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LGBTQ Support Groups are Featured Topic on the Suncoast View

On June 26th, Director of Outreach, Robert Rogers and LGBTQ Support Group member Clark West were guests on the Suncoast View entertainment show to talk about our LGBTQ programming for those over 50 at the Sarasota Activity Center. Hosts Linda Carson and Joey Panek were interested in learning more about both the LGBTQ Grief & Loss Support Group and the LGBTQ Discussion Group. Please contact Robert at 941.556.3223 for more information. 

Watch the video here

USF Nursing Students Assist at The Caregiving Place

June 22nd was a fun day at Friendship Centers! We were happy to visit with the University of South Florida's USF Health nursing students as they assisted at The Caregiving Place's Adult Day Care program. We found them playing UNO with some of our clients, who were more than happy to pose for pictures! For more information on caregiver services and the Adult Day Care program please call 941.556.3268 or click here.

10th Annual Health & Wellne ss Expo a Huge Success

On Thursday June 14th Friendship Centers' Venice Campus held its 10th Annual Health & Wellness Expo. This event was a collaboration with the Senior Resource Group of the Venice Chamber of Commerce. There were over 40 local businesses participating in this event, and all proceeds benefited Friendship Centers' Venice Campus. A special thank you to the Venice Chamber of Commerce, the Senior Resource Group, and the community for supporting this event. 

Charlotte County
DeSoto & Charlotte County 
Donation Drive
Lee County
CAMEO Donates $3,000 to Friendship at Home Program
Lee County's Executive Director Nancy Green-Irwin (far right) picked up a generous check from CAMEO (Cooperative Associates Marketing Elderly Options) for our Friendship at Home program. Lee County Director of RSVP and Friendship at Home, Margaret Baugher, was also voted in as CAMEO's new secretary!! Thank you CAMEO for your generosity!
Senior Friendship Health Center
Collier County
SpelLife Summit Donates Event Proceeds to SFHC
MJ Scarpelli, Senior Friendship Health Center's VP of Development & Marketing was presented with a check for $3,500, representing proceeds from the SpelLife Women's Wellness Summit in Collier County that took place earlier this year at the NCH Telford Center. This donation will help 35 female patients receive mammograms that they might not otherwise be able to afford. Pictured left to right are Gaynell Anderson, Jill Ciccarelli Rapps, MJ Scarpelli, Sharon Hood and Lynne Keeva.

Special Charter Bus Trip for Baseball Fans 
Upcoming Educational Classes

For more information about FCAS classes visit the Friendship Center for Aging Studies website or call 941.556.3263.
Be a Legacy Friend Forever 
Join the Friendship Centers' Legacy Society
A helping hand for generations to come

The  Friendship Centers' Legacy Society recognizes compassionate people who have thoughtfully included the Senior Friendship Centers Foundation, Inc. in their estate planning and have informed us in writing of their plans. 

Every Legacy gift helps to sustain the Friendship Centers and grow core programs and services for older adults in the communities we serve.  Legacy Society members are able to see the fruits of their gifts in their lifetimes. They are honored and recognized for their generosity  on a permanent plaque in our Legacy Corners, at an annual Legacy Reception and at special events throughout the year.

Let us help you design a gift in perpetuity that reflects your values.

To learn more, contact  Jane Icely Charitable Giving Officer, 941.556.3215.
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities 
Would you like to know more about how a corporate sponsorship can benefit your business while showing your support for older adults in our community?

In Sarasota, Lee, Charlotte and DeSoto Counties contact:
Jane Icely at 941.556.3215,


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