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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

CATHOLIC MASS AT CASA

Friday, November 3 - 11:00 am - PC Rotunda. Mass will be offered by one of the priests from Our-Lady-of-Mount-Carmel Parish. All residents are welcome!

LUNCH WITH CASA DIETITIAN

Friday, November 3 - 12:30 pm - Dining Tent. Join Casa Dorinda’s very own Registered Dietitian, Shannon Finnegan, for the first-Friday-of-the-month casual lunch, to openly discuss the importance of nutrition and various nutrition topics trending today. Come and take part in this fun learning-opportunity! 

MINDFULNESS WITH DR. SHERMAN

Wednesdays, November 8 & 22 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. Classes are presented at no charge.

CURRENT EVENTS WITH FRED

Thursday, November 9 - 11:00 am - Auditorium. Everything you wanted to know about current events but were afraid to ask! Santa Barbara City College, Center-for-Lifelong-Learning instructor Fred Hofmann, will address your every concern.

MINDFULNESS & STRESS REDUCTION

Wednesdays, November 15 & 29 - 10:30 am - Education Center. Join us to explore the many things we can do to reduce stress and live happier, healthier lives.

CASA DORINDA AND UCSB ARTS & LECTURES PRESENT: JON MEACHAM

Thursday, November 16 - 4:00 pm - Dining Tent (lecture). In partnership with UCSB Arts & Lectures, we invite you to a presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential Historian, Jon Meacham, who is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. If you plan to attend and have not already RSVP’d, please do so by calling Kelly Weiser at 969-8049. 

5:00 pm - Wine Reception. Please join us for a Wine Reception in the Music Room following the presentation by Jon Meacham.

6:00 pm - Dinner Service. Please note dinner will be served beginning at 6:00 pm this evening due to the event.

CERAMIC MARDI-GRAS MASK CLASS

Thursdays, December 7 & 14 - 1:30 pm - Ceramics Studio. Come and join us for a fun new ceramic class taught by Casa resident and artist, Barbara Hume, and Activities Assistant, Chialee Yeh. Classes are being held on the above-mentioned days, and will continue into January. We are planning to have the masks ready by February 13, in time for our new Mardi-Gras Mask exhibition in the Dining Room Lobby. Surprise! For those who participate in creating a mask for this exhibition, there is no cost, so come and join us, and sign up in the Mail Room TODAY! 

DOCENT TOUR

Monday, November 6 - 11:00 am - Great Hall. Join Casa resident Nancy Spivey on her monthly 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. 

NOVEMBER TECH CLASSEES WITH DORY

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

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

CRIME TIPS FOR SENIORS PRESENTATION

Monday, November 13 - 4:30 pm - Auditorium. Join us for an important and informative presentation by Senior Deputy District Attorney, Vicki Johnson, with the Santa Barbara County DA’s Office. She will discuss telemarketing and internet scams operating in our community, including the fake kidnapping scam, sweetheart scams, the utilities scam, the tech support scam and several others. Vicki will also warn us of the purse-snatching rings operating in our local supermarkets, and how to avoid identity theft. She will share “war stories” of cases she, and other attorneys in her office have prosecuted. Please sign up in the Mail Room, if you plan to attend this event. 

HEALTH LECTURE BY DR. KOONCE

Friday, November 17 - 11:00 am - Auditorium. Casa Medical Director, Dr. William Koonce, will be giving an informative lecture on healthy aging and lifestyle modifications to help you live a long and healthy life. Don’t miss it! 

FRIENDSHIP CENTER'S 19th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF HEARTS PROJECT

Beginning Mondays & Wednesdays in December. 1:30 pm - Painting Studio. Casa Dorinda residents and staff are invited to participate in the Friendship Center’s 19th Annual Festival of Hearts, by decorating papier-mâché hearts to be sold in the event’s silent auction. This year’s theme is “The Queen of Hearts Tea Party,“ and as always, it is optional to use the theme in your heart-art. Proceeds from the sale of the hearts will go to the Friendship Center, a non-profit adult daycare facility whose mission is to preserve and enrich the quality of life for aging and dependent adults, through innovative programs that value the dignity and worth of every person. If you would like to participate by creating a one-of-a-kind heart, please sign up in the Mail Room. We have fun materials for your use in the studio. If you have any questions, please contact Heidi in Activities at # 8050.