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Home Share Pilot Program is Underway

We are excited to offer this new pilot program to facilitate matching older homeowners in Sarasota with younger professionals to create a private domestic arrangement to share a home. Home providers are people who have a home they are willing to share and who would...

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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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Volunteer Physicians and Dentists are Needed

Many dedicated professionals, both retired and active, volunteer their time to treat low-income patients at Friendship Centers’ medical and dental clinics in Sarasota and Venice. But more are desperately needed to meet the demand. Currently, both campuses are seeking...

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For Value and Impact Become a Corporate Partner

By Jane Icely Charitable Giving Officer If your company is looking for a way to reach older adults in Southwest Florida, consider sponsoring a program or an event at Friendship Centers, aligning your brand with a trusted leader in the aging field for 45 years....

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YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE #BeTheOne May 1 & 2

The Giving Challenge is an online-only giving event. Your donation to Friendship Centers during this 24-hour online event can make a huge difference in the well-being of an older adult. Why? Your donation of $25 or more (up to $100) will be DOUBLED making your...

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LOOKING AHEAD AFTER THE TWISTS AND TURNS OF 2017

I shared with our Board of Governors recently that, as a kid, I loved roller-coasters. The ups and downs, twists and turns were so thrilling. As we close the chapter on 2017, I think the grown me might have rather taken a ride on the merry-go-round – much less...

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Friendship Around the World

All aboard! Please join us for a "cruise-themed" dining experience aboard the SS Friendship. This cruise never leaves "port," but stays anchored at Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens, March 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. You will enjoy an enchanting evening of exotic...

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