50 & Beyond (Howell Senior Center)


Bennett Recreation Center

925 W. Grand River Ave. 
Howell, MI 48843


The Howell Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from
9:00am-5:00pm. The center is closed on all major holidays and is closed if Howell public schools are closed due to weather.

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


Check out our bi-monthly newsletter that showcases programs and activities specially tailored for those over 50 years of age.

To download a PDF version of our senior Newsletter, click here.


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


On occasion we have events or programs that require volunteers.  Oftentimes this is for many of our special events.  If you’re interested in volunteering with the Howell Senior Center, please call 517.545.0219.  We would love to have you!


What is The Howell Senior Center?

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

How Do I Join?

The first step is becoming a member!  Members have full access to everything the Howell Senior Center has to offer as well as lots of other membership benefits including special discounts on special events, access to free programs, and our bi-monthly Senior Newsletter delivered right to your door!  To become a member, call our front office at 517-546-0693.

What is the price of membership?

Annual membership dues are $25 for the residents of the City of Howell, Oceola, Genoa, Marion, and Howell Township and $35 for non-residents (prices are pro-rated throughout the year).  All seniors over the age of 90 can receive a FREE membership (verified through OLSHA).  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 residents of City of Howell, Oceola, Genoa, Marion, and Howell Township residents, and $1 for non-residents. 

Is Membership Required?

Membership is recommended but not required.  Membership is available from January 1st-December 31st each year and is pro-rated monthly. If you’re new to the Howell Senior Center and would like a tour of our facilities or a copy of our Senior Newsletter, please stop by anytime during office hours.

What are the benefits of Membership?

For a full listing of membership benefits, click here.

Knitting Fundraiser

Our Knitting Room ladies have graciously volunteered their time to make some great items to sell. All the proceeds from the sale of these items will go directly to help fund other programs at the Howell Senior Center.


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 our 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 Tim Church at tchurch@howellrecreation.org or call 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. 

The Howell Senior Center is funded in part by generous grants from Livingston County United Way.