What’s Cooking at Holly Hall This Summer

Posted on: July 1st, 2022 by hhmin

Dining is an essential aspect of life for seniors in retirement communities. It provides a social opportunity to interact with others daily. This communal gathering can help reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, which are common among older adults. Having an incredible dining experience can also stimulate mental activity, keep residents active and provide an opportunity to enjoy the company of others while savoring delicious food. When residents feel connected to others and can enjoy tasty meals, they are more likely to be satisfied with their overall experience in the retirement community.

At Holly Hall Retirement Community, we pride ourselves on providing an elevated dining experience that nourishes our residents and allows them to enjoy their meals, whether it’s together with their community or from the comfort of their homes. Our facility spans a beautiful 20 acres and boasts three formal dining rooms. We also offer take-out meals plus a private dining room for family meals and special occasions.

Savor the Flavors of Summer

When it comes to summertime on the Upper Gulf Coast, there is nothing quite like cold, refreshing, crisp meals and treats to cool down during those high temperatures. At Holly Hall Retirement Community, our chef-inspired summer menu items allow residents to enjoy a lighter fare during those hotter months while enjoying various seasonal favorites. These meals bring out summer’s bright and vibrant colors that get the senses going! Here are some of the menu options residents are savoring this summer.


  • Eggs benedict
  • Bagels topped with smoked salmon, lemon butter, and a caper sauce
  • Spinach and goat cheese frittatas

Watermelon Salad

This salad has an arugula base and is topped with watermelon, feta cheese, cold-boiled shrimp, and fresh dill. The watermelon and dill sure bring a burst of flavor that is refreshing and light.

Strawberry Sensation Salad

A mix of lush greens is combined with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, yogurt chips, and honey-roasted almonds. It’s topped with a raspberry walnut vinaigrette, and there is an option to add goat cheese or other natural aged cheeses. 

Seasonal Main Courses

  • Jumbo lump crab cakes
  • Hawaiian fried rice
  • Korean BBQ short ribs
  • Pulled pork and slaw sandwiches
  • Blackened salmon topped with mango salsa 

Dining Options to Meet Any Needs

Holly Hall is a close-knit community that offers independent living, assisted living, and short-term rehab. Our residents are always given the best possible culinary experience at every level of care. If you’re a foodie considering our living accommodations, you can rest assured that every meal is made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and cooked to order. 

Our variety of dining options is designed to meet the needs of all our residents. We have formal dining, take-out, and a la carte options so residents can choose what’s best for them. In addition, our nutritionists are available to provide counseling and guidance on making healthy choices that fit each resident’s individual needs and preferences. Whether you are looking for a gourmet meal or comfort food, Holly Hall has something for everyone.

Visit Our Community

Tour our beautiful grounds and meet our kind and caring staff; you’ll see what makes us so special. Our community is designed to provide seniors with the care and assistance they need to live happy, healthy lives. But we don’t just stop there; we also offer a wide range of amenities and activities to keep our residents engaged and active. Whether it’s enjoying a delicious meal in our dining rooms or participating in one of our many social events, there’s always something to do at Holly Hall. Contact us or call us today at (713) 799-9031 to schedule a tour. We can’t wait to show you everything that Holly Hall offers.