SUPPORT GROUPS and
Veterans Support Group
Third Monday each month, 2 – 3:30 pm
Facilitator: Carol Metcalf-Roth, MFT, Military Family Life Counselor
Early Stage Memory Loss (MCI) & Care Partner
First & Third Wednesday each month, 1 – 2:30pm
Facilitators: Jackie Marston & Joe Wheatley
This group meets in 12 week sessions
No meetings in December, April & August
Pre-registration required for each session:
Contact Marcy Maler–805.892.4259 x111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Caregivers Group
First Tuesday of each month, 10 to 11:30 am
Facilitator: Sandra Rodezno
Caregivers Need Respite Care
Emotional, physical, and financial demands make it difficult to be a caregiver 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Without respite care—a temporary break from these demands—caregivers are at increased risk for stress-related conditions, such as depression, exhaustion, and other health problems.
Are Adult Day Services Right for Your Loved One?
When should someone consider adult day services?
Consider adult day services when your loved one:
• Can no longer structure his or her own daily activities
• Is isolated and desires social contact
• Lives with someone who works or is frequently away from home
• Can’t be safely left alone at home
Adult day services provides socialization and cognitive stimulation while costing only a fraction of in-home delivered care.
Caregivers need support too! The staff at Friendship Center provides additional support to family caregivers by becoming a partner in care. We Share The Care! Care planning and monitoring of member’s well-being and health needs is an important part of our services. We closely coordinate care strategies with our member’s families.
Additionally, our Program Manager, Kathryn Cherkas, is available for consultations on an individual basis to assist with care planning and community resources referrals. Please call her at 805-969-0859 to schedule an appointment.
Friendship Center’s Caregiver Support Groups are offered in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Family Services Agency.