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Category: Sarasota

The newly transformed Friendship Caregiving Center  -  home to the Living Room Adult Day Services, the Caregiver Resource Center and The Road Scholar Program in Sarasota drew 100+ friends, supporters and the construction team to celebrate the building’s dramatic new look at amenities at an Open House April 3.  Extensive struct...

RAIN DATE: MAY 17 Second Annual Antique Classic Car Show
The second annual Friendship Antique Classic Car Show in Venice has been rescheduled to May 17.  Don't miss this exciting opportunity to see some of the areas rare and beautifully restored vintage automobiles while enjoying a morning in the park-like setting of the Venice Friendship Center's campus on the Intracoastal Waterway. The Show runs from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission is free to spectators. For exhibitors, pre-registration is $15,  $20 on the day of the event. Trophies and prize...
Eating Well to Age Gracefully March 31
Learn how nutrition contributes to healthy and ultimately graceful aging in this presentation sponsored by the Sarasota AARP Affiliated Community Group at The Friendship Center in Sarasota March 31.
Giving Challenge May 6-7: Kids of Yesterday Find Friendship for a Lifetime
Remember what it was like when you were a kid? Now flash forward and think of what that "kid of yesterday" can look forward to in the second half of life. With your help The Friendship Centers will be here for the "Kids of Yesterday" providing "Friendship for a Lifetime" for generations to come.  Take a moment to make an online donation of $25 to the Friendship Centers between noon May 6 and noon May 7 for the 2014. Giving Challenge. 

The Friendship Centers Caregiver Resource Centers are pleased to offer the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Graduate Program, building on  the strategies learned through the Powerful Tools course,  to provide additional support on the caregiving journey, with added focus on relationships and building resiliency.  Presenting the course...

Check out what's happening in our Centers here. From classes and activities, to dancing and special events, you're sure to find something of interest!

The fifth annual Madcap  - “Musicale and Musings” March 4 at the Friendship Center in Sarasota was a sold-out event, with the largest attendance ever. Guests were treated to eclectic mix of entertainment. The décor featured modern and antique musical instruments, sheet music, literature and art, accented by dramatic lighting...

Friends of the Center Membership

Q. What is Friends of the Center Membership? A:  It's  an opportunity to show your support for all the programs and services you receive through the Center, and to receive discounts on classes, facility rental and more. For just a few cents a day, you will help pay the costs to keep the center open -- including maintenance and ...

Sarasota, FL- The Friendship Centers today announced that they were awarded a $90,829 grant to support senior volunteer activities from the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS).  In acceptance of the grant The Friendship Centers agrees to contribute support of $41,620 in matching funding. These funds were awarded as part o...

Tai Chi for Arthritis is a new course offered from 10 - 11 a.m. at The Friendship Center in Sarasota (1888 Brother Geenen Way), beginning Jan. 9. Gentled movement of he ancient Chines exercise Tai Chi are one of many alternatives to help people reduce arthritis pain and gain balance, strength and flexibility. To register or for mroe  information, call 941.555.2122.
New research at Penn State shows adult day services can reduce stress for family caregivers. Senior Friendship Centers Living Rooms in Sarasota and Lee Counties are licensed by the State of Florida, and provide a safe, therapeutic program where your loved one can have fun, enjoy companionship and participate in activities.  
Sometimes it takes a team to bring back  a smile
Thanks to the caring team at Senior Friendship Center's Pat Buster Health Service in Venice, BettyGene's smile is back, and so is her health and confidence. 

Senior Friendship Centers Dental Clinic in Sarasota is accepting new patients age 55 and older who qualify for low cost dental care. Prospective patients must pick up and complete an application packet, including proof of income, at the clinic, 1900 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Read more in this article by Sarasota Herald Tribune writer Barba...

The  Dental Clinic in at Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota is currently accepting new patients. The clinic serves low income residents of Sarasota County who meet eligibility requirements. Including proof of income (under 200% of poverty guidelines). Fees are on a sliding scale basis at a minimum of 50% of cost, payable at time of services...

Senior Friendship Centers is extending its support for caregivers through "Ten Minutes With Paula,"  a series of programs available at any time on Blogtalkradio.com. Hosted by Skip Cohen, the program looks at topics to help caregivers everywhere deal with the daily challenges of caring for a loved one.
Dakim BrainFitness, offered at Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice, FL,  recently won a silver Edison Award for innovation. 
Caregiving can be an all-consuming responsibility. In the newest episode of "Ten Minutes with Paula," special guest Jane Johnson explains the importance of getting a break from caregiving to preserve one's health and well-being.
Caregiving is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities most of us experience in a lifetime. Belonging to a support group can be a lifeline on this journey.  Each week Paula Falk, director of the Caregiver Resource Center at Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota, Florida, moderates a support group of caregivers dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer's. She's helped to provide guidance and a constant reminder to each member that they're not alone, that it's ...
Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes offered through the Caregiver Resource Centers in Sarasota and Venice is offer life-changing techniques and strategies to improve the health and well being of both caregivers and care-receivers.  
Kathy Silverberg: Season of Sharing helps all year-round

The Season of Sharing a program begun 13 years ago through a partnership between the Herald-Tribune and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Since then, it  has broadened to include other media outlets and nonprofit groups have become partners in this effort, which solicits donations during the holiday season and disburses the fun...

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