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Making the Most of a Lifetime: Aging Mastery® Course offered in Venice in January
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 12, older adults in Venice will have access to a proven program that shows even small changes to one’s lifestyle can lead to a longer, healthier life. Through a community partnership with the Patterson Foundation and the National Council on Aging, the ten-week Aging Mastery Program® will be offered at the Venice Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive.
Bob Carter: A legacy of leadership and accomplishment
Retiring Friendship Centers President and CEO Bob Carter shares the accomplishments of the Friendship Centers during his tenure.
Sarasota Concert Band Holiday Concert Dec. 6
The Sarasota Concert Band will perform "Music of the Season" on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 2-4 pm at the Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota.  Tickets are $10, available online here, or at the Center. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Friendship Center and the Sarasota Concert Band For information, call 556.3245.  
Venice Friendship Centers’ “Lights of Friendship” Dec. 9 Honors Dr. Richard Beebe

VENICE – The first “Venice Lights of Friendship,” on Dec. 9 will benefit the life-saving programs of the Friendship Centers in Venice and honor Dr. Richard Beebe, longtime Venice physician and volunteer.   Festivities will get underway at 6 p.m. on the Friendship Centers Venice campus, at 2350 Scenic Drive, overlooking the ...

SARASOTA -- "Re-imagine, Re-focus and Re-invent YOU While Caregiving," a free interactive workshop hosted by  the Friendship Centers, in collaboration with AARP,  is slated in Venice and Sarasota in December. In Venice, it  will be held Dec. 2, with registration from 12:30 – 1 p.m. and the workshop from 1 - 4 pm, in Venic...

Friendship Centers’ Living Rooms Lighten the Challenge of Caregiving

Caring for a spouse or loved one is a rewarding, but often difficult journey. Caregivers struggle with powerful feelings. Trying to balance love, commitment, responsibility and reality can feel overwhelming. Very often caregivers think the responsibility of caring for their loved one lies solely with them. What they may not know is that there are r...

Veterans  Events this Week at the Friendship Centers
Join us this week at the Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice as we honor those who have served. 
The Friendship Centers Receives Match from The Patterson Foundation to Boost Fundraising for Startup Earned-Income Plan
The Friendship Centers has received a match challenge from The Patterson Foundation to jumpstart its efforts to implement the Friendship Center for Aging Studies, a new earned income program that will provide accredited continuing education training to professionals with a focus on issues, challenges and solutions specific to an aging population. The income generated will accelerate the Friendship Centers’ mission.  The Patterson Foundation will match dollar for dollar up to 50 percen...
Friendship Centers Raise More Than  $44,764 in 2015 Giving Challenge!

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 15th Annual Community Caregiving Forum on Saturday, Nov. 6, offers an opportunity for family and professional caregivers to learn how to better care for themselves and their care partners, and how to access help through community resources.  This year’s theme is “When Caring Isn’t Enough.” Free and open to the pu...

Venice Lights of Friendship Slated Dec. 9
Lights of Friendship, on Dec. 9 at the Friendship Centers' Venice campus, will be a sparkling tribute to longtime Venice physician and volunteer, Dr. Richard Beebe and a celebration of the thousands of people whose lives have been touched by the Friendship Centers’ services. Buy Tickets & Sponsorships
September means back to school for the younger set, and it’s also a great time for the 50+  age group to explore new horizons. That’s why The Friendship Center in Sarasota is celebrating National Senior Centers month by  rolling out a warm welcome with events throughout the month to encourage people to check out what’s happening for older adults in our community and learn more about what this award-winning, nationally-accredited organization offers.
2015 Giving Challenge Party

Sept. 1, Noon to 4:30 pm Sept. 2, 8:30 am to Noon Friendship Centers Sarasota 1888 Brother Geenen Way Venice Friendship Centers 2350 Scenic Drive Stop by to donate to the Friendship Centers! We'll help you give online (credit card required). New Giving Challenge donor gifts will be matched 1:1 up to $250 by the Patterson Foundation. Prefer ...

Aging Mastery Program Begins Oct. 6 at Friendship Center Sarasota

New course celebrates the gift of longevity while providing the tools for aging well SARASOTA – Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6, older adults in Sarasota County will have access to a proven program that shows even small changes to one’s lifestyle can lead to a longer, healthier life. Through a community partnership with the Patterson Founda...

Photo Exhibit -  Larry Mulvehill: Sixty Years Through the Lens at Friendship Centers Sarasota
An exhibit by award-winning photographer Larry Mulvehill will be on display in Sarasota at the Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way through Sept. 9.  The display will sample highlights of his work throughout the world during his 60-plus years as a photographer.
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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.


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