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Treasures, Trinkets & Tea May 9 in Sarasota
Buy Tickets Join us from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota for an elegant afternoon of tea, fun and friendship to benefit the Friendship Centers' Caregiving Center. It’s Mother’s Day Weekend, a great opportunity to pay tribute to the special ladies in your life, or to host a special themed table to impress your clientele.
A Night at the Follies April 11 at Friendship Center Sarasota
“A NIGHT AT THE FOLLIES," on  April 11 is a showcase of mature talent, from award-winning theatre, to choral music, tapdancing, ballroom dance  and harmonica, all rolled together in for an evening of pure entertainment Ziegfeld-style. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. at The Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the center. Call 941.955.2122 for ticket information.
Giving Challenge May 6-7: Kids of Yesterday Find Friendship for a Lifetime
Remember what it was like when you were a kid? Now flash forward and think of what that "kid of yesterday" can look forward to in the second half of life. With your help The Friendship Centers will be here for the "Kids of Yesterday" providing "Friendship for a Lifetime" for generations to come.  Take a moment to make an online donation of $25 to the Friendship Centers between noon May 6 and noon May 7 for the 2014. Giving Challenge. 
This episode: Who Am I Now? It's a discussion on the importance of not losing your identity when you become a caregiver. It's so easy to get lost in the frustration of dealing with Alzheimer's and being a caregiver. Caregiving is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities most of us experience in a lifetime. Each week Paula Falk moderates a support group of caregivers dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer's. She's helped to provide guidance and a constant reminder to each member they're...

Calling all local amateur photographers! Entries for the Friendship Center Juried Photographic Show,  will be accepted Monday, Jan. 20 from 12:30 - 4 p.m. at the Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota.  The show, which is in partnership with Sarasota Camera Club, will run Feb. 7 - March 19 at the Center.  PRIZE ...

This is a special episode, kicking off the new year with an exciting interview with Dr. Dave Morgan, CEO of the Johnnie Byrd Alzheimer's Institute. The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. With a state-of-the-art building and a highly qualified team of physicians, memory care specialists, researchers and educators, they are in the forefront of Alzheimer's research and patient care. The ra...
Madcap Musicale & Musings March 4, 2014
RESERVATIONS Join us for the fifth annual Madcap Musical & Musings March 4, 2014 at the Friendship Center in Sarasota. Festivities begin at 6:30 with cocktails and dinner featuring the culinary artistry of Chef Paul Mattison, followed by an evening of music well seasoned with wit, whimsy, and surprises - all to benefit The Friendship Centers in all six counties we serve. Tickets are $150. Reserve yours by calling 941.556.3205. 
 "My Big Redneck Wedding" Jan. 28 to Benefit SFC Charlotte
Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 for a special performance of "My Big Redneck Wedding" at The Charlotte County Cultural Center Theatre, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. An all-woman cast stars in this musical comedy written and directed by Sue Vaughn.  Tickets are just $16, with $10 going to support the programs and services of The Friendship Centers in Charlotte County. For tickets, call Janet Shannon at 941.255.0723 or Sue Firestone at 941.556.3217.  Great fun for a Great Cause!
This Podcast: Dealing with the challenges that come after placement in a structured facilty Caregiving is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities most of us experience in a lifetime. Each week Paula Falk moderates a support group of caregivers dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer's. She's helped to provide guidance and a constant reminder to each member they're not alone, that it's okay to feel frustrated, sad, angry, but to not lose sight of their own health and mental wellness. Th...
Save the Date: FCOA Conference Aug 4-6
Save the date, Aug. 4-6 for the 2014 Florida Conference on Aging at Bonaventure in Weston, FL. Aging: Unleashed is the theme this year.
This episode: Paula Falk and Friendship Centers Volunteer and Board member, Bob Harris, discuss the importance of taking good care of yourself, as well as your loved one. Caregiving is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities most of us experience in a lifetime. Each week Paula Falk moderates a support group of caregivers dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer's. She's helped to provide guidance and a constant reminder to each member they're not alone, that it's okay to feel frustrated...
This episode: Adult Day Care Support Caregiving is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities most of us experience in a lifetime. Each week Paula Falk moderates a support group of caregivers dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer's. She's helped to provide guidance and a constant reminder to each member they're not alone, that it's okay to feel frustrated, sad, angry, but to not lose sight of their own health and mental wellness. Many members of this support group have become good frien...

Herald-Tribune writer Barbara Peters Smith asks "if you live long enough to quality to become one of the oldest of the old, what are your chances of enjoying it?" and explores the growing number of studies on longevity. Henrietta Daytz, who volunteers at SFC  and Girls Inc. is featured.  See story: here 

If you're looking for a perfect gift this holiday season, one that celebrates the 'The Gift of Giving',  don't miss the Alternative Christmas Market on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 27000 Sunnybrook Rd, Harbor Heights in Punta Gorda. 
Annual Venice Holiday Festival Dec. 5
The Venice Symphony String Quartet will play for the  Senior Friendship Center's Annual Holiday Festival at on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the Kathleen K. Catlin Center, 2350 Scenic Drive, Venice. A silent auction, Giving Tree, light hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and photo ops with Santa  are featured at this fundraiser which will help support the critical needs of south Sarasota County seniors. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Call 941.584.0075 or email th...
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