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Giving Challenge May 6-7: Kids of Yesterday Find Friendship for a Lifetime

Remember what it was like when you were a kid? What was important to you and what  friendship meant to you? Now flash forward and think of what that "kid of yesterday" can look forward to in the second half of life. Will the programs and services to support healthy, dignity and quality of life be there for you?   The Friendship Centers h...

The newly transformed Friendship Caregiving Center  -  home to the Living Room Adult Day Services, the Caregiver Resource Center and The Road Scholar Program in Sarasota drew 100+ friends, supporters and the construction team to celebrate the building’s dramatic new look at amenities at an Open House April 3.  Extensive struct...

RAIN DATE: MAY 17 Second Annual Antique Classic Car Show
The second annual Friendship Antique Classic Car Show in Venice has been rescheduled to May 17.  Don't miss this exciting opportunity to see some of the areas rare and beautifully restored vintage automobiles while enjoying a morning in the park-like setting of the Venice Friendship Center's campus on the Intracoastal Waterway. The Show runs from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission is free to spectators. For exhibitors, pre-registration is $15,  $20 on the day of the event. Trophies and prize...
Treasures, Trinkets & Tea May 9 in Sarasota
Buy Tickets Join us from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota for an elegant afternoon of tea, fun and friendship to benefit the Friendship Centers' Caregiving Center. It’s Mother’s Day Weekend, a great opportunity to pay tribute to the special ladies in your life, or to host a special themed table to impress your clientele.
Eating Well to Age Gracefully March 31
Learn how nutrition contributes to healthy and ultimately graceful aging in this presentation sponsored by the Sarasota AARP Affiliated Community Group at The Friendship Center in Sarasota March 31.

The Friendship Centers Caregiver Resource Centers are pleased to offer the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Graduate Program, building on  the strategies learned through the Powerful Tools course,  to provide additional support on the caregiving journey, with added focus on relationships and building resiliency.  Presenting the course...

Earl Grey on the Fairway High Tea Luncheon April 17
Join us for the second annual High Tea Event, "Earl Grey on the Fairway" luncheon to benefit the Friendship Centers Living Room Adult Day Service program in Lee County. It will be held April 17 at Club Renaissance in Fort Myers. The program includes speakers on wellness and tips for caregivers, a fashion show and silent auction accompanied by a scrumptious luncheon with savory treats to enjoy. Tickets are $35. Reserve yours by calling 239.275.1881. 

Venice Symphony members will present a free informational recital  on Saturday, April 5 .  at 11:30 p.m. at the Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive, Venice.  In this presentation, the symphony invites the public to re-live Venice from the past with its new Circus Band. This professional group is made up of wind, brass and percussio...

Save the Date! The Venice Friendship Center and the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Senior Outreach Committees' 2014 Health and Wellness Expo will be Thursday, April 24 from 9 a.m.  to noon at the Venice Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive.  Admission is free and the public is welcome. Prizes and giveaways, entertainment, health informat...

Happy 111th Birthday Elizabeth Delaney
Believed to be the oldest resident of Sarasota County, and part of an exclusive group of one in 7 million world-wide to have lived past 110, Elizabeth Delaney credits her longevity with not worrying, taking one day at a time.  If you'd like to honor Elizabeth with a donation in her name to the living room, click here. 

Check out what's happening in our Centers here. From classes and activities, to dancing and special events, you're sure to find something of interest!

Check out what's happening in our Centers here. From classes and activities, to dancing and special events, you're sure to find something of interest!

The fifth annual Madcap  - “Musicale and Musings” March 4 at the Friendship Center in Sarasota was a sold-out event, with the largest attendance ever. Guests were treated to eclectic mix of entertainment. The décor featured modern and antique musical instruments, sheet music, literature and art, accented by dramatic lighting...

This Podcast: Dealing with the challenges that come after placement in a structured facilty Caregiving is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities most of us experience in a lifetime. Our guest, Jane Johnson, is a volunteer facilitator for the caregivers support group and works closely with Paula. She has a Masters Degree in social work and from her own personal experience with her husband's Alzheimer's understands the importance of caregivers developing a strong coping mechanism.
Friends of the Center Membership

Q. What is Friends of the Center Membership? A:  It's  an opportunity to show your support for all the programs and services you receive through the Center, and to receive discounts on classes, facility rental and more. For just a few cents a day, you will help pay the costs to keep the center open -- including maintenance and ...

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