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Howell Senior Center

Bennett Recreation Center

925 W. Grand River Ave.


Serving the social, recreational, health, and educational needs of those 50 & beyond

The Howell Senior Center provides a place to be active and stay fit, to socialize with friends, to find reference materials and people with knowledge about specific issues such as housing, insurance, estate planning, and taxes, and much more!

The Howell Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. The center is closed on all major holidays. Senior Center Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Members of the Senior Center enjoy monthly newsletters delivered to their door, reduced travel costs, free food and baked goods, free participation in many activities, and much more! Membership is not required, but is recommended and is available from July 1 to June 30 each year (prorated for new members joining throughout the year). Annual membership dues are $20 for City of Howell, Oceola, Genoa, and Marion Township residents and $30 for non-residents. All seniors over the age of 90 receive a FREE membership. Low income seniors can also request a FREE membership. For those not wishing to become members, there is a daily entry fee of $0.50 for City of Howell, Oceola, Genoa, and Marion residents and $1 for non-residents.

Click here for a full list of membership benefits.


Check out our monthly newsletter that showcases programs and activities specially tailored for those over 55 years of age. Pick up a copy at our office, download it here, or get it delivered to your door when joining the Howell Senior Center.


We are actively encouraging seniors to volunteer and help make the Howell Senior Center a great place to come. Please call the Senior Center at 517.545.0219, or email Carole Enger at if you are interested in volunteering.


Programs, Services and Activities

The Howell Senior Center offers a number of great programs. Daily programs can be found below. For special events and other great programs happening throughout the year click here.

  • Priority registration for AARP taxes
  • Discount on travel programs
  • Free Notary Services by appointment
  • Free Bread and Food Distribution
  • Books and Puzzles
  • Access to the Resource Center
  • Four Station Computer Lab (computers for the visually impaired available)
  • Coffee Station (every morning)
  • Monthly Hot Topics
  • Blood Pressure Screenings (1st Thursday of the month)
  • Annual Flu Shot Clinic
  • Crafts twice a month
  • Day & Extended Travel Opportunities
  • Monthly Casino Trips
  • Updated Lending Library

We offer many fun and exciting travel opporunities here at the center through our travel department. Please refer to the travel section for information on upcoming casino trips, plays, extended vacations, and local day trips.


If you need transportation to the Howell Senior Center, the L.E.T.S. transportation system can provide you with a ride from your home. Flyers explaining the transportation procedure are available at the Senior Center or by calling L.E.T.S. at 517.546.6600.


Keep in Touch
The best way to know what is happening and to stay active is to come to the Senior Center daily. If you would like to stay connected virtually, check out our monthly calendar by picking up one of our newsletters, or sign up for our weekly e-newsletter delivered right to your email!


Themed Bingo Days

Bingo is held every Monday at th Howell Senior Center from 12:00pm-1:30pm. We also hsot some incredibly entertaining themed bingo days around holidays!

St. Patrick's Day Bingo March 17
Easter Bunny Bingo April 14
Mother's Day Bingo May 5


Classic Film & Lunch Series

Come and enjoy your favorite film classics at the Senior Center! Price includes film, door prize, and a $2 discount coupon for Diamonds following the show. Tickets available 1/2 hour prior to showtime. Movies begin at 11:00am.

Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave.

Cost: $5 per movie

Hello Dolly! March 25
Change of Habit April 29
Wuthering Heights May 27


Luck O' The Irish Party

Even if you're not Irish, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate with us! Join us for snacks, drinks, music, and fun for all! We'll even be bringing back the wildly entertaining Doug and Jim from "Dirt Cheap" who will play a variety of songs guaranteed to keep your toes tapping! Tickets are only $10 and you can sign up at the front desk or by calling 517.546.0693 ext. 0.

Site: Howell Senior Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave.

Cost: $10

27100     1 day     TH     3/13    12:30pm     Click here to register


Easter Egg-Stravaganza!

Let's come together as friends and share come cookies and punch and dye some Easter eggs! There will be plenty of hard-boiled eggs to decorate along with some other fun activities. We will also have several different deviled egg recipes available to take hom so you have something to do with all those eggs when you're ready to eat them! This is a FREE event and you can sign up at the front desk or by calling 517.545.0219.

Site: Howell Senior Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave.

Cost: FREE

27101    1 day     TH     4/10     12:00pm     Click here to register


Mother/Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party

The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority is proud ot present a very special Tea Party. Bring your little princess and come dressed to impress wearing your finest hat as we sip on delicious teas and enjoy scrumptious tea-party fare. We will have a craft table, music, games, and prizes. This is a perfect way to spend some quality mother/daughter time together as well as create some lasting memories. The cost is $15 per coupld and $5 per additional person. You can sign up at the front desk or call 517.546.0693 ext. 0 for tickets. All proceeds benefit the Howell Senior Center.

Site: Howell Senior Center, 925 W. Grand River

Cost: $15 per couple

         $5 per additional ticket

27102     1 day     SAT    5/17      2:00pm     Click here to register


Step into Summer Picnic Pot Luck

The first day of summer is just around the corner, so let's step into it by having a picnic on the lawn! We'll provide the cold ham and rolls and you bring a dish to pass! This is a great way to get out into the fresh air and have some fun. There will even be lawn games and entertainment. This is a FREE event, so please call 517.545.0219 and sign up today!

Site: Howell Senior Center, 925 W. Grand River

Cost: FREE

27103     1 day      W     6/11     12:00pm      Click here to register


AARP Tax-Aide
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Please call to set-up an appointment at 517/545-0219. First priority sign-up is December 1 for members of the Howell Senior Center and January 2 for the general public. Finalized tax dates will be released and noted in the November newsletter and posted here.


Planned Giving
Did you know that over one half of Americans who pass away in a given year do so without an estate plan or will? Many of us make donations of time or funding to
organizations that we value. Making decisions about how our funds will be managed when we are gone can be very beneficial to the people and organizations we care about in our lives and community. We hope that you consider the Howell Senior Center as one of the valuable organizations. There are many ways that you can consider and implement planned giving including:

  • A specified dollar amount stated in a will or trust
  • Tangible personal property
  • Retirement or insurance plans
  • Memorial gifts

If you have named the Howell Senior Center in your will or estate plan, or if you are planning to, we hope you will share this information with us. Please contact Paul Rogers at or 517/546-0693 ext. 7702 if you have any questions about planned giving or would like to name the Howell Senior Center as a recipient of your generosity.

Supported in part by a grant from the Livingston County United Way.




Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority, 925 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843
phone: 517/546-0693, Fax: 517/546-6018
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