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Venice

Fun activities, wellness and caregiving all on one lovely oak-canopied campus.

Venice Friendship Centers

Situated west of Tamiami Trail where Shamrock curves south along the Intracoastal Waterway, the Venice Friendship Center campus is located at 2350 Scenic Drive, nestled among oaks and pines by the Venetian Waterway Park. Plenty of free parking is available.
The campus includes:

  • Kathleen K. Catlin Friendship Center
    A bustling senior center that’s the campus hub of activities and learning opportunities, and site of the Friendship Café. For schedule and information, call 941.493.3065.
  • Pat Buster Medical Clinic
    Medical and dental clinic for low-income residents of Sarasota County. For medical, call 941.584.0041; for dental, call 9411.584.0054.
  • The Caregiving Place
    Adult Day Service for seniors with cognitive or medical issues, call 941.556.3268. Caregiver Resource Center and support groups, call 941.556.3268.
  • Appliance Repair Shop
    Staffed by volunteers, limited hours, call 941.493.3065 for information

Click on the Services image above for a detailed description of what we offer in Venice.

“The exercise and the friendship are the best part of my day,” says Zosia, who discovered the Venice Friendship Center while riding her bike on the nearby trail. “I’ve met so many friends, and they all ask about me when I don’t come to class. This is such a good place to be.”

Audrey Guenther at The Friendship Centers

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