Changing Times, Unchanging Principles

Holly Hall Retirement Community is a unique, non-denominational Christian retirement community for persons 65 years of age or older. Governed by a 51-member board of directors, Holly Hall provides a range of care from independent living to assisted living to full nursing healthcare.

Holly Hall was founded in 1949 by the Houston Council of Church Women. The Council, along with the backing of 76 area churches, planned Holly Hall to “alleviate the disturbing lack of accommodations in Harris County for needy aged people.” Bishop Clinton Quin of the Episcopal Church was an early advocate for Holly Hall and officiated over the historic cornerstone placement for Holly Hall on May 13, 1951.

The mission of Holly Hall is to provide pleasant living accommodations on beautifully maintained grounds for men and women whose needs vary in their retirement years; where church-supported ministries of pastoral care and worship are an integral part of community life; where good food, activities and life-enrichment programs add life to years; and, where a state-licensed nursing section fulfills the healthcare needs of the residents in ways that add years to life. Holly Hall concentrates on the health and well-being of the whole person – spiritually, physically and mentally.

Holly Hall’s commitment to sustaining independence and providing a rich quality of life for Houstonians 65 and over has been its hallmark for over 60 years. Since opening in 1952, Holly Hall has been home to over 1,200 residents, several of whom lived at Holly Hall for over 30 years. Throughout its 60-year history, Holly Hall has stayed true to its mission of adding years to life and life to years.

Holly Hall is a 501 (c)(3) organization and is dependent on support from churches, foundations and individuals to continue its commitment to keep the founders’ vision alive.