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Friendship Centers Announces Two New Board of Governors Members

(Sarasota, FL) – June 12, 2017 – Friendship Centers’ Board of Governors announces two new members to join regional community leaders from five counties to govern Senior Friendship Centers and Senior Friendship Centers Foundation. “Friendship Centers is fortunate to...

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Guest Blog: Do All Medicare Plans Cover Dental and Vision?

A common question I get from clients is whether or not their Medicare plan covers dental and/or vision. The answer all depends upon which plan they choose. Many Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans do include coverage for dental and/or vision. However, there...

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Guest Blog: Medicare Terminology You Should Know

Most people don’t spend a lot of time memorizing healthcare terminology. You probably have more exciting things to think about. But having a little extra healthcare knowledge can go a long way. Read the following useful Medicare terms below to stay informed about your...

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Celebrating Our Volunteers and Their Selfless Service

At the Friendship Centers, hundreds of dedicated volunteers make it possible for us to improve the life and health of seniors every day. During National Volunteer Appreciation Month, every April, we celebrate their contributions to our mission. These three volunteers...

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Guest Blog: Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON)

Beginning on March 8, 2017 a standardized notice called MOON (Medicare outpatient observation notice) will be a new requirement that hospitals must give to anyone kept under the ‘observation status’.  This is important because Medicare only pays for certain services...

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Get Replacement Social Security Forms Online

It’s that time of year again. Preparing for tax season can seem overwhelming. Some forms and paperwork might be difficult to track down. If you misplaced your Benefits Statement or haven’t received it by the end of January, we’ve made it easy for you to go online to...

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Friendship Around the World Celebration 2017

Friendship Around the World is our spring celebration, representing the true meaning of friendship in many languages. Proceeds benefit the entire Friendship Centers organization, which serves over 15,000 clients every year in five counties throughout Southwest...

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Raise Your Glass for Friendship!

THE FRIENDSHIP CENTERS OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY’S FIRST “RAISE YOUR GLASS FOR FRIENDSHIP” EVENT TO BE HELD MARCH 28, 2017. This year’s inaugural event will feature bourbon and scotch tasting at The Turtle Club in Punta Gorda to benefit programming for older adults in...

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Moving Forward: Friendship Takes Technology to a New Level

By Erin McLeod, President and CEO of the Friendship Centers Not too long ago, there was a stereotype that seniors didn’t like technology. That’s as old as my husband’s Blackberry. In fact, the seniors I talk to love their smart phones and iPads. They love the...

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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 –...

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