We at Friendship Center Montecito are delighted to welcome Luciana Mitzkun Cramer to our staff as Family Services Director. Luciana comes to us with a background at Alzheimer’s Association and Jodi House, where she directed programs for adults with brain injuries, most of them affected by different forms of dementia.
“It will be my honor,” she said. “To work in close contact with family members to further ensure that the services provided by the excellent Friendship Center staff thoroughly fulfill the needs of each individual participant of our day programs. I will be readily available to listen to their concerns, provide support and information about care strategies and planning, and assist in implementing any strategies that will further enrich the experience of their loved ones attending our programs.”
Friendship Center is a non-profit organization celebrating its 40th year of providing adult day services in our community. These services include day programs for those who are elderly, experiencing memory loss due to Alzheimer’s or other conditions, and/or seeking social contact and activities. They also include respite, support, and education for these individuals’ family caregivers, many of whom are adult children with careers and families of their own or spouses who are themselves elderly.
With two centers, in Montecito and Goleta, Friendship Center provides peace of mind for caregivers and lively activities and socializing for its members, Monday through Friday, all year round. Daily rates are decided individually, based on each family’s income level.
Space is currently available at both sites. For more information, contact:
Friendship Center Montecito, Luciana Mitzkun Cramer: 969-0859
Friendship Center Goleta, Tracy Cohn: 845-7454.
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