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Giving Challenge May 6-7: Kids of Yesterday Find Friendship for a Lifetime
Remember what it was like when you were a kid? Now flash forward and think of what that "kid of yesterday" can look forward to in the second half of life. With your help The Friendship Centers will be here for the "Kids of Yesterday" providing "Friendship for a Lifetime" for generations to come.  Take a moment to make an online donation of $25 to the Friendship Centers between noon May 6 and noon May 7 for the 2014. Giving Challenge. 
Earl Grey on the Fairway High Tea Luncheon April 17
Join us for the second annual High Tea Event, "Earl Grey on the Fairway" luncheon to benefit the Friendship Centers Living Room Adult Day Service program in Lee County. It will be held April 17 at Club Renaissance in Fort Myers. The program includes speakers on wellness and tips for caregivers, a fashion show and silent auction accompanied by a scrumptious luncheon with savory treats to enjoy. Tickets are $35. Reserve yours by calling 239.275.1881. 

The fifth annual Madcap  - “Musicale and Musings” March 4 at the Friendship Center in Sarasota was a sold-out event, with the largest attendance ever. Guests were treated to eclectic mix of entertainment. The décor featured modern and antique musical instruments, sheet music, literature and art, accented by dramatic lighting...

Mark your calendar for Thursday, Jan. 16, and plan to enjoy a Night at the Venice Symphony to benefit the Friendship Health Clinic. The pops concert is "S'Wonderful," featuring the music of George Gershwin, with guest soloist Dick Hyman. Tickets are $50 per person, with a special reception, appetizers, desserts and refreshments from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the church of the Nazarene, 1535 East Venice Avenue. Call 941.584.0060 for ticket information.
Senior Friendship Centers is extending its support for caregivers through "Ten Minutes With Paula,"  a series of programs available at any time on Blogtalkradio.com. Hosted by Skip Cohen, the program looks at topics to help caregivers everywhere deal with the daily challenges of caring for a loved one.
Caregiving can be an all-consuming responsibility. In the newest episode of "Ten Minutes with Paula," special guest Jane Johnson explains the importance of getting a break from caregiving to preserve one's health and well-being.

Senior Friendship Centers' first volunteer, was instrumental in the evolution of the organization. She died March 16, 2013, in Sarasota. To read more about her, and her role at Senior Friendship Centers, read by Sarasota Herald Tribune writer Barbara Peters-Smith published on March 21, 2013, here.  A reception to honor her memory will be he...

   Classic automobiles, live music, dancing, food and family fun await all at the Senior Friendship Centers (SFC) of Venice’s first annual Antique Classic Car Show on Saturday, April 27. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the SFC complex at 2350 Scenic Drive along the scenic Intercostal Waterway and Legacy Trail.
Caregiving is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities most of us experience in a lifetime. Belonging to a support group can be a lifeline on this journey.  Each week Paula Falk, director of the Caregiver Resource Center at Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota, Florida, moderates a support group of caregivers dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer's. She's helped to provide guidance and a constant reminder to each member that they're not alone, that it's ...
Hunger is a very real issue for many older adults in Southwest Florida. Friendship Centers Executive Director Nancy Green-Irwin of Lee County offers insight into the needs of older adults in this article publisehd in the Fort Myers News-Press Dec.16.
Sign-Up Now! SFC Lee County 2nd Annual Holiday Respite Program Starts Saturday, Dec. 1
Senior Friendship Centers Adult Day Services in Fort Myers  ( 5272 Summerlin Commons Way) will offer holiday respite  Dec. 1, Dec. 8. and Dec. 15 to allow caregivers time to prepare for the holidays while their loved ones enjoy supervised activities at the Centers.for information, call 239.275.1881.

Save money, get a great discount at Macy's and help Senior Friendship Centers. It's easy. Learn more here.

Jim Duval to Chair Seventh Annual Swinging With Friends Golf Tournament Sept. 22
Popular Golf Pro Jim Duval will chair the Seventh Annual Swinging With Friends Golf Tournament to benefit Senior Friendship Centers Venice Campus on Saturday Sept. 22 at Plantation Golf and Country Club. 

Huffington Post Blogger Enid Bordon looks at the facts about Senior Hunger in America. Read more here.   Senior Friendship Centers  is working hard to help older adults in the communities we serve who are struggling with hunger issues. With hunger increasing more than 135% in Southwest Florida, need continues exceed resource...

Life can catch you unprepared. Whether it's a medical emergency, a hurricane or other disaster, having a plan, and having your information in order should an emergency arise can make all the difference in the world. 
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