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; or stop by and pick up a copy of Prime Times, the monthly publication of Senior Friendship Centers.
While there are no membership fees, we ask a small donation for each class you take, and, as a non-profit organization, we rely on your support to maintain our facilities.
SARASOTA: The Friendship Center (view map)
1888 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
VENICE: Kathleen K. Catlin Friendship Center (view map)
2350 Scenic Drive
Venice, FL 34293
Hours: Mon - Fri.: 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.