Build new, lasting friendships
Spend time with loved ones
You Lead the Way
Joining the Laurel senior living community doesn’t limit your loved one’s options–it cracks them wide open. We’ve designed the Morningside House of Laurel to help senior residents maintain and expand their freedom.
Continue family traditions. Our private dining room allows your loved one to host family gatherings and remain involved in celebrating milestones or “just because” moments.
Get and stay involved with our resident council meetings. Residents love our monthly town hall-style gatherings where they can offer feedback and plan for the upcoming month.
Explore all that Laurel has to offer. Your loved one can hop on our community’s transportation for group trips around town or for their own personal appointments.
Make new, lasting relationships. We don’t have a revolving door of staff–they stay for years, building stability and genuine relationships with our residents.
Live life on their terms. Our customized care plans are built around your loved one’s preferences so they can maintain their routine and stay in control.
We’re here to help your loved one live life on their terms…with just the right amount of support they need to enjoy it.
With all that Laurel and Prince George’s County have to offer, you’ll want to move here, too!
Easy to Access
Located halfway between Baltimore and Washington, DC just off I-95, coming to visit is simple.
Find the Fun
Enjoy a day out together exploring Laurel’s abundance of shops, restaurants, local theater, and multitude of historic sites.
Join the Party
From the Main Street Fair to a day at the races, enjoy our connection to the community.
(and nights, too!)
A boring, lonely day at Morningside House of Laurel Senior Living Community? Never! Watch your loved one’s social calendar fill up with our community partnerships and in-house activities.
Typical activities include:
- Visiting local parks and restaurants
- Crafts and baking
- Zumba and other fitness programs
- Family events like the Fall Festival and Christmas bazaar
- Happy hours
- Themed parties
- Trips to the racetrack and casino
- Live music
- Birthday celebrations
- Group volunteering projects
- Worship services
Does your loved one have a special interest or ideas for activities? They’re invited to our Resident Council and Food for Thought meetings to make their voice heard!
Meet our Executive Director
Johnetta Smith hails from the vibrant locales of Louisiana and New Jersey before embarking on a journey that led her to Maryland. With an extensive career spanning over three decades in the senior living industry, Johnetta’s expertise shines through. Her professional journey includes serving as a Quality Assurance Director for a prominent senior living corporation. She traversed the expanse from the East Coast to the West Coast, conducting meticulous Quality Assurance audits to ensure strict adherence to state guidelines and regulations within assisted living communities.
Having occupied roles as a Senior Executive and earning consistent recognition as a LTIP recipient, Johnetta’s excellence is evident. Johnetta boasts a spectrum of certifications including Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer’s Dementia Care Trainer, and Nurse. Her credentials also encompass a Certified Assisted Living Manager designation from New Jersey.
Johnetta’s professional engagement extends beyond the confines of work; it is her ardor and purpose. At Morningside House of Laurel, she leads a dedicated team in providing exceptional care and service to residents. A cornerstone of her role lies in forging connections with families during their challenging decision-making process, ensuring the highest standards of care and customer service.
Outside her professional pursuits, Johnetta finds solace in returning to the Jersey shore, where cherished moments with family unfold. Family vacations and quality bonding time hold a special place in her heart.