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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.

Latest News

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    Ahead of Dementia – Workshops for Family Caregivers

    Friendship Center is hosting a workshop series for all family caregivers of loved ones with dementia, with dementia care specialist Luciana Mitzkun. This series provides an overlook of dementia care with the essential information caregivers need to know to assure their loved ones safety, comfort, and contentment. Ahead of Dementia

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    Minimizing the Risk of Falling

    We may take walking for granted, but we are not born with the ability to walk. Learning to walk requires a lot of practice, taking a long time before a child walks with confidence. Walking requires navigation skills, coordination of muscles and balance, and precise brain management of incoming and

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    Gift Certificates now available!

    Give the GIFT of TIME Friendship Center gift certificates are now available! Present a caregiver with the Gift of Time, and we will provide much needed respite from caregiving duties. Gift of Time is now available for $95. Send me the Gift of Time: By MailBy EmailI will pick it

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    18th Annual Festival of Hearts

    Thank you! Our many thanks to all who attended, volunteered, staffed, and donated to Friendship Center during the Festival of Hearts event! Your generosity and action will help numerous families obtain quality daycare services for their loved ones afflicted with debilitating conditions. Thank you for helping us continue to serve

  • Top 5 Reasons for Choosing Adult Day Services

    The U.S.population over the age of 65 has grown 3 times faster than the population under 65, with a 30-year life-expectancy increase in the past 100 years. We are living longer, but not necessarily healthier. Risks of suffering from chronic, limiting conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and dementia increase