Taiwan Center gets $100,000 to fix auditorium

Photo Courtesy/Office of State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky
Photo Courtesy/Office of State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky announced last week that the Taiwan Center, located at 137-44 Northern Boulevard, will receive $100,000 in capital funds to renovate its auditorium.

“So many seniors come to the Taiwan Center for a change of scenery and to interact with one another. Almost all of them spend time in auditorium each day for lunch and other daytime programs,” Stavisky said. “The renovations will not only benefit the employees here, but also every senior who comes in to enjoy lunch, play games and socialize.”

The center was founded in 1986 as the first community facility established by Taiwanese-Americans through private donations, according to its website. The building includes a 280-seat auditorium, a conference room, a library, a reading room and an office. Seniors participate in cultural and educational classes, and the space is also used by various community and ethnic organizations.

“This is one of the most utilized rooms in our center and where many of our seniors spend most of their time here,” said Linda Wang, president of the Taiwan Center. “On behalf of our staff and seniors, I would like to thank Senator Stavisky for her continued support and advocacy for the Taiwan Center.”