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Our 70th Anniversary

Our vision is to continue to be the preeminent provider in the fields of rehabilitation, geriatric care, education and support. So it has been since we opened our doors in 1948, thanks to the recognition by The Kiwanis Club of Sarasota of the need to open a nursing home for Sarasota's elderly in poor health and with limited incomes. They raised funds to purchase property and opened two residence halls and a dining room there. Today, the not-for-profit Pines of Sarasota resides on a 25-acre campus with 19 buildings, offering capacity for 243 residents, and over 400 employees. We are proud to be celebrating 70 years of serving our community and we are looking forward to 70 more.

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Love Lives Here

In 2019, every dollar donated to The Mission Fund will be matched by a $2 donation from the Esther & Harold Mertz Foundation.

Pines of Sarasota cares for more seniors who have outlived their resources than any other facility in Southwest Florida. Yet, all Pines residents receive the same care, no matter their financial position. And Pines continues that care, despite the budgetary impact—a financial shortfall of approximately $1,000,000 annually or $7,500 per resident.

That’s why we created The Mission Fund. With your help, Pines of Sarasota Foundation can make sure these deserving seniors can remain in the place they call home.

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