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Treasures, Trinkets & Tea May 9 in Sarasota
Buy Tickets Join us from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota for an elegant afternoon of tea, fun and friendship to benefit the Friendship Centers' Caregiving Center. It’s Mother’s Day Weekend, a great opportunity to pay tribute to the special ladies in your life, or to host a special themed table to impress your clientele.
Giving Challenge May 6-7: Kids of Yesterday Find Friendship for a Lifetime
Remember what it was like when you were a kid? Now flash forward and think of what that "kid of yesterday" can look forward to in the second half of life. With your help The Friendship Centers will be here for the "Kids of Yesterday" providing "Friendship for a Lifetime" for generations to come.  Take a moment to make an online donation of $25 to the Friendship Centers between noon May 6 and noon May 7 for the 2014. Giving Challenge. 

Calling all local amateur photographers! Entries for the Friendship Center Juried Photographic Show,  will be accepted Monday, Jan. 20 from 12:30 - 4 p.m. at the Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota.  The show, which is in partnership with Sarasota Camera Club, will run Feb. 7 - March 19 at the Center.  PRIZE ...

Save the Date: FCOA Conference Aug 4-6
Save the date, Aug. 4-6 for the 2014 Florida Conference on Aging at Bonaventure in Weston, FL. Aging: Unleashed is the theme this year.

Herald-Tribune writer Barbara Peters Smith asks "if you live long enough to quality to become one of the oldest of the old, what are your chances of enjoying it?" and explores the growing number of studies on longevity. Henrietta Daytz, who volunteers at SFC  and Girls Inc. is featured.  See story: here 

Annual Venice Holiday Festival Dec. 5
The Venice Symphony String Quartet will play for the  Senior Friendship Center's Annual Holiday Festival at on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the Kathleen K. Catlin Center, 2350 Scenic Drive, Venice. A silent auction, Giving Tree, light hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and photo ops with Santa  are featured at this fundraiser which will help support the critical needs of south Sarasota County seniors. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Call 941.584.0075 or email th...
Sarasota Herald-Tribune writer Barbara Peters Smith researches the challenges of finding dental care for low income patients in Southwest Florida.  

Fox News 4, Fort Myers /Naples, reporter Sara Belsole interviewed Senior Friendship Centers Supportive Aging Services Director Eric Flusche, and visited the Adult Day Care in Lee county for this story on the effects of sequestration on seniors in southwest Florida.  Click here for details. 

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs 2013 Manual follows, with guidelines for service providers. 

Senior Friendship Centers is requesting competitive bids for Meal Service Contract to begin January 1, 2014. Get a BID INVITATION here. DOEA 2013 Manual here.

Senior Friendship Centers is requesting competitive bids for Meal Service Contract to begin January 1, 2014....   BID INVITATION

One of the challenges caregivers face is understanding when it's time for placement and learning about options. In this edition of Ten Minutes with Paula on blogtalkradio.com, Paula Falk of the Caregivers Resource Center shares part of two of Thinking about Placement. Each week Paula Falk moderates a support group of caregivers dealing with the cha...

The Venice Living Room will host an Open House Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 10:30 AM. Please join us for a Continental Breakfast, free caregiver information and tours of the Living Room and Caregiver Resource Center. Names of every one attending will be entered in the Friday drawing for a "Caring for the Caregiver" basket of goodies. Please pl...

Points caregivers should think about when considering placing their loved one in a facility is the focus of this episode of Ten Minutes with Paula on Blogtalk Radio. Listen here. Caregiving is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities most of us experience in a lifetime. Each week, Paula Falk moderates a support group of caregivers dealing ...

Celebrating 40 Years!

Over  the past four decades, the lives of  hundreds of thousands of older adults and their families have been touched by the power of "People Helping People" through Senior Friendship Centers. Volunteerism is at the heart of everything we do. Take a moment to browse this site to learn more  Then consider what you can do to help as a ...

Senior Friendship Centers Board member Bob Harris is the special guest for this episode of Ten Minutes with Paula on Blogtalk Radio. Bob is very candid about the story of his own health challenges while being a caregiver for his wife. He shares his own experience caregiving for his wife, emphasizing the need for self-care throughout the caregiving...

Senior Friendship Centers in partnership with Sarasota County Schools and Libraries, Sarasota Military Academy, Hawk's Flight Farm Sarasota RC Squadron, Robert L. Taylor Community Complex and the Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH) are hosting a week long action-packed tribute to veterans and their families Nov 11 -16, 2013 in Sarasota and Venice as part of the Legacy of Valor Campaign honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families.

Dear Caregiver, Senior Friendship Centers are partnering with the Institute for the Ages to weigh in on a new tool for coordinating, tracking the care you give to loved ones. GE-Intel Care Innovations(™) has developed Connect Caregiver, an easy-to-use, secure suite of online tools that help caregivers work together to confidently manage a l...

Grandparents and their grandchildren are discovering Sarasota on the Wild Side this week through the Road Scholar program at Senior Friendship Centers. ABC 7 Reporter Linda Carson joined the group on their visit to Mote Marine Aquarium. See story here. For more information on the Road Scholar program at Seniro Friendship Centers, call Lynne Anast...

Having a plan for your wishes in place should you become incapacitated may be the best gift you can give your family. In this episode of "Ten Minutes with Paula" on blogtalk radio, Skip Cohen and Paula Falk share insights into what Advance Directives can mean to family caregivers.
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