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Huffington Post Blogger Enid Bordon looks at the facts about Senior Hunger in America. Read more here.   Senior Friendship Centers  is working hard to help older adults in the communities we serve who are struggling with hunger issues. With hunger increasing more than 135% in Southwest Florida, need continues exceed resource...

Life can catch you unprepared. Whether it's a medical emergency, a hurricane or other disaster, having a plan, and having your information in order should an emergency arise can make all the difference in the world. 
Check out the newest blogs by newspaper columnist/freelance writer Kathy Silverberg. Kathy, who serves as secretary of Senior Friendship Center's Board of Governors, previously was Souther Region Publisher for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Editor/General Manager of four New York Times Regional Newspapers. 
World Health day this year took a fresh look a health data to help us better understand the needs of older people, and some of the associated stereotypes of older adults. 

Betty Gamel, director of the Friendship Health Clinic in Naples recently received the Nurse's Excellence in Healthcare award during the Naples Daily News'  Here's to Our Heroes Healthcares Awards ceremony at Hilton Naples  Friday, April 20, 2012. Click here.

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...

Comfort Keepers Sponsors Friendship Food Program in August

Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County thanks Comfort Keepers for their sponsorship of the August Lee County Friendship food program. Pictured here, left to right  are Kristina Rodriguez, SFC Director of Nutrition and Community Engagement, Comfort Keepers Territory Manager Maureen Oravec, and owner local Comfort Keepers Owner Tom Dean. the Le...

Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County is featured in this news story by NBC 2 on how budget cuts are affecting nonprofit food distributions.
PLANNING IS KEY!!!

As with many things in life, things usually go much smoother when you plan and do your research.  Plan, plan, plan, plan, plan…It can’t be said enough. Some may be asking themselves, “What am I supposed to be planning for?”  The answer is aging.  Though almost all of us joke about getting older, very few of u...

The Gift of Time is Priceless!

   Have you heard the buzz words “time philanthropy”?  This is the latest lingo for the word “volunteerism”.  But let me ask, what does “group volunteerism” mean and how can you or a group you are a member of really make a difference locally in the lives of our seniors?  Let me ex...

"The Living Room," an adult day services program offered by Senior Friendship Centers in Fort Myers, offers an alternative for aging adults, many whom have been diagnosed with cognitive memory impairments. A printed calendar provides an outline of all of the activities planned for the month and, includes monthly birthday parties. Statisti...

Seniors are the "New Hungry," many are older workers laid off or cut off from employment benefits. Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County is working with the Harry Chapin Food Bank to help them.
Notre Dame Alumni Club of SWFL Continues their Commitment to Senior Friendship Centers

A very special volunteer partnership continues to form between the Notre Dame Alumni Club of SWFL and Senior Friendship Centers programs.  Over the past 3 years the Alumni from the Notre Dame Club of SWFL have “adopted” various projects during their “Hesburgh Month of Service”. May is dedicated to Father Ted Hesburgh, p...

Caregiver Education and Training Group Launches at Senior Friendship Centers Fort Myers

One in four Americans will become a caregiver at some time in their lives, and with the rising number of “baby boomers” reaching age 65; caring for a loved one can become a tedious and overwhelming task.  The demands of caregiving can be extremely stressful, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation, or ...

SFC  Lee Health and Wellness Program receives Susan G. Komen Grant for the Cure

Senior Friendship Centers was recently honored by receiving a Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant to provide the Cancer Doesn’t Wait program.   The Health and Wellness program is staffed by retired and volunteer physicians, nurses and health professionals who make a difference in the community by helping low income, uninsured seniors ...

After more than 23 years at Carrell Corners in Central Fort Myers, Senior Friendship Centers has moved 3 miles south to the Summerlin Commons Office Complex near the intersection of Summerlin and Boy Scout Roads on March 1, 2011. Summerlin Commons is made up of 10 individual lakefront buildings; Senior Friendship Centers is located in Building 6. ...

SFC Lee Martin Luther King Day Service Project 2010

The Service Day for MLK Day AmeriCorp/SFC in Fort Myers was a worthy and very needed service project.  A breakfast for the Homeless Ministry at First Baptist Church was prepared and served by AmeriCorp Volunteer Brenda Ribble with the help of 10 other volunteers from RSVP,FBC and AmeriCorp. Over 60 homeless were served a breakfast of break...

SFC Lee Clients Receive an Early Christmas Present!

  One of SFC’s great friends and supporters – CAMEO of Lee County – presented SFC with a check to grant Christmas wishes for our programs that help out frail elders year round.  It was accepted at the Cameo membership meeting on November 18, 2010 by Nancy Green-Irwin. CAMEO of Lee County is a group of individuals...

SFC Lee Sends Holiday Mail for Heroes

It’s that time of year again!  Lee Senior Friendship Centers is participating in the Holiday Mail for Heroes.    The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes have teamed up for the fourth annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program.   This program collects and distributes holiday cards to service men and women for the...

SFC of Lee Brings Health & Wellness to the Community

Senior Friendship Centers’ Cancer Doesn’t Wait program, presently funded by a donation from the Cape Coral Kiwanis, assists uninsured senior women in the community with getting their mammograms in a timely manner.  Many women tend to let this test wait for a variety of reasons.  Cancer Doesn’t Wait…  But...

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