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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

  • Summer is Here! Safe Travels With A Dementia Patient

    By Luciana Mitzkun Cramer, Friendship Center Family Services Director Dementia patients thrive in familiar environments and with a familiar routine. The more consistent the timing, frequency, and types of activities, the better they function and the better they feel. Adherence to routine creates a sense of safety, enhanced by the

  • The Importance of Social Interaction for Healthy Aging

    By Luciana Mitzkun Cramer Family Services Director, Friendship Center We humans are inherently social creatures, so it’s no surprise that social activity helps keep us physically and mentally healthy as we age. The importance of social interaction has been well-documented in multiple studies throughout the world—linked to reduced risk for