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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...

In Step With Tech: New  Computer Classes in September

We live in a networked world. Whether it’s keeping in touch with friends, paying bills, operating a city’s energy grid, or strengthening national security, it happens online. The need to secure our networks has never been greater. The number of cyber attacks is increasing dramatically and there aren’t enough people with the skills...

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...

iPad Classes Begin July 11 at The Friendship Center in Sarasota

(SARASOTA) --  If you’ve been wanting to learn how to make the most of your iPad, classes offered at The Friendship Center in Sarasota provide a great opportunity for beginners to do so in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The next six-week class, taught by popular instructor David Johnston, begins July 11, and runs through July 21, from 1...

This series of classes is designed to help individuals and care partners manage early stage memory loss through research-based exercises. Classes offer strategies that help exercise the brain, create healthy habits through organization and improve function in their daily lives. Participants are expected to the entire series.  VENICE: 10:...

If you are on the caregiving journey, this six-week course will help you learn self care while caring for your loved ones, reducing personal stress, changing negative self talk, communicating needs to others, dealing with difficult emotions, and coping with life changes. All classes are 2 ½ hour sessions over 6 weeks. Developed by Legacy Hea...

Join us at the Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, on Friday, June 13, as we salute dads, granddads, and great granddads.  Festivities open with a complimentary FATHERS' DAY BREAKFAST at 9:30 a.m., generously provided by Emeritus Senior Communities (call to make reservations 556-3265). JUST SWEET JAZZ will play in the afternoon from ...

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) and The Friendship Centers have partnered to launch an initiative to improve the financial security of older adults in Southwest Florida by connecting them to thousands of programs that help pay for health care food, household utilities and more.
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1888 Brother Geenen Way

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941.955.2122
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