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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...

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 ,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

The Friendship Centers will be collecting food through May 10 at our Centers in Sarasota  (1888 Brother Geenen Way) and Venice (2350 Scenic Drive) to support the  All Faiths Food Bank Campaign Against Summer Hunger. Please bring non perishable items to donate to this worthy cause.  The goal is collect 600,000 pounds of food.  T...

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!

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.

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...

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Sarasota Contact Information

Sarasota Friendship Center

The Friendship Centers
1888 Brother Geenen Way

Sarasota, FL 34236
941.955.2122
Mon-Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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