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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.


Friday, Sept. 22 - Residents' Council - 9:30 am - Education Center
Friday, Sept. 22 - 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.


We are making a few changes to our driving schedule, in order to accommodate a variety of requests. Please take a look at the complete schedule on the second-to-last page of the Spectator, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 
The Tuesday morning bus to Upper & Lower Villages has moved to Monday morning. This will allow the bus and driver to stay with the Tuesday Morning Social Club, giving them some flexibility in their walking choices. In making this change, we are moving the Monday morning Personal Care Adventure to Monday afternoon, allowing for extended outings to some wonderful destinations around the greater Santa Barbara region. There are no changes to Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday at this time. Please note: below you will find a complete list of the weekly shopping options:

  • Mondays: 9:00 & 9:30 am to Upper & Lower Villages.
  • Thursdays: 9:00 & 9:30 am to Upper & Lower Villages;
    1:00 pm to Downtown Santa Barbara.
  • Fridays: 10:15 am to Milpas Street/Trader Joe’s; 3:15 pm
    to Upper & Lower Villages.
  • Saturdays: 9:00 am to Farmer’s Market and Downtown.


Join us for an exciting trip to northern California from April 29 through May 4, 2018. The first stop on our way north will be Firestone Walker Taproom Restaurant, one of our favorite meal stops in Paso Robles. After lunch, we’ll head north to the quaint Napa town of Yountsville, where we’ll enjoy a three-night stay at the Hotel Yountville. After settling into our hotel, you may enjoy time to explore the 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 St. Helena and 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 we are 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 full day we’ll take a drive to the lovely town of Healdsburg, where you may enjoy lunch in one of several tasty restaurants, take in a little shopping, or sight-see while strolling around town. Following our time in the wine country, we’ll drive south to beautiful Monterey, where we’ll enjoy two nights at The Clement in Monterey, which is an Intercontinental hotel located on the waterfront, steps from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The tour price will be posted once we have enough interest, so if this adventure interests you, sign up in the Mail Room today, as this is sure to be a popular trip and we would like to reserve a space for you!


Please note, any items that you would like to donate to Casa Dorinda should be referred to Lisa Thomas, Director of Development, at ext. # 8070. Thank you! 


Now that we’re dining in the big tent, the Open Table is continuing for your enjoyment. Try this delightful experience to dine with others who you may not otherwise know so well. Make new friends, expand your horizons, and join those who may want to meet YOU! We also invite anyone, men and ladies, who would like to host a table, to sign on a date convenient for their own calendar activity. It’s easy and rewarding to be a part of the project. For any questions, just call Pat Moylan at # 8131 in Apartment G-141. 


Invitations to the Birthday Luncheon on Wednesday, September 27, to all residents who have birthdays in either September or October, have been placed in the mail boxes at Reception. If you have not received your invitation, please call Melissa at # 8087.