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Why Senior Living is a Great Choice for Veterans

Posted on: October 27th, 2016 by hhmin

As October is winding down and as we gear up for the coming holiday season, we tend to forget a very important day: Veteran’s Day. On November 11, the many men and women who have served our nation are honored for their sacrifice and bravery in the armed forces. At Holly Hall, we honor our veterans with a Veteran’s Day breakfast! We want our residents to feel a part of our community in every way possible, and that includes recognizing their previous service. For those who have not yet joined our community, here are a few reasons why Holly Hall is great for retired veterans.

A Sense of Community Within Retirement Communitiessenior community houston

We emphasize community because it contributes so much to the happiness of our residents. Members of our community who served in the military appreciate the sense of camaraderie and friendship that is deeply ingrained in every branch of service. As adults get older, they often find themselves lonely or without many people around with whom to connect. Social interaction is vital to the mental health of everyone. We host many events throughout each month that focus on bringing people together for a good time.

Independent Living for Veterans

Being able to survive independently is part of military training. Independence is something no one likes to give up, especially when they can be entirely self-sufficient. Veterans who are still independent but don’t want the responsibility of caring for a house will enjoy independent living in Houston. We offer cottages and apartments perfect for the person who simply wants to relax through retirement. At Holly Hall, you can be entirely independent without sacrificing the community atmosphere our residents love.

Senior Living that Keeps You Active

A physical fitness regimen is often an important part of retired veterans’ lives. Having been in shape during their service for so long, it can be a huge change of lifestyle when staying in shape is no longer part of their daily routine. Staying physically fit keeps your body healthy and allows it to heal quicker if it’s injured. From Tai-Chi to low impact aerobics, we offer our residents several kinds of fitness classes to attend.

On Site Rehabilitation Services

For veterans who might have been injured during their service, often times those injuries rear their ugly heads when they get older. Many times, surgery is needed to fix the injury and the rehabilitation period can be long and difficult. Going through rehabilitation shouldn’t mean worrying about getting to a physical therapist, which is why, at Holly Hall, we offer rehabilitation services in house! Our veterans should focus on getting better and learning to work with their previous injuries. It’s also worth nothing that we’re conveniently located 10 minutes from the VA hospital and transport our residences there and back for treatments frequently. 

Contact Holly Hall Assisted Living for More Information

For the veterans whom have served our country, we offer our sincerest thanks. Our senior living community is the perfect place for our veterans to come and enjoy their retirement. If you or your loved one is interested in joining our community, then get in touch with us!

Fall Activities That Bring Retirement Communities Together

Posted on: October 12th, 2016 by hhmin

After a long, hot summer, everyone looks forward to the cooler temperatures that fall brings every year. Although Texas may not enjoy these temperatures until much later on in the season, we certainly embrace the fun fall-themed activities that come around every season here at Holly Hall Retirement Community in Houston. Our adult senior independent living community loves to get together for events and to celebrate each season. We think retirement should be fun and exciting, and we want our residents to feel the same way. Here are a few fun fall activities that residents always enjoy.

Oktoberfest For Independent Living Residents

Since Texas has many German influences intermixed with it’s western identity, many Texans enjoy celebrating the sights, sounds, and tastes of Oktoberfest. Our seniors sample many different German beers in traditional “beer tents” and get their fill of delicious German food like bratwurst or schnitzel. Many also sport laederhosen for fun! Holly Hall hosts an Oktoberfest event for our senior living residents that always brings a crowd. Social drinking events are an easy way to get people together for some laid back, relaxing fun.

Cooking Demonstrations

Events like these are fun to do throughout the year, but our favorite time to do them is during the fall. Making traditional fall dishes like apple pie, sweet potato casserole, and even pressing apple cider will always be a big hit for residents. Our October cooking demo is focused on creating pumpkin creme brûlée. This dish, although normally served at fancier restaurants, is the perfect thing to make that will have any senior living community in awe. Better yet, Holly Hall has it on their dining menu every month!

Holly Hall Senior Living Indoor Football Tailgate

Here in Houston, Texas, football is king! Your residents will love getting together to watch a good football game with all of the classic tailgating food. Gather everyone together and enjoy loading up your plates with things like chili, chips and dip, and a veggie tray. If you have residents that love to cook, consider doing a chili cook off. Nothing gets people excited like a little friendly competition! Holly Hall is conveniently located across the street from NRG Stadium, where the Texans play. When the Texans make the playoffs, we host many football themed events that our community looks forward to!


Your seniors in independent living aren’t going to want to go door-to-door in costumes, but they probably miss having trick-or-treaters coming to their homes. Have staff bring their children for an evening of trick-or-treating in the retirement community. Residents will love passing out candy to the kids and seeing their cute costumes. Your staff will also enjoy being able to incorporate their families into their daily work life. It’s a win for everyone!

Contact Holly Hall’s Senior Facility

We strive to be an important part of the retirement community in Houston. Our fall activities are geared toward bringing our residents together and making sure they feel like they’re vital members of Holly Hall. If you or your loved one might be interested in joining our thriving community, then get in touch with us! We’d love to show you around.