President and CEO Erin McLeod is featured on the cover of February's West Coast Woman.
As the Friendship Centers' first woman President and only the second President and CEO in the organization's 42 year history, Erin is leading the way to address the growing numbers and needs of older adults in Sarasota, DeSoto, Collier, Charlotte an...
The match benefits organizations participating in Margin & Mission Ignition, an initiative of The Patterson Foundation, focused on boosting mission impact through earned-income strategies.
SARASOTA, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2016) – The Patterson Foundation boosted the fundraising efforts of the six nonprofits engaged in its Margin & Mission I...
Incoming Friendship Centers' President and CEO Erin McLeod shares her vision of the future of the Friendship Centers.
"The future of Friendship is built on the shoulders of icons: Brother William Geenen, Brother Charles Krupp, Molleen Pust and now, Bob Carter – leaders with vision, drive and dedication to the Mission. As I prepare to enter m...
The Department of Elder Affairs’ Disaster Preparedness Guide is now online 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 temperatures.
For the English edition, click here.
For the Spanish edition,...
Did You Know?
....When you get a preventive medical test, you’re not just doing it for yourself. You’re doing it for your family and loved ones:
• Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year and are 22 percent more likely to have neglected their cholesterol tests.
• Men are 28 per...
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...
The Friendship Centers’ 2015 Gala, “Friendship Around the World,” was a huge success, thanks to the generosity of patrons and dedicated volunteers who put in countless hours of planning to implement every aspect of this spectacular event.
Over 250 people attended on March 10 at the Friendship Center in Sarasota, which was transf...
Celebrating 10 years at the Friendship Centers, Vice President Erin McLeod talks about the growth and impact of the Friendship Centers in Southwest Florida.
The headline says it all: "Secret Angels." In The Giving Issue, November's Harbor Style Magazine, writer Carol Bruyere profiles two programs who are quietly making life easier for older adults in Charlotte County: OCEAN (Our Charlotte Elder Affairs Network) and The Friendship Centers. Check it out.
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...
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 ...
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...
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