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The comedy, Choral and Tap Dance groups of the Friendship Center in Sarasota will present "Remember When," a Nostalgic Evening of Comedy, Music and Dance on March 27 at 7 p.m. at The Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota) as a fundraiser for the Center. Advance sale admission is $15. At the door tickets will be $20. Call 941.955.2122...

Sarasota resident Deborah Colasante has been a full-time caregiver for her elderly mother, Jennie, for several years. Colasante, who was an optometrist up north, is not currently licensed to practice in Florida. Due to her inability to work and her need to help her mother, Colasante, 59, has experienced several financial struggles. She shared her s...

Rick Taylor has been struggling to obtain steady employment for years due to his age and severe health issues. He is raising his 5-year-old son, Matthew, on his own. Senior Friendship Centers has helped Taylor cover some of his expenses using Season of Sharing funds. Taylor spoke to Herald-Tribune correspondent Abby Weingarten.  See story here...

Untangling Dementia Seminar March 15 Features Author Tam Cummings
On Wednesday, March 15, the author of Untangling Dementia: A Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, Gerontologist Tam Cummings, PhD, MS, is slated to speak at the Friendship Centers in Venice and Sarasota.
'Feel Grand with Jane Seymour' PBS Episodes to Premier in Sarasota in March

(SARASOTA) The public is invited to attend the premier of four episodes of the new PBS Series Feel Grand with Jane Seymour at special viewing parties from 2-3:30 p.m. at Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota, on Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25. The parties are sponsored by Right at Home In Home Care and Assistance in partnership with th...

Mindset is a series of five classes designed to help individuals and care partners manage early stage memory loss, but also helpful to anyone seeking to improve their cognitive skills with exercises to help with brain function as well as tools for organizing information and daily activities and strategies to improve communication.  The p...

If you're ready to quit tobacco, help is FREE!

The Friendship Center in Sarasota is offering free tobacco cessation classes through Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center (AHEC).  This class provides  support, guidance, and quit aids like nicotine replacement patches, when available and medically appropriate, to help you become tobacco free.   The next class is scheduled f...

(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.
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 ...

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.
Earl Grey on the Fairway April 23 in Fort Myers
Earl Grey on the Fairway from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 23 at the Renaissance Club in Fort Myers includes a scrumptious luncheon with savory treats to enjoy,  a fashion show and silent auction, important information for family caregivers, and more! And it's all for a great cause: The Friendship Centers' Adult Day Services in Lee County! Check out Sponsorship Opportunities.  Reserve your place.
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 an amazing collection of vintage automobiles, along with music, dancing, and food by the Venice High Band Boosters. Download Registration form.
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.
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...

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