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300 Hot Springs Rd
Montecito, CA, 93108
United States

(805) 969-8011

Casa Dorinda offers independence without worry, healthcare without hassle, and a lifestyle tailored to you.  From fine dining to private medical services, our all-inclusive approach to retirement living will leave you thinking: Life is good, but retirement is even better.

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Current Events

Current Events

STERLING SILVER SPOON BRACELET & PENDANT WORKSHOP WITH BOB & HOWARD

Mondays - 1:30 pm - Jewelry Studio. Join Jewelry instructors and Casa residents, Bob Bodine and Howard Scar, for their on-going workshops, using sterling silver spoons. Please bring a no-longer-used sterling spoon to convert into wearable jewelry, for yourself or as a gift. No experience or sign-up necessary - just come by the Jewelry Studio on Mondays! 

CATHOLIC MASS AT CASA

Friday, Oct. 6 - 11:00 am - PC Rotunda. Presented by Our-Lady-of-Mount-Carmel Parish.

LUNCH WITH THE DIETITIAN

Friday, Oct. 6 - 12:30 pm - Dining Tent. Casa Dorinda’s very own Registered Dietitian, Shannon Finnegan, will be hosting a casual lunch once a month, to openly discuss the importance of nutrition and various nutrition topics trending today. Com and take part in this fun learning-opportunity! The lunches will continue to be held the first Friday of every month. 

CAMPUS DOCENT TOUR

Monday, Oct. 9 - 11:00 am - Meet in Great Hall. Casa resident Nancy Spivey is leading a half-hour walking tour, which may help new and current residents to familiarize themselves with Casa buildings and grounds. The optional lunch following the tour is an opportunity to meet fellow residents. 

SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY TALK WITH SAÏD RAMÓN ARAÏZA

Thursday, Oct. 12 - 4:30 pm - Music Room. In October, Ramón returns to give his dynamic pre-concert talk of the Santa Barbara Symphony’s season-opening program, Mozart in Dance. Come hear Ramón at the piano and discover more about the classics.

MINDFULNESS & STRESS REDUCTION

Wednesday, Oct. 18 10:30 am - Education Center. We have scheduled our Flu Shot Clinic, so come on by during those days and times stated above and get your flu shot for the season.

EIGHT WEEK MAH JONGG CLASSES

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 24
Beginner/Intermediate - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Intermediate/Advanced - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
 Keep your mind nimble and your hands moving while you have a great time with your Casa friends! Come learn to play the popular tile game, or if you’re already a player, improve your skills! Judi Amsel, an experienced Mah-Jongg teacher, will lead eight weekly sessions, beginning October 24. Cost for eight sessions is $50, to be billed. The sign-up sheet is in the Mail Room.

RUBBERBLOCK PRINTMAKING - CHRISTMAS & HANUKKAH CARD CLASS

Friday, Nov. 3 - 1:30 to 3:00 pm - Painting Studio. Join artist printmaker Loren Kantor, who will teach us to carve images on 4” x 6” rubber blocks with simple illustrated designs. Once the rubber block image is carved, it becomes a rubber stamp. We will then learn how to ink and press the stamp to make prints on greeting card stock with envelopes so they can be mailed to family and friends. Cost is $15, to be billed, all materials will be supplied. Space is limited - Sign up in the Mail Room today! Questions: call Heidi at # 8050.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR CARD MAKING WORKSHOP

Tuesday, Oct. 10 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 to 4:00 pm - Painting Studio. Our next Annual Casa Dorinda Holiday Bazaar, to be held on November 7 & 8, will be here in no time! In preparation, Denyse Hurley is offering a special card-making workshop, and the committee would love your help in making individual cards and sets for sale. Whether you are a “regular” attendee or new to Denyse’s workshops, everyone is invited to come and get creative for a day! Stunning materials are provided; however, if you’d like to contribute something special from your own supplies, you are welcome to bring those items to the workshop. Come give it a try and explore the possibilities! 

ARTIST RECEPTION & EXHIBITION: JAN WILLIAMS

Friday, Oct. 6 - 4:00 pm - PC Dining Room. Join us for an Artist Reception & Exhibition for Casa resident Jan Williams. Enjoy talking to the artist and seeing the inventive and fresh approach Jan has taken to her watercolor paintings with lots of color and added woven and cut paper to her paintings. Hope to see you there! A full bar and hors d’oeuvres will be provided!

OCTOBER MINDFULNESS CLASSES

Wednesdays, Oct. 11 & 25 - 10:30 am - Education Center. This easy-to-learn skill enables us to have more insight, self acceptance, and self-control. We can reduce tension, feel calmer and more optimistic. And, when combined with the emerging findings from positive psychology, we can choose to act in the most healthy and fulfilling ways. Come acquire something that feels good and has enormous benefit. These classes are presented at no charge. 

FLU SHOT CLINIC

Thursday & Friday, Oct. 19 & 20 - 9:00 am to 11:30 am - Game Room. We have scheduled our Flu Shot Clinic, so come on by during those days and times stated above and get your flu shot for the season.

CURRENT EVENTS WITH FRED

Thursday, Oct. 19 - 11:00 am - Auditorium. Everything you wanted to know about current events but were afraid to ask! S.B.C.C. instructor Fred Hofmann will address your every concern.

RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION MEETING

Friday, Oct. 27 - 11:00 am - Auditorium. This is your opportunity to learn what is happening at Casa and to make your own comments. Administration will be there to field any questions. All residents are encouraged to attend. Be prepared to ask questions on any issue that is on your mind. Copies of the agenda are available at Reception on Wednesday, October 25.

NOVEMBER TECH CLASSES

Classes are fun with the newest iOS 11 software update. Classes are held in the Craft Studio. Each four-week class is $60, to be billed. Sign up in the Mail Room.

  • Camera & Photos on the iPhone - Wednesday
    • Nov. 8, 15, 22 & 29 - 9:00 to 10:15 am.
  • iPad Basics - Wednesday
    • Nov. 8, 15, 22 & 29 - 10:30 to 11:45 am.
  • iPhone Basics - Saturday
    • Nov. 4, 11, 18 & Dec. 2 - 9:00 to 10:15 am