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Senior Friendship Centers Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: To promote health, dignity, and quality of life throughout the journey of aging.

Programs: Eldercare nutrition services - provides congregate dining for seniors in pleasant social settings at hub senior centers and neighborhood sites, home-delivered meals to homebound individuals unable to shop and prepare meals for themselves, nutrition counseling and education programs.

supportive aging - case managers assess needs and coordinate in-home services to help seniors remain independent and in their own homes. Adult daycare services provide activities in a safe, supervised setting, enabling clients to function at the highest level possible, while caregivers have time for themselves. Specially trained staff assists with alzheimer's daycare clients and caregiver respite.

healthy and active aging- health, dental, medication assistance programs staffed by volunteer physicians and nurses, senior centers for socializaion, educational activities, and fitness programs and volunteer opportunities through-out the community to share accumulated wisdom and knowledge and a chance to "give back".

community engagement services - senior centers - brimming with activites to meet the diverse needs of the area's 50+ population, the centers provide exercise for all levels, arts and crafts, foreign language classes, seminars, live music and dancing, information and referral and an opportunity to make new friends and explore new interests.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Friendship Centers is a multi-county, multi-faceted organization that helps older adults and their families navigate the journey of aging with opportunities for social interaction, education, health care and nutrition services as well as respite care and support for caregivers. It employs some 130 people and utilizes the services of some 1,000 volunteers. For the past 41 years it has made a positive difference in the lives of residents of southwest Florida.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

After witnessing first-hand the challenges of my parents as they age and learning of the wonderful work of the Friendship Centers, I realized how important this agency is to the health of the community at large. I am now a board member and a donor because I believe my time and talents are put to good use by an organization that is well-run and committed to its mission. The example of service the Friendship Centers has set in southwest Florida is being used across the nation to build effective, efficient networks to address the needs of an aging population.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Service to the community in regards to fellowship, nutrition, health care, respite service for caregivers and community activities is outstanding. I recommend this organization without reservation

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a board member, I donate, and I am a volunteer at this fantastic organization.
The organization provide services for those over 55 and over in a community that is populated by an over abundance of elderly in need of support. It provides for socialization, healthcare, caregiving, adult day care services, meal services, education and related supportive services to those in need.
The smiles on the faces, the expressions of relief on the faces of those served, are small reward for the efforts of our volunteers and staff. This is an organization that makes a difference in our community.

Review from Guidestar