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2015 Giving Challenge Party

Sept. 1, Noon to 4:30 pm Sept. 2, 8:30 am to Noon Friendship Centers Sarasota 1888 Brother Geenen Way Venice Friendship Centers 2350 Scenic Drive Stop by to donate to the Friendship Centers! We'll help you give online (credit card required). New Giving Challenge donor gifts will be matched 1:1 up to $250 by the Patterson Foundation. Prefer ...

Aging Mastery Program Begins Oct. 6 at Friendship Center Sarasota

New course celebrates the gift of longevity while providing the tools for aging well SARASOTA – Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6, older adults in Sarasota County will have access to a proven program that shows even small changes to one’s lifestyle can lead to a longer, healthier life. Through a community partnership with the Patterson Founda...

Photo Exhibit -  Larry Mulvehill: Sixty Years Through the Lens at Friendship Centers Sarasota
An exhibit by award-winning photographer Larry Mulvehill will be on display in Sarasota at the Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way through Sept. 9.  The display will sample highlights of his work throughout the world during his 60-plus years as a photographer.
On July 17, 2015 the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation awarded a $50,000 dollar-for-dollar match grant to the Friendship Centers in support of its medical and dental clinics in response to the funding shortfalls due to recent vetoes out of Tallahassee.  

The latest edition of the Department of Elder Affairs’ Elder Update is now available online. This particular edition is our annual Disaster Preparedness Guide, and it is chocked full of information we feel is essential in helping you through a variety of difficult situations – from hurricanes, to tornadoes, to excessively hot temperatur...

Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is recognizing Lee County’s Friendship Centers as a PSC Helping Hand for helping raise public awareness about the Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program, energy and water conservation, and utility impersonation scams.
‘Joy of Giving’ Moves Georgiades to Help Friendship Centers  Improve Dental Health for Seniors in Need

Seeing their money do good work to help others during their lifetimes motivated Dr. Richard and Jean Georgiades to make a substantial gift to the Friendship Centers Dental Clinics recently. Their generous gift of $50,000 will help improve the quality of life and health of hundreds of older adults in need in Sarasota County. “Whatever you n...

Thanks to a $9,203 grant provided by the Verna L. Grauel Fund, the Alzheimer’s Lifeliners Field of Interest Fund and the Martin and Rhoda Safer Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the Friendship Centers’ “Sponsor a Senior” program will provide assistance with the cost of adult day services in the Li...

Friendship Centers Names Two to Board of Governors
Patricia Courtois and Kevin C. Maisch, both of Sarasota, have been elected to serve on The Friendship Centers' Board of Governors. Members of the Board of Governors are charged with actively supporting the Friendship Centers’ mission to promote health, dignity and quality of life throughout the journey of aging.
John Tomory: Friendly ‘Mr. Fix-It’ Loves Helping People

If you have a toaster, iron, lamp or any other non-digital appliance that needs to be fixed, The Friendship Centers Small Appliance Repair Shop in Venice may be able to help. Hours are  9 am - noon Mondays and Wednesdays. You’re likely to meet John there, and he’s sure to have stories to share.  When John Tomory and his ...

‘Flying to the Moon’ with Art Borsa, still dancing and singing at 93

Part of the secret to a long and healthy life is doing what you love. For Art Borsa, that includes singing with the Friday band at The Friendship Center in Sarasota, hangin’ with his friends and stepping out on the dance floor. Arthur Borsa spent his working years as a concrete contractor, but music was always in his heart.   The up...

Friendship Centers Venice Health Clinic:  Quality Care With a Healthy Dose of Friendship

For older adults without insurance, like Kathleen Digrugillers, the Friendship Centers Medical and Dental Clinic in Venice are a godsend. Kathleen found herself in need of healthcare, but unsure of where to find it, when she moved to Venice four years ago. She learned about the Friendship Centers Clinics through the newspaper and scheduled her firs...

Trinkets, Treasures & Tea Raises nearly $12,000 for Caregiver Resource Centers

 “Treasures, Trinkets & Tea,” a spring fundraiser for the Friendship Caregiver Resource Centers and Adult Day Services in Venice and Sarasota, on May 7  raised nearly $12,000 – double the amount last year –  to help Sarasota County Caregivers. Thank you to all who supported this event! This lovely and l...

Friendship Centers Sarasota Celebrates Volunteers

The Friendship Centers in Sarasota celebrated volunteers May 20 with “Bob’s Bodacious Barbecue” hosted by President and CEO Robert Carter. Since 1973, volunteers have contributed 1,462,012 hours with an in-kind value of $40,926,367 to the communities served by the Friendship Centers. Their time and dedication make it possible for...

Discover the Wild Side of Florida is a great opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren to enjoy a summer learning adventure through the Road Scholar Program offered by the Friendship Centers.
Friendship Centers Venice Honors Volunteers
The Friendship Centers Venice celebrated volunteers May 12 with “Bob’s Bodacious Barbecue” hosted by President CEO Robert Carter. Since 1973, volunteers have contributed 1,462,012 hours with an in-kind value of $40,926,367 to the communities served by the Friendship Centers.

Two long-standing medical clinics in Collier County are tying the knot to open a new location in East Naples to streamline medical care for needy patients. The Senior Friendship Health Center and the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida will share a 6,000-square-foot clinic that is slated to open in September. Read more in this article by Liz F...

What Women 50+ Need to Know About Preventive Health Care

National Women’s Health Week, in May, serves to remind women to safeguard their health and well-being. Dr. Lana Nusbaum, a volunteer physician who treats patients 50 and over at the Friendship Centers’ Medical Clinic in Sarasota, emphasizes disease prevention through changes in lifestyle and regular screenings. Q: What is your main f...

Friendship is a Healthy Smile and a Basket of Gratitude at the Sarasota Dental Clinic
A remarkable synergy takes place when Jean Freeman, 88 arrives at the Friendship Centers Health Clinic for a dental appointment with one of her favorite people – Dr. Barry Sukoneck, DDS, FAGD.
The Heart of Caring: Helping Mom, Honoring Mom

“Caregiving is an emotional rollercoaster. I don’t know what I would have done if the Friendship Centers Caregiver Resource Center support group wasn’t there for me.” Jenny Hime Jenny Hime describes her relationship with her mother, Helen Wagner, as sometimes like “oil and water. It’s a good witch/bad witch s...

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