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Friendly Visitors Provide Human Connection

Friendly Visitors Provide Human Connection

Donald App can’t see well and suffers from Raynaud’s disease, a disorder that numbs his hands and feet. He recently ended up in rehab after falling over a heater by his bed and breaking his femur in three places. App, 83, lives alone in Nokomis, but since this summer...
Ease Into a New Exercise Routine

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...
5 Steps to Prepare for Retirement

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

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...
Volunteer Physicians and Dentists are Needed

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...
For Value and Impact Become a Corporate Partner

For Value and Impact Become a Corporate Partner

By Jane Icely Charitable Giving Officer If your company is looking for a way to reach older adults in Southwest Florida, consider sponsoring a program or an event at Friendship Centers, aligning your brand with a trusted leader in the aging field for 45 years....