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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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Patients in Venice Rediscover Good Health with Dr. Bette Boysen

Family practice physician Dr. Bette Boysen has a passion for medicine and compassion for her patients. “I enjoy patient care,” says Dr. Boysen, who has been a volunteer at the Friendship Centers’ Pat Buster Medical Clinic in Venice for almost 10 years. “It makes me...

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