Due to damage caused by Hurricane Ian, the Lighthouse office is under construction.
We have temporarily moved to:
1506 Bayshore Gardens Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34207

+1 (941) 359-14047318 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Enrichment & Social

Adult Enrichment offers a wide variety of activities for participants to select and engage in. These activities focus on providing enrichment through education, peer interactions (socialization) and the sharing of common interests. Participants select the activities they want to be a part of and may provide input on what activities are offered.


Book Club

Our monthly Book Club meets online on the third Wednesday at 2:30 pm every month. You do not have to complete the entire book to join us, and everyone is welcome. After we finish our discussion each month, we’ll select a new book.

For more information contact Maddy Spencer

Movie Club

Movie Club

Our Movie Club meets online on the first and third Tuesday at 3:00 pm every month. We’ll discuss the film, compare notes on favorite films and discover new ones. After a lively discussion, we’ll select the next movie to review.

For more information contact Elliott Natale

Support Groups

Support groups are offered monthly for clients and caregivers, and provide an opportunity to share and validate similar experiences, learn information about our programs and services and provide helpful tips about daily living and network with others in a supportive environment. Participants often experience less depression and develop a more positive attitude about their ability to function and lead normal, productive lives.

Support groups are held in cities throughout the year in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Port Charlotte and Highlands counties.

To learn more contact Terri Sweat


Games & Fun

The fun never stops at the Lighthouse. Join us for games and trivia that will warm you up before the online courses begin. Games and trivia are everyday from 12:30-1:00 pm and all clients are welcome.

For more information contact Terri Sweat

Art Crafting

Bring out your creativity and imagination by joining our monthly craft group. Be inspired with new ideas and learn a different type of craft.

For more details email Terri Sweat

Podcast illustration with avatars of Elliott and Randy in a pea pod

Let’s Talk Podcast

Let’s Talk About Assistive Technology PodCast!

Listen, Learn and Have Fun!

Let’s Talk About Assistive Technology podcast is an informal, back-and-forth conversation with Lighthouse instructors Elliott Natale and Randy Reed, who both are highly skilled in smartphone apps and computer functions, with an emphasis on accessible technology. They discuss new developments with real-world implications of how the technology works.

Podcast episodes are available on-demand, and not only for the visually impaired, but for anyone interested in applying this type of technology in their everyday lives, at home, in the community, and workplace.

Ask Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant to “Play Let’s Talk About Assistive Technology Podcast” and you are there or visit LetsTalkAboutAT.com

For more information contact Elliott Natale