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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...

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...

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. 

Venice Symphony members will present a free informational recital  on Saturday, April 5 .  at 11:30 p.m. at the Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive, Venice.  In this presentation, the symphony invites the public to re-live Venice from the past with its new Circus Band. This professional group is made up of wind, brass and percussio...

Save the Date! The Venice Friendship Center and the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Senior Outreach Committees' 2014 Health and Wellness Expo will be Thursday, April 24 from 9 a.m.  to noon at the Venice Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive.  Admission is free and the public is welcome. Prizes and giveaways, entertainment, health informat...

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...

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 ...

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.

The Alzheimer' s Memory Mobile  will be at the Friendship Center in  Sarasota Wed. Jan. 15 from 10 - 3 p.m.  in the west parking lot. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter’s Memory Mobile is the only mobile support, prevention and education service delivery vehicle in the country. The Memory Mobile provides outreach educa...

At 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan 23, Larry Lewis, Senior Economic Security Specialist Larry Lewis will provide a free 30-minute presentation on "The 7 Habits of Economic Security "at The Friendship Center on what you need to do to get and stay economically secure.  The Friendship Center is located at 1888 Brother Geenen Way in Sarasota. 

If so, the Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice invite you to learn more about our programs and services, and volunteer opportunities through Focus on Friendship, including tours of our facilities as well as the inside scoop on volunteer opportunities. Focus on Friendship Will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. The Friendship Center, 1888 B...

New research at Penn State shows adult day services can reduce stress for family caregivers. Senior Friendship Centers Living Rooms in Sarasota and Lee Counties are licensed by the State of Florida, and provide a safe, therapeutic program where your loved one can have fun, enjoy companionship and participate in activities.  
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