This post this morning is directly from the Friendship Centers' website and points out the ever-increasing longevity of today's seniors. It's also a call to action to all of you, the Friendship Centers' readers, followers and supporters.
Together, just the Sarasota and Venice Friendship Centers alone reach 7,500 seniors each year, and every one of them is healthier and happier as a result. However, the growth and success of this incredible community resource can't continue to grow without your support.
The Friendship Centers need help all the time, both in the form of donations, volunteers and helping to spread the word on so many different programs. From the social side of life to Health Services, here's your chance to be part of an amazing group of people, helping to improve the community one senior at a time!
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 population aged 100+ grew faster than the population over age 65. The population of older Americans is experiencing dynamic changes.
If you were to live to 80, 90 or even older, how would you want your life to be? Most of us would want to be healthy and happy; to have friends; to be engaged in activities that interest us; to feel safe and cared for; to have a sparkle in our eye and a quick mind. One visit to the Friendship Centers in Sarasota or Venice, and you will see that’s exactly the kind of older Americans we serve. Quite simply, we make someone’s long life worth living.
Whether dancing to big band music, eating a nutritious lunch with friends, taking balance fitness class or learning how to use an iPad, our clients make the most of what life has to offer. Some come for companionship; others have nowhere else to go for their medical or dental care, or require a home delivered meal in order to thrive. Many take advantage of our adult day care, caregiver support groups, social services and case management.
Together, the Sarasota and Venice Friendship Centers reach 7,500 seniors each year, and every one of them is healthier and happier as a result.
Won’t you help us make it A [Long] Life Worth Living? To make a tax deductible donation to the Friendship Centers, call 941.556.3205 or click here to donate online.