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Celebrating 'People Helping People'
In May, the Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice honored the volunteers whose time and dedication make it possible for this organization to vital services for older adults, including medical and dental clinics, senior centers, caregiver resource centers, nutrition and home delivered meals, and supportive aging services. Since 1973, volunteers have contributed 1,462,012 hours with an in-kind value of $40,926,367 to the communities served by the Friendship Centers. See details and photos...
Friendship Centers Sarasota Celebrates Volunteers

The Friendship Centers in Sarasota was celebrated volunteers May 20 with “Bob’s Bodacious Barbecue” hosted by President and CEO Robert Carter. Since 1973, volunteers have contributed 1,462,012 hours with an in-kind value of $40,926,367 to the communities served by the Friendship Centers. Their time and dedication make it possible...

Please note: the Friendship Centers programs and services in all of the counties we serve: Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee and Collier Counties, will be closed on Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day, re-opening on May 26.

Discover the Wild Side of Florida is a great opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren to enjoy a summer learning adventure through the Road Scholar Program offered by the Friendship Centers.
Friendship Centers Venice Honors Volunteers
The Friendship Centers Venice celebrated volunteers May 12 with “Bob’s Bodacious Barbecue” hosted by President CEO Robert Carter. Since 1973, volunteers have contributed 1,462,012 hours with an in-kind value of $40,926,367 to the communities served by the Friendship Centers.

Two long-standing medical clinics in Collier County are tying the knot to open a new location in East Naples to streamline medical care for needy patients. The Senior Friendship Health Center and the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida will share a 6,000-square-foot clinic that is slated to open in September. Read more in this article by Liz F...

Senior Friendship Health Center in Naples has an important role in helping low income seniors in Collier County. Read more in this  commentary by Board member Wayne Mullican in the Naples Daily News, May 2.  

What Women 50+ Need to Know About Preventive Health Care

National Women’s Health Week, in May, serves to remind women to safeguard their health and well-being. Dr. Lana Nusbaum, a volunteer physician who treats patients 50 and over at the Friendship Centers’ Medical Clinic in Sarasota, emphasizes disease prevention through changes in lifestyle and regular screenings. Q: What is your main f...

Friendship is a Healthy Smile and a Basket of Gratitude at the Sarasota Dental Clinic
A remarkable synergy takes place when Jean Freeman, 88 arrives at the Friendship Centers Health Clinic for a dental appointment with one of her favorite people – Dr. Barry Sukoneck, DDS, FAGD.
The Heart of Caring: Helping Mom, Honoring Mom

“Caregiving is an emotional rollercoaster. I don’t know what I would have done if the Friendship Centers Caregiver Resource Center support group wasn’t there for me.” Jenny Hime Jenny Hime describes her relationship with her mother, Helen Wagner, as sometimes like “oil and water. It’s a good witch/bad witch s...

Senior Theatre Helps Older Adults Get into the Act for Older Americans Month

Getting into the Act – the theme for Older Americans Month this May – has special meaning at the Friendship Centers in Sarasota, where senior performers have been taking front-and-center stage since 1998, when they were among the first Senior Theaters in the country. Since then the Centers’ award-winning senior theatre group has g...

Venice Volunteer Sadie Burr: ‘My world has become worthwhile again.’

Sadie Burr’s bright blue eyes twinkle with enthusiasm as she talks about her volunteer “job” at the Venice Friendship Center, where she manages the Information Desk once a week. Greeting visitors with a warm smile and an ability to intuit what might interest the newcomer, she is the best ambassador the Friendship Centers could pos...

Sixth Annual Health and Wellness Expo April 23 at Venice Friendship Center

If you'd like to learn more about programs, services and activities in the Venice area, don't miss the Sixth Annual Health and Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. April 23 at the Venice Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive in Venice. "Presented in partnership with the Senior Outreach Committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, this is a wonderful ...

Wells Fargo Grant Will Help Support Senior Economic Security Program

Wells Fargo has awarded a $5,000 Community Development grant to the Friendship Centers for the Senior Financial Stability and Economic Security Initiative, a program which helps the more than 16,000 older adults age 60 and older in Sarasota County who are living below the Federal Poverty line. Through the Initiative, a Financial Security Specialis...

Art as a Pathway to Healing: Mandala Magic for Caregivers  April 20

"Mandala Magic for Caregivers," a workshop by Expressive Arts Facilitator Linda Joffe, is slated Monday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at the Friendship Centers' Caregiver Resource Center, 1820 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. A $10 donation is asked, and advance reservations are required by calling 556.3268,  "Spring is a time of re-birth, and it’...

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