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.
The members had so much fun during our Meet & Treat Thursday!!!!! They were having a fun & friendly competition to see who could eat the donut off the string the fastest!
We celebrated the Heritage and Culture of the Philippines on Friday August 2, 2019. Children and adults from the Filipino Community Development Center of Ocean County entertained us with traditional Filipino songs and dances while explaining the significance of each performance. We enjoyed traditional Filipino Cuisine from Kapamilya Philippine Restaurant, Howell NJ. The menu consisted of Vegetable Pancit Bihon, Vegetable Fried Rice, Mini Chicken Egg Rolls, Adobo Pork, Teriyaki Chicken, and Chopsuey. We had so much fun learning, dancing, and eating the Filipino culture!!
The members got to create a chic coastal living beach theme terrarium. They used rocks, shells, sand, air plants, and so much more to create their beautiful terrariums. They also painted a wooden Adirondack chair and a terra cotta flower pot. They then filled their flower pots with rocks and added their air plant. Their creations were nothing short of beautiful!
ProgramsThe 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.
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.
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.
Classes offered at the Senior Center include:
- Craft classes
- Knitting and crochet
- Candy Making
- T’ai Chi
- Jewelry Making
- Free Men's Breakfast
- Hair Cuts & Styles
- English as a Second Language Classes
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.