• 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

  • Brain Fitness flyer 2017

  • Nov2016

    By Luciana Mitzkun Family Services Director, Friendship Center The course of Alzheimer’s disease and other progressive dementia takes the patient on a journey that can be equated to time travel. Memories fade starting with the most recent ones, and gradually older memories become affected as well. As a result, patients