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(SARASOTA) If you’d like help mastering your computer operating system, learning to make the most of your iPad, iPhone or Android, upcoming classes at The Friendship Center in Sarasota are designed to make learning easy, even if you haven’t much experience with technology. Small classes with ample opportunities to ask questions offer on...

Graduates of the Powerful Tools for Caregivers course offered through the Friendship Centers' Caregiver Resource Centers in Sarasota and Venice have called this six-week program a "life changer." Now graduates of the class are invited to participate in special workshops enabling them to reconnect with other caregivers, to laugh, relax and learn  new Powerful Tools for Handling Life's Challenges.
Venice  Friendship Center's Classic Car Show Set for March 21
The third annual Classic Car Show is March 21 this year at the Venice Friendship Center. The show runs from 9:30 - 1 p.m. and will feature, in addition to an amazing collection of vintage automobiles, music, dancing, and food by the Venice High Band Boosters. 
Friendship Center Sarasota Onboard for Jazz Trolley March 4
The annual Jazz Trolley in Sarasota is always a treat. This year Betty Comora, Mike Evans and Friends will be featured at the Friendship Center in Sarasota (1888 Brother Geenen Way) one of nine venues in downtown Sarasota on the Trolley route.
Friendship Clinics in Sarasota and Venice Now Accepting Patients 50 and Older
Friendship Centers Clinics in Sarasota and Venice have lowered the age to 50 to better serve the needs of older adults in our communities. 

The Friendship Center in Sarasota is proud to be a site for AARP TAX-AIDE. Certified AARP TAX-AIDE Volunteers will prepare and e-file tax returns for seniors at no cost on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30 am till 1 p.m. at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Please bring the following documents.  •  Photo ...

Looking for a great way to get the information you need to kick start 2015 and plan for the future? A free four-part series in January in Sarasota will provide four keys to a healthy and fulfilling life after 50 – including how to identify and navigate community resources, put yourself in charge of your health and wellness, create a personal action plan for your financial future, and energize your life with new opportunities to learn and give back through volunteering.
Treasures, Trinkets & Tea Save the Date:  May 7, 2015
Buy Tickets Treasures, Trinkets & Tea will be from 2:30 - 4:30  p.m. May 7, 2015 at the Chelsea Center in Sarasota.  This elegant afternoon of tea, fun and friendship will have it all; champagne, caviar, sweet and savory treats, accessory fashion show, silent auction and accessories market place. Proceeds will benefit the Caregiving Centers at the Friendship Centers.
Save the Date: Friendship Around the World March 10, 2015
Mark your calendar now for the Friendship Centers' gala "Friendship Around the World." A cultural smorgasbord of fun, the evening will include a culinary tour for foods from the seven continents by Chef Paul Mattison, entertainment and music from around the world. At The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, 6 p.m. Tickets are $150, call 941.556.3205 for reservations. Register on line or become a sponsor.
Help a Friend in Your Community
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED US RAISE MORE THAN $90,000 IN THE 2014 ANNUAL APPEAL!  Your support will help thousands of older adults in your community who benefit from the life-changing programs and services provided through the Friendship Centers. If you haven't already contributed, we invite you to  DONATE NOW
Veterans Day Ceremonies Nov. 11 at the Friendship Center Honor Tuskeegee Airmen; Exhibit Highlights African Americans in WW II
Opening ceremonies at 1 p.m. salute all Veterans who have served our country and protected our freedom.  Ret. USAF Lt. George Hardy, a decorated veteran and youngest of the Tuskegee airmen, will be an honored guest.  “African Americans in World War II,” an extraordinary traveling photography exhibit from the Smithsonian affiliate National Atomic Museum will  highlight efforts of black soldiers and military personnel. The exhibit  continues at the Center through No...
Friendship Centers Charlotte Featured in Harbor Style Magazine

The headline says it all: "Secret Angels." In The Giving Issue, November's Harbor Style Magazine, writer Carol Bruyere profiles two  programs who are quietly making life easier for older adults in Charlotte County: OCEAN (Our Charlotte Elder Affairs Network) and The Friendship Centers. Check it out.

Sign up on line now and plan to be part of the  Senior Hunger Task Force Team  for the Feed Families Hunger Walk  Jan. 17 at Miromar Outlet Mall, 10801 Corkscrew Road,  in Estero.  Your support will help provide monthly food bags for seniors in need through The Friendship Centers.  Please be aware, in order for the Fr...

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...

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...

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...

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. 
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