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 $15 per person. To make a reservation, please call Earnestine Bell at 713-799-9031 ext. 245.
Holly Hall’s annual season of the Book Review series will begin on September 26, 2017. Each series consists of four wonderful and entertaining reviews 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. Many attendees state that they plan to read the book following the review.
The Book Review Series is a longstanding tradition and 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 2017-2018 schedule and season ticket order form.
Sponsorships opportunities are available. Download our event sponsorship information about the benefits of becoming a Book Review sponsor.
Games People Play
The 2017 Games People Play event was a great success! We would like to thank all of our friends joined us at Holly Hall for a fun filled day of friendship and games. Guests played games such as Bridge, Mah Jongg, Scrabble and Rummikub. The event raised $5,800 through donations, ticket sales and silent auction. Thank you to all of our donors who made this possible. You can download the list of local businesses and individuals who generously supported this event through auction donations.
Proceeds from this event benefit Holly Hall’s Resident Wellness Activities by expanding the variety of wellness classes offered. Funds will be used to provide instructors to teach new wellness classes such as yoga, Thai Chi, dancing and more. In addition, a massage therapist will be brought in for residents who can benefit from massage. Getting involved in new wellness activities will allow residents to expand their social network, find new talents and adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.
We would love to have you join us next year! Stay tuned for details on the 2018 Games People Play event!
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, marked Holly Hall’s 65th annual Silver Tea. This year’s time-honored event was hosted by Lois and Brad Wright in their lovely River Oaks home. Guests enjoyed festive music by Bill Bartlett and delicious food prepared by Holly Hall’s very own chef. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters of the 2017 Silver Tea which raised over $100,000. Funds are used to cover the cost of care for those residents who are unable to do so themselves. We are grateful to our Board of Directors, Staff and Community Supporters who make this possible each year.
The 2018 Silver Tea will be held in the home of Kelty and Rogers Crain, a date has yet to be decided. Please check back soon for updated details. For more information on the Silver Tea, please call Susan Thraen, Assistant Director of Development, at 281-936-2850.