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Venice Friendship Centers’ Third Annual Classic Car Show Winners
Saturday, March 21, was a beautiful morning for a car show, and the Friendship Centers’ campus in Venice on the Intracoastal Waterway provided a welcoming venue for the third annual Venice Friendship Centers Classic Car Show.
Treasures, Trinkets & Tea Save the Date:  May 7, 2015
Buy Tickets Treasures, Trinkets & Tea will be from 2:30 - 4:30  p.m. May 7, 2015 at the Chelsea Center in Sarasota.  This elegant afternoon of tea, fun and friendship will have it all; champagne, caviar, sweet and savory treats, accessory fashion show, silent auction and accessories market place. Proceeds will benefit the Caregiving Centers at the Friendship Centers.
Friendship Around the World Gala Nets Nearly $120,000  to Help Seniors

The Friendship Centers’ 2015 Gala, “Friendship Around the World,” was a huge success, thanks to the generosity of patrons and dedicated volunteers who put in countless hours of planning to implement every aspect of this spectacular event. Over 250 people attended on March 10 at the Friendship Center in Sarasota, which was transf...

TOUCH Program Reaches out to People in Nursing Homes

As coordinator of the TOUCH Program, Timmie Weisbaum and a core of volunteers bring a ray of sunshine, a friendly smile, lively music, movement, and the magic of touch to people in nursing homes. TOUCH is a legacy of caring begun by her mother, Cecile Barg in 1978. Over the years thousands of older adults have benefited from the program. “My...

Earl Grey on the Fairway April 23 in Fort Myers
Buy Tickets  Sponsorships Earl Grey on the Fairway from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 23 at the Renaissance Club in Fort Myers includes a scrumptious luncheon with savory treats to enjoy,  a fashion show and silent auction, important information for family caregivers, and more! And it's all for a great cause: The Friendship Centers' Adult Day Services in Lee County! Check out Sponsorship Opportunities.  Reserve your place.
Mark Your Calendar March 27: 'Remember When...'

The comedy, Choral and Tap Dance groups of the Friendship Center in Sarasota will present "Remember When," a Nostalgic Evening of Comedy, Music and Dance on March 27 at 7 p.m. at The Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota) as a fundraiser for the Center. Advance sale admission is $15. At the door tickets will be $20. Call 941.955.2122...

Sarasota resident Deborah Colasante has been a full-time caregiver for her elderly mother, Jennie, for several years. Colasante, who was an optometrist up north, is not currently licensed to practice in Florida. Due to her inability to work and her need to help her mother, Colasante, 59, has experienced several financial struggles. She shared her s...

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...

Untangling Dementia Seminar March 4 Features Author Tam Cummings
On Wednesday, March 15, the author of Untangling Dementia: A Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, Gerontologist Tam Cummings, PhD, MS, is slated to speak at the Friendship Centers in Venice and Sarasota.
'Feel Grand with Jane Seymour' PBS Episodes to Premier in Sarasota in March

(SARASOTA) The public is invited to attend the premier of four episodes of the new PBS Series Feel Grand with Jane Seymour at special viewing parties from 2-3:30 p.m. at Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota, on Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25. The parties are sponsored by Right at Home In Home Care and Assistance in partnership with th...

Mindset is a series of five classes designed to help individuals and care partners manage early stage memory loss, but also helpful to anyone seeking to improve their cognitive skills with exercises to help with brain function as well as tools for organizing information and daily activities and strategies to improve communication.  The p...

If you're ready to quit tobacco, help is FREE!

The Friendship Center in Sarasota is offering free tobacco cessation classes through Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center (AHEC).  This class provides  support, guidance, and quit aids like nicotine replacement patches, when available and medically appropriate, to help you become tobacco free.   The next class is scheduled f...

(SARASOTA) If you’d like help mastering your computer operating system, learning to make the most of your iPad, iPhone or Android, upcoming classes at The Friendship Center in Sarasota are designed to make learning easy, even if you haven’t much experience with technology. Small classes with ample opportunities to ask questions offer on...

Friendship Centers Selected for NCOA Project to Help Isolated Seniors Use Technology
The Friendship Centers are one of seven organizations in the country to be chosen by the National Council on Aging and Verizon to be a test site for the Digital Aging Mastery Program - a pilot to help isolated seniors use technology to connect online and age in place longer. 
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. 
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