Loveland Venice Wins of the Month

Jarrett is starting to answer yes or no questions verbally with two choices of activities given.

Kristina is working on her fine motor skills. She attempted to place the lid of the shape sorter on top of the base of the shape sorter puzzle without hand-over-hand assistance.

April D is advocating for the activity she wants to work on without verbal prompts. 

Thanks to the Arditti Foundation and Band, Gates & Dramis Charitable Foundations, Jarrett, Kristina, and April D are reaching their goals. We are grateful to these foundations and all our supporters for helping our participants live their lives to the fullest, which is our Loveland mission.

Save the Date

´╗┐15th Annual BBQ is set for December 5, 2023

Loveland Center celebrated its 14th Annual Barbecue Fundraiser on December 14 at Venice Community Center. Presented by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, with matches totaling $30,000 from the Albert A. Arditti Family Foundation and Band, Gates & Dramis Charitable Foundations, the center exceeded its match and overall goals, thanks to the generosity of its sponsors, guests, and silent auction winners. Guests arrived under balloon arches and were greeted by More......


Loveland Center Hottest Spot in Town

Participants from all over danced the night away in The Clubhouse at Loveland Center during its Holiday Dance on December 16. A huge success, participants of Loveland Center programs and residents of the Nancy Detert Residences enjoyed a night of holiday cheer.

The festivities began earlier in the day with a Carol Sing in the Quad, featuring several soloists, dancing, and sing-a-longs for fans, parents, caregivers, staff, and friends.

Loveland Charlotte Parades and Receives Award

Our Port Charlotte Center joined in on the Christmas fun on December 10th as we participated in the Punta Gorda Holiday Parade, hosted by the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. The holiday theme was "Fishing You a Merry Christmas" and our Port Charlotte crew captured Third Place for Best Decorated Vehicle. It was a beautiful day to gather together as a team representing Loveland Center and Charlotte County combined. Images...

Loveland Center Feels the Love from Manatee Chamber of Commerce

´╗┐Hundreds of business owners, community leaders, and nonprofit staffers turned out to help Loveland Center at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature as The Manatee Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Holiday Coffee Club Extravaganza on Friday, December 16th. Everyone brought gift cards, paper products, crafting items, and More...

Loveland North Port Takes Overall Decor Award


On Wednesday, December 21, arbiters of taste and style visited Loveland Center's four locations in order to judge the BEST Holiday Door and Overall Decorations, and celebrate the holidays with Loveland Bradenton participants and staff on their final stop.


Winners of the door decorating contest:

Best Lights - Port Charlotte: The North Pole

Best Represents Loveland - Port Charlotte: Charlie Brown

Best Display - Port Charlotte: Fireplace

Best Lights - North Port: Fireplace

Best Represents Loveland - North Port: We Put The Love in Loveland

Best Display - North Port: Fireplace

Best Lights - Venice: Building C, Gingerbread Men and Hanukkah Hallway

Best Represents Loveland - Venice: Building C Tree and Letters Display

Best Display - Venice: Building D, Snow Flakes and Holiday Town

Best Represents Loveland - Bradenton: Rainbow Room

Best Display - Bradenton: CandyLand Room

OVERALL Decorated Location: North Port Images...

We're so Glad You're Here!

January anniversaries:

Kristin Rhodes, DSP (3 years) - Venice ADT

Samantha Lewis, DSP (2 years) - Charlotte ADT

Sherry Gliesche, Speech Therapist (1 year) - Clinic

December new staff:

Marie Crocker, DSP - Venice ADT

Stacy Pinkerton, Development Officer

And TikTok is Back! Look for Alyssa Maffeo at a center near you. She'll be taking videos and photos for all our social media platforms! So smile and saaaay "LOVELAND!"

Spotlight on The Clinic

Meet Sherry Gliesche

Staff Speech-Language Pathologist

I help participants with a variety of speech, language, and swallowing disorders increase their communication and independence.


I love the nonprofit nature of Loveland, providing services to individuals who truly need them. Loveland provides a much-needed service to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are often not served in other settings. More . . .. . .

Engage with Us

We're Growing New Opportunities

Camille Cline, Chief Advancement Officer


Ever wonder what it takes to be part of a team that delivers smiles and support every day to Loveland Center participants? Ever want to parade, dance, sing, decorate, craft, lead, create, imagine, win awards, and share your gifts?

And want to do all these with friends whose friendship will last a lifetime?

There is a place for you. At Loveland Centers across Sarasota, Charlotte, and Manatee Counties, our Team Leaders and Community Engagement Managers offer easy on-ramps to engage with our participants, from day-of events to routine weekly visits, and from a few hours to full days.

Opportunities range from event planning to choreography and from reading support to culinary arts. For a list of ever-changing opportunities and to learn more, visit https://www.lovelandcenter.org/engagement, or contact me at ccline@lovelandcenter.org.

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