Honors & Awards

Our award-winning centers and clinics have drawn national and international attention as models for the delivery of programs and services to older adults.

National and International Accolades

For more than four decades, the Friendship Centers has led the way in creating and implementing innovative ways to serve an aging population. Our efforts to empower older adults to be proactive about aging is one of the reasons we’ve received so much praise for our programs.

Some of the honors and awards we’ve received include:

  • The Sapphire Award (Inaugural Award)
    The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida
  • William D. Littlefield Award for Corporate Public Service
    AMA Journal of Medical Economics
  • Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation – Fall Prevention Initiative
  • Quality Senior Living Award
    Florida Council on Aging
  • Florence R. Goldmann Award For Excellence in Development and Promotion of Senior Centers
    Florida Association of Senior Centers
  • Award of Achievement in Older Adult Volunteer Program Management
    MetLife Foundation & National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Most Innovative Provider Award
    Florida Association of Service Providers
  • PSC Helping Hand Award – Lee County
    Florida Public Service Commission
  • Human Services Award for Senior Friendship Health Center
    Collier County Jewish Federation
  • Molly Mettler Award for Leadership in Health Promotion
    National Council on Aging
  • Program of Excellence
    National Council on Aging’s National Institute of Senior Centers
  • Dr. Carter Osterbind Outstanding Member Award
    Florida Council on Aging
  • Best Practices – Friendship at Home Program
    Florida Council on Aging
  • Golden Appreciation Helen K. Fallert Award
    Senior Solutions of Southwest Florida
  • Friendship Volunteer Center Award
    National Points of Life Foundation
  • Outstanding Partner Award
    Community Health Improvement Partnership
  • Best of Venice Caregiving Center & Services
    Venice Gondolier Sun Newspaper
  • Golden Choices Award
    Florida Department of Elder Affairs