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SARASOTA – WANTED: A FEW GOOD MEN for the next “STIR IT UP 60+ Speed Dating and More…” event Aug. 25 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at The Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way), Sarasota.   “Stir it Up” is an exciting community series for persons 60+, hosted by The Friendship Centers and Kobernick-Anchin-...

STIR IT UP 60+ Speed Dating and More Aug. 25 at The Friendship Center in Sarasota

SARASOTA – WANTED: A FEW GOOD MEN for the next “STIR IT UP 60+ Speed Dating and More…” event Aug. 25 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at The Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way), Sarasota.   “Stir it Up” is an exciting community series for persons 60+, hosted by The Friendship Centers and Kobernick-Anchin-...

MJ Scarpelli Joins Senior Friendship Health Center as Director of Development and Marketing
The Friendship Centers welcomes MJ Scarpelli,  the new Director of Development and Marketing for Senior Friendship Health Center in Naples, a not-for-profit organization providing crucial medical and dental care to the aging population of Collier County since 1985.
Helping Hungry Seniors: Thank you to Fort Myers Paradise Iowa Club
With the support of organizations like the Paradise Iowa Club the Friendship Centers in Lee County are helping to feed seniors in need.
Through the years, you’ve accumulated a lifetime of knowledge and wisdom. Now, thanks to My Journey, a new initiative being launched at the Friendship Centers in Sarasota, you can record and preserve your story, in your words, to share for years to come. Imagine what a meaningful gift this could be to your children, grandchildren and future generations. 
Wells Fargo Donates $7,500 to Support Friendship Centers’ Aging Mastery Program®

Wells Fargo has awarded $7,500 to the Friendship Centers to help extend the Aging Mastery Program® launched last year. This popular five-week course empowers participants to create their own personal pathways for aging well.  Topics include Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise and You, Healthy Eating and Hydration, Sleep, Medication Managemen...

You Matter, Too! Mindfulness for Caregivers Slated  in Sarasota and Venice
You Matter, Too! is an exciting new 8-week Mindfulness Program for Caregivers providing tools to deal with stress, improve self-care and build resiliency. Offered by the Friendship Centers' Caregiver Resource Centers and Moment Health™, it begins June 6 in Sarasota and and June 7 in Venice. 
DeSoto Friendship Center Offers Support for Relatives Raising Relatives

Did you know that nationally, nearly 3 million children are being raised by a grandparent?  Or that in Florida, nearly half a million children live in home where the householders are grandparents or other relatives?   At the Friendship Centers in DeSoto County, there is help for individuals who find themselves in these challenging c...

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...

The match benefits organizations participating in Margin & Mission Ignition, an initiative of The Patterson Foundation, focused on boosting mission impact through earned-income strategies. SARASOTA, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2016) – The Patterson Foundation boosted the fundraising efforts of the six nonprofits engaged in its Margin & Mission I...

(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 ...

Research by Dr. William Weiss Shows Breathing Easier with Pulmonica
Can playing the harmonica make it easier to breathe for people with COPD and other respiratory problems? Recent research at the Friendship Centers by pulmonologist Dr. William Weiss, shows that the pulmonica, a specially tuned harmonica for non- musicians that exercises the diaphram and chest muscles, can improve lung function using vibrations to loosen congestion. 
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.
Moving Forward: Friendship takes technology to a new level
Friendship Centers President and CEO Erin McLeod sees technology as important part of the future for this nonprofit organization, but the human touch always comes first. 
Moving forward: Meeting growing needs of a new generation

Incoming Friendship Centers' President and CEO Erin McLeod shares her vision of the future of the Friendship Centers. "The future of Friendship is built on the shoulders of icons: Brother William Geenen, Brother Charles Krupp, Molleen Pust and now, Bob Carter – leaders with vision, drive and dedication to the Mission. As I prepare to enter m...

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