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FST Improv Night

Join us Sunday, February 24, 2019 6:30 – 9:30 pm to benefit Friendship Centers while enjoying a fun evening! Improv and open bar for $25!

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Blooming Friendships January 24, 2019

Friendship Centers proudly presents Blooming Friendships, an opportunity to come together and celebrate its important mission: to promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging. This festive dinner is co-chaired by Andi Munzer and Bunny Skirboll.

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Friendship Center Testimonials

The Friendship Centers provides a myriad of services for older adults in Southwest Florida including:

Compassionate, high-quality medical and dental services for low-income and uninsured adults age 50 and over.

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Friendly Visitors Provide Human Connection

Donald App can’t see well and suffers from Raynaud’s disease, a disorder that numbs his hands and feet. He recently ended up in rehab after falling over a heater by his bed and breaking his femur in three places. App, 83, lives alone in Nokomis, but since this summer...

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Ease Into a New Exercise Routine

So, you’ve decided to start exercising. Maybe you just retired and finally have time to reap the many physical and mental benefits of getting in shape. Good for you – but don’t jump in with both feet on the first day. “Take baby steps. The No. 1 thing to realize is...

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5 Steps to Prepare for Retirement

Most of us look forward to retirement for decades – whether at age 55 or 75. Finally, we can take that trip to Italy or learn to play the guitar. But, to be successful, this new phase of life requires lots of planning. First of all, define your retirement. Set...

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Wise Legal Advice: In your 60s, Plan for your 80s

As retirement approaches, attorneys recommend that you write a will and get other legal affairs in order. “A person of any age should have a will, trust, power of attorney, health care surrogate and living will, if they choose to do so,” says Craig Harrison, a partner...

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Guest Blog: Social Connections Boost Physical and Mental Health

By Nancy K. Schlossberg The chapter title from my book, “Too Young To Be Old,” says it all. “Keep Your Dance Card Full: Pay Attention to Friends, Family, and Fun.” Social connections lead to better physical and mental health, according to Robert J. Waldinger, director...

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