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December 21, 2011

Mary E. O'Dowd, M.P.H.

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DHSS Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd Visits Morris Hall Nursing Home to Help Spread Holiday Cheer


(Trenton)  On Thursday, December 22, Department of Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd will visit Morris Hall in Lawrenceville, to join residents in creating holiday cards for their family and friends.  The Commissioner’s visit is part of Governor Chris Christie’s “Season of Service” initiative in which administration officials engage in volunteerism and service efforts in communities across New Jersey.


The event will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 2:30 pm.  Morris Hall is located at:

One Bishops’ Drive
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

(609) 896-0006


Prior “Season of Service” activities conducted by Commissioner O’Dowd included:

  • Elijah’s Promise soup kitchen lunch with Commissioner Velez in New Brunswick
  • Volunteering at the Community Food Bank in Hillside
  • Visiting the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence to urge NJ residents to become organ donors


About Morris Hall:

Morris Hall is a non-profit organization of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton that provides care in a residential and skilled care setting without discrimination by race, religion, sex, physical or cognitive disability. Morris Hall is dedicated to providing a loving, spiritual and caring environment, as well as quality health care, to help each resident experience life to the fullest; and additionally, to provide a support system to family and friends involved in the care of the resident.


Morris Hall has two wings: St. Mary’s Assisted & Residential Living, offering private apartments with nursing assistance, and St. Joseph’s Skilled Nursing Center, providing long-term, 24-hour skilled nursing. Affiliated with Morris Hall, and sharing its 40-acre campus are St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, a well-respected, not-for-profit physical rehabilitation hospital, and Villa Vianney, a home for retired priests.

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