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Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County

Our Lee County services are focused on nutritious meals and social engagement, supportive aging, volunteering, caregiving support, in-home services, and Friendship at Home. Our programs and services in Lee County are a true lifeline for seniors in need of vital services in Southwest Florida.

Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County is headquartered in Fort Myers, with administrative offices for case management, nutrition programs, caregiver support, Friendship at Home and RELIEF volunteer programs. We also operate 10 dining sites throughout Lee County.

Some of our programs and services have been temporarily suspended or sunsetted due to COVID-19, including some of our dining sites. Please call 239.275.1881 for more information.

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12734 Kenwood Lane Fort Myers Florida 33907
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Phone: 239.275.1881

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Dining Sites

Enjoy a meal in a friendly social setting for the 60+ crowd at our dining sites in Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. In addition to a nutritious lunch, you can participate in activities to strengthen your mind and body – and it’s a great way to connect with others. We can also arrange for the delivery of meals to isolated seniors through our Home Delivered Meals program, and we deliver Friendship Food Bags monthly to low-income elders. To find out which dining centers are currently open, call 239.275.1881.

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EHEAP

The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) assists low-income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, when the households are experiencing a home energy emergency. Due to COVID-19 funding, eligible households may receive assistance on a monthly basis provided the qualifications for the program are met for a maximum benefit of $5,000. Call (239) 671-5330 for more information. EHEAP phone hours are Monday through Thursday from 9-Noon.

Friendship at Home

Isolation is a challenge older adults often deal with when they choose to age in place. Especially if a spouse or partner passes away, survivors sometimes fail to thrive on their own without intervention. We provide these programs:

  • Telephone Reassurance – Volunteers will call once or twice a week to check on their clients and engage them in conversation.
  • Friendly Visitor Program – Volunteers are matched with a senior who requests a friend to come and chat, help with errands, play games or just enjoy companionship.
  • Supportive Intervention Programs – Our Friendship at Home coordinators can help clients with limited mobility access community resources to meet their needs.

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.

RELIEF Respite for Caregivers

RELIEF stands for Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families. The program provides much needed respite for a few hours to caregivers. The temporary service is provided free of charge and is offered during nights and weekends, beyond the normal workday hours, making it possible for caregivers to enjoy a dinner, a movie or just a walk outside. If you are a caregiver in Lee County and need respite, please call 239.275.1881 for more information.

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Bonair Towers

1915 Halgrim Avenue Fort Myers Florida 33901
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Phone: 239/464.7495

Hours of Operation

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hatton B. Rogers Apartments

4250 Hatton Rogers Lane North Fort Myers Florida 33903
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Phone: 239/599.8057

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lake Kennedy Senior Center

400 Santa Barbara Boulevard Cape Coral Florida 33991
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Phone: 239/574.0572

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Palm Harbor Apartments

1081 Palm Avenue North Fort Myers Florida 33903
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Phone: 239/652.0362

Hours of Operation

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Renaissance Preserve

4221 Othello Lane Fort Myers Florida 33916
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Phone: 239/332.8121

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunshine Villas

1201 Broad Street West Lehigh Acres Florida 33936
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Phone: 239/369.9679

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Heights Center

15570 Hagie Drive Fort Myers Florida 33908
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Phone: 239/878.7960

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Breakfast 8:45 am

Villa Vincente

13071 Palm Beach Boulevard Fort Myers Florida 33905
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Phone: 239/628.1259

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm