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West Coast Woman Cover Features President & CEO  Erin McLeod

President and CEO Erin McLeod is featured on the cover of February's West Coast Woman.  As the Friendship Centers' first woman President and only the second President and CEO in the organization's 42 year history, Erin is leading the way to address the growing numbers and needs of older adults in Sarasota, DeSoto, Collier, Charlotte an...

(SARASOTA/VENICE) A $50,000 grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation will update and support technology for educational and wellness programs at the Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice. It will be used to purchase 32 laptop computers and 80 desktop computers.   “This is an investment in wellness and education that ...

New Year, New You!
It’s a great time to discover what the Friendship Centers have to offer. Learn more about our programs and services, activities and volunteer opportunities to make the most of 2016! We invite you to join us in Sarasota County for Focus on Friendship.
Discovering the Rewards of Volunteering in Paradise
For snowbirds Dr. Jerry Goodman and his wife Diana, volunteering  together at the Friendship Centers Health clinics in Sarasota and Venice is an opportunity to help seniors in need, while doing what they love.
Aging Mastery Program Begins Jan. 12 at Venice Friendship Centers
With people living longer, navigating longevity and leaning how to create your own path for aging well, present an new opportunity. Learn how to make the most of your "bonus years" in this ten-week Aging Mastery Program®  offered in January at the Venice Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive.
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...

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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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