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

Friendship Center has been my lifesaver
and has greatly enriched my mother’s life.
The Friendship Center staff has become
our extended family and friends.
- Robert LaRoche

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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    What Does It Mean To Share The Care? National Adult Day Services Week

    Adult day services might be the best-kept secret in eldercare–a way to share the care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other conditions requiring supervision and structured activities. But the 3rd week each September has been designated to bring recognition to this highly valuable service. This year, it’s is

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    Wine Down & Big Heart Awards Coming Soon!

      (MONTECITO, Calif.) Friendship Center is putting on its 8th Annual Wine Down & Big Heart Awards on Thursday, September 13th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Featuring wine and beer tastings from 12 local businesses, this is an event not to miss. “Our Wine Down and Big Heart Awards is

  • What Are the Keys to Long Life?

    Standard advice holds that in order to live a long life, you need to cut out harmful activities such as smoking and drinking, eat healthy foods, and get lots of exercise. Then again, George Burns smoked cigars and drank all his life and made it to 100. You may have

  • 8th Annual Wine Down & Big Heart Awards

    Tickets now on sale! Thursday, September 13th, 4-7pm at our Montecito Center. Click here for ticket sales and more information:  

  • Friendship Center Welcomes New Board Members For 2018

    For Immediate Release: July 24, 2018 Contact: Gabriella Forrester gabriella@friendshipcentersb.org (805) 969-0859 SANTA BARBARA, CA–Friendship Center is pleased to welcome Hank Postma, Kathy Marden, and Sue Adams to its Board of Directors. ”I am incredibly impressed with the skills and strengths of our Board,” said Executive Director, Heidi Holly. “It is