PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

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.

 

Intergenerational Reading Program Unites Seniors and Students

Senior volunteers and elementary school students bridge the generation gap every week in a successful partnership between Friendship Centers and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. “Volunteers come in and the kids read to them. It’s just this beautiful...

Volunteer Physicians and Dentists are Needed

Many dedicated professionals, both retired and active, volunteer their time to treat low-income patients at Friendship Centers’ medical and dental clinics in Sarasota and Venice. But more are desperately needed to meet the demand. Currently, both campuses are seeking...

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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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Volunteer Physicians and Dentists are Needed

Many dedicated professionals, both retired and active, volunteer their time to treat low-income patients at Friendship Centers’ medical and dental clinics in Sarasota and Venice. But more are desperately needed to meet the demand. Currently, both campuses are seeking...

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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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