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Staying Grounded and Grateful during a Pandemic

By Kathryn Cherkas, MIPH None of us are exempt from feeling the stress in our country today. From political tensions and racial injustices to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all impacted emotionally, physically or spiritually. Coping during this time is particularly difficult for those struggling with underlying mental health conditions, such as PTSD, depression or anxiety. The practice of ‘grounding’…

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Save the Date: Drive-In Luau on Aug. 27th!

Join us on Thursday, August 27th from 3:00pm-4:00pm in the Friendship Center Montecito parking lot for a LUAU! Adhering to proper social distancing measures, we invite you to join us for an hour of activities with your loved one from your car. Cars will be spaced at least 6ft from on another and staff, who will be dispersed through the…

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August Take Care Totes: Fiesta Edition!

On August 5th, Friendship Center once again teamed up with the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade to assemble and distribute nearly 130 Take Care Totes to isolated seniors in our community. What to expect in this month’s delivery: a plethora of snacks, beverages, personal care items, activity and art supplies, fiesta knick-knacks, face masks and our fabulous, personally curated activity sheet…

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