Senior centers are often interpreted according to the same pattern: countless rooms linked together by long corridors. Such a scheme is a victory for functionality but a defeat for spontaneous and unanticipated social interactions. In a city as lively as New York, why should the interior be at odds with the vitality of the exterior context? SOCIAL SUPPORT is a new model for community engagement, employing light and materiality as the underpinning to a dynamic and engaging interior experience across generations. An interior rail runs through the center affording a multitude of services such as physical support, orientation, and demarcation of programmatic offerings. Daylight apertures are strategically placed throughout providing a connection to the quotidian rhythms of the sun while also establishing a dynamic and lively interior experience.