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The Friendship Centers will be collecting food through May 10 at our Centers in Sarasota  (1888 Brother Geenen Way) and Venice (2350 Scenic Drive) to support the  All Faiths Food Bank Campaign Against Summer Hunger. Please bring non perishable items to donate to this worthy cause.  The goal is collect 600,000 pounds of food.  T...

This series of classes is designed to help individuals and care partners manage early stage memory loss through research-based exercises. Classes offer strategies that help exercise the brain, create healthy habits through organization and improve function in their daily lives. Participants are expected to the entire series.  VENICE: Tuesday ...

If you are on the caregiving journey, this six-week course will help you learn self care while caring for your loved ones, reducing personal stress, changing negative self talk, communicating needs to others, dealing with difficult emotions, and coping with life changes. All classes are 2 ½ hour sessions over 6 weeks. Developed by Legacy Hea...

This two-part series for caregivers, facilitated by Dr. Karel Cooperman, is Friday May 16 and Friday, May 30,  from 10 -11:30 a.m. at the Friendship Centers' Caregiver Resource Center, 1820 Brother Geenen Way in Sarasota.  Stress, anxiety and worry are something we all struggle with at some point in our lives.  What happens when it g...

Friendship After Dark Dance Party April 25

Join us from 7:30 - 10:30 at the Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way on Friday, April 25, and dance to the tunes of the '60s, '70s, '80s and beyond by popular local deejay Mac's Sound Machine. Tickets are just $10 and proceeds benefit The Friendship Centers. This is our last Friendship After Dark dance of the season, don't miss it! Bring you...

Join us May 7 at noon, when Cathleen McCabe, MD, Board Certified Ophthalmologist with the Eye Associates will share information on the latest in Cataract Solutions, at The Friendship Cafe, at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. RSVP required: call 941.556.3209. Seating is limited! 

Can you make your funds last a lifetime? Can you position yourself for financial success? How can you leave a legacy for your family or others without sacrificing your lifestyle? What about annuities -- how to find the right one?  Get information on these and other topics in a free seminar and discussion May 22 at 10 a.m. in the Friendship Ca...

Play Reading: Mata Hari - A Smile of Profound Contempt May 15

Join us at 11 a.m. May 15, at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarsaota  for reading of a new play by local writer John LaGrega, based on the scintillating story of real life historical figure Mata Hari, exotic dancer turned World War I spy. Based on the book  Mata Hari, The True Story by Russell Warren Howe, the play docum...

 Join Friendship Centers Board Member Harold Ronson for this special tribute to the "Life and Times of Pete Seeger"  on Wednesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way.   For nearly 70 years as a performer, Pete Seeger embodied the ideals of folk music – communication, entertainment, social c...

The newly transformed Friendship Caregiving Center  -  home to the Living Room Adult Day Services, the Caregiver Resource Center and The Road Scholar Program in Sarasota drew 100+ friends, supporters and the construction team to celebrate the building’s dramatic new look at amenities at an Open House April 3.  Extensive struct...

RAIN DATE: MAY 17 Second Annual Antique Classic Car Show
The second annual Friendship Antique Classic Car Show in Venice has been rescheduled to May 17.  Don't miss this exciting opportunity to see some of the areas rare and beautifully restored vintage automobiles while enjoying a morning in the park-like setting of the Venice Friendship Center's campus on the Intracoastal Waterway. The Show runs from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission is free to spectators. For exhibitors, pre-registration is $15,  $20 on the day of the event. Trophies and prize...
Eating Well to Age Gracefully March 31
Learn how nutrition contributes to healthy and ultimately graceful aging in this presentation sponsored by the Sarasota AARP Affiliated Community Group at The Friendship Center in Sarasota March 31.
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. 

The Friendship Centers Caregiver Resource Centers are pleased to offer the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Graduate Program, building on  the strategies learned through the Powerful Tools course,  to provide additional support on the caregiving journey, with added focus on relationships and building resiliency.  Presenting the course...

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. 
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