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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 15 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...

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...

'Little Satchmo' Author to Speak for Venice Series
Sharon Folta, author of  Little Satchmo: Living in the Shadow of My Father Louis Daniel Armstrong, will speak at the Venice Friendship Center on Friday, Feb. 27, at 11:30 a.m. for the Venice Speakers’ Series.  Folta will share her experience as the daughter of this jazz legend.
Graduates of the Powerful Tools for Caregivers course offered through the Friendship Centers' Caregiver Resource Centers in Sarasota and Venice have called this six-week program a "life changer." Now graduates of the class are invited to participate in special workshops enabling them to reconnect with other caregivers, to laugh, relax and learn  new Powerful Tools for Handling Life's Challenges.
'Little Sachmo' Author Featured Feb. 27 for Venice Speakers Series

Sharon Folta, author of  Little Satchmo: Living in the Shadow of My Father, Louis Daniel Armstrong, will speak at the Venice Friendship Center on Friday, Feb. 27, at 11:30 a.m. for the Venice Speakers’ Series.  Folta will share her experience as the daughter of this jazz legend. Folta was born June 24, 1955, in Harlem, New York. ...

Friendship Clinics in Sarasota and Venice Now Accepting Patients 50 and Older
Friendship Centers Clinics in Sarasota and Venice have lowered the age to 50 to better serve the needs of older adults in our communities. 
Looking for a great way to get the information you need to kick start 2015 and plan for the future? A free four-part series in January in Sarasota will provide four keys to a healthy and fulfilling life after 50 – including how to identify and navigate community resources, put yourself in charge of your health and wellness, create a personal action plan for your financial future, and energize your life with new opportunities to learn and give back through volunteering.

During the month of December, Center Manager Tom Harlow reports the following changes to regularly scheduled activities: There will be no Latin Line Dancing Classes from Dec. 16 -31. Classes resume Jan. 6.  Balance Movement Classes are cancelled for the month of  December. Classes resume Thursday,  Jan. 8  a...

You and your family and friends are invited  to the  Venice Friendship Center Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 12 from 1-3 p.m. at 2350 Scenic Drive.  Music will be provided by Al Pierce and the Let's Do It Band, and Santa Claus will make a special visit. Our "Living Christmas Tree" will be featured. Join us for holiday treats, fun and...

Earl Grey on the Fairway April 23 in Fort Myers
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.
Venice  Friendship Center's Classic Car Show Set for March 21
The third annual Classic Car Show is March 21 this year at the Venice Friendship Center. The show runs from 9:30 - 1 p.m. and will feature an amazing collection of vintage automobiles, along with music, dancing, and food by the Venice High Band Boosters. Download Registration form.
Save the Date: Friendship Around the World March 10, 2015
Mark your calendar now for the Friendship Centers' gala "Friendship Around the World." A cultural smorgasbord of fun, the evening will include a culinary tour for foods from the seven continents by Chef Paul Mattison, entertainment and music from around the world. At The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, 6 p.m. Tickets are $150, call 941.556.3205 for reservations. Register on line or become a sponsor.
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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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