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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? What was important to you and what  friendship meant to you? Now flash forward and think of what that "kid of yesterday" can look forward to in the second half of life. Will the programs and services to support healthy, dignity and quality of life be there for you?   The Friendship Centers h...

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.

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. 
Friendship After Dark Friday Night Dance Party March 28

Ready to  kick up your heels and celebrate the beginning of the weekend in a friendly , non-threatening  environment where everyone's welcome?  The Friendship After Dark Friday Night Dance Party March 28 is the place to be. Mac's Sound Machine will keep you moving to the beat. Bring your friends and neighbors. The party starts at &nb...

Check out what's happening in our Centers here. From classes and activities, to dancing and special events, you're sure to find something of interest!

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...

Have you ever wondered what's normal and what's not when it comes to memory problems?  On Monday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. -10 a.m.  Kathleen Houseweart, Manager of Geriatric Services at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, will offer insights into the facts we need in order to evaluate memory changes in ourselves and those we are close to. Her prese...

Friends of the Center Membership

Q. What is Friends of the Center Membership? A:  It's  an opportunity to show your support for all the programs and services you receive through the Center, and to receive discounts on classes, facility rental and more. For just a few cents a day, you will help pay the costs to keep the center open -- including maintenance and ...

Sarasota, FL- The Friendship Centers today announced that they were awarded a $90,829 grant to support senior volunteer activities from the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS).  In acceptance of the grant The Friendship Centers agrees to contribute support of $41,620 in matching funding. These funds were awarded as part o...

The colorful works of Sarasota quilter Ann Shirley Watson continue on display at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota through Feb. 6.

Friendship Centers' Senior Vice President Erin McLeod is a special guest speaker for the second program in lecture series So You Think You're NOT at Caregiver?! on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. at Jacaranda Trace, 3600 William Penn Way, Venice. The series is presented by Jacaranda Trace and Infinity HomeCare. Are you feeling frustrated or depres...

The Friendship Center's Legacy of Valor Veterans Portrait project  will be on display at Historic Spanish Point Visitor's Center in Osprey from Jan. 21 through Feb. 14. The Veterans Portrait Project strives to preserve our American Military heroes and their stories in a way that reflects their sacrifices for our every day freedoms.
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