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Friendship Centers Unveils New, Redesigned Website

(Sarasota, FL) – June 15, 2017 – The Friendship Centers, a nonprofit organization serving older adults in Southwest Florida revealed its new website last week after many months in the planning, creative and execution stages. The new website was created through the committed efforts of a team of staff and part-time contractors.

“We have been planning the new website for quite some time and the final product has far exceeded our expectations,” said Friendship Centers CEO and President Erin McLeod. “The new features and design were based on feedback from website users, members and staff,” she noted, “and so far the comments we have received have been extremely positive and complimentary.”

Chief among the new functions are detailed maps showing every location the Friendship Centers manages, including locations, hours and phone numbers for each of the 19 dining sites located throughout Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties. The website’s content has been simplified and made easier to read and large images make it easier for older adults to click on pages based on the images rather than the text. Other enhancements include video capability, reworked contact us forms, a new blog and a news section offering an easy way to check our news and recent press releases.

In addition to the features mentioned, there is a new section where visitors can view all the Centers’ events. Events are divided into sections featuring Center events, special programs and events and the popular fundraising events held each year. The site also offers a direct link to the Friendship Centers’ YouTube channel and a link to the Centers’ photo albums.

The site still offers information on the Centers’ history, financial records, honors and affiliations and now provides an expanded employment section. Center locations are visible on one tab, and the services section has been updated and rewritten to make accessing resources for area seniors far simpler.

For more information about the work of the Friendship Centers, visit the new website at, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, @friendshipcenters.org_fl.

About the Friendship Centers
The Friendship Centers serves older adults in Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee and Collier Counties. Its mission is to promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging.  For more than four decades the organization has served persons 50 and older with programs and services that include medical and dental clinics, activity centers, lifelong learning, meals at centers and delivered to the homebound, caregiver support, adult day services, and case management.  More than 800 volunteers give their time valued at more than $3 million annually. For more information, visit or call 941.955.2122.