Independence Older Adult Center

Program Director 

Maria Rodriguez

Supporting Staff

Tamara Jones  

Site Address

114 Taylor Street Brooklyn, NY 11249

Site Phone


Center Activity Calendar

Center Photos 

Through The Years

Happy Birthday Elsie Mayer and Sylvia Rosen!

Ms. Elsie, in the checked jacket, turned a respectable 108 this year. Ms. Sylvia broke into triple digits at 100!

Happy birthday to you both and we look forward to seeing you for a long time!


Puerto Rican Pride BBQ

DOT Grandparents Safety Day

Visual Arts

Visual Arts Workshops/classes from the SU CASA program through the Brooklyn Arts Council.  

Sandal Making Class

Valentine's Day Party

Willie Saves the Day!

Willie Perkins, employee of Independence Neighborhood Center, receives an award for his heroic action during Ms. Elsie's 107 birthday celebration on December 21, 2018. An aid worker was enjoying her lunch when she started to show signs of choking, that's when Willie jumped into action and used his knowledge of First Aid Response and performed the Heimlich on her and saved her life! Hip hip hooray, Willie saved the day! 

Miss Elise Turns 107 Years Young!

Millennium Development at Independence Neighborhood center threw participant, Elsie Mayer, a 107th birthday party.

Sip & Paint Class

Arts & Crafts Class

Our arts & crafts class meets every Wednesday and Friday.  Shown here are our active adults sewing a teddy bear