Friendship Center will close on September 14, 2018. We are not accepting new clients at this time.

Adult Day at Friendship Center has served people with changes in cognitive and or physical functional capacity due to onset of disease, illness, disability, or just normal aging since 1976. Our services help older adults remain independent, relieve loneliness, and improve health and quality of life. In addition, Adult Day provides participants’ caregivers much needed respite and peace of mind.

Friendship Center creates a supportive community designed to encourage socialization while stimulating and challenging the participant, making each day meaningful. We are committed to providing a safe, compassionate, and welcoming space, ensuring that older adults are treated with dignity and respect. Participants, staff, and volunteers form a family of people helping people.

Friendship Center is person-centered, asking each participant for their ideas and offering programs that help them meet their personal goals. Participants remain lifelong learners, rekindle passions, and engage in programs with others as they experience their own aging process with dignity, confidence, and enlightenment. Professional staff and volunteers build on present strengths to positively influence each person’s aging experience. Intergenerational programming challenges age stereotypes and ageism. In past surveys of participants, 88% stated they had better health and 100% expressed happiness for getting out to socialize.

Friendship Center is also financially-responsible, costing less than nursing homes, assisted living, and in-home care. Self-pay and county funding are available depending on eligibility. We are is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


  • Health & Nutrition Education
  • Creative Arts & Music
  • Outings & Gardening
  • Entertainment & Guests
  • Sharing Our Stories
  • Building New Friendships
  • Laughter & Camaraderie


  • Daily Exercise
  • Creative Movement
  • Therapeutic Swimming
  • Tai Ji Quan, Moving for Better Balance
  • Dance
  • A Matter of Balance

For more information, please contact:

Donna Kavanaugh, Program Director

1717 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

(612) 781-2052  //


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1700 Second Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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