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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.

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    Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    TAKING CARE OF YOU: POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS 6 Tuesdays, beginning October 3rd (9:30 am – noon) A 6-session workshop for family caregivers to help you: Learn to Relax | Reduce Stress | Communicate Effectively Reduce Guilt, Anger, and Depression | Make Difficult Decisions Registration fee of $35 includes The

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    Fidget Quilts Now Available to Friendship Center Members

    Presented by Quilters Guild of Santa Barbara and Goleta, CA In August 2017 the Quilters Guild of Santa Barbara and Goleta, CA presented members of Friendship Center adult day services with 52 beautiful fidget quilts. Each one of these quilts is a unique piece of art. Each quilt has its

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    Wine Down and Big Heart Awards 2017

    Friendship Center, south coast’s only non-profit, fully licensed adult day services program, is pleased to announce its 7th Annual Wine Down. This casual yet festive event will feature local vintners/breweries pouring their wines and beers for tasting: Buttonwood Farm Winery Fess Parker Winery Gainey Winery Lucky Dogg Winery Pegasus Estate

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    Art Programs Bringing Joy to Friendship Center Members

    Our art department is in full swing! Friendship Center has a rich history in promoting healthy aging through a variety of programs, including those utilizing creativity and artistic expression.Among our members we’ve had renowned artists with critically acclaimed work, and students developing their own artistic practice in a loving and

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    Regarding Intimacy – Love in Times of Dementia

    Regarding Intimacy – Love in Times of Dementia By Luciana Mitzkun PRINTABLE ARTICLE Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of progressive dementia often have a profound impact on spousal relationships. While one spouse gradually becomes a care receiver and the other a caregiver, the very nature of their bonding ties begins