In light of recent public health announcements due to COVID-19, both Friendship Center sites will be temporarily closed as of MONDAY, MARCH 16th. Our team will be offering ‘check-in’s via phone for any members of our Friendship Center community looking for extra support during the closure. We are confident in the Santa Barbara community to stay strong and smart in times like these so that we can all resume our normal daily lives. We are thinking of you all at this time. We will be posting any and all updates on our website and Facebook page. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns to Kathryn at (805) 705-4106 or Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friendship Center is a fully licensed non-profit adult day services program providing professional, compassionate, affordable care at two sites – Montecito and Goleta.
“Friendship Center has been my lifesaver and has greatly enriched my mother’s life. The staff has become our extended family and friends.”
Friendship Center offers engaging activities that promote socialization, well-being, and a sense of community for aging adults. We provide respite, support, and education for their caregivers, enabling them to achieve balance in their lives.
Friendship Center will be known as an innovative leader in aging adult services, an effective community partner, and a champion for our clients and families when they need us.
A Safe and Secure Environment
Engagement and Social Opportunities in our Community
Respect for the History and Lives of our Members
Friendship Center is honored to be a longtime recipient of funding from United Way of Santa Barbara County
By Kathryn Cherkas Program Manager, Friendship Center Montecito “We may not remember the past or be sure of the future, but we can cherish this bright and shining moment.” ~Anonymous A few years ago a Program team member told me her favorite part of working with our members was “bringing
By Naomi Edwards, Program Specialist Friendship Center Montecito One of the most rewarding, yet challenging, jobs in the world is caregiver. Some choose this path, while for others it is chosen for them. When a sudden accident, terminal illness, or other life-altering event strikes, members of the affected person’s care
In 2010, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) rose to the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the fourth leading cause in California alone. While this data, provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), brought on fears of the future, the last decade
By Kathryn Cherkas, MIPH Program Manager, Friendship Center Montecito The holiday season can be a joyous time of year where families get together and celebrate. However, as a caregiver, it can also be a stressful time, full of schedule changes, parties, and relatives coming and going. There are lots of