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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 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 You may add or remove your name at any time.


Wednesday, Oct. 11 - Visual Arts Committee - 11:30 am - Painting Studio
Wednesday, Oct. 11 - Dining Services Committee - 1:30 am - Education Center
Thursday, Oct. 12 - Operations Committee - 9:30 am - Education Center
Friday, Oct. 13 - MC Resident & Family Council - 10:45 am - MC Activity Room
Friday, Oct. 13 - Scholarship Committee - 11:00 am - Bliss Room
Friday, Oct. 13 - Medical Committee - 2:00 pm - Education Center
Wednesday, Oct. 18 - Bliss Expansion Meeting - 2:30 pm - Auditorium
Tuesday, Oct. 24 - Finance Committee - 9:30 am - Education Center
Friday, Oct. 27 - Residents' Council - 9:30 am - Education Center
Friday, Oct. 27 - Residents' Association - 11:00 am - Auditorium
Please Note: All residents are invited to attend any Residents’ Council or Residents’ Committee meeting. Your involvement makes us a stronger community! 


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.


Join us for an exciting trip to northern California from April 29 through May 4, 2018. On our way north, we’ll stop at Firestone Walker Taproom Restaurant, a favorite meal stop in Paso Robles. Then, we’re off to the quaint Napa town of Yountville, for an enchanting three-night stay at the Hotel Yountville. After settling into our hotel, you may want to explore town, spend time at our Hotel Spa, or relax in your room before we meet for a cocktail and dinner at our hotel. The next day, we’ll head to The Terraces Winery for a country lunch and wine tasting. The Terraces is one of life’s many joys for Casa residents Timm and Peggy Crull. While at the winery, we’ll have an opportunity to take a ride up the hill to the Crulls’ home-away-from-Casa, where Timm and Peggy will share their inspiration for this hideaway. For our second day, we’ll take a meandering drive to the lovely town of Healdsburg, where we’ll enjoy lunch in one of several tasty restaurants, sight-see, and stroll around town. Following our time in the wine country, our journey takes us south to beautiful Monterey, for two nights at The Clement, which is an Intercontinental Hotel located steps from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. An Interest-only sign-up sheet is in the Mail Room. Please add your name, if you would like to receive priority notification once the price is set.


Thanks to the staff for another successful Café des Artistes. Heidi our greeter and fixer of all problems, Claudia as barista, Helen, Scott and Chef Michael for the incredible sushi hors d’ óeuvres and wine, Marino and Mariana for setting up and cleaning up, Amado for setting up the electronics, Melissa for helping out when there was a glitch, and John for plants that made the entrance so inviting. It was a team-effort and was enjoyed by all.


The Nominating Committee (Timm Crull, Chair, Barbara Hadley, Nancy Spivey, Bob Short) will be taking names of residents interested in serving a three-year term on the Residents’ Council (2018-2020). DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING NAMES: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20. The procedure for nominations is posted in the Mail Room on the Residents’ Association Bulletin Board, and you will also find the information in the Black Book.