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Sarasota Senior Friendship Centers

The Friendship Centers

Our Mission: "To Promote health, dignity and quality of life
throughout the journey of aging."

The Friendship Centers are a non-profit network of centers in Southwest Florida with services to meet the needs of people 50 and older, and extend into the community with volunteer opportunities for all ages. We currently have services in Sarasota,  Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee and Collier Counties.  Since the early 1970s this organization has led the country in developing innovative, cost-effective approaches to address the health and wellness needs of older adults. Program areas include:




For information on our programs and services by county, click on locations in the pull down tab at the top of this page.

To contact Senior Friendship Centers by telephone, please call 941.955.2122.

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New Year, New You!

It’s a great time to discover what the Friendship Centers have to offer. Learn more about our programs and services, activities and volunteer opportunities to make the most of 2016! We invite you to join us in Sarasota County for Focus on Friendship.

Friendship Around the World Gala April 3

The second annual Friendship Around the World gala to benefit the programs and services of the Friendship Centers will be Sunday, April 3, at 6 pm at The Friendship Center in Sarasota. It's a passport to enjoy food and entertainment representing many cultures, including an elegant dinner catered by Chef Paul Mattison. Tickets are $175, and sponsorships are available. Click here for sponsorship information or tickets, or contact Planned Giving Officer Jane Icely, 941.556.3215, or Vice President of Development and Marketing Marty Katz 941.556.3253.


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Friendship Center Locations

The Friendship Centers
1888 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
Mon-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Venice Friendship Centers
2350 Scenic Drive
Venice, FL 34293
Mon. - Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friendship Centers of Lee County
5272 Summerlin Commons Way, #604
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friendship Centers of DeSoto County
219 West Oak Street
Arcadia,FL 34266
Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friendship Centers of Charlotte County
Rebecca Neal Owens Center, Harbour Heights
27420 Voyageur Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Mon. - Fri.: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Senior Friendship Health Center
2365 Stanford Court, Unit 701
Naples, FL 34112
Mon. - Thurs: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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