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West Coast Woman Cover Features President & CEO  Erin McLeod

President and CEO Erin McLeod is featured on the cover of February's West Coast Woman.  As the Friendship Centers' first woman President and only the second President and CEO in the organization's 42 year history, Erin is leading the way to address the growing numbers and needs of older adults in Sarasota, DeSoto, Collier, Charlotte an...

The match benefits organizations participating in Margin & Mission Ignition, an initiative of The Patterson Foundation, focused on boosting mission impact through earned-income strategies. SARASOTA, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2016) – The Patterson Foundation boosted the fundraising efforts of the six nonprofits engaged in its Margin & Mission I...

(SARASOTA/VENICE) A $50,000 grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation will update and support technology for educational and wellness programs at the Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice. It will be used to purchase 32 laptop computers and 80 desktop computers.   “This is an investment in wellness and education that ...

Friendship Around the World Gala April 3
The second annual Friendship Around the World gala to benefit the programs and services of the Friendship Centers will be Sunday, April 3, at 6 pm at The Friendship Center in Sarasota. It's a passport to enjoy food and entertainment representing many cultures, including an elegant dinner catered by Chef Paul Mattison. Tickets are $175, and sponsorships are available. Click here for sponsorship information or tickets, or contact Planned Giving Officer Jane Icely, 941.556.3215, or Vice President o...
Research by Dr. William Weiss Shows Breathing Easier with Pulmonica
Can playing the harmonica make it easier to breathe for people with COPD and other respiratory problems? Recent research at the Friendship Centers by pulmonologist Dr. William Weiss, shows that the pulmonica, a specially tuned harmonica for non- musicians that exercises the diaphram and chest muscles, can improve lung function using vibrations to loosen congestion. 
New Year, New You!
It’s a great time to discover what the Friendship Centers have to offer. Learn more about our programs and services, activities and volunteer opportunities to make the most of 2016! We invite you to join us in Sarasota County for Focus on Friendship.
Discovering the Rewards of Volunteering in Paradise
For snowbirds Dr. Jerry Goodman and his wife Diana, volunteering  together at the Friendship Centers Health clinics in Sarasota and Venice is an opportunity to help seniors in need, while doing what they love.
Moving Forward: Friendship takes technology to a new level
Friendship Centers President and CEO Erin McLeod sees technology as important part of the future for this nonprofit organization, but the human touch always comes first. 
Aging Mastery Program Begins Jan. 12 at Venice Friendship Centers
With people living longer, navigating longevity and leaning how to create your own path for aging well, present an new opportunity. Learn how to make the most of your "bonus years" in this ten-week Aging Mastery Program®  offered in January at the Venice Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive.
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.
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...

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