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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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Articles must be submitted each Monday by noon. For information, please contact Activities. Residents may receive a weekly copy of The Spectator on their electronic devices via email. If you prefer to receive your copy this way, please email Melissa at You may add or remove your name from this service at any time.


Please note: No Finance, Medical, Operations, Residents' Council or Association Meetings in May.


Clinic Hours

  • Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 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.


A full description of each class, as well as a sign-up sheet is posted in the Mail Room. If you would like a copy of the description of classes or have any questions, please call Melissa at # 8087. The Kindle classes are $45 for three sessions; all other classes are $60 for four sessions, to be billed. The following new classes are being offered; please sign up in the Mail Room:

  • June Classes:
    • Kindle - Using your Kindle Device:
      June 14, 21 & 28 -9:00 to 10:15 am
    • Kindle app on iPad:
      June 14, 21 & 28 - 10:30 to 11:45 am
  • July Classes:
    • Phone Basics 2:
      July 5, 12, 19 & 26 - 9:00 to 10:15 am
    • iPhone Photos:
      July 5, 12, 19 & 26 - 10:30 to 11:45 am
  • August Classes:
    • Phone Intermediate:
      August 2, 9, 23 & 30 - 9:00 to 10:15 am
    • iPad Intermediate:
      August 2, 9, 23 & 30 - 10:30 to 11:45 am

*Sign-up for Intermediate Classes is contingent on instructor's approval


  • Group Personal Training Class on Mondays in May: Each Monday in May, Health and Fitness is offering a Group Personal Training Class, from 8:30-9:00 am in the Exercise Room, led by Anthony Castillo, Health and Fitness Coordinator. Participants will improve strength, balance, agility and mobility, using a variety of innovative techniques and tools.
  • Group Personal Training Class on Wednesdays in May: Each Wednesday in May, Health and Fitness is offering a weekly Group Personal Training Class at 8:30 am in the Exercise Room, led by Anthony Castillo, Health and Fitness Coordinator. Both classes are limited to five participants; if you would like to find out more about the class, or to secure a spot on the wait-list, please contact Anthony at # 8220 at your earliest convenience.


Monday, June 5 - 4:00 pm Auditorium. Let's congratulate the awardees and hear how our funding has aided in achieving their educational goals. – Casa Dorinda Scholarship Committee.


Currently seeking resident volunteers for the Medical Center. If you have an hour a month to commit to visiting residents, please sign up in the Mail Room. If you have any questions, contact Vicky MacGregor at #8006


It was brought to our attention that the Game Room Closet could use a bit of a clean-up and some re-organizing. Please Note: Unclaimed items may be discarded, so we are asking residents who use games such as scrabble, dominos, puzzles, or decks of cards on a regular basis, to let Activities know if you would like these to be saved. Our “Clean-up Day” is Thursday, June 1, to organize. Please let us know if you’d like to help.


Each June, over 140 gifted young classical singers and instrumentalists, selected entirely for their talent and professional promise, gather for eight weeks in Santa Barbara to study with illustrious guest artists, conductors, and faculty. Tickets may be obtained by calling 969-8787. If there are any events you would like to attend, Casa Activities is able to provide transportation if five or more people are signed up for a single event or a series. Please contact Activities with your requests with at least three weeks’ notice, so we can effectively schedule transportation.

  • Casa Transportation Confirmed:
    • Solo Piano Masterclass Series:
      Mondays, June 12 through July 31, Casa bus departs at 12:30 pm for Hahn Hall.
    • 70th Anniversary Gala (includes reception, performance and dinner)
      Sunday, May 21, Casa bus departs at 4:30 pm for the Music Academy.
  • Currently Interest Only (minimum of 5 sign-ups required)
    • Festival Orchestra Series:
      June 24
      – Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring: 7:30 pm at the Granada; July 1 – Elgar’s Enigma Variations: 7:30 pm at the Granada; July 8 – Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony: 7:30 pm at the Granada; July 15 – Concerto Celebration & Matthew Aucoin Premiere: 7:30 pm at the Granada; Monday, July 31 – 70th Anniversary Community Concert, featuring the New York Philharmonic and Academy Festival Orchestra, at La Playa Stadium at S. B. City College; 7:30 pm Concert; 9:15 pm Fireworks; August 5 – Renée Fleming & Alan Gilbert: 7:30 pm at the Granada.
  • Opera Plus Series:
    • Wednesday, June 14 - Voice Program Opening Night; program begins at 7:30 pm at Hahn Hall.
    • Monday, July 3 - Operafest; program begins at 7:30 pm at Hahn Hall.
    • Thursday, July 6 - Chamber Music Concert; program begins at 7:30 pm at Hahn Hall.
    • Thursday, July 27 - The Elixir of Love; program begins at 7:30 pm at the Granada Theatre.
    • Wednesday, August 2 - Renée Fleming Masterclass Debut; program begins at 7:30 pm at Hahn Hall.