SFC News

During the month of December, Center Manager Tom Harlow reports the following changes to regularly scheduled activities: There will be no Latin Line Dancing Classes from Dec. 16 -31. Classes resume Jan. 6.  Balance Movement Classes are cancelled for the month of  December. Classes resume Thursday,  Jan. 8  a...

You and your family and friends are invited  to the  Venice Friendship Center Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 12 from 1-3 p.m. at 2350 Scenic Drive.  Music will be provided by Al Pierce and the Let's Do It Band, and Santa Claus will make a special visit. Our "Living Christmas Tree" will be featured. Join us for holiday treats, fun and...

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.
Save the Date: Friendship Around the World March 10, 2015
Mark your calendar now for the Friendship Centers' gala "Friendship Around the World." A cultural smorgasbord of fun, the evening will include a culinary tour for foods from the seven continents by Chef Paul Mattison, entertainment and music from around the world. At The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, 6 p.m. Tickets are $150, call 941.556.3205 for reservations.
Help a Friend in Your Community
Every single day at the Friendship Centers, we experience moments that remind us of the true power of what we do.  Whether we are delivering meals  to homebound seniors, giving respite for weary caregivers, providing critical medical assistance, or simply offering an opportunity for social engagement and personal growth, we are creating life-changing moments for friends in need. As the calendar year comes to a close, can we count on you to help?  Your gift will change a life. DONA...
Veterans Day Ceremonies Nov. 11 at the Friendship Center Honor Tuskeegee Airmen; Exhibit Highlights African Americans in WW II
Opening ceremonies at 1 p.m. salute all Veterans who have served our country and protected our freedom.  Ret. USAF Lt. George Hardy, a decorated veteran and youngest of the Tuskegee airmen, will be an honored guest.  “African Americans in World War II,” an extraordinary traveling photography exhibit from the Smithsonian affiliate National Atomic Museum will  highlight efforts of black soldiers and military personnel. The exhibit  continues at the Center through No...
Friendship Centers Charlotte Featured in Harbor Style Magazine

The headline says it all: "Secret Angels." In The Giving Issue, November's Harbor Style Magazine, writer Carol Bruyere profiles two  programs who are quietly making life easier for older adults in Charlotte County: OCEAN (Our Charlotte Elder Affairs Network) and The Friendship Centers. Check it out.

Sign up on line now and plan to be part of the  Senior Hunger Task Force Team  for the Feed Families Hunger Walk  Jan. 17 at Miromar Outlet Mall, 10801 Corkscrew Road,  in Estero.  Your support will help provide monthly food bags for seniors in need through The Friendship Centers.  Please be aware, in order for the Fr...

The holidays often present special challenges for caregivers. While it's an exciting time,  extra activities, visits with family and friends, interruption of schedules and overall stress can take the fun out of the season. Powerful Tools has been called a “lifechanger” for caregivers, reducing stress, and changing negative self...

TALLAHASSEE —  Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is recognizing the Senior Friendship Center in Venice as a PSC Helping Hand for helping raise public awareness about the Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program and energy and water conservation. “For senior residents in need, the Friendship Center, like its nam...

Venice Friendship Center Yearbook Launch Party Oct. 10
Remember your senior yearbook -- the people, places and things that made youth such a special time of life? Fast forward to The Venice Friendship Center’s 2013/14 Yearbook, fresh off the presses. It captures the fond memories of Friendship that today’s “seniors” now age 50+ - enjoy.  Join  us for the Yearbook Launch Party on Friday, Oct. 10, at 12:30 p.m. at the Center, 2350 Scenic Drive. 

The Southwest Florida Youth Symphony will present "Music Assisting the Generations" on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. at the Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Friendship Centers of Lee County. Tickets are$10 for adults, $5 for children. The concert features performances by the Sinfonieta...

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...

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 ...
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