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Rick Taylor has been struggling to obtain steady employment for years due to his age and severe health issues. He is raising his 5-year-old son, Matthew, on his own. Senior Friendship Centers has helped Taylor cover some of his expenses using Season of Sharing funds. Taylor spoke to Herald-Tribune correspondent Abby Weingarten.  See story here...

Friendship Clinics in Sarasota and Venice Now Accepting Patients 50 and Older
Friendship Centers Clinics in Sarasota and Venice have lowered the age to 50 to better serve the needs of older adults in our communities. 
Friendship Centers Charlotte Featured in Harbor Style Magazine

The headline says it all: "Secret Angels." In The Giving Issue, November's Harbor Style Magazine, writer Carol Bruyere profiles two  programs who are quietly making life easier for older adults in Charlotte County: OCEAN (Our Charlotte Elder Affairs Network) and The Friendship Centers. Check it out.

The holidays often present special challenges for caregivers. While it's an exciting time,  extra activities, visits with family and friends, interruption of schedules and overall stress can take the fun out of the season. Powerful Tools has been called a “lifechanger” for caregivers, reducing stress, and changing negative self...

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...

Charlotte Foster Celebrates Life Hawaiian Style at 107
What better way for hula instructor Charlotte Wheeler, 107, to celebrate her birthday than at the annual Venice Friendship Centers Luau? In the Hawaiian tradition of honoring elders, Charlotte was encircled  by the Keoki Hula Walea Dancers led by Betty Jean Brooks for a special birthday dance. She joined the dance from her wheelchair, and went on to perform several additional dances with the troupe.  Charlotte was recruited by SFC Founder Brother William Geenen to teach at the Center b...

The following courses will be offered through the Friendship Centers' Venice Caregiver Resource Center (2350 Scenic Drive) in August. REFLEXOLOGY - FOOT MASSAGE   Wednesday, July 30,  10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Do you have aches and pains because of tension and worry?   Reflexology can relieve stress and tension within the body.  ...

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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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