Santa Maria Wisdom Center

Needs Your Support

Make a Difference in Our Community

Wisdom Center participant with staff member.

Together, we can make it possible for others to overcome their most challenging obstacles. Supporters like you make it possible for our community to imagine a better future.

We have raised $1,050.00 of our goal.
In spring 2018, Life Steps Foundation Santa Maria Wisdom Center will be moving into a bigger and newly built Center. With the support from the City of Santa Maria we were able to acquire a land and allow us to serve more participants and their families, expand our programs, and continue to provide high-quality health care and supportive services to enhance the well-being of medically frail seniors, their caregivers, and the community. The new Center affords us the ability to respond to the changing needs of the community through education and outreach programs. 
These are some of the current programs we serve:


  • Adult Day Care
  • Adult Day Health Care
  • Dedicated Alzheimer’s Program
    • Memories in the Making
    • Music and Memory
  • Blue Plate Diner
    • Dinner meal delivery to elderly “shut-ins”
  • Medical Assistant Externship
    • In Collaboration with the Center for Employment Training
  • County Workforce Resource Program


Because there has never been a need or a project quite like this one. As the only licensed Community Based Adult Services Program within two counties, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, the new Santa Maria Wisdom Center will fill a growing and vital need in our community, immediately double our capacity, and enable expanded programs. 

We are also a non-profit organization with a limited budget. Much of our resources and grants are strictly for program support or to help with the cost of the building. What is not included is the furniture and equipment required for the Center. The amount needed to purchase the furniture and equipment is an additional cost that we do not currently have.

Approximate Total Cost: $30,000
All donations to Life Steps Foundation are tax-deductible.


If you want to contact the Center, please call Santa Maria Wisdom Center Program Director Linda Gadbois
at (805) 354-5322 or email We also provide tours to individuals interested.
Real change starts with you. You have the power to positively impact the lives of everyone we serve.
Even a small donation can make a big difference.
Thank you for taking the time to consider donating to our cause to help better our community.


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  • Lisa Norberg, Family of Ken Norberg a SMWC Participant

    "We're so grateful for your watchful, tender and joyful care of Dad Norberg as he participated in the Adult Heath Care program. As he rode the bus and while at the Center, we had the comfort of knowing he was in safe hands and among those with caring hearts. We also were impressed by your diligent communication with us regarding his medical status and overall well being."

  • Billy L., Wisdom Center Participant

    "The Wisdom Center has helped me a lot physically and mentally. Physically by doing exercises and mentally by playing games and keeping my mind intact. I think it is a good program that is run well."

  • Family of Jim Morgan

    "The Wisdom Center was a life saver for my family. My father was 24/7 care and we sent him there for some respite. The staff were friendly, loving, caring, and empathetic. He was treated well and with respect no matter what he did. If it weren't for the Wisdom Center, we would have had to put my father in a skilled care facility two years earlier."

We have raised $1,050.00 of our goal.
To see the progress on the new Wisdom Center building please visit: