Sarasota, FL (October 6, 2023) -Senior Friendship Centers, made possible through a generous grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), will be hosting a series of crucial vaccine clinics now through the end of the year at their Sarasota and Venice campuses.
Recognizing the unique vulnerability of older adults to infections like the flu, pneumonia, and shingles, Senior Friendship Centers, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and Walgreens, is taking proactive steps to protect seniors in our communities.
As the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services emphasizes, vaccines are of paramount importance for older adults. With aging, the immune system weakens, making it more challenging to combat infections. Older adults are not only more susceptible to diseases but also to complications that can result in long-term illness, hospitalization, and even death. For those with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, vaccination is especially critical as it can shield them from serious diseases and related complications.
Senior Friendship Centers, in partnership with The Florida Department of Health (DOH) will be offering Flu Vaccines on the following dates:
- October 25, 2023, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at 2350 Scenic Drive Venice, FL 34293
- November 3, 2023, from 10 AM – 2 PM at 1888 Brother Geenen Way Sarasota, FL 34236
- November 29, 2023, from 10 AM – 2 PM at 2350 Scenic Drive Venice, FL 34293
Furthermore, in collaboration with Walgreens, Senior Friendship Centers will also be offering Pneumonia, Shingles, Tetanus, RSV, and COVID Vaccines on the following dates:
- November 3, 2023, from 10 AM – 2 PM at 2350 Scenic Drive Venice, FL 34293
- November 8, 2023, from 10 AM – 2 PM at 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL 34236
It is important to note that insurance cards are required for these vaccine clinics. Senior Friendship Centers remains committed to being a vital resource and a beacon of health and resilience for older adults.These vaccine clinics represent a significant step toward keeping our elderly population, their families, and our community at large healthy and safe.
About Senior Friendship Centers: The mission of Senior Friendship Centers is to build vibrant communities by advancing wellness, connection, and enrichment throughout the journey of aging. Since 1973 this organization has served people 50 and older in Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto, and Lee Counties with programs and services including activity centers, lifelong learning, dining centers and meals delivered to the homebound, caregiver support, adult day services, supportive aging services, and volunteer opportunities. For more information about Senior Friendship Centers, call (941) 955-2122 or visit www.friendshipcenters.org