“I’m a widow, my wife passed away seven years ago and I was lonely. If you stay at home too long the walls seem to move in on you. I decided it was time to do something positive with the energy that I have and connect with people. Senior Friendship Centers gave me the opportunity to service others every day. I serve coffee at the bistro and am the bartender for our dances. This is a great place to come, every day you have music and someone to talk to.”
The Activity Centers at Senior Friendship Centers are energetic, light-filled spaces where seniors can take classes, exercise, play cards, socialize, create art, listen to live music, learn a new language, and learn about healthy aging. They create community in every sense of the word – by providing comfortable places to gather, dance, have coffee with friends, or enjoy a healthy lunch. Activity Centers are located in Sarasota and Venice, with satellite offices in DeSoto, Charlotte and Lee Counties.