Our award-winning Friendship Centers are among the first in the state of Florida to be nationally accredited by the National Council on Aging National Institute for Senior Centers. Brimming with exciting activities, they are recognized as a model for the rest of the country.
You’ll find new friends, activities, live music, classes to challenge your mind and opportunities to exercise your options. From dance to yoga, tai chi, crafts, foreign languages and much more, our state-of-the art centers are places to learn, grow and have fun!
For a schedule of activities, see the Events page at your preferred location; click on Prime Times under What's New in the Menu Bar, or stop by and pick up a copy of Prime Times, the monthly publication of the Sarasota County Friendship Centers.
We are pleased to offer Friends of the Center memberships. which provide special discounts on classes and other benefits, help to support the ongoing cost of running our facilities. While membership is not required, it's a great way to show your support. Learn more here.
The Friendship Center
1888 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Kathleen K. Catlin Friendship Center
2350 Scenic Drive
Venice, FL 34293
Hours: Mon - Fri.: 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.