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Adult Day Programs & Services

Day Program

Monday- Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm,

Friday 9:00am-2:00pm

Friendship Center's programs offer a warm community space where older and dependent adults experiencing memory challenges can find social connection, companionship, and joy—essential elements often overlooked in this chapter of their lives. This program includes:

  • Supervised and engaging activities designed to maintain physical, emotional, cognitive and social functioning.

  • Participation in community programs and events, such as enrollment in Santa Barbara City College's Vitality Program, Cycling Without Age, Adventuresome Aging Excursion Program and more.

  • Personal care support: assistance in the bathroom, supervision while transferring or ambulating,

  • Nutritious breakfasts, four-course hot lunches and a light snack provided daily.


All activities are designed around our participants' unique preferences and needs, enabling them to spend their golden years doing whatever it is that makes them happiest!

Seniors gardening in our Sweet Pea garden

Click the button below to view our daily activities:

Open to sharing your time and talents with us?

We are actively seeking volunteers to enrich our programs, liven up our conversations, and make the days of our members feel even brighter!

Example volunteer duties:

  • Leading a discussion or presentation on ANY topic.

  • Reading jokes, playing music, singing or dancing with seniors.

  • Baking birthday cakes, helping decorate our space and more!

Contact our Program Manager to learn more

Connections Social Club

Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm

Connections Social Club, aka "Connections", is a staff & volunteer facilitated social group for adults and seniors experiencing mild cognitive impairment or age-related cognitive changes to get together with friends and enjoy fascinating guest speakers, brain fitness activities, light physical exercise, and games to boost memory & mood. A light breakfast & hot lunches are served.

Connections Puzzle

Caregiver Support

At Friendship Center, our program members find joyful purpose while their families have the peace of mind knowing that their loved one is somewhere safe, dignified, and fun. The valuable daytime respite enables families to stay together in their own homes for as long as possible. ​Through open and ongoing dialogue between Friendship Center staff and families, we will communicate any observed changes in a member's health status and functional state (non-clinical) so that we can stay on top of a member's evolving needs.

In addition to a network of support through our caregiver support groups and the Friendship Center staff, our team is also available to provide guidance on local resources and opportunities to support your caregiving & wellness needs.


We Can't Wait to Meet You!

Come visit us for a no-cost tour, trial day or taste of our delicious lunches! 


Friendship Center's Family Services Team is here to answer any questions you have and assist you with any  paperwork needed to enroll your loved one in Friendship Center's programs. 

Membership Enrollment Process

  1. Introductory Inquiry Phone Call (approx. 20 minutes, optional)

  2. Initial Tour of Friendship Center (approx. 30 minutes, optional – please make an appointment)

  3. Formal in-person intake & needs assessment (typically 1-1.5 hrs, required)

Membership Payments

No one is turned away because of an inability to pay.

Friendship Center's programs are offered on a sliding scale based on a family's financial resources and ability to pay for heir loved one's care.

With the generous support of our community of support, Friendship Center provides financial aid and program stipends to most of our program attendees.

If your loved one can benefit from our program, we will make it happen for them no matter your financial situation. 

To learn more and schedule your tour,

contact our Family Services Team

Kim Larsen at (805) 969-0859 x15 or

Esther Kratz at (805) 969-0859  or esther




Contact Us

If you have any questions about our services or would like to support our work, please to reach out to us. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you.

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri:    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat-Sun & Holidays:     Closed

Tel: (805) 969-0859
Fax : (805) 565-3828



Friendship Center
89 Eucalyptus Lane
Montecito, CA 93108

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