In the winter months the Howell Senior Citizens Center becomes a valuable resource for some of the older residents in town to get out of the house and have somewhere to go with activities to take part in. Over the next two months the center will have events ranging from a Chinese New Year celebration to lectures on a variety of topics.
The start of the Year of the Horse will be celebrated on January 31 starting at 10:30 a.m. For just $3 participants can enjoy a lunch of chinese food from Szechuan Star as well as fun and games during the day.
Also on the schedule is a wide range of exercise classes aimed at the older residents in the town. Chair yoga classes are offered every Wednesday afternoon and T’ai Chi Chih is taught on Tuesday afternoons. The classes are open to residents over the age of 60 who have registered with the center. The end of the month will also mark the start of a series of free men’s breakfasts for seniors. The group will meet at 10 a.m. and is open to all residents over the age of 60 who are registered.
The center will also host a series of lectures on topics geared toward seniors. On January 21 the topic will be Irritable Bowel Syndrome, followed by a discussion of medication interaction the following week. The first topic for February will be anxiety disorders on February 11 and Osteoporosis on February 18.
Lectures are given by healthcare and legal professionals and start at 11 a.m. The events include a continental breakfast which is offered prior to the start of the lecture.
For more information on these and other programs offered call 732-938-4500 ext. 2550.