• Aug2018

    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

  • Tickets now on sale! Thursday, September 13th, 4-7pm at our Montecito Center. Click here for ticket sales and more information:  

  • Jul2018

    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

  • Jun2018

    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,

  • May2018

    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

  • Apr2018

    May is Older Americans Month, when we take time to pause and reflect on our senior’s remarkable achievements. Members of the Greatest Generation, whose courage and determination saw us through wars and economic recovery, they are now leaving what may be their biggest imprint on our culture—a new definition of

  • By Luciana Mitzkun, Family Services Director – Stress is bad for all of us. Stress is particularly bad for you, if you are caring for a loved one with dementia. Many caregivers notice when they themselves become affected with loss of memory, and they wonder about it: Is dementia contagious?

  • Mar2018

    For the 19th year, the Friendship Center celebrated its signature special event — the Festival of Hearts — on Saturday with a “Queen of Hearts” theme from Alice in Wonderland lore. Held a few days before Valentine’s Day at The Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort, the festival featured a sit-down luncheon,

  • Jan2018

    What families affected by advanced dementia need to know about medical hospice: When is it time and what can hospice do to help. with Julie Angelos, Assisted Hospice   and   Dr. Robert Harbaugh M.D. Facilitated by Karen Aldenderfer Tuesday, Feb.27th 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Maravilla 5486 Calle Real, Goleta  Registration

  • Written by Luciana Mitzkun, Friendship Center Family Services Director It is difficult to keep track of day-to-day events, news, appointments, and health care needs. Even more so when you are experiencing memory loss. Most people in this position become copious note-takers. They write all pieces of information they find important