The Friendship Center for Aging Studies is a new initiative will providing accredited continuing education training to local and regional professionals.

The next course to be offered through the Friendship Center for Aging Studies will be “The Neurorevolution- The Future of Our Brains,” featuring Dr. Alan B. Grindal, MD, on Tuesday, July 26, from 9 – 10:30 am in the Dwyer Room of the Rubin Center for Healthy Aging, 1900 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota.

Expanding the capacity of the human brain is felt by many to be the next great revolution of mankind. This presentation will discuss recent technological advances and the impact they will have on society and our individual lives. Ethical dilemmas also accompany such developments and will be explored.

This course has been Approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling for 1 CEU. The course fee is $25, with a 20% discount to those who register online at

About the Friendship Center for Aging Studies 

The Friendship Center for Aging Studies was developed by the Friendship Centers through collaboration with The Patterson Foundation’s Margin & Mission Ignition, an earned-income initiative for local nonprofits. The Patterson Foundation provided a $53,000 match challenge for start up costs, which has been met through the generosity of donors in the community and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Through the initiative, The Patterson Foundation also is assisting with additional consulting and technical assistance as plans are put into action.

The Friendship Center for Aging Studies offers accredited continuing education through an aging lens for licensed professionals experiencing a growing need for geriatric-focused coursework. The unique program will leverage Friendship Centers’ experience, expertise and network in serving the senior community for more than four decades.

Additional details are available by calling 941.556.3263 or visiting