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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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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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