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Category: Venice


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 & 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.

(VENICE) If you are on the caregiving journey, you’re not alone.  More than one in four people will find themselves in a caregiving role at some time in their lives. Whether your loved has a memory disorder, Alzheimers or dementia, or chronic disease, finding support and learning the tools to improve the health and well-being of you and ...

Check out what's happening in our Center in July. From classes and activities, to dancing and special events, you're sure to find something of interest! Highlights CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THURSDAY JULY 3 (as we are closed July 4)  Join us at 1 p.m. to celebrate our freedoms with our entertainer Dick Rivers.  IT’S HUR...

Holly Urban Joins Venice Living Room

The Friendship Centers are happy to welcome Holly Urban, new manager of the Friendship Center’s Adult Day Service in Venice.   Holly is an RN who brings 35 years of experience to this position.  She “loves working with the elderly” having worked in hospitals, assisted living facilities and the home health industry. ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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Venice Contact Information

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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