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Wells Fargo Grant Will Help Support Senior Economic Security Program

Wells Fargo has awarded a $5,000 Community Development grant to the Friendship Centers for the Senior Financial Stability and Economic Security Initiative, a program which helps the more than 16,000 older adults age 60 and older in Sarasota County who are living below the Federal Poverty line. Through the Initiative, a Financial Security Specialis...

Art as a Pathway to Healing: Mandala Magic for Caregivers  April 20

"Mandala Magic for Caregivers," a workshop by Expressive Arts Facilitator Linda Joffe, is slated Monday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at the Friendship Centers' Caregiver Resource Center, 1820 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. A $10 donation is asked, and advance reservations are required by calling 556.3268,  "Spring is a time of re-birth, and it’...

Walking Tall...a walk in the park that can change your life

Changing your health and your life can begin as simply as a walk in the park.  A new Walking Anatomy course taught by Diane Whitacre, Postural Anatomist RT, at The Friendship in Sarasota may be a good first step in that direction.   WALKING ANATOMY will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28. Limited to eight pa...

April 22 at Venice Friendship Center - Holocaust Survivor Pieter Kohnstam: ‘Anne Frank and How I Reached Freedom’

Peter Kohnstam, author of A Chance to Live, will share his story of the Holocaust and his friendship with Anne Frank, on Wednesday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at the Venice Friendship Center.  “I have often reflected on how a moment in history or a single, individual decision can alter the course of one’s life irrevocably. When I was ...

Mindset is a series of five classes designed to help individuals and care partners manage early stage memory loss, but also helpful to anyone seeking to improve their cognitive skills with exercises to help with brain function as well as tools for organizing information and daily activities and strategies to improve communication.  The p...

Treasures, Trinkets & Tea Save the Date:  May 7, 2015
Buy Tickets Treasures, Trinkets & Tea will be from 2:30 - 4:30  p.m. May 7, 2015 at the Chelsea Center in Sarasota.  This elegant afternoon of tea, fun and friendship will have it all; champagne, caviar, sweet and savory treats, accessory fashion show, silent auction and accessories market place. Proceeds will benefit the Caregiving Centers at the Friendship Centers.
TOUCH Program Reaches out to People in Nursing Homes

As coordinator of the TOUCH Program, Timmie Weisbaum and a core of volunteers bring a ray of sunshine, a friendly smile, lively music, movement, and the magic of touch to people in nursing homes. TOUCH is a legacy of caring begun by her mother, Cecile Barg in 1978. Over the years thousands of older adults have benefited from the program. “My...

Earl Grey on the Fairway April 23 in Fort Myers
Buy Tickets  Sponsorships Earl Grey on the Fairway from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 23 at the Renaissance Club in Fort Myers includes a scrumptious luncheon with savory treats to enjoy,  a fashion show and silent auction, important information for family caregivers, and more! And it's all for a great cause: The Friendship Centers' Adult Day Services in Lee County! Check out Sponsorship Opportunities.  Reserve your place.
Mark Your Calendar March 27: 'Remember When...'

The comedy, Choral and Tap Dance groups of the Friendship Center in Sarasota will present "Remember When," a Nostalgic Evening of Comedy, Music and Dance on March 27 at 7 p.m. at The Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota) as a fundraiser for the Center. Advance sale admission is $15. At the door tickets will be $20. Call 941.955.2122...

Sarasota resident Deborah Colasante has been a full-time caregiver for her elderly mother, Jennie, for several years. Colasante, who was an optometrist up north, is not currently licensed to practice in Florida. Due to her inability to work and her need to help her mother, Colasante, 59, has experienced several financial struggles. She shared her s...

Rick Taylor has been struggling to obtain steady employment for years due to his age and severe health issues. He is raising his 5-year-old son, Matthew, on his own. Senior Friendship Centers has helped Taylor cover some of his expenses using Season of Sharing funds. Taylor spoke to Herald-Tribune correspondent Abby Weingarten.  See story here...

Untangling Dementia Seminar March 4 Features Author Tam Cummings
On Wednesday, March 15, the author of Untangling Dementia: A Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, Gerontologist Tam Cummings, PhD, MS, is slated to speak at the Friendship Centers in Venice and Sarasota.
'Feel Grand with Jane Seymour' PBS Episodes to Premier in Sarasota in March

(SARASOTA) The public is invited to attend the premier of four episodes of the new PBS Series Feel Grand with Jane Seymour at special viewing parties from 2-3:30 p.m. at Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota, on Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25. The parties are sponsored by Right at Home In Home Care and Assistance in partnership with th...

If you're ready to quit tobacco, help is FREE!

The Friendship Center in Sarasota is offering free tobacco cessation classes through Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center (AHEC).  This class provides  support, guidance, and quit aids like nicotine replacement patches, when available and medically appropriate, to help you become tobacco free.   The next class is scheduled f...

(SARASOTA) If you’d like help mastering your computer operating system, learning to make the most of your iPad, iPhone or Android, upcoming classes at The Friendship Center in Sarasota are designed to make learning easy, even if you haven’t much experience with technology. Small classes with ample opportunities to ask questions offer on...

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