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2015 Giving Challenge

September 1st-2nd Noon to Noon Click Here to Donate Help us make it a [long] life worth living for older adults in our community. Support the Friendship Centers in the 2015 Giving Challenge! First time giving through the Giving Challenge online? Your gift will be matched 1:1 up to $250 -- that can mean up to $500 for our organization, thanks to...

People Helping People Awards Breakfast Oct. 20
The first People Helping People Awards Breakfast Oct. 20 will honor Friendship Centers Heroes, including retiring President and CEO Bob Carter, volunteer Physician Dr. Donald Snyder, volunteer event planner-fundraiser Molly Schecter and the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Buy Tickets & Sponsorships
2015 Giving Challenge Party

Sept. 1, Noon to 4:30 pm Sept. 2, 8:30 am to Noon Friendship Centers Sarasota 1888 Brother Geenen Way Venice Friendship Centers 2350 Scenic Drive Stop by to donate to the Friendship Centers! We'll help you give online (credit card required). New Giving Challenge donor gifts will be matched 1:1 up to $250 by the Patterson Foundation. Prefer ...

Aging Mastery Program Begins Oct. 6 at Friendship Center Sarasota

New course celebrates the gift of longevity while providing the tools for aging well SARASOTA – Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6, older adults in Sarasota County will have access to a proven program that shows even small changes to one’s lifestyle can lead to a longer, healthier life. Through a community partnership with the Patterson Founda...

Photo Exhibit -  Larry Mulvehill: Sixty Years Through the Lens at Friendship Centers Sarasota
An exhibit by award-winning photographer Larry Mulvehill will be on display in Sarasota at the Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way through Sept. 9.  The display will sample highlights of his work throughout the world during his 60-plus years as a photographer.
Notre Dame students gain real-world experience in medicine and compassion at Friendship Centers' Sarasota Health Clinic

For premed students Krista Roberts and Kelly O’Shea this is a summer of learning that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.   As participants in Notre Dame’s Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP), they are spending eight weeks in Sarasota working closely with volunteer physicians at The Rubin Friendship Center for He...

Leadership Transition Underway at the Friendship Centers

Sarasota Herald Tribune Reporter Barbara Peters Smith, recently interviewed Senior Vice President Erin McLeod and  President and CEO Robert Carter about the transition in leadership as Carter retires and McLeod steps up to become CEO of this non-profit organization. They discussed the organization's accomplishments and future goals and directi...

On July 17, 2015 the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation awarded a $50,000 dollar-for-dollar match grant to the Friendship Centers in support of its medical and dental clinics in response to the funding shortfalls due to recent vetoes out of Tallahassee.  

The latest edition of the Department of Elder Affairs’ Elder Update is now available online. This particular edition is our annual Disaster Preparedness Guide, and it is chocked full of information we feel is essential in helping you through a variety of difficult situations – from hurricanes, to tornadoes, to excessively hot temperatur...

At the Friendship Center in Arcadia, we’ve decided to try something new.  How does getting together for breakfast at the Friendship Center sound?  You can now choose to join us for breakfast or lunch.  Or, join us for breakfast at 9 a.m., stay for your favorite activity, and be back home before noon. 
Friendship Centers in Charlotte and Lee Counties are Registering Seniors for Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Friendship Centers in Lee County and Charlotte County are currently registering qualifying seniors for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program through the Harry Chapin Food Bank. This program will provide eligible seniors with a free nutritious monthly food box, with items such as canned fruits and vegetables, juices, cereal, rice, pasta, chee...

Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is recognizing Lee County’s Friendship Centers as a PSC Helping Hand for helping raise public awareness about the Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program, energy and water conservation, and utility impersonation scams.
‘Joy of Giving’ Moves Georgiades to Help Friendship Centers  Improve Dental Health for Seniors in Need

Seeing their money do good work to help others during their lifetimes motivated Dr. Richard and Jean Georgiades to make a substantial gift to the Friendship Centers Dental Clinics recently. Their generous gift of $50,000 will help improve the quality of life and health of hundreds of older adults in need in Sarasota County. “Whatever you n...

Thanks to a $9,203 grant provided by the Verna L. Grauel Fund, the Alzheimer’s Lifeliners Field of Interest Fund and the Martin and Rhoda Safer Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the Friendship Centers’ “Sponsor a Senior” program will provide assistance with the cost of adult day services in the Li...

Friendship in Bloom - Meet Desoto Volunteer Doug Dyal
Friendship Centers DeSoto volunteer Doug Dyal is always ready to lend a helping hand, including caring for the plants outside the Center.
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