• Oct2017

    Fall down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, and join us for 19th Annual Festival of Hearts Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:30 am to 2:30 pm The Fess Parker 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd Enjoy a delicious lunch with local wines amid the elegance of the Fess Parker, with a Wonderland twist…

  • Jan2018

    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

  • Dec2017

    In light of the Thomas Fire, our thoughts and concerns are with the countless families affected by this tragedy. We are also reminded of how California’s preparedness can play a significant role in minimizing the impact and casualties of this large fire (the largest in California’s history!). Californians are not

  • Nov2017

    Santa Barbara residents have recently seen a sharp increase in numbers of financial fraudulent cases lately, a trend that tragically seems to affect the rest of the country as well. Fraud perpetrators are criminals, scheme artists who prey on human vulnerabilities common to most of us. They specially target seniors

  • Oct2017

    Enjoy light refreshments while you browse through winter fashions at J.McLaughlin. Wednesday, November 8 noon – 4pm J.McLaughlin 1253 Coast Village Road Montecito, CA jmclaughlin.com 15% of the sales will benefit Friendship Center.

  • TAKING CARE OF YOU: POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS 6 Tuesdays, starting on January 16 (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

  • Aug2017

    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

  • Jul2017

    Friendship Center, south coast’s only non-profit, fully licensed adult day services program,would like to thank all the volunteers, donors, and supporters for the success of our 7th Annual Wine Down. This casual yet festive event featured local vintners/breweries pouring their wines and beers for tasting: Buttonwood Farm Winery Fess Parker

  • Jun2017

    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

  • May2017

    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