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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. 

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...

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Venice Friendship Center

The Kathleen K. Catlin Friendship Center
2350 Scenic Drive
Venice, FL 34293
941.493.3065
Mon. - Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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