Senior Friendship Centers
Rebecca Neal Owens Center
27420 Voyageur Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Friendship Cafe Dining Site/Home Delivered Meals
Mon. -Fri.: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Senior Friendship Centers is extending its support for caregivers through "Ten Minutes With Paula," a series of programs available at any time on Blogtalkradio.com. Hosted by Skip Cohen, the program looks at topics to help caregivers everywhere deal with the daily challenges of caring for a loved one.
The Senior Hunger Task Force - Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County, the Lee County RSVP Program, RSVP, Harry Chapin Food Bank and Stop Senior Hunger, a Comfort Keepers Initiative, are working with area restaurants are to promote hunger awareness in support of older adults in need as part of Older Americans Month in May.
Caregiving can be an all-consuming responsibility. In the newest episode of "Ten Minutes with Paula," special guest Jane Johnson explains the importance of getting a break from caregiving to preserve one's health and well-being.
Senior Friendship Centers' first volunteer, was instrumental in the evolution of the organization. She died March 16, 2013, in Sarasota. To read m...
Senior Friendship Centers, founded in 1973, celebrated its 40th anniversary on March 12. The party attracted more than 220 guests and raised a r...
Caregiving is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities most of us experience in a lifetime. Belonging to a support group can be a lifeline on this journey.
Each week Paula Falk, director of the Caregiver Resource Center at Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota, Florida, moderates a support group of caregivers dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer's. She's helped to provide guidance and a constant reminder to each member that they're not alone, that it's okay to feel frustrated, sad, even angry, but to not lose sight of their own health and mental wellness.
Many members of this support group have become good friends and provide a support network. Now, we want to share what we've learned in a series of short podcasts, each one about a tip to help you stay focused on your own health and well-being as well as the loved one you're caring for..
Skip Cohen is the moderator of the program. He and his father are caregivers for his mother, who has Alzheimer's. They attend a weekly support group facilitated by Paula Falk at the Friendship Centers Caregiver Resource Center. A new program in the "Ten Minutes With Paula" series is released every ten days.
Elizabeth Delaney, believed to be the oldest Sarasotan, celebrated her 110th birthday at Senior Friendship Centers' Living Room. She is among...
Senior Friendship Centers sends a big thank you to everyone who supported us in the second annual Giving Partner Challenge, a 36-hour online philanthr...
John Counsell, Vice Chairman of Senior Friendship Centers Board of Governors and Nancy Green-Irwin, Executive Director of Senior Friendship Centers, Lee County, were recently interviewed on Wink Newsradio's Senior Forum. The interview provides a comprehensive look how SFC is helping to meet the growing needs of older adults in Southwest Florida
"Ten Minutes with Paula" is a new radio blog featuring Paula Falk, director of the Caregiver Resource Center at Senor Friendship Centers,. Now caregivers anywhere in the world will have access to her expertise and information on issues related to the caregiver journey.
Molly Schechter shares the story of Senior Friendship Centers, and what this non-profit organization means to older adults in our community in this in...
Hunger is a very real issue for many older adults in Southwest Florida. Friendship Centers Executive Director Nancy Green-Irwin of Lee County offers insight into the needs of older adults in this article publisehd in the Fort Myers News-Press Dec.16.
Volunteering can change your life. Recent studies show volunteers have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression. Not to mention the feeling of accomplishment and personal satisfaction that come from helping others.
Florida State Representative Doug Holder was presented with the Advocacy Award from the Florida Council on Aging by FCOA President Robert Carter for his commitment to Florida seniors, caregivers, families and volunteers.
Newspaper columnist/ freelance writer, Kathy Silverberg, shares her insights on optimism and the future of an aging population in her newest blog. Kathy previously was Southern Region Publisher for the Sarasota Herald Tribune and Editor/General Manager of four New York Times regional newspapers. She is Secretary of the Senior Friendship Centers Board of Governors and serves as liaison between United Way of Charlotte County and the Senior Friendship Centers. She is past chair of the Board of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, is a board member and past president for United Way of Charlotte County; and, is chair of Charlotte County’s Senior Leadership Council.
Tea on the Green at the Renaissance Oct. 20 helped to raise funds for the Adult Day Services program at Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County and generate awareness of Alzheimer's, dementia, and other memory and physical disabilities.
Venice Magazine's September-October Issue features an article by Paula Murray on the great need Senior Friendship Centers' clinics in Sarasota...
SFC recently received a grant from the Michael Saunders & Company Foundation to help provide medical services to low income elders at our Health S...
Author Peter Spiers will speak on his new book, Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger and Happier, on Wednesday Sept. 12 in the Dwyer Room of the Senior Friendship Center for Healthy Aging at 10 a.m.
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