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.


Guest Post: Key to a Successful Retirement – Creating your Psychological Portfolio

Reactions to retirement vary: Some people slide into it easily by turning their hobby into a full-time activity, while others struggle to find a new life.  The challenge is to recast your identity, re-establish meaningful relationships and develop an engaging purpose...

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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Ease Into a New Exercise Routine

So, you’ve decided to start exercising. Maybe you just retired and finally have time to reap the many physical and mental benefits of getting in shape. Good for you – but don’t jump in with both feet on the first day. “Take baby steps. The No. 1 thing to realize is...

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5 Steps to Prepare for Retirement

Most of us look forward to retirement for decades – whether at age 55 or 75. Finally, we can take that trip to Italy or learn to play the guitar. But, to be successful, this new phase of life requires lots of planning. First of all, define your retirement. Set...

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Wise Legal Advice: In your 60s, Plan for your 80s

As retirement approaches, attorneys recommend that you write a will and get other legal affairs in order. “A person of any age should have a will, trust, power of attorney, health care surrogate and living will, if they choose to do so,” says Craig Harrison, a partner...

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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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