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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

  • Brain-Training with Computers Reduces Risk of Dementia

    By Luciana Mitzkun, Friendship Center Family Services Director Astonishing results of a recently published large-scale study in cognitive training indicate that certain computerized brain-training exercises can significantly lower risks of dementia or cognitive decline, even years after the training! The news is of great interest to all those who want

  • Music and Memory at Friendship Center

    By Luciana Mitzkun Cramer, Friendship Center Family Services Director Most members who attend Friendship Center are delighted with the wide variety of musical programs available. Music fills the soul, but it is also proven to have great benefits for the memory impaired. When used for recreation, music brings joy to