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TALLAHASSEE —  Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is recognizing the Senior Friendship Center in Venice as a PSC Helping Hand for helping raise public awareness about the Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program and energy and water conservation. “For senior residents in need, the Friendship Center, like its nam...

Four Keys to a Healthy and Fulfilling Life After 50

We’re living longer than previous generations but are we living better? The Friendship Centers, the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, AARP and the Sarasota County Library System invite you to join us as we look toward the future in this FREE seminar series. Sessions meet from 2-4 p.m. at the Venice Library Meeting Room, 300 S. Noko...

4th Annual Taste of Friendship Nov. 13 at Phillippi Park
An elegant location, sunset over the water, food from top area restaurants, fine wine and music combine at the Friendship Centers'  Annual Taste of Friendship Nov.13  from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Keith Mansion at Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota. It's fun for a great cause: the Sarasota and Venice Health Clinics. 
You love your home, but will it meet your needs in twenty years? Learn what you can do now to make your house a home for life.  Join us for “At Home After 50,” Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m in the Dywer Room of the Friendship Center for Healthy Aging, 1900 Brother Geenen Way in Sarasota. The program is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 941.556.3268 for reservations.  Certified Aging in Place Specialist Carolyn Sithong will present AARP's Home Fit program ,...
Friendship Centers Welcome Marty Katz , Director of Development and Marketing

Marty Katz is the new Director of Development at Marketing for Senior Friendship Centers, Inc. Katz comes to the Friendship Centers from the New College Foundation, where she served as associate director of community outreach and marketing.  Prior to that she worked as development director of community resources with Jewish Family and Children...

Registration Open for Friendship Golf Tournament Nov. 17
Now's the time to put a pre- bid for Celebrity Pro on 7 your team at the 13th annual Friendship Center's Golf Tournament on Monday, Nov. 17 at the prestigious Founders Club, one of Sarasota County's premier golf courses. Proceeds will benefit The Friendship Centers Medical and Dental Services and the Caregiver Resource Center in Sarasota County. Register on line now.

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS. Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to dat...

Oct. 30 "Boo!"mers Halloween Dance
Rock out to tunes by The A Train at the "Boo!"mers Halloween Dance Party Oct. 30. The doors open at 7 p.m. at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Come in costume, for a discount at the door ($10 with costume, $12 if you're not in costume)...and a chance to win prizes in the costume contest. 
Birds Do it, Bees Do It...and so does Grandma: Straight Talk about Later-Life  Sexuality
Birds do it, Bees do it...and so Does Grandma is a candid, straight-talking series addressing senior sexuality in all its colors —the challenges, the disappointments, and the surprises, as well as the delights and the love stories. Slated Sept 15 -19 at The Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way) in Sarasota, each of the sessions will be from 10 - 11 a.m. 
The first day of Fall is traditionally National Falls Awareness and Prevention Day. Don't miss programs at The Friendship Centers in Venice Sept. 22, and in Sarasota, Sept. 23, providing helpful information on what you can do avoid a dangerous fall. 
North Sarasota: Join the Conversation Sept.25
The North Sarasota County Caregiver Resource Center Advisory Committee will host "Join the Conversation," an opportunity to meet others who may be helping to care for a friend or loved one, and to learn about support in the community.  It will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, at the North Sarasota Library, from 5:30 - 7:15. 

A must for caregivers this six week series helps caregivers reduce personal stress, change negative self talk, communicate needs to others, deal with difficult emotions and cope with life changes. Developed by the Legacy Health System, the course has been a life changer for many. Attendees are expected to attend all six sessions. Class fee: $60. S...

New Friendship Health Clinic Collier Executive Director Allie Krider-Harrison:  Check out her Blogpost and Podcast
Allie Krider-Harrison, new Executive Director of the Friendship Health Clinic of Collier County, introduces the clinic's  programs and services and exciting projects underway. Read her post on our blog, beawarebettercare.com and listen to an interview with her by Skip Cohen on our podcast on  Ten Minutes of Friendship. 

The following programs and activities will be offered through the Sarasota Caregiver Resource Center (1820 Brother Geenen Way, 941.556.3268) in August:  ABC CLASS (ALZHEIMER’S BASIC COURSE)  Friday, Aug. 1, 10-11:30 a.m. Caregiver Resource Center  Presented by Katie Scott, Program Specialist Alzheimer’s  Associat...

Notre Dame Students at Friendship Centers Clinic for Summer Service Learning

What does it mean to "be the change you wish to see in the world?" Notre Dame students Amanda LaPorte and Nicholas Pietrini, are spending eight weeks this summer finding the answer to that question at the Friendship Centers’ Healthy Aging Clinic in Sarasota.   Pictured here with Medical Director Albert Tripodi,  Amanda and Nicholas...

Aloha Friends! Join us in August at The Friendship Centers in Venice and Sarasota

Escaping to the tropics is an August tradition at  the Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice.  Grass skirts are not a requirement, but attendees are encouraged to dress for the occasion in  bright, tropical attire.  Be prepared for colorful entertainment as hula dancers take the spotlight performing graceful, fluid dances...

Are you 55 years or older in need of medical or dental care, and living on a limited income? In Sarasota, Friendship Centers’ Medical and Dental Clinics are accepting new patients.  The Venice  Clinic is accepting new Medical patients. Both clinics serve low income persons 55 and older, and fees are based on a sliding scale...

For the safety of all, the Great Room and adjacent classrooms at The Friendship Center in Sarasota will be closed Aug. 11 - Aug. 25 while floors are replaced.  THE ENTIRE GREAT ROOM AREA WILL BE A HARD HAT AREA; THERE WILL BE NO ADMITTANCE, DURING THIS TWO WEEK PERIOD.  The adjoining hallway and classrooms A & B and the classrooms ...

Oct. 23 Venice "Eat Drink ...and Be Scary!"
Mark your calendar and plan to join us from 5-6:30 p.m. at Island Times Spirits and Gourmet Market in Venice for a very special wine tasting, food and Halloween fun. 
Are you making the most of your money?

It’s easy to find out. Answer a few simple questions and learn how you can better manage your budget, save money, and set financial goals. It’s free, confidential, and from a trusted source – the nonprofit National Council on Aging.  Come and sit down with our volunteer Judy Peer, Fridays from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.and see how you c...

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