Our MissionTo promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging.
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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.
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.
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.
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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By Nancy K. Schlossberg The chapter title from my book, “Too Young To Be Old,” says it all. “Keep Your Dance Card Full: Pay Attention to Friends, Family, and Fun.” Social connections lead to better physical and mental health, according to Robert J. Waldinger, director...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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