Calendar of Activities

New Program

Healthy Aging Programs:

Support Group 
Meetings :


Caregivers Group
3rd Mondays 
2 - 3:30 pm 
w/Luciana Mitzkun

Veterans Group
3rd Mondays 
2 - 3:30 pm 
w/Carol Metcalf
Caregivers Group 
1st Wednesdays 
10 -11:30 am 
w/Barbara Davies

Early Stage Group
2nd & 4th Wednesdays 
1:30 - 3 pm
w/Joe Wheatley

Happy Mother's Day 
Maria is 103! Here she is celebrating with her family...
below, she shares some tips for longevity.

Living to 103? Here's Maria's keys to longevity:
Go to bed early, never on a full stomach, but eat a BIG breakfast every day - eggs, toast, and fruit.  
She's never smoked, and tastes wine, but doesn't really drink it.
And exercise... at Friendship Center she walks laps around the patio with her walker.  
Her daughter adds, "Her positive outlook is a big factor in my mom's long and happy life!" 

Dear Friends,     
Around Mother's Day, we think of our moms and other beloved relatives who've made our lives so rich. It can also be a poignant time for those whose parents are aging and needing more care, as it may feel that roles from earlier in life have been reversed.
Maria's situation is different than many of those we serve in that she has not been diagnosed with any memory loss. However, just as with any of our members, the structure of our program provides social contact and activities during the day to keep her lively and engaged. Though she lives alone, Maria is not lonely-she is the matriarch of a big happy family, with three daughters and a son, 15 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren!
In addition, Maria accomplished a longtime goal late in life--at 85 she received her high school diploma. One of six siblings, born in Texas, she made her way to California at 16 to find work. Maria got a job as a nanny with a lovely family in Hope Ranch, traveling with them all over the country by train. As wonderful as this was, it meant she never finished high school. After Maria's husband, Aldo, passed away about twenty years ago, one of her daughters suggesting looking into getting her diploma, which she did, with great pride, through Adult Education.
We are in awe of Maria's vitality and vigor, and delighted to have her here with us at Friendship Center, where she can maintain that energy as she heads for birthday number 104 in August!
Your gift in memory or in honor of a loved one will assist us in continuing to provide affordable adult day services for the 82% of our members and their families who qualify as low-income. With a sense of pride in our work, we thank you for contributions, which make a big difference to the safety and quality of life of these most vulnerable members of our community.

From the heart,
Kathy Marden                           Heidi Holly
Board President                                                 Executive Director 

This Mother's Day, give you mom the gift of Time:
Available online or at our Montecito and Goleta centers.
Ahead of Dementia Workshop

Tuesday May 9, 4 to 6:30 pm

Difficult Behaviors
At Friendship Center  
89 Eucalyptus Lane, Montecito 
There is no cost for this workshop.
Please call Luciana at 805-969-0859 to RSVP.

James Sutton, MD
  Medical Director, Pacific Neuroscience Medical Group
Robert Harbaugh, MD
  Neurologist, Clinical Neurophysiologist
June 15
4 - 5:30 p.m.
All Saints-By-The-Sea
83 Eucalyptus Lane
Topics include:
alzheimer's drugs under development
treatments in the horizon
biomarkers for early detection 
how to interpret new findings
Professionals in memory care,  
family caregivers, and all those affected with memory loss are encouraged to attend.
This presentation is free and open to the public. 
For more info or RSVP, please call  
805 969-0859 
Brought to you by Friendship Center and the  

ART TALKS is the creative space where people affected with mild memory loss paired with their partners come together to advance memory and communication through participation in art workshops.
ART TALKS stimulates communication, promotes socialization, and protects against isolation. Additionally, it provides a nurturing environment where people develop skills and encouragement for achieving their optimum levels.
  This Summer:
Tuesdays, June 6 through July 25
(dark on July 4th)
10 a.m.- noon
At Friendship Center
89 Eucalyptus Lane, Montecito
 Space limited to 12 people; $25 per pair ( includes art materials for all 7 sessions).
Pre-registration is required.
Please contact Marcy at or   805.892.4259×111  to register or for more information.
alzimage ART TALKS is made possible thanks to the collaboration between the Alzheimer's Association California Central Chapter and Friendship Center adult day services.
Friendship Center | 805-969-0859
89 Eucalyptus Lane .  Santa Barbara . CA . 93108
820 N Fairview Ave . Goleta . CA . 93117