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John E Howard Senior Activity Center

Notice: The Gymnasium will be closed Monday, March 30-Tuesday, April 7 for gym floor refinishing.  The entire Senior Activity Center will be closed on Wed., April 1 for hallway and classroom floor maintenance.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 9 am-3:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED  

4400 Shell Street 
Capitol Heights, MD 20743 
301-735-2400; TTY 301-446-3402 

Winter 2014-2015 Calendar

Since opening in January 2012, seniors are invited to participate in a variety of classes, special events, day trips, clubs and social activities at this new senior activity center. The center was renovated and updated to meet the needs of seniors and includes a new fitness room, a game room, a creative arts room, a classroom for a variety of learning opportunities, a social room and a gymnasium.  Stop by and check us out and join in the fun!

 The Senior Nutrition Program, operated by the Prince George’s County Department of Family Service's Aging Services Division, offers a nutritionally balanced lunch daily at this center. Additionally, they provide limited transportation to and from the center. For information and to make your reservations, please call the Aging Services Division at 301-265-8450.


The senior activity center is located in Capitol Heights, Maryland. From the Capital Beltway (I-495), go South toward Richmond, Virginia. Take the Pennsylvania Ave. exit going towards Washington DC. Go approximately 2-3 miles and take a right turn onto Alton St. Go one block and turn right onto Shell Street. As you enter the parking lot turn right toward the Community and Senior Activity Center parking lot. Parking and entrance to the center are on the right side of the building.

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