helmuth, who apprenticed as an electrician after high school. “I learned that the New South Wales Railway was looking for skilled tradesmen. The railway paid...Read More »
As a Navy wife, Sandee Sterling’s professional career as a nurse has spanned cities across the country.
“I’ve experienced multiple areas of health care, but I always tend to gravitate back to geriatrics,” says Sterling.
For the past four years, Sterling has worked in the field of continuing care. She helped open assisted living at The Solana,...Read More »
Houston’s weather is anything but moderate.
From scorching summer days to gale force winds and tropical storms, life on the gulf coast can be a challenge, meteorologically speaking.
Just ask Manuel and Sandra Lewis.
The couple was among the hundreds of thousands of gulf coast residents without power in the wake of Hurricane Ike in September 2008. As...Read More »
Where does your food come from?
That’s the question Jim Rondinelli hoped to answer at the first annual Eagle’s Trace food show.
“This event has been in the works for quite a while,” says Rondinelli, director of dining services at the West Houston Erickson Living community. “We wanted to give residents a chance to meet our suppliers,...Read More »
Construction of the new continuing care neighborhood at Eagle’s Trace is progressing. Whiting-Turner, general contractor, is working on interior finishes and exterior landscaping.
“As we anticipate taking delivery of our new continuing care neighborhood, we look forward to the next phase of getting our staff into place,” says Executive Director Ben Cornthwaite. “This new neighborhood will...Read More »