Brookdale Village Senior Center
Far Rockaway, New York
Program: Community Room and Auxiliary Spaces
Area: 20,000 sf
Status: Design 2017
Brookdale Village Senior Center is one of JASA’s 22 Senior Centers located throughout New York City. It provides a place for seniors to engage in group activities, to learn about healthy living or to simply enjoy a hot meal. JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging) also emphasizes cultural activities and computer literacy / training. Phase I of this project focuses on the redesign of the lobby, hallways and auxiliary classroom spaces to create a more welcoming and bright environment for the seniors and their guests. Phase II will involve the redesign of the large community room central to the facility. Through user meetings and surveying, the existing building and users needs have been evaluated and incorporated into schematic design. The goal will be to create an upgraded lobby with clear circulation leading to an activity spine of offices, art room and library with access to the ocean side views.