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Just What the Doctor Ordered

Just What the Doctor Ordered

by Sandy Chase, SFC Volunteer Senior Friendship Centers is indebted to the medical and dental volunteers at the SFC Rubin Center for Healthy Aging (Sarasota) and Pat Buster Health Clinic (Venice). Supported by nurses, dental hygienists, pharmacists, administrative...

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NOTICE: The health and well-being of our patients, members, clients and staff are our top priorities. In an effort to stop transmission of COVID-19, Senior Friendship centers is suspending programs, activities and services that bring people into our centers through March 31.

NOTICE: The health and well-being of our patients, members, clients and staff are our top priorities. In an effort to stop transmission of COVID-19, Senior Friendship centers is suspending programs, activities and services that bring people into our centers through March 31.

Over the past few weeks, it's become clear that we are facing an unprecedented challenge.  Like you, we are deeply concerned and want to do what we can to help keep our communities and our families safe and healthy. We have spent the last week watching the news,...

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Color Outside the Lines

Color Outside the Lines

A Collaborative Program with The Ringling The Ringling Museum is pleased to announce Outside the Lines, a new monthly collaboration with the Senior Friendship Centers of Sarasota. Beginning January 2020, Ringling museum educators will bring an open-ended art making...

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Home Sharing: Is It Right For You?

Home Sharing: Is It Right For You?

Home share is a simple concept: it brings together people with space in their homes and working individuals who are happy to chat in return for affordable, sociable accommodation. Together, home providers and homesharers share a home life, time, skills and experience....

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Lights of Friendship

Lights of Friendship

The holiday season brightens our lives. Christmas lights adorn trees and our community, glowing candles in a Hanukkah menorah brighten our homes, and the seven candles in a kinara (candle holder) celebrate Kwanzaa: African heritage, unity, and culture. Senior...

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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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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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