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Robotic Pets – The Next Big Thing in Dementia Care

Robotic Pets – The Next Big Thing in Dementia Care

“Love” has wide black eyes, white furry paws, and meows and purrs gently while she is held. The orange tabby brings comfort to older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia related diseases at The Caregiving Place at Friendship Centers. But “Love” is not a cat, and her...
DESTINATION AGING: The Health Benefits of Travel

DESTINATION AGING: The Health Benefits of Travel

Retirement is a wonderful time to finally visit all of the places you’ve been dreaming about. Your golden years can be some of the best of your life, especially if you’ve worked and waited your whole life to travel. It has been said that traveling is the only thing we...
Run for the Roses

Run for the Roses

Heading to the Kentucky Derby Marilyn Belvoix is a fan of the longshot. In 2005, she put $50 on a horse at the Kentucky Derby with 50-1 odds…and won big. Belvoix, who is assistant manager of the Friendship Centers Activity Center in Sarasota, has attended the Derby...
Advance Care Planning: A gift for me and my loved ones

Advance Care Planning: A gift for me and my loved ones

Do you and your loved ones know what you want in the event of a sudden illness or injury that leaves you unable to communicate?
A health crisis can hit any of us, anytime, at any age. Be in control of your health care wishes by completing your advance care plan. It is the greatest gift you can give yourself and your loved ones.

Guide to Medicare in 2019

Guide to Medicare in 2019

We are now well into 2019, and new changes to Medicare this year feel more concrete. Approved changes to Medicare came by-way of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and have already taken effect to inside the national healthcare system that millions of seniors rely on....
The Truth About Seniors and Depression

The Truth About Seniors and Depression

In the U.S., we often think of retirement as a period of relaxation – a time when we can finally lay all our worries to rest and live the remainder of our lives in relative tranquility. But sadly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that...
FST Improv Night

FST Improv Night

Join us Sunday, February 24, 2019 6:30 – 9:30 pm to benefit Friendship Centers while enjoying a fun evening! Improv and open bar for $25!
Blooming Friendships January 24, 2019

Blooming Friendships January 24, 2019

Friendship Centers proudly presents Blooming Friendships, an opportunity to come together and celebrate its important mission: to promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging. This festive dinner is co-chaired by Andi Munzer and Bunny Skirboll.

Friendship Center Testimonials

The Friendship Centers provides a myriad of services for older adults in Southwest Florida including:

Compassionate, high-quality medical and dental services for low-income and uninsured adults age 50 and over.