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Wine Down and Big Heart Awards 2017

Friendship Center, south coast’s only non-profit, fully licensed adult day services program,would like to thank all the volunteers, donors, and supporters for the success of our 7th Annual Wine Down.
This casual yet festive event featured local vintners/breweries pouring their wines and beers for tasting:

Buttonwood Farm Winery

Fess Parker Winery

Gainey Winery

Lucky Dogg Winery

Pegasus Estate Winery

Qupé Winery

Vinemark Cellars

Zaca Mesa Winery


Captain Fatty’s Brewery

Hearty hors d’oeuvres by Spices N Rice and live music by Montecito Jazz Project rounded out the event. Held al fresco in the courtyard of our lovely Center in Montecito, the gathering gave guests a chance to enjoy a lovely summer evening and wine down from the cares of the week. A silent auction offered gift baskets, featuring high-quality wines and wine-related items, and live auction conducted by Stephen Meade of KJEE.

In addition, Friendship Center’s annual Big Heart Awards were presented. This year the recipients of the award were:

Sue Adams and Zelda Gold


Pourer & Guest2Thank you also to our generous Sponsors:

David & Louise Borgatello

Randy & Dana VanderMey

Sharon Kennedy Estate Management
Heritage House Assisted Living

Boone Graphics
Castle Wealth Planning, LLC
First American Title Co.
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Senior Planning Services
Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care

Sue Adams
Pat Forgey & Kathy Marden
Garcia Architects, Inc.
Karolyn Hanna
On-Site Business & IT Solutions
Mary Walsh
Linda Seltzer Yawitz

The event was covered on the Montecito Journal and on Noozhawk.

Friendship Center, in addition to adult day services for aging and dependent adults with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease, provides a variety of activity-based programs. Connections is for those in early stages of memory loss, and Brain Fitness for Successful Aging is a six-week series open to anyone in the community wanting to take proactive steps to keep their memory and brain functions sharp. Space is available at both Friendship Center sites, Montecito and Goleta. Call for more information: Montecito: Luciana Mitzkun, Family Services Director (805) 969-0859 / Goleta: Tracy Cohn, Goleta Family Services (805) 845-7454

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