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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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THE SPECTATOR

The Spectator gets printed every other week; please submit articles by Mondays prior to the next issue. Residents may receive a bi-weekly copy of The Spectator and a weekly copy of the Dining Room menus via email. If you wish to receive these documents via email, please contact Melissa at mgill@casadorinda.org. You may add or remove your name at any time.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

No Finance, Medical, Operations, Residents' Council or Residents' Association meetings will be held in August.

FROM THE CASA CLINIC

Clinic Hours

  • Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Closed for lunch 11:30 am to 12:00 noon
  • The Clinic Phone Extension is x8060

Clinic Physician Schedule:

  • William Koonce, M.D. - Tuesday & Friday 2:00 - 5:00pm / 1st & 3rd Monday of the month 2:00 - 5:00pm
  • Todd Fearer, M.D. - Wednesday 2:00 - 5:00 pm & Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • John Dexter, M.D. - Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Joseph Pineda, M.D. - Last Thursday of the month 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • L. Mae Chandler, D.P.M. - 2nd Thursday of the month 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

CASA DORINDA JOYRIDES

The Casa bus is scheduled for several Joyrides during the week, which are about an hour long and take you through many fun and interesting locations around the local area. All residents are invited to hop on the bus and join their friends for these outings. Simply check the schedule in the Spectator or Casa bus list for the days and times. The bus departs from the parking area between Personal Care and the Medical Center. We hope to see you there!

NELSON HOWARD RESIDENT SERIES: ATTENTION ALL WWII VETERANS!

If you or your spouse is a WWII Veteran, please contact Bob Flink, who will be organizing a program on November 10, of patriotic reference, to honor members of the greatest generation.

CASA DORINDA DINING NEWS

Full-service dining is now available on the West Patio. Reservations are recommended. 

THE LATEST OPEN-TABLE NEWS

The “Sign-Up” Book is available at the main entrance to the Dining Tent. We especially welcome newer residents to join us for an evening of camaraderie, so write your name and phone number on a date of your choice: Thursday or Saturday evening, at 6:00 pm ~ BYOB. “Old Timers” step up and host/hostess a night or two, at Tables #2 and #3. It’s a fun and rewarding experience! Just place the guest names around the table and see that everyone is included so that a good time is had by all. Questions: call Pat Moylan at #8131. 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE WISH LIST

The Visual Arts Committee is planning projects which require some of the following items: Trader Joe’s brown-paper grocery bags, found objects and other unusual items, and no-longer usable purses, shoes, blue jeans and leather clothing. If you have any of these items to donate, please bring them to the Craft Studio. ~ Thank you!

TUESDAY MORNING SOCIAL CLUB

Hop on the Casa bus and join us for an hour-long getaway. Each Tuesday, we'll head to a different destination where you can sit and enjoy the scenery or walk and talk with friends. All abilities and interests welcome. The idea is to venture off campus each week while Casa is under construction. And who knows, it may become a habit! For information on upcoming destinations, please see the paragraph on the "Off-Campus Events" page. The sign-up sheets are in the Mail Room.

DEMENTIA & MEMORY CARE PANEL DISCUSSION VIDEO

Shown on KASA TV Channel 1960/960. Monday - Friday August 14-18, at 11:00 am and 4:30 pm. If you missed the Dementia & Memory Care Panel Discussion on June 8, here is your chance to watch the recording. This video features key staff and experts in the field of memory care. Topics include the latest trends in cognitive care and treatment, as well as residential design and programing to enhance the quality of life. How these topics relate to Casa Dorinda, both now and in the future, were explored throughout the program. This presentation is approximately 1 hour.

SCHOLARSHIP GIFTS

A reminder that July and August mark our annual Casa Scholarship fund-raising period. As the vibrant thermometer poster in the Dining Room Lobby shows, we are hoping to raise $70,000 this year, generated by 140 gifts, and the beautiful thank-you letters placed by our funding thermometer make clear, our wonderful staff folks are so very grateful for the scholarships we supply, and we all benefit when their educational goals are realized. So please consider a gift today, using the information letter you received in your Casa box at the Reception desk. If you need another copy, there are extras at Reception, or call Maryan Schall (Chair of the Casa Scholarship Committee) at # 8244 for any needed information. We want to make this a banner year in support of a super-important cause. All gifts are “special,” so thank you for your special gift!  – Maryan Schall, Chair, Casa Scholarship Committee.