Holy Eucharist on Sundays - 9:30 am (Sanctuary/Online) / Christian Education - 11 am (Zoom) / Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays - 10 am (Sanctuary and Zoom) / Wednesday Bible Study - 7:30 pm (Zoom) (Log in information is at Social Media Platforms at 'ABOUT US')
 St. Gabriel’s Older Adult Center

331 Hawthorne Street

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225


Monday to Friday

10:00 am – 2 pm


For more information, please contact

Judith Villaroel at 1.718.773.4049 / email: stgabctr@aol.com

Monday thru Friday 9 am – 5 pm


St. Gabriel's Older Adult Center in Collaboration with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs... Costumes Display...

Funded by the NYC Dept. for the Aging

Sponsored by St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church

331 Hawthorne Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225

Phone:   (718) 773 4049    Fax: (718) 773 0083

Email address: stgabctr@aol.com

Director: Ms. J. Villaroel

Program Coordinator: Ms. D. Chevallier


  St. Gabriel’s Neighborhood Adult Center as quoted by many of our members/family: “it’s like home away from home"

The St. Gabriel’s Neighborhood Senior Center is governed by an Executive Board of Directors, who meets quarterly; the Board consists of seven persons with The Rector as President. Over the years, we have focused on Health, Wellness and General Care for the elderly.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic brought us to a halt in Programming. As mandated by the Department for the Aging, all in-person services daily program services were shut down on March 16, 2020. We are still in shut down until further notice. During this period, due to the pandemic we have lost approximately eight members. Since March 2020, the Staff and I have collaborated on creating new ideas of how to continue interaction through the telephone socialization, exercise classes, telephone reassurance, current events and nutrition education.

We continue some in-person services, while practicing social distancing, as staff members come into work on Wednesdays, or as needed on other days of the week, to complete administrative work. We were able to conduct limited field study service interaction with a student from our community partner, Medgar Evers College. However, because of limited time, the student did not complete the required hours.

Currently we are without a full time cook and we are temporarily backfilling that vacancy with two of our in-house staff. These two staff members continue to attend the Department for the Aging Food Handler’s Protection Service Certificate Course, in order to be certified as Food Handlers.

We look forward to continuing the work of expanding our services to benefit of our senior community. Please join us!


The goal of the center is to ensure and enhance the quality of life for All Members.   We encourage our members to actively participate in their social and physical independence.  In conducting a variety of Educational, Recreational, and Nutritional Programs we strive for diversity and continue to serve our community of adults 60 years and above.  Membership is free of charge.

Activities and Events

Our members are given the opportunity to participate in all that we have to offer:

 * Health promotions workshops, Physical Exercises classes, Tai Chi, Zumba, Walking club, Dance group  

* Yearly costume design workshops with our final display by participating in the West Indian day -WIADCA- carnival on Eastern Parkway     in Brooklyn NY.

*  Computer training,   

*  Volunteerism         

* Intergenerational activities between our seniors and youth in the community.

* Community updates by local Government Representatives , NYPD, FDNY, Community Groups and Services, Annual Street Fair in       conjunction with St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church 

*  Annual Senior Variety Concert/Dinner.

* Member of Making Strides Breast Cancer Team and fundraiser.

* Arts and Culture,   

           *** You have a suggestion we may make to happen***


COVID-19 Update

As of March16th 2020 due to COVID19 the center was closed by guidelines given and put in place by New York City Department for The Aging. Virtual programs are now taking place by phone and we are in the process of setting up for other forms of device access. Keeping our seniors staying healthy and engaged is our main priority. 

   Note: Due to COVID 19 guidelines an appointment is necessary for assistance.

              Please call and leave a message the director will contact you.



 St. Gabriel’s Neighborhood Adult Center formerly St. Gabriel’s Senior Center was initiated by its sponsoring administration of the St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, District Politicians and the New York City Department for The Aging. We have been in the community for over 20 years.

Seeking A Place for Socialization and Recreation

Along with group Activities,

 Friendships with a belly full of laughter on the side, 

Trips, Special and Social Events, Breakfast and Lunch,

 St. Gabriel’s Neighborhood Adult Center 

Is for you.