Senior Services

Mission Statement


The Mission of the Howell Senior Center is to offer Howell residents 60 years of age and over, and their caregivers, programs and services that promote safety, encourage healthy living, and enhance quality of life.

National Ice Cream Month


July is “National Ice Cream Month” and the Howell Senior Center has been celebrating appropriately. The members kicked off July with a fantastic show and delicious ice cream at The Music Man- Singing Ice Cream Shoppe in Lavallette. To celebrate July 4th, members listened and sang to patriotic music and snacked on ice cream sandwiches made by the staff. There was even a visit from the Whitecaps Ice Cream truck to help everyone cool off on a very hot Friday!

If you or a loved one is interested in becoming a member of the Howell Township Senior Center, please call (732) 938-4500, x2550 for additional information. You must be a Howell Resident and 60+ years of age to become a member.

Programs

The Howell Township Department of Senior Services offers a multitude of programs and services to senior citizens of Howell Township age 60 and greater. The majority of our programs are housed in our Senior Center building, a multi-purpose facility housed in the former municipal complex of the township. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Our building is handicapped accessible.



Nutrition

The Senior Services Department works in cooperation with Interfaith Neighbors, Inc. to offer a daily nutrition program to Howell’s seniors at the Senior Center. Lunch is served daily, usually at 12:00 noon.



Delivery


Home-bound seniors who are unable to attend the center and cannot prepare their own meals may be eligible for the home delivered meals that we provide. If you are interested in participating in our nutrition program or wish to volunteer to deliver meals to our homebound seniors, please call Danielle, our nutrition site manager, at (732) 938-4500, ext. 2556.

Activities


Classes offered at the Senior Center include:
  • Craft classes
  • Ceramics
  • Computers
  • Exercise
  • Knitting and crochet
  • Candy Making
  • T’ai Chi
  • Jewelry Making
  • Free Men's Breakfast
  • Hair Cuts & Styles
  • English as a Second Language Classes
  • Billiards
  • Darts

Health Focus


Throughout the year, the center hosts a variety of health screenings and lectures of interest to seniors. In addition to a blood pressure clinic which is held on the third Monday of every month, medical professionals in our community donate their time and expertise by holding free screenings. Recent screenings have included cholesterol, glucose, cataract, glaucoma, hearing, osteoporosis, podiatry, oral cancer, and chiropractic.

We also feature health care and other professionals who lecture on such topics as physical therapy, proper nutrition, hearing loss, dental care, legal and financial issues relevant to seniors, Medicare and supplemental insurance policies, medication management, and scams and their impact on senior citizens.

Other activities at the Senior Center include bingo, holiday parties, and safe driving programs. We periodically offer self-defense classes for senior citizens as well as watercolor classes.