A Center for the NEXT Generation



The Ed Brown Center for Active Adults (formerly the Joslyn Senior Center) was named after local community activist Ed Brown, who retired to Rancho Bernardo after a lengthy career in Corporate America. He and several others spearheaded the movement to build Rancho Bernardo Community Park with its Recreation Center and the building that now houses the Ed Brown Center and the Rancho Bernardo Tennis Club. The Center was completed in 1989 and renamed in Ed’s honor in 2009 to thank him for his generous support and his long-time commitment to our community.

The mission of the Ed Brown Center for Active Adults is to continually strive to connect and engage
the people of Inland North County by providing the highest quality of unique programs,
services and recreational activities.

We serve nearly 400 active members in addition to providing services for the community-at-large, and we plan to improve and expand these services in a fiscally responsible manner so that the Center will remain a vital part of Inland North County for years to come.

The Ed Brown Center is a gathering place for those who wish to participate in a variety of activities — both active and sedentary. It’s a place to meet friends and share the experiences of a lifetime — a place that gives everyone a chance to stay healthy, active and connected to life.


The Ed Brown Center for Active Adults — We’re Here for Good!



Classes held Monday through Saturday — see monthly calendar for details

Reception Desk open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Bret Geernaert


Bret is a Real Estate Associate with Coldwell Banker in Rancho Bernardo. He "gives back" to his community through Sunrise Rotary and his service on the EBC Board of Directors.

Tracey Van Putten


Tracey is a Mortgage Broker with C2 Financial, committed to Community Service in the RB/Poway communities where she raised her family. Notable recent activities include Fundraising Co-Chair of the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary and 2018 Honorary Deputy Mayor of Rancho Bernardo.

Laura Barish


Laura is President and CEO of AltaGolden, where she is responsible for marketing, community outreach and corporate management. She also serves on the board of the San Diego Dementia Consortium which expands awareness of dementia issues and how to mitigate them.

Toncha Franzone


Toncha is a Licensed Insurance Agent specializing in assisting seniors with Retirement and Medicare Health Plan decisions. She began her insurance career in 1991 as a Paralegal for house counsel of CNA and has worked in both Risk and Claims Management. She has a passion for helping people.

Juanita Hawkins


An EBC member since 1993, Juanita is the Center's Volunteer Coordinator and arranges day trips around the county. She is also an avid Bingo player, and only misses the Friday game if the Padres are playing in town!

Getting Here:

I-15 Northbound

  • Exit at West Bernardo/Pomerado Road and turn left

  • Cross over the freeway, then continue on West Bernardo Drive to first traffic light

  • Turn right into RB Community Park and continue to the second building on your left (next to tennis courts


I-15 Southbound

  • Exit at West Bernardo/Pomerado Road and turn left

  • Follow West Bernardo Drive to first traffic light

  • Turn right into RB Community Park and continue to the second building on your left (next to tennis courts)


Our Address:

18402 West Bernardo Drive

San Diego CA 92127

(inside Rancho Bernardo Community Park)

Phone: (858) 487-9324
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