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The Effect of Loneliness on Seniors

The Effect of Loneliness on Seniors

Forward: In October, the funeral of veteran Edward Pearson at Sarasota National Cemetery received national attention when the funeral home printed that he had no immediate family to attend his funeral. More than 4,000 people showed up at the memorial service,...

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New Horizons – Putting a Man on the Moon

New Horizons – Putting a Man on the Moon

Photo Caption: The LLTV vehicle that Alan Kronenwetter worked on is displayed in the lobby of Building 2 at the NASA Johnson Space Center in HoustonIn the early 1960s, NASA’s Apollo program dedicated itself to putting Americans safely on the moon. The systems,...

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THE “AGING REBELS” – Discussing  the Aging  Process

THE “AGING REBELS” – Discussing the Aging Process

Michael Karp never considered himself a rebel.      A former attorney, Michael was used to going by the book – literally. But after he retired, he realized that there were ways he could use his knowledge to give back to the community. ...

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Pet Therapy – Not Just for the Dogs

Pet Therapy – Not Just for the Dogs

Taffy’s ears perk up as soon as the music starts in the Activity Center. As a therapy dog, Taffy has been temperament tested for the pet therapy program and exposed to different noises, walkers, wheelchairs, canes, hats, children and more. But she has not yet heard a...

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Robotic Pets – The Next Big Thing in Dementia Care

Robotic Pets – The Next Big Thing in Dementia Care

“Love” has wide black eyes, white furry paws, and meows and purrs gently while she is held. The orange tabby brings comfort to older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia related diseases at The Caregiving Place at Friendship Centers. But “Love” is not a cat, and her...

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“My Journey” designated a Program of Excellence

“My Journey” designated a Program of Excellence

In June, Friendship Centers’ “My Journey” program was designated a Program of Excellence by the National Council on Aging’s National Institute of Senior Centers. This award is designed to honor and promote outstanding efforts made by senior centers throughout the...

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DESTINATION AGING: The Health Benefits of Travel

DESTINATION AGING: The Health Benefits of Travel

Retirement is a wonderful time to finally visit all of the places you’ve been dreaming about. Your golden years can be some of the best of your life, especially if you’ve worked and waited your whole life to travel. It has been said that traveling is the only thing we...

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HULA FOR HEALTH: Hawaiian Dancing for Fitness

HULA FOR HEALTH: Hawaiian Dancing for Fitness

At most dance for fitness classes, loud, upbeat music rocks the room as the dancers perform high energy moves.  But at Friendship Centers, the gentle island melodies of hula are motivating older adults to exercise and get healthy. “Hula is an interpretive form of...

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May is Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month

County Commission Chairman Charles D. Hines read a proclamation to recognize May as Older Americans Month. Attending the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners meeting were Friendship Centers board members Vicki Dworski, Paul Caragiulo, and Chairman Frank Fleischer,...

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