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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...

In Step With Tech: New  Computer Classes in September

We live in a networked world. Whether it’s keeping in touch with friends, paying bills, operating a city’s energy grid, or strengthening national security, it happens online. The need to secure our networks has never been greater. The number of cyber attacks is increasing dramatically and there aren’t enough people with the skills...

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...
New Friendship Health Clinic Collier Executive Director Allie Krider-Harrison:  Check out her Blogpost and Podcast
Allie Krider-Harrison, new Executive Director of the Friendship Health Clinic of Collier County, introduces the clinic's  programs and services and exciting projects underway. Read her post on our blog, beawarebettercare.com and listen to an interview with her by Skip Cohen on our podcast on  Ten Minutes of Friendship. 

Don't miss Rudolph's Chase, a 5K/1Mile Run/Walk on Friday, Dec. 5, at Laishely Park in Punta Gorda. Fun for the whole family, registration opens at 5:30 p.m. at 6:45 there will be an "Eggnog Jog" (2-5 year olds free) and at 7 p.m. a 5 K Run plus one mile walk.  Entry fee is $25 for adults, $10 for children under 12.  A portion of the proc...

The following programs and activities will be offered through the Sarasota Caregiver Resource Center (1820 Brother Geenen Way, 941.556.3268) in August:  ABC CLASS (ALZHEIMER’S BASIC COURSE)  Friday, Aug. 1, 10-11:30 a.m. Caregiver Resource Center  Presented by Katie Scott, Program Specialist Alzheimer’s  Associat...

The following courses will be offered through the Friendship Centers' Venice Caregiver Resource Center (2350 Scenic Drive) in August. REFLEXOLOGY - FOOT MASSAGE   Wednesday, July 30,  10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Do you have aches and pains because of tension and worry?   Reflexology can relieve stress and tension within the body.  ...

Notre Dame Students at Friendship Centers Clinic for Summer Service Learning

What does it mean to "be the change you wish to see in the world?" Notre Dame students Amanda LaPorte and Nicholas Pietrini, are spending eight weeks this summer finding the answer to that question at the Friendship Centers’ Healthy Aging Clinic in Sarasota.   Pictured here with Medical Director Albert Tripodi,  Amanda and Nicholas...

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