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Register Now for Road Scholar Programs and Explore Sarasota

While February seems a long way off, it's not too early to plan an educational adventure in Sarasota for this winter through the Road Scholar program.  Road Scholar programs through April 2015 are now open for registration. Road Scholar is a continuing education program for active adults.  In Sarasota, Road Scholar is coordinated th...

New Friendship Health Clinic Collier Executive Director Allie Krider-Harrison:  Check out her Blogpost and Podcast
Allie Krider-Harrison, new Executive Director of the Friendship Health Clinic of Collier County, introduces the clinic's  programs and services and exciting projects underway. Read her post on our blog, beawarebettercare.com and listen to an interview with her by Skip Cohen on our podcast on  Ten Minutes of Friendship. 

Ten Minutes of Friendship is a podcast series sponsored by the Friendship Centers and hosted by Skip Cohen.  Originally called “Ten Minutes With Paula” the podcasts only focused on caregiver issues. It’s being expanded to include health issues, events, special programs and essentially topics to help all of us age with dignity...

Allie Krider-Harrison Named Executive Director of the Friendship Health Clinic Collier

Allie Krider-Harrison has recently joined the Friendship Health Clinic as Executive Director. As the administrator of the operation, she will be responsible for day-to-day operations, outreach, fund development and community partnerships. Krider-Harrison, originally from Fort Lauderdale holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science Administration ...

Register Now! 13th Annual Friendship Centers Golf Tournament Nov. 17, 2014
Don't forget to mark your calendar and put together a foursome for the 13th annual Friendship Center's Golf Tournament on Monday, Nov. 17 at the prestigious Founders Club. Register on line here.
Harold Ronson Presents Iwo Jima Print to The Friendship Center

The famous AP picture of soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima on  has special meaning for Harold Ronson.  He was there to see it happen.  “The War to End All Wars” fought by “The Greatest Generation,” World War II had a huge impact on our world.  For many men and women who experienced it, the memories r...

Discover the Wild Side of Florida with Your Grandchildren this Summer

Looking for an exciting and meaning way to spend time with your grandchildren this summer? The Road Scholar program coordinated by the Friendship Centers may have the answer. DISCOVER THE WILD SIDE OF FLORIDA June 22-27, (Program #17355)  is an intergenerational adventure intended for grandparents and grandchildren 9 - 12 years of a...

Food for Seniors in Need
...AND THE CUPBOARD WAS BARE Can you imagine being a senior, isolated and alone, unable to afford basic foods for your pantry, or to get to the store? The Friendship Centers home delivered meal program provides one healthy meal a day, and for some we serve it’s the only food they will have that day. With your help, we will be able to provide a supplemental bag or box of food to make sure they will have shelf staples on a weekly basis. Seniors in our community shouldn’t have t...
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
DONATE NOW 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. 
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