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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS. Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to dat...

Oct. 30 "Boo!"mers Halloween Dance
Rock out to tunes by The A Train at the "Boo!"mers Halloween Dance Party Oct. 30. The doors open at 7 p.m. at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Come in costume, for a discount at the door ($10 with costume, $12 if you're not in costume)...and a chance to win prizes in the costume contest. 
Register Now for Road Scholar Programs and Explore Sarasota

While February seems a long way off, it's not too early to plan an educational adventure in Sarasota for this winter through the Road Scholar program.  Road Scholar programs through April 2015 are now open for registration. Road Scholar is a continuing education program for active adults.  In Sarasota, Road Scholar is coordinated th...

New Friendship Health Clinic Collier Executive Director Allie Krider-Harrison:  Check out her Blogpost and Podcast
Allie Krider-Harrison, new Executive Director of the Friendship Health Clinic of Collier County, introduces the clinic's  programs and services and exciting projects underway. Read her post on our blog, beawarebettercare.com and listen to an interview with her by Skip Cohen on our podcast on  Ten Minutes of Friendship. 

Ten Minutes of Friendship is a podcast series sponsored by the Friendship Centers and hosted by Skip Cohen.  Originally called “Ten Minutes With Paula” the podcasts only focused on caregiver issues. It’s being expanded to include health issues, events, special programs and essentially topics to help all of us age with dignity...

Allie Krider-Harrison Named Executive Director of the Friendship Health Clinic Collier

Allie Krider-Harrison has recently joined the Friendship Health Clinic as Executive Director. As the administrator of the operation, she will be responsible for day-to-day operations, outreach, fund development and community partnerships. Krider-Harrison, originally from Fort Lauderdale holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science Administration ...

Register Now! 13th Annual Friendship Centers Golf Tournament Nov. 17, 2014
Don't forget to mark your calendar and put together a foursome for the 13th annual Friendship Center's Golf Tournament on Monday, Nov. 17 at the prestigious Founders Club. Register on line here.
Going to the Chapel Oct. 27 in Naples Benefits Friendship Health Clinic
Join us Monday, Oct. 27, from 6-10 p.m. at the historic Chapel Grill, 811 Seventh Avenue South in Naples  for an evening  to benefit the Friendship Centers Health Clinic Naples. Your support will help the clinic to continue to provide older older adults in Collier County of limited financial means with access to much-needed medical and dental care. Register online.
Harold Ronson Presents Iwo Jima Print to The Friendship Center

The famous AP picture of soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima on  has special meaning for Harold Ronson.  He was there to see it happen.  “The War to End All Wars” fought by “The Greatest Generation,” World War II had a huge impact on our world.  For many men and women who experienced it, the memories r...

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...

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