The latest edition of the Department of Elder Affairs’ Elder Update is now available online. This particular edition is our annual Disaster Preparedness Guide, and it is chocked full of information we feel is essential in helping you through a variety of difficult situations – from hurricanes, to tornadoes, to excessively hot temperatur...
Seeing their money do good work to help others during their lifetimes motivated Dr. Richard and Jean Georgiades to make a substantial gift to the Friendship Centers Dental Clinics recently. Their generous gift of $50,000 will help improve the quality of life and health of hundreds of older adults in need in Sarasota County.
“Whatever you n...
Today’s seniors are living longer than ever before.
Over the past 10 years, the U.S. population age 65 and over increased by
approximately 25 percent, from roughly 36 million in 2003 to 45 million in 2013. Not only are more people reaching their 65th birthday, many are living well beyond age 65. Between 1980 and 2013, the ...
Did You Know?
....When you get a preventive medical test, you’re not just doing it for yourself. You’re doing it for your family and loved ones:
• Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year and are 22 percent more likely to have neglected their cholesterol tests.
• Men are 28 per...
Please note: the Friendship Centers programs and services in all of the counties we serve: Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee and Collier Counties, will be closed on Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day, re-opening on May 26.
Two long-standing medical clinics in Collier County are tying the knot to open a new location in East Naples to streamline medical care for needy patients.
The Senior Friendship Health Center and the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida will share a 6,000-square-foot clinic that is slated to open in September. Read more in this article by Liz F...
The Friendship Centers’ 2015 Gala, “Friendship Around the World,” was a huge success, thanks to the generosity of patrons and dedicated volunteers who put in countless hours of planning to implement every aspect of this spectacular event.
Over 250 people attended on March 10 at the Friendship Center in Sarasota, which was transf...
Celebrating 10 years at the Friendship Centers, Vice President Erin McLeod talks about the growth and impact of the Friendship Centers in Southwest Florida.
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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