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Sarasota Senior Friendship Centers

The Friendship Centers

Our Mission: "To Promote health, dignity and quality of life
throughout the journey of aging."

The Friendship Centers are a non-profit network of centers in Southwest Florida with services to meet the needs of people 50 and older, and extend into the community with volunteer opportunities for all ages. We currently have services in Sarasota,  Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee and Collier Counties.  Since the early 1970s this organization has led the country in developing innovative, cost-effective approaches to address the health and wellness needs of older adults. Program areas include:




For information on our programs and services by county, click on locations in the pull down tab at the top of this page.

To contact Senior Friendship Centers by telephone, please call 941.955.2122.

Senior Friendship Centers Headline News

People Helping People Awards Breakfast Oct. 20

The first People Helping People Awards Breakfast Oct. 20 will honor Friendship Centers Heroes, including retiring President and CEO Bob Carter, volunteer Physician Dr. Donald Snyder, volunteer event planner-fundraiser Molly Schechter and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.

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Venice Lights of Friendship Slated Dec. 9

Lights of Friendship, on Dec. 9 at the Friendship Centers' Venice campus, will be a sparkling tribute to longtime Venice physician and volunteer, Dr. Richard Beebe and a celebration of the thousands of people whose lives have been touched by the Friendship Centers’ services.

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Friendship Center Locations

The Friendship Centers
1888 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
Mon-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Venice Friendship Centers
2350 Scenic Drive
Venice, FL 34293
Mon. - Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friendship Centers of Lee County
5272 Summerlin Commons Way, #604
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friendship Centers of DeSoto County
219 West Oak Street
Arcadia,FL 34266
Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friendship Centers of Charlotte County
Rebecca Neal Owens Center, Harbour Heights
27420 Voyageur Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Mon. - Fri.: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friendship Health Clinic Collier
2171 Pine Ridge Rd. Ste. F
Naples, FL 34109
Mon. - Thurs: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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