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Making the Most of a Lifetime: Aging Mastery® Course offered in Venice in January
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 12, older adults in Venice 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 Foundation and the National Council on Aging, the ten-week Aging Mastery Program® will be offered at the Venice Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive.
Moving forward: Meeting growing needs of a new generation

Incoming Friendship Centers' President and CEO Erin McLeod shares her vision of the future of the Friendship Centers. "The future of Friendship is built on the shoulders of icons: Brother William Geenen, Brother Charles Krupp, Molleen Pust and now, Bob Carter – leaders with vision, drive and dedication to the Mission. As I prepare to enter m...

Bob Carter: A legacy of leadership and accomplishment
Retiring Friendship Centers President and CEO Bob Carter shares the accomplishments of the Friendship Centers during his tenure.
Sarasota Concert Band Holiday Concert Dec. 6
The Sarasota Concert Band will perform "Music of the Season" on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 2-4 pm at the Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota.  Tickets are $10, available online here, or at the Center. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Friendship Center and the Sarasota Concert Band For information, call 556.3245.  
Venice Friendship Centers’ “Lights of Friendship” Dec. 9 Honors Dr. Richard Beebe

VENICE – The first “Venice Lights of Friendship,” on Dec. 9 will benefit the life-saving programs of the Friendship Centers in Venice and honor Dr. Richard Beebe, longtime Venice physician and volunteer.   Festivities will get underway at 6 p.m. on the Friendship Centers Venice campus, at 2350 Scenic Drive, overlooking the ...

SARASOTA -- "Re-imagine, Re-focus and Re-invent YOU While Caregiving," a free interactive workshop hosted by  the Friendship Centers, in collaboration with AARP,  is slated in Venice and Sarasota in December. In Venice, it  will be held Dec. 2, with registration from 12:30 – 1 p.m. and the workshop from 1 - 4 pm, in Venic...

Friendship Centers’ Living Rooms Lighten the Challenge of Caregiving

Caring for a spouse or loved one is a rewarding, but often difficult journey. Caregivers struggle with powerful feelings. Trying to balance love, commitment, responsibility and reality can feel overwhelming. Very often caregivers think the responsibility of caring for their loved one lies solely with them. What they may not know is that there are r...

The Friendship Centers Receives Match from The Patterson Foundation to Boost Fundraising for Startup Earned-Income Plan
The Friendship Centers has received a match challenge from The Patterson Foundation to jumpstart its efforts to implement the Friendship Center for Aging Studies, a new earned income program that will provide accredited continuing education training to professionals with a focus on issues, challenges and solutions specific to an aging population. The income generated will accelerate the Friendship Centers’ mission.  The Patterson Foundation will match dollar for dollar up to 50 percen...
Friendship Centers Raise More Than  $44,764 in 2015 Giving Challenge!

A huge thank you to all who supported the Friendship Centers in the 2015 Giving Challenge from noon to noon, Sept. 1-2.  The Friendship Centers was a big winner in the 2015 Giving Challenge. In addition to the monies raised during the 24 hour period and matching dollars, the Friendship Centers also received a $2,500 prize from the Herald...

Venice Lights of Friendship Slated Dec. 9
Lights of Friendship, on Dec. 9 at the Friendship Centers' Venice campus, will be a sparkling tribute to longtime Venice physician and volunteer, Dr. Richard Beebe and a celebration of the thousands of people whose lives have been touched by the Friendship Centers’ services. Buy Tickets & Sponsorships
September means back to school for the younger set, and it’s also a great time for the 50+  age group to explore new horizons. That’s why The Friendship Center in Sarasota is celebrating National Senior Centers month by  rolling out a warm welcome with events throughout the month to encourage people to check out what’s happening for older adults in our community and learn more about what this award-winning, nationally-accredited organization offers.
THANK YOU DONORS!!! Friendship Centers Raise more than $24,000 in 2015 Giving Challenge

A huge thank you to all who supported the Friendship Centers in the 2015 Giving Challenge from noon to noon, Sept. 1-2.   The Friendship Centers had 290 gifts totaling nearly  $24,000. This doesn’t include the match funds from The Patterson Foundation, nor the $500 special award for being one of the first nonprofits to have 50 uniq...

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...

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...

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