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Caregiving can be one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs you'll ever have. We're here to offer information, support and care for your loved one so you have time to work or nurture your own well-being.

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The Caregiver Resource Center

Feeling overwhelmed and in need of a single place to get local information about caregiving services and support?
Start Here.

Support Groups

Caregiving is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities most of us experience in a lifetime. Belonging to a support group can be a lifeline on this journey. Listening to others who are experiencing similar experiences, and sharing your feelings in a supportive, caring and confidential setting is healing and often reassuring. Members of support groups often become good friends and provide a support network. Click here for support groups in your area. 

Ten Minutes of Friendship on Blogtalk Radio

Access a wide range of topics about  The Friendship Centers, including caregiving any time on Ten Minutes of Friendship on Blogtalk Radio. Skip Cohen is  the host of "Ten Minutes of Friendship. " Skip and his father discovered friendship, when they attended a caregiver support group when they were caregivers for his mother, who had Alzheimer's. The program began focusing on caregiving, and has now evolve to include the many programs and services The Friendship Centers offer to promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging.  

The Living Rooms Adult Day Services

Looking for a safe place where your loved one can enjoy activities and social interaction while you have time to yourself? 
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Powerful Tools for Caregiving

Developed by Legacy Health System as an educational course to provide family caregivers with tools to increase their self confidence and healthy behaviors, Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is a national program providing caregivers with a wealth of  information  to: 

  • reduce personal stress, change negative self talk
  • communicate needs to others
  • deal with difficult emotions
  • cope with life challenges such as working through alternate housing options, safety issues and financial obligations.

Paula Falk, Director of Senior Friendship Centers Caregiver Resource Center in Sarasota and Nancy Hobson, Director of Community Education and Partnerships, are certified trainers for this highly interactive educational series, which is offered through the Caregiver Resource Centers in Sarasota and Venice. For details. including upcoming course schedules, call 941.556.3270 in Sarasota and North Sarasota County. In Venice and South Sarasota County call call 941.584.0071 for information. 


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