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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 ,...
Friendship Centers Welcome Marty Katz , Director of Development and Marketing

Marty Katz is the new Director of Development at Marketing for Senior Friendship Centers, Inc. Katz comes to the Friendship Centers from the New College Foundation, where she served as associate director of community outreach and marketing.  Prior to that she worked as development director of community resources with Jewish Family and Children...

Registration Open for Friendship Golf Tournament Nov. 17
Now's the time to put a pre- bid for Celebrity Pro on 7 your team at the 13th annual Friendship Center's Golf Tournament on Monday, Nov. 17 at the prestigious Founders Club, one of Sarasota County's premier golf courses. Proceeds will benefit The Friendship Centers Medical and Dental Services and the Caregiver Resource Center in Sarasota County. Register on line now.
We’re living longer than previous generations but are we living better?  The Friendship Centers, the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida and the Sarasota County Library System invite you to join us as we look toward the future in this FREE seminar series Nov. 6, 13, 20, and Dec. 4 at the Venice Library Meeting Room, 300 S. Venice Avenue. 
Calling all Caregivers: Don't miss the Community Caregiving Forum Nov. 8.  Its FREE and open to the public. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the program run from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Sarasota Memorial Hospital First Floor Auditorium, 1700 South Tamiami Trail. Complimentary lunch, sponsored by the Sarasota County Aging Network is included. Pre-registration is required no later than Monday, Nov. 3. To reserve your seat and your lunch call the Friendship Centers Caregiver Resource ...
Learn What You Can Do Now to Make Your House a Home for Life
Most of us want to remain in our homes and communities for as long as possible. What can you do now to make your current home more livable in the future, or what should you look for in a new home? Join us Oct. 17 at the Friendship Center from 9-12:30 p.m. for a presentation on the AARP Home Fit program and information on how to adapt your home to make it safer and more functional if you are caring for a loved one.

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...

Oct. 30 "Boo!"mers Halloween Dance
Rock out to tunes by The A Train at the "Boo!"mers Halloween Dance Party Oct. 30. The doors open at 7 p.m. at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Come in costume, for a discount at the door ($10 with costume, $12 if you're not in costume)...and a chance to win prizes in the costume contest. 
Birds Do it, Bees Do It...and so does Grandma: Straight Talk about Later-Life  Sexuality
Birds do it, Bees do it...and so Does Grandma is a candid, straight-talking series addressing senior sexuality in all its colors —the challenges, the disappointments, and the surprises, as well as the delights and the love stories. Slated Sept 15 -19 at The Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way) in Sarasota, each of the sessions will be from 10 - 11 a.m. 
The first day of Fall is traditionally National Falls Awareness and Prevention Day. Don't miss programs at The Friendship Centers in Venice Sept. 22, and in Sarasota, Sept. 23, providing helpful information on what you can do avoid a dangerous fall. 
North Sarasota: Join the Conversation Sept.25
The North Sarasota County Caregiver Resource Center Advisory Committee will host "Join the Conversation," an opportunity to meet others who may be helping to care for a friend or loved one, and to learn about support in the community.  It will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, at the North Sarasota Library, from 5:30 - 7:15. 

Mindset is series of five classes through the Friendship Caregiver Resource Centers offering strategies that helps participants exercise the brain, create healthy habits through organization and improve function in their daily lives. Whether you're a caregiver or simply want to strengthen your cognitive abilities, the course provides valuable infor...

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...

Register Now for Road Scholar Programs and Explore Sarasota

While February seems a long way off, it's not too early to plan an educational adventure in Sarasota for this winter through the Road Scholar program.  Road Scholar programs through April 2015 are now open for registration. Road Scholar is a continuing education program for active adults.  In Sarasota, Road Scholar is coordinated th...

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...
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