On March 27, 1974, under the direction of the late Ms. Rose I. Jenkins; the newly incorporated center opened its doors as the Allen Community Senior Citizens Center. Under the leadership of Ms. Jenkins and the subsequently appointed and current Pastor of Allen, the Rev. Floyd H. Flake, the program was expanded to introduce educational, consumer and nutritional education programs. In addition, a Senior Advisory Council was organized.
In June 1982, the Allen Community Senior Citizens Center, Inc. moved to its present location inside the Allen Senior Citizens Complex. It was through the diligent efforts of the Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake, the current Pastor of the Allen AME Church, Jamaica, New York (now The Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York) that the center secured these premises.
Over the years, the center has introduced many new programs, including: health and fitness programs, line dancing, Zumba/Chair Fitness under The Tommy Experience, Tai Chi, Adult Coloring, Cultural activities, Health and Civic activities, Storytelling, Coffee Hour, Rap Sessions, and computer learning sessions, including advanced and basic technological programs. Individual case assistance and support are also offered. The center also provides a hot and nutritious lunch each day.
Very popular with the seniors are our day and overnight trips that are organized throughout the year.