FRIENDSHIP CENTER SENIOR DAY CARE PROGRAM REOPENS MONDAY, AUGUST 2
Initial Reopening to be Part-Time
(Santa Barbara, Ca.) Friendship Center Senior Day Care Program will open at its Montecito facility for in-person programming on Monday, August 2nd. As an intermediate step toward fully reopening, programs will be offered on a part-time basis, Monday to Thursday. Members will enroll in a morning group (9-12:30 p.m.) or afternoon group (1:30-5 p.m.), during which Friendship Center staff will lead safe, socially distanced, engaging activities designed to exercise the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of the body and brain.
Friendship Center staff will prepare and serve a hearty snack, with fruit or vegetable and a protein. Water will be available to all members at all times.
As Friendship Center transitions back to regular full-day programming, virtual programming via Zoom will continue Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-noon and Monday to Thursday 2 p.m.-4 pm. This intermediate, hybrid program is designed to meet member family's needs as they adjust to the lifting of Covid-19 quarantine.
To ensure member safety, all staff as well as members will be required to wear masks, social distance, and have temperature and symptoms check upon entering Friendship Center. All visitors, volunteers, and entertainers will be screened through temperature, symptoms, and Covid-19 vaccination documentation. In the event of a positive COVID-19 case, all families will be notified via the Department of Public Health.
For more information about enrolling in Friendship Center’s program, please contact Family Services Manager Kim Larsen at: [email protected] or (805) 969-0859, ext. 2.
For questions about the Friendship Center’s program itself, contact Program Manager Rachel Graef at: [email protected] or (805)-969-0859.
For more information about Friendship Center’s services in Montecito and Goleta or to make a donation, call (805) 969-0859 or visit www.friendshipcentersb.org