• Sep2017

    TAKING CARE OF YOU: POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS 6 Tuesdays, beginning October 3rd (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 The

  • 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, is pleased to announce its 7th Annual Wine Down. This casual yet festive event will feature local vintners/breweries pouring their wines and beers for tasting: Buttonwood Farm Winery Fess Parker Winery Gainey Winery Lucky Dogg Winery Pegasus Estate

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 to offer! This is a fun and relaxing event

  • 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.