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Senior Friendships Centers of DeSoto County

Senior Friendship Centers of DeSoto County is centrally located in a spacious window-front facility adjacent to the Tidewell Administrative Hospice House. In addition to a warm nutritious meal, visitors enjoy low-impact exercise classes, a walking group, arts and crafts, gardening, health screenings, opportunities to volunteer, and support groups. Home-delivered meals and case management are also offered.

The Activity Center in DeSoto is a place to get connected, make new friends, find support and be involved.

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917 North Arcadia Avenue Arcadia Florida 34266
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Phone: (863) 494-5965

Hours of Operation

Activity Center: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Activity Center

The Activity Center in DeSoto is a place to get connected, make new friends, find support and be involved. The Center’s activities include low-impact exercise classes, a walking group, arts and crafts, gardening, health screenings, and opportunities to volunteer. The Center is open M-F from 9-1. Exercise classes are at 9:00 and 10:30 am. Walking classes are held MWF at 8:30 am. Lunch is served every weekday at 11 am.

Support

Our Caregiver Support Group can teach you how to cope with the stress of being a caregiver. The group meets monthly to share experiences, express frustrations, seek advice from others and learn what resources are available and how to access them. We also offer a close-knit support group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Other Relations Raising Relations. These monthly meetings are a lifesaver for those who find themselves in this challenging situation. For both of these programs, call (863) 494-5965.

Friendship Café

We invite you to enjoy a healthy meal in the Friendship Café, a friendly social setting for the 60+ crowd, right at our centrally-located Center. Lunch is served every weekday at 11 am.

Home-Delivered Meals

Nutritious meals delivered to your door can make all the difference if you become unable to cook for yourself or if you simply want to be assured of a healthy meal. Many people find it difficult to shop, navigate the store aisles or decide what to buy on a limited budget. Our home-delivered meals are nutritionally calculated for seniors and easy to prepare. If you are interested in receiving home-delivered meals, call (941) 373-5027

In-Home Care

We can help arrange for the most appropriate care for your older relative, family and you. Knowledge, experience, respect and compassion ensure that you and your loved one feel comfortable with the decisions made and the quality of care provided.

Our trained case managers provide assessment of needs, in-home services, follow-up visits and monitoring of care. Call the Elder Helpline at (866) 413-5337.

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