A fashion show, luncheon buffet with sweet and savory treats and community speakers will raise funds for Lee County Friendship Centers’ Adult Day Services and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s.

(Fort Myers) Please join us for “Tea and Friends,” the Friendship Centers of Lee County’s annual fundraiser, on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 11 am – 2 pm at Cypress Cove, 10200 Cypress Cove Drive, Fort Myers.

“Tea and Friends” features a fashion show and silent auction accompanied by a scrumptious luncheon buffet with sweet and savory treats. Cypress Cove is a beautiful venue for an elegant tea shared with friends for a great cause. In addition, area experts will speak on caregiving, medical issues, health education and community resources.

“We hope to generate awareness about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other physical disabilities, including how they affect caregivers, their families and friends,” said Jill Modell-Dion, Friendship Centers Adult Day Services Director. Tickets are priced at $40 and will be available online at, or by calling/emailing Cathy at 239-236-8685 or

Proceeds from “Tea and Friendship” will support the Friendship Centers’ Adult Day Service in Lee County. Called “The Living Room,” it provides a safe, supervised environment where older adults with some impairment can enjoy socialization and activities, while their caregivers have a respite break from the 24/7 challenges of caring for a loved one. “Tea and Friends” will also generate awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other memory and physical disabilities and how they affect caregivers.

Sponsorships Available

“Tea and Friends” is an excellent opportunity for sponsors to gain visibility in the community and share information about their businesses, while showing their support for caregivers and the Friendship Centers programs and services. Sponsorship opportunities range from $250 to $2,500. Details will be available online at, or by calling Jill Modell-Dion 239.236.8688.

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About the Friendship Centers

Founded in 1973, the Friendship Centers, provide a network of services to serve older adults in Southwest Florida. In Lee County, there are ten Friendship Dining Sites, serving more than 67,000 meals annually, plus home delivered meals, care management, health and wellness programs, and adult day services. There also are many meaningful volunteer opportunities, including the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Project RELIEF providing volunteer respite, and Friendship at Home, addressing the needs of isolated older adults.