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Brown Center Celebrates 10 Years

September 30, 2013

On November 2nd, the Abbott and Linda Brown Western Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy will celebrate 10 years of service to the community.  A natural extension of the land-based programs at the Center of Achievement through Adapted Physical Activity, the Brown Center offers exercise programs for people with physical challenges in 4 treatment specific pools. The risk of falling is minimized and the buoyancy of the water makes movement easier.
Clients and trainers practice fitness in the main pool
Clients and student trainers working out in the main pool.


Just 10 years ago we opened the doors to the Brown Center, adding four pools and a variety of adaptive aquatic exercise programs to our already successful land-based programs at the Center of Achievement.  From the movable floor pool with its varying depths to accomodate people of all ages--including small children--to the whirlpools with the power to relax muscle spacticity, the Brown Center was the fulfillment of a  dream championed by Dr. Sam Britten, founder and former director (retired) of the Center of Achievement.

Join the clients, families, friends, faculty, staff, and the CSUN community for a celebratory reception and tours of the Brown Center.

When: Saturday, November 2nd, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: The Abbott and Linda Brown Western Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy "The Brown Center" on the CSUN Campus at Lindley and Plummer.

Parking: When you RSVP you'll get information about parking.

RSVP by October 16th to

Learn more about the Center of Achievement and the Brown Center.

Since 1971, when the land-based programs at the Center of Achievement were established, we have relied on the consistent and enthusiastic support of the community and friends. From one act of kindness to the next, the spirit of caring that epitomizes the Center of Achievement and the Brown Center has created a number of funds that continue to support the Center.

To make an online donation to the Center of Achievement and the Brown Center:

  • Go to CSUN Giving Page
  • on the pull-down menu, be sure to select "College of Health and Human Development"
  • in the box marked "special instructions" please designate your gift to the Center of Achievement/Brown Center.

If you would like to make a donation by regular mail, please make your check payable to "CSUN Foundation". Be sure to write "Center of Achievement/Brown Center" in the memo line and mail to:

John Pepitone
Director of Development
College of Health and Human Development
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8215

Or call John at: 818-677-5863

Thank you!