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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...

Hunger is a very real issue for many older adults in Southwest Florida. Friendship Centers Executive Director Nancy Green-Irwin of Lee County offers insight into the needs of older adults in this article publisehd in the Fort Myers News-Press Dec.16.
Finding the perfect a birthday or holiday gift for persons 50+ can be a challenge. Here's an idea, that will be enjoyed the whole year long. 
Sarasota Center for Healthy Aging Receives $1,000 from Lions Club for Diabetes Education
The Sarasota Lions Club recently presented the Senior Friendship Center for Healthy Aging with a $1,000 check to provide diabetes education for low income and uninsured patients in need. 

Venice Magazine's September-October Issue features an article by Paula Murray on the great need Senior Friendship Centers' clinics in Sarasota and Venice have for volunteer physicians and dentists.  See it here:  Calling All Doctors & Dentists: You Are Needed STAT!,  Continued here.   Both clinics are in gre...

SFC's Ola Medrzycki Receives 2012 Award for Excellence

Ola Medrzycki, Friendship at Home coordinator at Senior Friendship Centers was recently honored with  the Community Foundation of Sarasota  and the Wilson-Wood Foundation 2012 Award for Excellence. The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Wilson-Wood Foundation have partnered to honored self-less individuals who often go un...

SFC recently received a grant from the Michael Saunders & Company Foundation to help provide medical services to low income elders at our Health Services facilities in Sarasota County. Thank you so much for your generosity. Click here for a spotlight on SFC and to see all the other great things the MSC Foundation does!

Kathy Silverberg looks into the heart of friendship in  her latest Sarasota Herald Tribune column. Read it here.

Huffington Post Blogger Enid Bordon looks at the facts about Senior Hunger in America. Read more here.   Senior Friendship Centers  is working hard to help older adults in the communities we serve who are struggling with hunger issues. With hunger increasing more than 135% in Southwest Florida, need continues exceed resource...

MSC Foundation Awards Grant to Senior Friendship Centers
Senior Friendship Centers was recently awarded a grant to help provide healthcare to older adutls in need by the MSC Foundation created by Michael Saunders and Company.
Life can catch you unprepared. Whether it's a medical emergency, a hurricane or other disaster, having a plan, and having your information in order should an emergency arise can make all the difference in the world. 
Check out the newest blogs by newspaper columnist/freelance writer Kathy Silverberg. Kathy, who serves as secretary of Senior Friendship Center's Board of Governors, previously was Souther Region Publisher for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Editor/General Manager of four New York Times Regional Newspapers. 
In Touch: New Scan System Provides Information for Future Planning
New Scan systems implemented at Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice will enable the Centers to capture data for future planning and grant applications. 
World Health day this year took a fresh look a health data to help us better understand the needs of older people, and some of the associated stereotypes of older adults. 
  The Senior Friendship Centers for Healthy Aging Dental Clinic in Venice is in urgent need of volunteer nurses and clinic aides. Whether you are able to volunteer  for a few hours a day, once a month, or once a week, it’s an exciting opportunity to help older adults in medical need in our community  while working with an outstanding professional team. We welcome nurses and clinic aides who may be retired, or currently working in the field, and we’re willing to...
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