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 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.



Tim Rohane


Tim has an impressive 25-year background in the areas of Financial Analysis and Project Management, with expertise in Financial and Administrative Operations for a variety of companies as well as the the U.S. Navy. He's currently hard at work putting EBC on a firm financial footing.

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.

Lynn Wolsey


Lynn is a community volunteer, working with many area nonprofits, and has been Acting Executive director of the Ed Brown Center for the past eight years.

Dorothy Courtney


Dorothy is an active community volunteer in North County, and has worked as the Ed Brown Center accountant for many years.

Valerie Brown


Valerieis a well-known figure around Rancho Bernardo, serving in leadership roles in every organization from Girl Scouts to Spirit of the 4th! She is a past Director of EBC, and we're delighted to have her back!

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.

Bret Geernaert


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

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!

Jessica Wade


Jessica Wade is an attorney and San Diego native.  After obtaining her undergraduate degree from Duke and her law degree from UCLA, she spent almost ten years working for two major law firms in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. In 2019, she moved back home to San Diego and opened her own firm in Rancho Bernardo. She has a wide range of experience advising clients on business, transactional and estate planning matters.

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

Name *

Email *




Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.


If you want to learn more about COVID-19, click on the following links to YouTube videos featuring Michael Osterholm, public-health scientist and a biosecurity and infectious-disease expert:


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZFhjMQrVts

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbqQdwvjf7U 

  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6IgMdsZHbM


Remember that Jewish Family Service is available if you need a ride to your doctor, or to take you to purchase groceries and small appliances to enable you to comfortably “shelter in place.” If you are already enrolled for rides with them, they may be reached at 858.637.7320. If you need to enroll in the rides program, or you would like to arrange for home-delivered meals, please call them at 858.637.3210.


Ed Brown Center is here for good. But we're also here for YOU. Keep an eye on your e-mail and/or the EBC website (www.edbrowncenter.org) for updated information. Please e-mail edbrowncenter@gmail.com if you need any sort of assistance. We will monitor our e-mail daily.


Stay safe. We hope to see you all again soon!

—The Board of Directors

Ed Brown Center for Active Adults