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What are Flavonoid-Rich Foods and How Can They Improve Your Memory?

Posted on: May 4th, 2022 by hhmin

Did you know there’s something you do multiple times each and every day that could help improve your health, wellness and memory? Research shows that eating flavonoid-rich foods could help protect your brain and even help with other areas of your overall health. If you’re asking yourself, “What foods contain flavonoids?” and “What foods are high in flavonoids?” This blog post can help. It will define flavonoids, discuss their benefits and show you what foods contain flavonoids.

What are Flavonoids?

Flavonoids is a term for a group of potent natural antioxidants found in many fruits and vegetables. There are six types of flavonoids: Anthocyanins, flavan-3-ols, flavonols, flavanones, flavones and isoflavones. Flavonols are the type of flavonoids most common in our diets.

Research by Harvard Medical School, has shown some flavonoids appear to have protective effects on the brain:

  • Flavones are associated with a 38% lower risk for self-reported cognitive decline
  • Flavanones have a 36% lower risk for self-reported cognitive decline
  • Anthocyanins have a 24% lower risk for self-reported cognitive decline

Benefits of Eating Food High in Flavonoids

One of the important contributors to cognitive decline is damage to the brain’s blood supply. People’s brain functions begin to decline in our 20s and 30s, but we usually don’t notice it until we reach our 70s. But the anti-inflammatory properties of flavonoids could help protect our brain’s blood supply, which in turn makes the downward slope less steep.

Foods high in flavonoids can help:

  • Manage high blood pressure
  • Lower your risk of heart attack or stroke and decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Decrease your risk of getting certain cancers
  • Fight inflammation
  • Keep blood vessels healthy
  • Increase the production of chemicals that repair brain cells, strengthen their connections, promote new brain cell growth and enlarge the size of your hippocampus

In fact, after adjusting for age, total food intake, major nondietary factors and specific dietary factors, a higher intake of total flavonoids has been associated with lower odds of Subjective Cognitive Decline.

How Much Flavonoid-Rich Foods Should You Eat Per Day?

The amount of flavonoids in the foods you eat can vary greatly; many fruits and vegetables contain several types of flavonoids, along with many other phytochemicals (chemical compounds produced by plants). So instead of trying to track a certain amount of flavonoids, you should just aim to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Recent evidence suggests that the most effective combination is two servings of fruits plus three servings of vegetables per day.

According to the Harvard Medical School study, the top 20 flavonoid-rich foods most associated with beneficial cognitive effects, listed from strongest to weakest, are:

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Strawberries
  • Cauliflower
  • Raw spinach
  • Yams/sweet potatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Yellow/orange winter squash
  • Cooked spinach
  • Cooked carrots
  • Peaches/apricots/plums
  • Cantaloupe
  • Tomato juice
  • Applesauce
  • Green/red/yellow peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Tomato sauce
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Grapefruit

What About Flavonoid Supplements?

Flavonoids are made up of around 6,000 compounds so it’s difficult to know if the positive properties of flavonoid-rich diets can be replaced by purified flavonoids supplements. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), plant sources of flavonoids contain a complex mixture of secondary plant metabolites, not just flavonoids alone. This complex mixture of secondary plant metabolites can’t be simply exchanged by single purified compounds as dietary supplements. The NIH report also cautions that if flavonoids supplements are taken, potential toxicity issues, as well as potential nutrient/drug interactions, need to be taken into account. If you’re considering a flavonoid supplement, consult with your health care provider first.

We Offer the Essential Ingredients for a Happier, Healthier Life

At Holly Hall, one important aspect of both physical and social health is enjoying a good meal with friends and neighbors. That’s why our dining experience offers lots of delicious menu options prepared by our culinary team to help meet your health and wellness goals. To learn more or to come see our senior living community for yourself, contact us here.

Top Chair Exercises for Seniors

Posted on: March 15th, 2022 by hhmin

a senior male does chair exercises while wearing a face maskIf you’re not as mobile as you once were or have issues with balance… or you’re recovering from an injury or surgery, you can still get an excellent modified workout while sitting in a chair. Not surprising, exercising while seated, as opposed to certain types of standing exercises, is easier on aging joints, and therefore can reduce stiffness without adding pain.

That said, working out from a chair offers some nice fitness challenges. We’re not talking about a little arm waving here and you’re done. To prove our point, we’ve compiled a set of challenging chair workouts each focused on a particular area of your body. If you rotate the workouts throughout the week, you’ll ensure the maximum benefits of cardio fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility from head to toe. And we guarantee your bottom will never leave your chair!

What Equipment Will You Need?

Sturdy Chair – The right chair makes all the difference here, so choose well. Kitchen chairs and sturdy folding chairs generally fit the bill nicely. Look for a chair that is very stable (no squeaks, no swaying – and no wheels please!). A cushioned seat is a good idea, but avoid one you’ll sink into.

Clothing – As for clothing and footwear, choose stretchy nonbinding attire, and comfortable athletic shoes. You can also do a chair workout in cotton socks if you like.

Weights/Bands – Lightweight dumbbells and ankle weights add an extra challenge, but filled water bottles are a great substitute in many cases. Some chair exercises incorporate resistance bands, which you can pick up anywhere fitness equipment is sold.

Hydration – Don’t forget to keep a water bottle nearby and drink often

How Are Chair Exercises Beneficial?

We know that prolonged sitting isn’t good for your body, but when you use a chair as a piece of fitness equipment, medical experts promise good things will happen.

Regular chair exercising will:

  • Improve your flexibility and range of motion
  • Improve your balance and reduce your fall risk
  • Decrease your joint pain and stiffness
  • Strengthen your core muscles to improve posture and balance
  • Elevate your mood and improve concentration
  • Help lower your level of stress and improve your mod

Start with Safety Measures & Warm-Ups

Like every good exercise routine, it’s important to warm up your muscles and activate your joints. Focus first on sitting up straight:  slouching, shoulders back, head erect, stomach pulled in slightly. 

4 Important Safety Tips:

  1. Check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise routine.
  2. Don’t forget to breathe – listen to your instructor for cues.
  3. Be sure to pause and sip water often to stay hydrated throughout your workout.
  4. Only do movements you’re comfortable with and never force anything that causes pain or discomfort. It’s OK to modify, e.g., to not raise limbs as high or do as many repetitions. You’ll improve and get stronger if you regularly work out.

6 Easy Warm-Ups:

Shoulder rolls  

Place hands on shoulders with elbows pointing out to the side. Rotate shoulders front 10x,  then to back 10x

Torso Stretch

Let your arm drop to each side 5x to stretch your torso.

Torso Twist

Position arms in genie position and twist torso left and right, 5x each side.

Neck stretches

With hands on your knees and your back straight, slowly look left, then to center, then right, then back to center 5x. For the second exercise, slowly raise head up slightly to look toward the ceiling, then slowly lower head toward chest slightly. Repeat the sequence 10x.

Ankle Rotations

Lift your legs out straight in front and off the floor. If you need support, hold on to your chair seat. Rotate ankles outward 5x and then inward 5x.

Marching

Sit up straight with feet flat on the floor. If you need support, hold on to your chair seat. Lift one knee and foot off the floor and alternate for a  total of 10x.

Watch these warm-ups in action and see more great warm-ups here.

Head-to-Toe Exercises to Try

The internet is filled with chair exercise videos demonstrating several ways to work out your whole body while seated. What follows is a sampling of some to try on your own at home. Many community centers offer chair fitness for seniors, and if you’re fortunate to live in a retirement community like Holly Hall in Houston, several chair exercise classes are always on the activities schedule. You can learn and perfect your chair exercise routine in a group class (which is a fun way to get fit) and continue doing them on your own whenever you like.

To try a few head-to-toe chair exercises on your own right now, see the list below. Simply click on the part of the body you want to work on, and the link will open to a short video led by Senior Fitness with Meredith. Each one is specially  designed for seniors who want to work out in a seated position. You’ll be amazed at how challenging these exercises can be

Arm/Upper Body Workout

Working out your upper body and arms is about much more than fighting “the sag.” These exercises will strengthen your upper body to help you resist pulled muscles and other injuries, while improving your posture and overall energy. Using a resistance band, you’ll work on shoulders, biceps, and triceps, as well as finishing movements to strengthen your core.

Leg/Hip Workout

Once you get up and out of your bed or chair, almost everything you do depends on good lower body strength. Mobility is the key to staying fit as you age. This seated workout will help you gain strength and stability in your legs, hips, hamstrings, and calves. This will help keep you confident about walking, taking the stairs, dancing, and more. 

Abdominal/Core Workout

A strong core is incredibly important to your well-being! We use our stomach and back muscles to do just about everything, from getting in and out of a car to climbing stairs to picking up grandkids, groceries, and more. A strong core is necessary for stability, strength, and endurance.  If you don’t use it, you lose it, and that may mean missing out on being able to pick up your grandchild, go dancing, or enjoy a walk in the park.

Aerobic/Cardio Workout

Your doctor will be a big supporter of this one, because you can get your heart rate up in this seated cardio workout specially  designed for older adults. You’ll walk and march your way to a healthier heart, stronger lungs, and the energy to do whatever you enjoy, whether it’s playing golf or playing with the grandkids. This full-body workout is great on its own for beginners, and also makes an excellent warm-up for more advanced exercisers.

Strength Workout

Work your way through a simple series of full-body exercises that help improve your overall strength. It’s just what you need to help fend off injuries, falls, and joint pain. Be sure to have your lightweight dumbbells (filled water bottles also work) on hand to increase the resistance. The workout includes simple exercises like knee raises, upper arm curls and raises, inner/outer thigh work, and more!

Your Mind, Body, and Spirit Will Thrive at Holly Hall.

Continuing to lead a vibrant, healthy lifestyle is a priority at Holly Hall. Our community is a beautiful place to enjoy independent living, whether you choose our cottages or apartments. And because we’re a Continuing Care Retirement Community, our residents have the security of knowing higher levels of care will be available to them on campus throughout the years – with no entrance fee ever required. 

To learn more about the Holly Hall way of life and all we have to offer, complete our contact form, and we’ll be in touch to set up a tour. We look forward to meeting you soon.

How to Improve Springtime Allergies

Posted on: April 8th, 2021 by hhmin

Sneezy? Dopey? Sleepy? Grumpy?

With apologies to Snow White’s pint-sized friends, these words describe why this time of year so many of us wrestle with how to prevent seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergy, sometimes called hay fever or seasonal rhinitis, affects more than 9.8 million adults ages 65+. Spring allergy symptoms run the gamut from sneezing, stuffiness and a runny nose to itchy eyes and general fatigue. Seasonal allergy, sometimes called hay fever or seasonal rhinitis, is commonly caused by the weather swings in spring and fall. Blooming plants and falling leaves release pollen into the air, which settles on our clothes and skin and is inhaled into the nose and lungs. The pollen in our body can trigger an immune response in the form of an allergic reaction.

How to Avoid Allergies in the Spring

Seasonal allergies are particularly bothersome for seniors. As we age, our nasal membranes become less elastic and tend to dry out. This predisposes us to chronic allergic rhinitis and nasal stuffiness. It’s why   the percentage of elderly people with nasal symptoms is usually more than the general population. And it’s a concern for seniors whose health is already compromised by a respiratory condition such as asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Read on for tips and tricks on how to prevent seasonal allergies from getting the better of you.

Reduce Your Exposure

It’s a wonderful time of year to be outside enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. Reducing your exposure to allergens outdoors is a big factor in how to prevent spring allergies.

  • Wear a mask or nasal filter, available at pharmacies.
  • Stay indoors on dry and windy days. The best time to go outside is after it rains, which clears pollen from the air.
  • Wait until midday to go outside, as pollen levels are highest in the morning.
  • Don’t mow the lawn, pull weeds, or tackle other gardening tasks that stir up pollen.
  • Change out of your clothes as soon as you come inside, and take a shower to wash off the pollen clinging to your hair and skin.
  • Wash your clothes in a separate load to avoid spreading pollen to other garments.

Take Extra Precautions

If you want to learn how to prevent seasonal allergies, these tips will help you plan for and avoid any allergen triggers in your surroundings.

  • Check the National Allergy Bureau website to see updated pollen forecasts for your area. If high pollen counts are forecasted, start taking allergy medications before symptoms start.
  • Download an app to keep track of pollen levels in your area. My Pollen Forecast is a popular iPhone app.
  • Check local TV or radio stations for updates on pollen forecasts.
  • Keep doors and windows closed, even at night, when pollen is high.
  • Keep your car windows closed when you’re driving, and set the air conditioning to recirculate.
  • Don’t air blankets, towels, comforters, or other items outdoors, as pollen will settle on the surfaces.
  • Shower before bed so you remove potential allergens from your hair and skin and aren’t breathing them in while you sleep.

Keep Indoor Air Clean

It’s impossible to control outside air quality, but there are things you can do to keep the air inside your home and car free of allergens.

  • Remove your shoes and leave them outside your home so you don’t track allergens onto the flooring.
  • Turn the air conditioning on to filter the air in your house or car.
  • Replace the filters in your home and car more often during allergy season.
  • An indoor air purifier with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter will help remove pollen and other allergens in your home.
  • Vacuum your home and car more frequently during allergy season. A vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter is a good choice for allergy sufferers.

Try a Variety of Remedies

  • Start taking allergy medications before the season starts, and be consistent in their use.
  • Ask your physician to recommend a prescription or nonprescription, over-the-counter medication. See whether a combination of oral or nasal medication has any effect.
  • Irrigating your nasal passages is a nonmedicated treatment that can relieve nasal congestion. neti pots or other devices for nasal cleansing are available at pharmacies.
  • Traditional therapies such as acupuncture have been shown to have some effect on allergy symptoms.

For most seniors, avoiding allergens and taking over-the-counter medications are enough to control seasonal allergies. If you’re not finding relief, it may be worth talking with a specialist and getting tested to see exactly which allergens trigger your symptoms. Testing can help you decide what steps to take and which treatments will work best for you.

No Need to Be Bashful!

Let your well-being take center stage. Our wellness programming nurtures every dimension of your wellness: physical, social, emotional, mental, spiritual, and more. Enjoy a foundation of healthy meals prepared from scratch, energizing activities planned on and off campus, and a program of Fit and Friendly fitness classes that keeps you at your vital best. Spring, summer, winter, fall — there’s no time like the present to reach out and learn more about Holly Hall, a community where you can be Happy year-round.

How to Boost Your Immune System

Posted on: December 8th, 2020 by hhmin

Did you know your immune system works around the clock to keep your body healthy and functioning properly? There are countless illnesses and disorders that can impact your health, but a complex collection of cells and organs play a key role in keeping you healthy.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to avoid getting sick during cold and flu season. That’s why it’s important to understand how your immune system works and maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep your immune health up.

How Does the Immune System Work?

Your immune system functions to keep your body free from germs, bacteria and viruses. Large networks of organs, white blood cells, chemicals and proteins work together to protect you from disease-causing parasites.

When your immune system is strong and working as it should, it protects you from getting sick. However, when your immune system is weak or not functioning properly, harmful bacteria are able to make their way into the body and cause infections. While getting sick from time to time is a natural part of life, there are behaviors and lifestyle changes you can make to keep your immune system strong.

4 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Here are a few ways you can update your normal routine to boost your immune system and keep yourself healthy this winter season:

  1. Eat a Healthy Diet. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is imperative to your overall health. Foods that are rich in vitamin A such as carrots, sweet potato, spinach and broccoli are considered immune system boosters. You should also include a decent amount of vitamin C in your diet by eating citrus fruits, red bell pepper and kiwi. Be sure to also include high levels of zinc, vitamin E and protein in your diet, as these are necessary to maintain your immune health.
  2. Exercise Regularly. Another great way to boost your immune system is to incorporate exercise into your normal weekly routine. When you exercise regularly, you’re helping to increase your blood flow, reduce stress and inflammation, and strengthen antibodies in your body. At Holly Hall, we offer our wellness programs that provide you with a variety of safe and engaging workouts designed to improve your health and fitness.
  3. Follow a Normal Sleep Schedule. Studies have shown you’re more likely to get sick from being exposed to a virus like the common cold if you don’t get enough sleep each night. This is because your immune system releases proteins called cytokines when you sleep. These proteins help combat infections and inflammation. If you’re not sleeping well, your body may not be able to produce the number of cytokines it needs to efficiently fight off infections.
  4. Take Steps to Avoid Infection. A simple way you can keep your immune system in good working condition is by practicing proper hygiene. Your hygiene actually serves as a first line of defense against germs. Washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth when you cough, not sharing dishes and avoiding direct contact with napkins used by others are all actions that can help your body avoid germs that could potentially cause you to become ill.

Experience a Safe Living Environment at Holly Hall

At Holly Hall, nothing is more important to us than the health and wellbeing of all our residents and team members. That’s why we strive to provide a safe, healthy environment for all to live in and are following the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s guidelines to ensure Holly Hall remains a safe place to live.

Contact us today to learn more about our senior living options and everything we’re doing to keep residents healthy!

Why is Wellness Important for Seniors?

Posted on: November 12th, 2020 by hhmin

“It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.”―Steve Maraboli

Wellness is about so much more than simply exercising occasionally and seeing a doctor for annual check-ups. While physical health is important to reduce your risk of various diseases and illnesses, your mental health, emotional wellness and several other components of wellness are equally important. For instance, your emotional wellness alone can play a significant role in your overall quality of life and impact your relationships, mental health and ability to handle stress.

To live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle for as long as possible, it’s necessary to understand and incorporate the 8 dimensions of wellness.

The 8 Dimensions of Wellness

What are the 8 dimensions of wellness? Each dimension is broken out in detail to provide more insight into how you can incorporate them into your regular routine.

1. Physical.

The physical dimension of wellness is all about caring for your physical body and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Simple ways to practice physical wellness are to consume nutritious meals, exercise regularly and take daily vitamins. Our retirement community promotes an active lifestyle which results in a higher quality of life for our residents.

2. Intellectual.

This dimension explores your ability to continue to grow and remain curious about the world around you. It’s important to indulge in lifelong learning and continue to fuel your brain with new, interesting skills. To maintain your intellectual wellness, you can enroll yourself in an online course or watch tutorial videos on YouTube to learn more about a subject you’re passionate about.

3. Emotional.

A high-level of emotional wellness helps you understand your personal feelings and values and respect those of others around you. You should ultimately be able to adopt a positive outlook on life and feel optimistic about what the future holds. A simple way to boost your emotional wellness is to start your day with either meditation or yoga. Both are designed to help you get in touch with your inner thoughts and feelings.

4. Social.

Maintaining a socially active lifestyle is very important to your overall level of wellbeing. When you are not actively participating in social activities with others, you can experience increased social isolation. Isolation and loneliness can put you at greater risk for sickness and disability. A great way to continue to be social while social distancing is to participate in some of Holly Hall’s upcoming virtual events and our monthly Tuesday Talk events. Our Tuesday Talk events are free and virtual, you simply have to RSVP online beforehand to attend.

5. Spiritual.

For spiritual wellness, focus on activities that help you find purpose, value and meaning in your life. Whether you practice a specific religion or have a distinct set of beliefs, it’s healthy to fuel your spiritual side. You can attend church regularly or partake in meditation each morning to connect with your inner self. Incorporating these types of activities into your regular routine is key to feeling an overall sense of balance.

6. Occupational.

While you may be retired and no longer working, you should still make an effort to participate in work that brings you personal satisfaction and fulfillment. For example, you could find an organization you’re passionate about to volunteer for or you can host a virtual painting class on campus for your fellow residents. Allow yourself to explore your passions and find activities you enjoy.

7. Financial.

Maintaining your finances are skills you should practice all throughout your life and are especially important as you reach retirement age. Whether you organize your finances on your own or hire someone else to help you, be sure to make a clear plan to help you stay on track financially as you progress through your retirement.

8. Environmental.

It’s imperative to take note of the community you live in and the environment that surrounds you. After all, we only get one planet Earth. Making educated decisions to recycle and live more sustainably are necessary for preserving the environment and helping you live in a healthy world.

Live a Well-Balanced Lifestyle at Holly Hall

At Holly Hall, we put residents’ health and wellbeing at the very top of our priority list. Our wellness programming is crafted to include nutrition, wellness, fitness and psychological elements to ensure every resident is able to live a well-balanced lifestyle that incorporates all 8 dimensions of wellness.

Residents at Holly Hall enjoy an active lifestyle. Each resident can expect a personalized approach to wellness that is designed to help each resident achieve their fitness goals and enhance their overall lifestyle.

Contact us today to learn more about the wellness programming options available at Holly Hall.

Wellness Programming at Holly Hall

Posted on: October 12th, 2020 by hhmin

Why is Wellness Important for Seniors?

Wellness is an important component of every stage of life but becomes even more important to maintain as we age. One part of living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle is exercising regularly. This is because exercise has proven health benefits and can even help reduce your risk of different illnesses and injuries.
But another part of wellness is your mental and emotional health. Wellness programs, like the one offered at Holly Hall, can help ensure you’re tending to all the dimensions of wellness during your golden years.

What is a Wellness Program for Seniors?

The National Institute of Wellness defines wellness as “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” Therefore, a wellness program for seniors is designed to help you do just that – make choices that help you live a more balanced, successful lifestyle.

Wellness programs designed for seniors are meant to offer older adults a variety of health benefits, as well as, educational resources to help guide behaviors, habits and lifestyle changes that can enhance their quality of life.

Wellness Programming at Holly Hall

Liliana Burnett, Director of Wellness at Holly Hall, understands the importance of wellness programming for seniors and has used her background in nutrition, wellness, fitness and psychology to create Holly Hall’s current wellness programming options.

“When I first joined Holly Hall last year, the residents were listening to an old YMCA tape from a previous instructor and following along to maintain their fitness,” Liliana said. “I knew they needed to have something else in place, so I began to create wellness programming based on the National Institute of Wellness’s Model of Wellness.”

“I knew they needed a robust wellness program in place, so I began to create wellness programs and activities based on the Six Dimensions of Wellness developed by the National Institute of Wellness. The goal is to ensure that every resident is able to maintain a pleasant state of wellness and provide opportunities that support them.”

Holly Hall’s wellness programming address these Six Dimensions of Wellness – physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and occupational. To kick things off, Liliana started with physical wellness, assessing the functional fitness of the residents with a simple series of test items to determine their appropriate fitness levels.

“The assessment was comprised of six tests measuring lower body strength, upper body strength, endurance, agility, lower body flexibility and upper body flexibility,” Liliana explained. “It’s six simple exercises that allowed me to identify their weak areas and limitations so that I could tailor the programs to specifically meet their needs.”

Once Liliana had a better understanding of what residents needed and their own personal physical fitness goals, she was able to create a new wellness program for all residents.

The Physical Components of Wellness Programming

The new wellness programming at Holly Hall is comprised of different ways for residents to improve their physical, mental and emotional wellness. There are a variety of different classes available through Holly Hall’s wellness programming:

Balance and Core Classes – These classes are designed to help residents improve their balance and core.

HIIT Classes – This is a quick, high intensity interval training class focusing primarily on cardio. The high intensity is at the residents’ intensity, to ensure they are safely able to participate.

Resistance Bands Classes – This class incorporates different levels of resistance or exercise bands to help strengthen their biceps, triceps, shoulders and back. Residents are encouraged to continue to use the bands and progress onto the next level.

Upper / Lower Body RX Classes – These classes focus on strengthening the upper and lower body by using your body weight in addition to equipment, such as Pilates rings, circular bands, dumbbells and foot gliders to strengthen their muscles.

Chair Dancing Classes – These classes involve doing exercise routines in chairs while listening to familiar oldies music.

Activities and Events to Address the Other Dimensions of Wellness

In addition to these physical classes, there are also different components of Holly Hall’s wellness program that focus on all the other dimensions of wellness for seniors:

National Geographic, Art, and Historical Documentaries – Residents can continue to learn and stimulate their minds through all different types of documentaries played on campus.

iPhone and Zoom Classes – These classes are designed to help residents become more familiar with different technologies in order to better stay connected to loved ones. These have been especially useful during this year’s pandemic, as our residents can easily interact with loved ones from afar.

Resident-Led Classes – Residents can even take more of a leadership role in Holly Hall’s wellness programming, helping to keep everyone stimulated. Our residents have hosted events like painting, woodshop and succulent potting classes to help keep everyone entertained and engaged.

Tea Parties and Sip & Symphonies –Residents will enjoy each other’s company and sip on some tea or wine while listening to various performers, such as a pianist or cellist play classics, like Mozart.

Bus Tours – Residents can hop on a bus tour and travel to various locations and attractions in Houston. Previous tours such as the Botanical Gardens, Memorial Park, Discovery Green and Rice University included historical facts which the residents enjoyed.

Enjoy an All-Inclusive Wellness Program at Holly Hall

Wellness is a lifelong journey and at Holly Hall you’ll never have to worry about achieving it – because we’ve got you covered! From our variety of fitness classes, hands-on activities, cognitive and mental activities to our Broadway musical showings, we truly have something to help everyone strengthen their mind, body, and spirit.

Contact us today at 713-799-9031 to learn more about our wellness programming and senior living options.