Changing the Way We Age

In Five Counties Across Southwest Florida

Changing the Way We Age

In Five Counties Across Southwest Florida

Changing the Way We Age

In Five Counties Across Southwest Florida

Our Mission

To promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging.


Friendship Around the World

All aboard! Please join us for a "cruise-themed" dining experience aboard the SS Friendship. This cruise never leaves "port," but stays anchored at Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens, March 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. You will enjoy an enchanting evening of exotic...

Friendship Centers Announces Five New Governors to its Regional Board for 2018

Welcome to new BOG members Dr. Robert Nordland, Christine Fenn, Dr. Thomas Logio and Thomas Rice. Christine Schlesinger is not pictured. Friendship Centers, a nonprofit serving older adults in Southwest Florida, announced five new Board of Governors members at its...

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Friendship Centers Cafe Menu

Enjoy nutritious, low-cost meals at 19 dining sites in four counties. A great place to make new friends for adults 60+! Lunches served daily, Monday – Friday.

So much to do, so little time! Learn, dance, sing, paint, exercise, play bridge or chess, discuss current events and more at our Sarasota Friendship Center.

Play canasta, pinochle and mahjong, practice better balance, ballroom dancing and yoga, try your talent at woodcarving or quilting, all at our Venice Friendship Center.

Friendship Centers The Caregiving Place

Are you exhausted from caring for a family member with cognitive or medical challenges? We can offer a nurturing day program for your loved one and support for you.

Friendship Centers Health Clinics

Are you over 50, uninsured or on a limited income? Our volunteer doctors, dentists and specialists in Sarasota, Lee and Collier Counties can return you to good health.

Friendship Centers Upcoming Events

If you are looking for a festive way to help raise money for the Friendship Centers,  you may want to attend or sponsor one of our fundraising events throughout the year.

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The Giving Challenge is an online-only giving event. Your donation to Friendship Centers during this 24-hour online event can make a huge difference in the well-being of an older adult. Why? Your donation of $25 or more (up to $100) will be MATCHED dollar-for-dollar,...

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I shared with our Board of Governors recently that, as a kid, I loved roller-coasters. The ups and downs, twists and turns were so thrilling. As we close the chapter on 2017, I think the grown me might have rather taken a ride on the merry-go-round – much less...

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Previous Year by the Numbers

Friendship Centers Meals Served

Meals Served

Friendship Centers Doctor Visits

Doctor Visits

Friendship Centers Volunteer Hours

Volunteer Hours

Friendship Centers Adult Day Care

Adult Day Hours

Friendship Centers Home Services

Home Service Visits

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