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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.

Latest News

  • 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

  • Elderly Man Group

    Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses This Summer

    Summer is upon us, and this promises to be a hot one! While we look forward to the long, warm days for bringing friends and family together and enjoying outdoor activities, we must also make sure safety precautions are in place, particularly when it comes to vulnerable and dependent adults,

  • Senior couple learning computer skills

    Brain Training Promotes Cognitive Functioning as we Age

    Join us on June 11 for CONNECTIONS OPEN HOUSE   The human brain needs to receive stimulation to encourage synapses and the formation of new connections between brain cells. In other words, cognitive stimulation strengthens the brain. CONNECTIONS, Friendship Center’s brain training program, unites the two major modes of brain stimulation–social