Morris Hall is dedicated to providing quality health care in a loving, spiritual and caring environment, to help every resident experience life to the fullest. In addition, we provide a support system for families and friends involved in the care of the resident.
Conveniently located in historic Lawrenceville, New Jersey, just off I-95, our 40-acre healthcare campus includes FOUR distinct service areas:
• St. Mary’s Assisted Living and Grace Garden Memory Care Community
• Morris Hall Meadows at Lawrenceville – Skilled Nursing Houses
• St. Joseph’s Skilled Nursing Center
• St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center
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.
Licensed by the State of New Jersey Department of Health for Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing, Morris Hall combines the very best of an established community with the most contemporary accommodations. St. Joseph’s Skilled Nursing Center is approved by Medicaid and Medicare.
Morris Hall is dedicated to providing quality health care in a loving, spiritual and caring environment.
In the late 1890’s, Bishop James A. McFaul, the second Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, recognized the need for a home for the aged and indigent. He sought assistance from Colonel Daniel Morris of Atlantic City, who left a substantial bequest to the diocese in 1898. Morris stipulated that the funds be used towards the construction of St. Michael’s Children’s Home and Morris Hall Home for the Aged. Bishop McFaul also donated personal funds toward the construction of the home and is buried beneath the large Celtic cross facing the main entrance.
The land acquired for the home had been a farm, which the Diocese continued to operate. The Sisters of St. Francis operated Morris Hall for many years and the residents worked on the surrounding farm. The farm produced much of the food for use at the home and elsewhere in the Diocese. The Sisters of St. Francis ran the facility until 1981.
The cornerstone to Morris Hall was laid on October 2, 1904 by Bishop McFaul, and the first residents were admitted on August 7, 1905. On August 13, 1905, Bishop McFaul celebrated the first Mass in the new building. Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel was completed in 1910 and served as the parish church for Lawrence Township until 1938. The original stained glass windows from this chapel are now in the chapel near the main lobby of Morris Hall. Morris Hall celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2014.
About the Region
Founded in 1697, Lawrenceville is one of the oldest municipalities in New Jersey. The town and surrounding areas offer a great variety of activities and destinations that are favorites of Morris Hall residents and their families.
Just a short walk from here is the Lawrenceville Main Street historic district, offering dining choices from elegant to pizza, gluten-free baked goods to ice cream. During the summer, free weekly concerts are offered in Weeden Park, and an annual Spring Jubilee attracts visitors from far and wide. Across the street, the world-renowned Lawrenceville School ranks among the nation’s finest prep schools.
Shopping is plentiful in Lawrenceville which is home to the Quaker Bridge Mall, with premium shopping at more than 90 stores, as well as the Mercer Mall’s 52 stores and restaurants. A short distance away, the Market Fair Mall adds 40 stores to your choices, and includes an AMC multiplex theater.
Out in nature, the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail provides over 20 miles of biking, hiking, walking and jogging. Or, you can stroll the towpath of the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park.
Lawrenceville is home to Rider University, and minutes away from Princeton University and The College of New Jersey. The Princeton University Art Museum is open to the public, and the town and campus offer a plethora of charming sights, shops and restaurants.
Lawrenceville is graced by 15 active farms that grow organic produce and livestock. The town is also home to the headquarters of the Educational Testing Service and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Our convenient location situates us just minutes from the scenic Delaware River and Bucks County, PA.
Some area resources:
Lawrenceville Main Street – www.lawrencevillemainstreet.com
The Lawrence Hopewell Trail – www.lhtrail.org
The Lawrence Historical Society – www.thelhs.org
Lawrence Township – www.lawrencetownship.com
Princeton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau – www.visitprinceton.org