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The Friendship Centers to Receive Match Challenge from The Patterson Foundation to Expand Caregiving Services
SARASOTA, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2016) – The Friendship Centers, a nonprofit organization serving seniors and the SW Florida community for more than 40 years, will receive a match from The Patterson Foundation to jumpstart its efforts to augment an entrepreneurial earned-income plan for its caregiving center and adult day service. Funds contributed to the organization by Jan. 31, 2017, will be matched dollar for dollar by The Patterson Foundation up to 50 percent of its startup/growth capital...
Friendship Centers Receives Grant of Nearly $300,000 for Health Clinics in Three Florida Counties
(Sarasota, FL) – Nov. 3, 2016 – The Friendship Centers, a non-profit organization serving older adults in Southwest Florida, has been awarded a grant of $290,580 to be used to upgrade equipment and enhance medical and dental services for uninsured or underinsured clients served by its health clinics in Sarasota, Lee and Collier Counties.
Caregiving Services Are Expanding With Help From The Patterson Foundation
We’re thrilled to announce the Friendship Centers has received a match challenge of up to $50,000 from The Patterson Foundation to expand our Caregiving Services through the foundation’s Margin & Mission Ignition initiative, designed to boost nonprofit entrepreneurial capacity, revenue and mission impact. 
Friendship Center for Aging Studies
The Friendship Center for Aging Studies is an exciting new initiative of the Friendship Centers providing accredited continuing education training to local and regional professionals. Visit centerforagingstudies. com for information on upcoming programs.
Venice Lights of Friendship
Now in its second sensational year, Venice Lights of Friendship will shine a light on our programs in Venice, with all proceeds benefiting the Venice Campus. This sparkling dinner and fundraiser will take place on December 8, 2016 at the Venice Friendship Center. Tickets & Sponsorships
Good News for Low Income Sarasota County Adults Needing Dental Care

  SARASOTA - There is good news for Sarasota County residents 18 or older who need dental care, but cannot afford it, and are without dental insurance. The Friendship Centers and the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County are joining forces to provide dental care for qualified adults, thanks to funding through the Agency for Health C...

SARASOTA – WANTED: A FEW GOOD MEN for the next “STIR IT UP 60+ Speed Dating and More…” event Aug. 25 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at The Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way), Sarasota.   “Stir it Up” is an exciting community series for persons 60+, hosted by The Friendship Centers and Kobernick-Anchin-...

STIR IT UP 60+ Speed Dating and More Aug. 25 at The Friendship Center in Sarasota

SARASOTA – WANTED: A FEW GOOD MEN for the next “STIR IT UP 60+ Speed Dating and More…” event Aug. 25 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at The Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way), Sarasota.   “Stir it Up” is an exciting community series for persons 60+, hosted by The Friendship Centers and Kobernick-Anchin-...

MJ Scarpelli Joins Senior Friendship Health Center as Director of Development and Marketing
The Friendship Centers welcomes MJ Scarpelli,  the new Director of Development and Marketing for Senior Friendship Health Center in Naples, a not-for-profit organization providing crucial medical and dental care to the aging population of Collier County since 1985.
Helping Hungry Seniors: Thank you to Fort Myers Paradise Iowa Club
With the support of organizations like the Paradise Iowa Club the Friendship Centers in Lee County are helping to feed seniors in need.
Through the years, you’ve accumulated a lifetime of knowledge and wisdom. Now, thanks to My Journey, a new initiative being launched at the Friendship Centers in Sarasota, you can record and preserve your story, in your words, to share for years to come. Imagine what a meaningful gift this could be to your children, grandchildren and future generations. 
Wells Fargo Donates $7,500 to Support Friendship Centers’ Aging Mastery Program®

Wells Fargo has awarded $7,500 to the Friendship Centers to help extend the Aging Mastery Program® launched last year. This popular five-week course empowers participants to create their own personal pathways for aging well.  Topics include Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise and You, Healthy Eating and Hydration, Sleep, Medication Managemen...

You Matter, Too! Mindfulness for Caregivers Slated  in Sarasota and Venice
You Matter, Too! is an exciting new 8-week Mindfulness Program for Caregivers providing tools to deal with stress, improve self-care and build resiliency. Offered by the Friendship Centers' Caregiver Resource Centers and Moment Health™, it begins June 6 in Sarasota and and June 7 in Venice. 
DeSoto Friendship Center Offers Support for Relatives Raising Relatives

Did you know that nationally, nearly 3 million children are being raised by a grandparent?  Or that in Florida, nearly half a million children live in home where the householders are grandparents or other relatives?   At the Friendship Centers in DeSoto County, there is help for individuals who find themselves in these challenging c...

West Coast Woman Cover Features President & CEO  Erin McLeod

President and CEO Erin McLeod is featured on the cover of February's West Coast Woman.  As the Friendship Centers' first woman President and only the second President and CEO in the organization's 42 year history, Erin is leading the way to address the growing numbers and needs of older adults in Sarasota, DeSoto, Collier, Charlotte an...

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