About Us

We are located inside the Tidewell Foundation Building, 546 Bay Isles Road — across the street from the Longboat Library and next door to the LBK Post Office.

The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust is generously matching
all contributions to The Paradise Center (from $5 to $500).
Please use the blue button below to double your donation!

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Longboat Key Center for Healthy Living


CENTER HOURS
Open January through December. (Closed on some holidays.)
Monday through Friday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Closed at 1pm on Fridays during summer months.

The Paradise Center is focused solely on finding ways to help the members of our community live life to the fullest. Keeping active, both mentally and physically, is fundamental for people of all ages. Our wide variety of programs, classes and workshops offer something for everyone. 

The Paradise Center began as Aging in Paradise Resource Center – an outreach program of the Longboat Island Chapel in 2008.  We are now an independent non-profit…part of the Longboat Key Center for Healthy Living, Inc., and are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for local seniors. This includes not only Longboat Key, but surrounding areas such as Anna Maria Island, West Bradenton, Lido Beach and Sarasota. We do this in a number of ways…

Education Join us for seminars, programs, and workshops on such topics as Brain Health, Transportation, Advanced Planning, Aging at Home, Money Management, Medicare Options, using a Smartphone, Joining the Facebook community and many, many more.

Health & Wellness TPC offers a wide variety of health and wellness classes throughout the year.  From Gentle Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Zumba to meditation, nutrition, fall prevention and others. Classes are $10/person. Or become a Member and never pay for a class (excludes materials)!

Referrals We provide personal referrals for all kinds of services. Everyone needs a reliable source for finding a doctor, plumber, dog walker, you name it! We have gathered a list of professionals who have been personally recommended by our clients.

Community Engagement Staying engaged with the world on a daily basis is a vital part of a happy, fulfilling life. At TPC, we are here for you! Not only do we have more than 300 yearly classes, but we are always here if you’d like to volunteer your time and talents. Even just one hour per week can truly make a difference in the lives of seniors.

Stop by and visit! We are located inside the beautiful Tidewell Foundation Building (546 Bay Isles Rd., LBK) and our medical suite next door offers a variety of physicians’ services on different days of the week. Read more on our Medical Suite┬ápage.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dick Pelton, President

MEMBERS
First Row, L to R:
Ken Newmark, Vice President
Barbara Koetsier, Treasurer
Howard Veit, Secretary
Second Row, L to R:
Nicci Kobritz, Jack Rozance, Carol Peschel
Third Row, L to R:
Lenny Landau, Gaele Barthold

STAFF
Suzy Brenner, Executive Director
Donna Sharp Blaney, Community Outreach & Marketing Manager
Mary Ann Brady, Executive Assistant

L to R: Blaney, Brenner & Brady
Lhani R
Lahni, C.G.O.
(Chief Greeting Officer)