• May2017

    Tuesdays, 2-3:30 p.m.: June 20 Basics of Alzheimer’s Sept. 19 Healthy Living Nov. 14 Know the 10 signs With Barbara Davies Call (800) 272-3900 to RSVP. Free respite care is available to attendees, please call 805.969.0859 for respite reservations. This program is a collaboration between Friendship Center and the Alzheimer’s

  • Save the date! This popular event sells out quickly… Wine Down & Big Heart Awards Thursday, September 14, 2017 4-7pm Friendship Center Montecito 89 Eucalyptus Lane Please join us for an evening of wine tasting, food, and entertainment featuring some of the finest wineries the central coast of California has

  • ART TALKS is the creative space where people affected with mild memory loss paired with their partners come together to advance memory and communication through participation in art workshops. ART TALKS stimulates communication, promotes socialization, and protects against isolation. Additionally, it provides a nurturing environment where people develop skills and

  • Apr2017

    Friendship Center is approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Healthy-aging programs for our veterans and their families include Adult Day Center, Veterans Assistance, Brain Fitness Programs, Respite Care, and Support Groups.  Full Article 1st page 2nd page

  • Mar2017

    Thursday, June 15 4 – 5:30 p.m. at All Saints-By-The-Sea 83 Eucalyptus Lane Montecito ¬†Topics include: alzheimer’s drugs under development treatments in the horizon biomarkers for early detection how to interpret new findings Professionals in memory care, family caregivers, and all those affected with memory loss are encouraged to attend.

  • Feb2017

    Friendship Center is hosting a workshop series for all family caregivers of loved ones with dementia, with dementia care specialist Luciana Mitzkun. This series provides an overlook of dementia care with the essential information caregivers need to know to assure their loved ones safety, comfort, and contentment. Ahead of Dementia

  • We may take walking for granted, but we are not born with the ability to walk. Learning to walk requires a lot of practice, taking a long time before a child walks with confidence. Walking requires navigation skills, coordination of muscles and balance, and precise brain management of incoming and

  • Give the GIFT of TIME Friendship Center gift certificates are now available! Present a caregiver with the Gift of Time, and we will provide much needed respite from caregiving duties. Gift of Time is now available for $95. Send me the Gift of Time: By MailBy EmailI will pick it

  • Jan2017

    Thank you! Our many thanks to all who attended, volunteered, staffed, and donated to Friendship Center during the Festival of Hearts event! Your generosity and action will help numerous families obtain quality daycare services for their loved ones afflicted with debilitating conditions. Thank you for helping us continue to serve

  • Dec2016

    The U.S.population over the age of 65 has grown 3 times faster than the population under 65, with a 30-year life-expectancy increase in the past 100 years. We are living longer, but not necessarily healthier. Risks of suffering from chronic, limiting conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and dementia increase