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Category: Venice

The Sixth Annual Senior Health and Wellness Expo, presented in partnership with the Senior Outreach Committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, will be Thursday, April 23, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Venice Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive.  Admission is free and highlights include a silent auction and giveaways, entertainment, free heal...

On Wednesday, April 29, at 2 p.m. the public isinvited to  the Venice Friendship Center (2350 Scenic Drive) to meet Deputy Dogs of The Kody Snodgrass Memorial Foundation. The Kody Snodgrass Memorial Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to providing law enforcement with exceptional bloodhounds trained for police work, at little or no charge.  ...

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...

Venice Friendship Centers’ Third Annual Classic Car Show Winners
Saturday, March 21, was a beautiful morning for a car show, and the Friendship Centers’ campus in Venice on the Intracoastal Waterway provided a welcoming venue for the third annual Venice Friendship Centers Classic Car Show.
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...

'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. 
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