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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...

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.

Today’s seniors are living longer than ever before. Over the past 10 years, the U.S. population age 65 and over increased by  approximately 25 percent, from roughly 36 million in 2003 to 45 million in 2013. Not only are more people reaching their 65th birthday, many are living well beyond age 65. Between 1980 and 2013, the ...

Hey Guys! It's Time to Take Charge of Your Health

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...

Celebrating 'People Helping People'
In May, the Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice honored the volunteers whose time and dedication make it possible for this organization to deliver vital services for older adults, including medical and dental clinics, senior centers, caregiver resource centers, nutrition and home delivered meals, and supportive aging services. 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. See details an...
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.

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...

Friendship Around the World Gala Nets Nearly $120,000  to Help Seniors

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...

Friendship Centers Selected for NCOA Project to Help Isolated Seniors Use Technology
The Friendship Centers are one of seven organizations in the country to be chosen by the National Council on Aging and Verizon to be a test site for the Digital Aging Mastery Program - a pilot to help isolated seniors use technology to connect online and age in place longer. 

Celebrating 10 years at the Friendship Centers, Vice President Erin McLeod talks about the growth and impact of the Friendship Centers in Southwest Florida.

Friendship Centers Charlotte Featured in Harbor Style Magazine

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.

Sign up on line now and plan to be part of the  Senior Hunger Task Force Team  for the Feed Families Hunger Walk  Jan. 17 at Miromar Outlet Mall, 10801 Corkscrew Road,  in Estero.  Your support will help provide monthly food bags for seniors in need through The Friendship Centers.  Please be aware, in order for the Fr...

Friendship Centers Welcome Marty Katz , Director of Development and Marketing

Marty Katz is the new Director of Development at Marketing for Senior Friendship Centers, Inc. Katz comes to the Friendship Centers from the New College Foundation, where she served as associate director of community outreach and marketing.  Prior to that she worked as development director of community resources with Jewish Family and Children...

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...

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. 
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 ...

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.
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