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Friendship Center is a fully licensed non-profit adult day services program providing professional, compassionate, affordable care in Southern Santa Barbara County at two sites – Montecito and Goleta.

Our mission is to preserve and enrich the quality of life for aging and dependent adults through innovative programs that value the dignity and worth of every person. We provide respite, support, and education, enabling families to continue to be engaged in their community, careers, and commitments.

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    Art Programs Bringing Joy to Friendship Center Members

    Our art department is in full swing! Friendship Center has a rich history in promoting healthy aging through a variety of programs, including those utilizing creativity and artistic expression.Among our members we’ve had renowned artists with critically acclaimed work, and students developing their own artistic practice in a loving and

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    Regarding Intimacy – Love in Times of Dementia

    Regarding Intimacy – Love in Times of Dementia By Luciana Mitzkun PRINTABLE ARTICLE Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of progressive dementia often have a profound impact on spousal relationships. While one spouse gradually becomes a care receiver and the other a caregiver, the very nature of their bonding ties begins

  • Alzheimer’s: Risk Reduction, Basics, Know the 10 Signs

    Tuesdays, 2-3:30 p.m.: June 20 Basics of Alzheimer’s Sept. 19 Healthy Living Nov. 14 Know the 10 signs With Barbara Davies Call (800) 272-3900 to RSVP. Free respite care is available to attendees, please call 805.969.0859 for respite reservations. This program is a collaboration between Friendship Center and the Alzheimer’s

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    Wine Down 2017 – September 14

    Save the date! This popular event sells out quickly… Wine Down & Big Heart Awards Thursday, September 14, 2017 4-7pm Friendship Center Montecito 89 Eucalyptus Lane Please join us for an evening of wine tasting, food, and entertainment featuring some of the finest wineries the central coast of California has

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    New: Art program for people with memory loss and their care partners

    ART TALKS is the creative space where people affected with mild memory loss paired with their partners come together to advance memory and communication through participation in art workshops. ART TALKS stimulates communication, promotes socialization, and protects against isolation. Additionally, it provides a nurturing environment where people develop skills and