Elder Helpline: Toll Free 866.413.5337 Call this number for information on home and community-based services through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Florida. The Elder Helpline is your starting point to access federal or state funded programs and services offered through The Friendship Centers in the communities we serve. This nationwide network conducts preliminary interviews needed to connect people needing services to providers.
Friendship at Home matches caring volunteers with isolated seniors through Telephone Reassurance, Friendly Visitor and Supportive Intervention programs. Volunteers are offered orientation. training and continuing education classes, before being paired with clients according to interests and schedules. Professional support is provided to answer volunteer questions.
Nutritious, healthy food is provided at The Friendship Cafés to people 60+. Friendly atmosphere, often with live entertainment bring people together. Come early to play cards, games and socialize.
Nutritious meals delivered to your door can make all the difference in the world if you become unable to cook for yourself or if you simply want to be assured of a healthy meal. Home delivered meals are a good way to ensure that a loved one is receiving nutritious meals on a regular basis. Meals are delivered daily, Monday through Friday.
Helping older adults live independently in their own homes for as long as possible is the focus of Senior Friendship Centers' Social Services and Case Management. Case Managers match service options available through programs funded at the State and Federal levels to help clients receive the care they need.
Caregiving is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities most of face in a lifetime. Belonging to a support group can be a lifeline on this journey.
Friendship Centers' volunteers serve in nearly every aspect of this organization, and make possible an umbrella of programs and services that include health and wellness and supportive aging services. There are many opportunities to be part of "People Helping People" that truly make a difference and can connect you to your life-long passions.
of DeSoto County
219 West Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1.800.435.7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. 100% OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RETAINED BY THE FRIENDSHIP CENTERS. SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CENTERS, INC. SOLICITATION REGISTRATION NUMBER IS #SC-01576.
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