Did you know that nationally, nearly 3 million children are being raised by a grandparent? Or that in Florida, nearly half a million children live in home where the householders are grandparents or other relatives?
At the Friendship Centers in DeSoto County, there is help for individuals who find themselves in these challenging c...
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...
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...
The Department of Elder Affairs’ Disaster Preparedness Guide is now online 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 temperatures.
For the English edition, click here.
For the Spanish edition,...
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 ...
Please note: the Friendship Centers programs and services in all of the counties we serve: Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee and Collier Counties, will be closed on Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day, re-opening on May 26.
PRIME TIMES offers a lively mix of news and information for persons 50+, including the latest in activities and programs at Senior Centers and neighborhood sites. It’s published monthly in Sarasota in partnership with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1.800.435.7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. 100% OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RETAINED BY THE FRIENDSHIP CENTERS. SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CENTERS, INC. SOLICITATION REGISTRATION NUMBER IS #SC-01576.
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