We are Open! Friendship Center Day Program Opens for Full Days

 

Like the rest of our community, Friendship Center has seen so much change in recent years. In two short years we have gone from a thriving day program to shutting down, to creating our multifaceted virtual and telehealth Community Adult Connect Program, and to re-opening our hybrid, cohorted day program. Maintaining people’s health and safety while creating spaces for socialization and respite has been at the forefront of our decision making, and we have been surrounded by so much patience and support.

 

The Center’s highly experienced staff and volunteers are dedicated, hands-on, and focused on the comfort and well-being of our members in our beautiful, safe, and inviting Montecito setting. Our dedicated team is excited to  announce that we will be extending our program hours beginning March 1, 2022. We are excited! We will be open Monday through Thursday from 9am-4pm, and on Fridays from 9am-12:30pm. We will be serving an afternoon snack on all days, and also provide a hot lunch Monday through Thursday. Our program will expand in its activities, entertainers, volunteers, and excursions!

 

March 1 also marks the end of our virtual services, including our daily bingo sessions via Zoom. This may change in the future as we continue to work safely through the pandemic, but for now, our CCAP program will be shelved as we focus on growing our in-person program. We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to stay connected with each member virtually, and thank everyone for their extended support. We hope for our CCAP members to join us in-person at our Montecito Day Program!

 

In two years, which to many have felt like an eternity, we have finally come full circle. We are hopeful for what’s to come, and are thankful that through everything Friendship Center has continued it’s mission of providing innovative activities and programs for our aging adults, and fostering a sense of compassionate community.

 

Interested in enrolling in our program? Email Kim Larsen, Family Services Manager, at kim@friendshipcentersb.org or call 805-969-0859 ext. 15.