Sunday Brunch

On the First Sunday of every month, Holly Hall proudly hosts a Sunday Brunch for the community and guests. The buffet-style brunch has many options for everyone to savor: boiled shrimp, salmon, a fresh meat carving station, salads, a fruit display, assorted breads, a wide array of desserts including sugar- and gluten-free options and much more.  Additionally, a harpist plays beautiful background music to enhance the dining experience.

Served in the Fondren Dining Room, there are two brunch seatings at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm, and the cost is $25 per person. To make a reservation, please call Earnestine Bell at 713-799-9031 ext. 245.

Sunday Brunch - Bread and Salmon  Sunday Brunch - Shrimp  Sunday Brunch - Dessert

Book Review

Thank you to our 2018-19 Sponsors, for making this season possible!

Pamela and Hayne Blakely
Blue Willow Book Shop
Nancy and John Craig

Holly Hall’s 2018-2019 season of the Book Review series will begin on September 25, 2018. Each series consists of four exciting and entertaining reviews held in September, October, January and March. Each review is presented by a professional book reviewer and covers a best-selling work of history, biography, or fiction. Guests enjoy an hour of entertainment without the pressure of reading the book beforehand.

The Book Review Series is a longstanding fundraiser for Holly Hall Retirement Community. The very first book review was held in 1949 as one of many fundraisers held in the Houston area to fund the initial building of Holly Hall. Today, proceeds from the Holly Hall Book Review Series are used to defray the cost of living for those residents who can no longer afford the full amount of their care. Thanks to the generous support from the community, Holly Hall is able to supplement the cost of care for residents who can no longer afford to do so. We hope you will join us for this year’s Holly Hall Book Review Series and be a part of this tradition.

Tickets start at $12. All reviews are held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and begin at 10:30 am. Tickets are always available for purchase at the door. Download the 2018-2019 schedule and season ticket order form. Or make a donation now online!

Special notice!!

This season Blue Willow Book Shop will have a pop-up sale at each book review event! The book to be reviewed along with recommendations from our speakers will be available for purchase. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Holly Hall’s annual fund to further cover the supplementary assistance for those residents in need.


Fall Bazaar

Holly Hall’s annual bazaar and white elephant sale will be held in the Fall this year! Please join us at Holly Hall on Friday, September 28th from 9 am- 4 pm at Saturday, September 29th from 9 am- 2 pm. Guests are welcome to stay for lunch in the tea room from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm each day.

Residents and board members work together to plan the bazaar which benefits Holly Hall’s Resident Life Enrichment Activities. Residents meet weekly to create crafts and diligently work throughout the year to recruit church members, friends, and the greater community to donate items to sell.

Items for sale include furniture, household décor, kitchen wares, accessories, books, electronics, seasonal plants and more! You can also find unique crafts, handmade by residents. The country store will be stocked full of homemade baked goods, jams and pickles delights. We hope to see you there!

For information on donations or attending the annual bazaar, please call 713-799-9031.


Games People Play

Save the date! The 2018 Games People Play event will be held on Monday, October 15thfrom 10 am – 1 pm. Tickets are $20 each which includes a light lunch prepared by Holly Hall’s very own chef. We hope you will join us at Holly Hall for a fun filled day of friendship and games. Guests can play games such as Bridge, Mah Jongg, Scrabble and Rummikub. Proceeds from this event benefit Holly Hall’s Resident Wellness Activities such as Thai Chi, Yoga, and Zumba classes.

To reserve your seat please contact Susan Thraen, Director of Development at 281-936-2850 or Donate Now to purchase your seats or donate on line.


Silver Tea

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, marked Holly Hall’s 65th annual Silver Tea. This year’s time-honored event will be hosted by the delightful Kelty and Rogers Crain in their beautiful and recently renovated River Oaks home at 3606 Chevy Chase Drive, 77019.

The Holly Hall Silver Tea is a Houston tradition, kicking off the Holiday season with a traditional tea and open house in River Oaks. Guests gather together to view a lovely home, honor a very worthy individual and above all, raise funds for a cause close to everyone’s heart. Funds are used to cover the cost of care for those residents who are unable to do so themselves. Each year through the support of the Houston community we are able to give peace of mind to our residents that they will be cared for regardless of their financial circumstances. We are so thankful to our Board of Directors and Community Supporters who make this possible each year.

We hope to celebrate with you this year as we honor Dr. Carmel Dyer. Dr. Dyer is a hardworking and dedicated doctor in the Texas Medical Center with a focus on geriatric care. Not only is she dedicated to the care of her patients, but she is a visionary and advocate for the elderly community. In 1995 Dr. Dyer established the Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Institute, the first Medical School – State Adult Protective Services alliance in the country. She has served on multiple national advisory panels including the CDC and the National Institute of Justice. Her scholarly work has been in the area of elder mistreatment and interprofessional geriatric teams. During Hurricane Katrina, she led a team which developed the Seniors Without Family Triage (SWiFT) system which is an approach to elder care in disasters, and is currently used in locales across the US today. She was a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and has twice provided testimony to the U.S. Senate on behalf of vulnerable elders. Dr. Dyer holds the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Gerontology and the Nancy P. and Vincent F. Guinee, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Gerontology and is the founder and executive director of the UT Health Consortium on Aging. Please join us in thanking Dr. Dyer for her incredible service to our loved ones.

For more information on the Silver Tea, please call Susan Thraen, Assistant Director of Development, at 281-936-2850. Donations can be made online now!