Experienced, caring respite you can trust!

youtube Friendship-Adult-Day-ServicesFriendship 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.

The Friendship Center has been my life saver
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.

Latest News

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    Hospice Services for Dementia Patients

    What families affected by advanced dementia need to know about medical hospice: When is it time and what can hospice do to help. with Julie Angelos, Assisted Hospice   and   Dr. Robert Harbaugh M.D. Facilitated by Karen Aldenderfer Tuesday, Feb.27th 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Maravilla 5486 Calle Real, Goleta  Registration

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    Journaling Your Journey

    Written by Luciana Mitzkun, Friendship Center Family Services Director It is difficult to keep track of day-to-day events, news, appointments, and health care needs. Even more so when you are experiencing memory loss. Most people in this position become copious note-takers. They write all pieces of information they find important

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    Evacuation Preparation Tips for Families with Dementia Patients

    In light of the Thomas Fire, our thoughts and concerns are with the countless families affected by this tragedy. We are also reminded of how California’s preparedness can play a significant role in minimizing the impact and casualties of this large fire (the largest in California’s history!). Californians are not

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    Helping Santa Barbara Residents Prevent Fraud

    Santa Barbara residents have recently seen a sharp increase in numbers of financial fraudulent cases lately, a trend that tragically seems to affect the rest of the country as well. Fraud perpetrators are criminals, scheme artists who prey on human vulnerabilities common to most of us. They specially target seniors

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    Sip&Shop at J.McLaughlin in Montecito

    Enjoy light refreshments while you browse through winter fashions at J.McLaughlin. Wednesday, November 8 noon – 4pm J.McLaughlin 1253 Coast Village Road Montecito, CA jmclaughlin.com 15% of the sales will benefit Friendship Center.