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New Blog: Kathy Silverberg on Aging

Check out our newest blog, with insights by Kathy Silverberg. Secretary for the Senior Friendship Centers' Board of Governors, she is currently a newspaper columnist/ freelance writer, and previously Southern Region Publisher for the Sarasota Herald Tribune and Editor/General Manager of four New York Times regional newspapers. She serves as lia...

"...And so this is Christmas , What have you done?"  Karen Blanchette, Director of Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County shares a message of gratitude for all who have helped to make the holidays easier for seniors, and hope for the coming year.
The aroma of cookies baking and delicious treats trigger fond memories of the holidays. Senior Friendship Centers of DeSoto County invites anyone who is alone  to share their favorite holiday memories with new friends at the center weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please note: SFC programs and services will be closed Dec. 23 and 24 and 31 for the holidays. 
Find help with Medicare issues, Social Security, and more at Senior Friendship Centers in DeSoto County this month.  In addition glucose and blood pressure screenings are offered, and a caregiver support group is available. 

  No, I’m not going to get all mushy over the joy of a frantic holiday season hastily approaching.  The time of the year I’m excited about is the mesmerizing aroma I inhaled on the way to work for the first time this season!  The Peace River Citrus Products began processing oranges, and the puffs of vapor rising high ...

Learn more about Medicare Part D options at a  program Dec. 10 in Desoto County at Senior Friendship Centers, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida.

This week DeSoto County celebrated the retirement of someone who has devoted many years to the good of those living here.  Our good friend, Jerry Hill, retired from serving as a County Commissioner.  Jerry has also served on our SFC-DeSoto Partnership Council for many years also.  But even before that, he has always been devoted ...

The scents of the holidays trigger memories, and inspire new opportunities at Senior Friendship Centers of DeSoto County.
Senior Friendship Centers of DeSoto County is a welcoming place to make new friends and find supportive services. 
Tips to prevent falls in your home by Karen Blanchette, Director of Senior Friendship Centers of DeSoto County.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the meaning of “elderly.” It had a few chuckles in it that rang true for us in the over-the-hill bunch. Laughter, as they say, really is the best medicine. Ever notice how you can be in a really bad mood or so swamped you have no time for thoughts of anything, then along comes someone who gets you lau...

There are probably two kinds of people reading this column today – those who say “I hope she never quits writing” and those who say “Oh, no, not another column.” For some, it seems like only yesterday that they read my first column. For others, it seems like an eternity.
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DeSoto Contact Information

DeSoto Senior Friendship Center

Friendship Centers
of DeSoto County

219 West Oak Street 
Arcadia, FL 34266
863.494.5965
Fax: 863.494.2387
Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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