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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.
Friendship Centers Names Two to Board of Governors
Patricia Courtois and Kevin C. Maisch, both of Sarasota, have been elected to serve on The Friendship Centers' Board of Governors. Members of the Board of Governors are charged with actively supporting the Friendship Centers’ mission to promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging.
John Tomory: Friendly ‘Mr. Fix-It’ Loves Helping People

If you have a toaster, iron, lamp or any other non-digital appliance that needs to be fixed, The Friendship Centers Small Appliance Repair Shop in Venice may be able to help. Hours are  9 am - noon Mondays and Wednesdays. You’re likely to meet John there, and he’s sure to have stories to share.  When John Tomory and his ...

Today’s seniors are living longer than ever before. Over the past 10 years, the U.S. population age 65 and over increased by  approximately 25 percent, from roughly 36 million in 2003 to 45 million in 2013. Not only are more people reaching their 65th birthday, many are living well beyond age 65. Between 1980 and 2013, the ...

‘Flying to the Moon’ with Art Borsa, still dancing and singing at 93

Part of the secret to a long and healthy life is doing what you love. For Art Borsa, that includes singing with the Friday band at The Friendship Center in Sarasota, hangin’ with his friends and stepping out on the dance floor. Arthur Borsa spent his working years as a concrete contractor, but music was always in his heart.   The up...

Friendship Centers Venice Health Clinic:  Quality Care With a Healthy Dose of Friendship

For older adults without insurance, like Kathleen Digrugillers, the Friendship Centers Medical and Dental Clinic in Venice are a godsend. Kathleen found herself in need of healthcare, but unsure of where to find it, when she moved to Venice four years ago. She learned about the Friendship Centers Clinics through the newspaper and scheduled her firs...

Hey Guys! It's Time to Take Charge of Your Health

Did You Know? ....When you get a preventive medical test, you’re not just doing it for yourself. You’re doing it for your family and loved ones: • Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year and are 22 percent more likely to have neglected their cholesterol tests. • Men are 28 per...

Shall We Dance?

One of the best exercises for your mind and body is also one of  the most fun! Join us at the Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice and see what dancing can do for your health! We invite you to enjoy the many benefits of dancing this summer at the Friendship Centers. Join us for Ballroom and Latin dance on Mondays at 3 p.m. at the C...

Trinkets, Treasures & Tea Raises nearly $12,000 for Caregiver Resource Centers

 “Treasures, Trinkets & Tea,” a spring fundraiser for the Friendship Caregiver Resource Centers and Adult Day Services in Venice and Sarasota, on May 7  raised nearly $12,000 – double the amount last year –  to help Sarasota County Caregivers. Thank you to all who supported this event! This lovely and l...

The Friendship Centers Lee Nutrition and Friendship At Home Programs art partnering with The Harry Chapin Food Bank to distribute boxes of food to low-income home-bound seniors in Lee County through the Friendship Food Bag Program.  The goal is to improve the nutrition of older low-income seniors by enrolling them in the Commodity Supplementa...

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 deliver 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 an...
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