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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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Special Events

Special Events for Residents

Jul
4
7:45 pm19:45

Fourth of July Cruise

Time

7:45 pm - Bus Departure

Details

Enjoy Santa Barbara's fireworks on the water from the decks of the world-famous Double Dolphin. Cost is $74 per person, to be billed, which includes light appetizers. The sign-up sheet has been filled; a waitlist is available in the Mail Room.

Jul
11
4:00 pm16:00

Casa Chorus led by Soprano Nichole Dechaine

Time

4:00 pm - Music Room

Details

Cost is $20 for two lessons, to be billed. Singing is fun and healthful at all levels from the local saloon to the Metropolitan Opera. We will be led by soprano Nichole Dechaine with a professional accompanist on piano. The emphasis will be on fun and the desire to sing more proficiently together with good leadership. All are welcome! Please sign up in the Mail Room today, and we will begin enjoying singing with friends. A minimum of 40 is needed. This class will continue the following months if interest remains high.

Jul
25
4:00 pm16:00

Casa Chorus led by Soprano Nichole Dechaine

Time

4:00 pm - Music Room

Details

Cost is $20 for two lessons, to be billed. Singing is fun and healthful at all levels from the local saloon to the Metropolitan Opera. We will be led by soprano Nichole Dechaine with a professional accompanist on piano. The emphasis will be on fun and the desire to sing more proficiently together with good leadership. All are welcome! Please sign up in the Mail Room today, and we will begin enjoying singing with friends. A minimum of 40 is needed. This class will continue the following months if interest remains high.

Oct
7
9:40 am09:40

Vintage Train Ride

Time

9:40 pm - Bus Departure

Details

We'll board the ACOMA passenger train, built in 1936. Cost is $89, to be billed, and includes your train ticket, snacks and drinks. In addition, Casa's Dining Services will provide a delicious box lunch to enjoy on our journey. Sign up in the Mail Room.


Jun
24
10:45 am10:45

Summer Solstice Parade

Time

10:45 am - Bus Departure

Details

Join us for this year's parade and enjoy reserved curbside seats under shade canopies. The parade features extravagant floats and whimsical costumes. Cost is $15, to be billed; space is limited. Box lunches will be provided by Casa. Please sign up in the Mail Room.

Jun
14
4:00 pm16:00

Café des Artistes: "Wine, Women, and Ecstasy"

Time

4:00 pm - Auditorium

Details

Speaker Mary Joyce Winder of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Community Speakers.

The Bacchic cult, bands of women, ran wild in the Greek countryside to honor Dionysus. Need we say more? Come and enjoy the slideshow and lecture while enjoying wine and hors d'oeuvres guaranteed to please by Scott and Chef Michael. At 4:00 pm, sign in at the door, pick up a glass of wine, find your table, eat the delectable munchies as Mary Joyce Winder delights us with this intriguing subject. Please sign up in the Mail room for the table of your choice. – Visual Arts Committee

Jun
8
4:00 pm16:00

Dementia & Memory Care Panel Discussion

Time

4:00 pm - Auditorium

Details

You are invited for a panel discussion featuring experts in the field of memory care. Topics discussed will be Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, the latest trends in cognitive care programing and environmental design. How these topics relate to Casa Dorinda, both now and in the future, will be incorporated throughout the program. Following the discussion, please join us for some wine and hors d'oeuvres in the Music Room. Seating is limited - Please RSVP by Thursday, June 1 to Lisa Thomas. 805-969-8070 or lthomas@casadorinda.org

Jun
7
5:30 pm17:30

Casa Wine Club Special Event

Time

5:30 pm - Dining Alcove

Details

Come and join Casa's Wine Club for our next dinner featuring wines exclusively from Stolpman Winery of Ballard Canyon. Fuz Hume, Casa's Wine Club Chairman, has arranged an exclusive food and wine pairing dinner for Casa residents only. Casa Dining Services Director Scott Schonzeit and Chef Michael are working with winery owner and winemaker, Peter Stolpman, in creating a fantastic evening of tasting unique wines, paired with dishes created by Chef Michael. During the course of the evening, Peter will share stories and specific details about each wine, while Scott will share the ways in which the flavor profile of each wine works with each dish. The dinner will feature a selection of appetizers and a three-course menu. If this sounds like a fun evening to you sign up in the Mail Room today, as space will be limited. The price per person is $50, to be billed.

Jun
6
5:00 pm17:00

Living Voices - Klondike The Last Adventure

Time

4:30 pm - Wine Bar
5:00 pm - Performance in Auditorium

Details

Living Voices combines dynamic solo performances with archival film and sound turning history into a moving and personal journey. Klondike the Las Adventure tells the story of the promise of riches and a new life during a time of turmoil. One young woman joins a world stampede in the last grand adventure of the 19th century. The headlines of a Seattle newspaper on july 17, 1897, Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! ignited dreams of easy riches in the minds of thousands as word of a rich gold strike in northwestern Canada. A dream that would prove all but a dream.

Jun
6
1:30 pm13:30

Card-Making Workshop with Denyse

Time

1:30 pm - Painting Studio

Details

June 6, 13, 20 & 27

Come and join us for this fun card-making workshop with Denyse Hurley. We'll explore the joy of working with paper and making our own beautiful cards for family and friends. Cards you create for yourself cost 75 cents per card, and include all materials. If you have items you would like to add to your cards, please be sure to bring them with you to this workshop. If you would like to help make cards to be sold at the 2017 Holiday Bazaar, there is no cost; all materials will be provided

Jun
6
9:00 am09:00

How about a beach walk?

Time

9:00 am - Bus Departure

Details

Something New! Let's have some fun down by the beach on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Grab the Casa bus at 9:00 am by our main entrance, and enjoy a morning stroll on the walkway along the beach, and/or grab a cup of coffee and sit and enjoy the waterfront. Be sure to bring your ID, and money in case you'd like to stop for coffee. Please sign up in the Mail Room. Our first walk will be June 6.

Jun
2
10:30 am10:30

CASA Health Lecture Series: New Frontiers in Brain Exploration

Time

10:30 am - Auditorium

Details

Join four highly distinguished faculty members from UC Santa Barbara for a fascinating journey into scientific research currently being conducted on our campus. To kick off the lecture, Assistant Professor Emily Jacobs will highlight recent work investigating memory changes that occur early in the aging process of menopause. This is a fantastic look at how women's brains are highly functional as they age, contrary to media's portrayal of mature women. Assistant Professor Michael Goard will lecture on the use of laser microscopes to investigate brain activity in mice. He hopes to understand how mice remember new information, and to develop new approaches for improving memory and learning. We will dive into the world of dosing and delivering drugs with Professor of Chemistry Kevin Plaxco, who asks "why does a woman weighing 130 pounds receive the same drug dosage as a man weighing 190 pounds?" Finally Professor Scott Grafton helps us explore the question of what happens to us when we hit our heads, and the answer that the brain has a great capacity to recover from injury and includes techniques to examine the brain's hidden mysteries. Don't miss this very special lecture! For more information, please contact Cami Bonavita at #8054

May
30
1:00 pm13:00

Film Screening - La La Land

Time

1:00 pm - Auditorium

Details

Join Bob as he presents La La Land. Sparkling waters and popcorn will be served. Please let us know if you are interested in seeing this movie on the big screen in the Casa Auditorium, by signing up in the Mail Room.

Oct
11
1:00 pm13:00

Tuesday Adventure

Time

1:00 pm - Bus Departure

Details

You will find Ross, Pier 1 Imports, The Sports Authority, Best Buy, Home Depot, and more. Please meet at the bus outside Reception.

Oct
4
8:45 am08:45

The Broad Museum, Los Angeles: Docent Tour & Lunch at Kendall's

Time

8:45 am - Bus Departure

Details

S.B. Airbus departs at 8:45 am. The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. We shall return to Kendall's Brasserie & Bar for a leisurely lunch, and then be off to the museum for our docent tour. Cost is $142 to be billed, and includes museum admission, docent tour, all-inclusive lunch (except for cocktails, beer & wine) and transportation. Please sign up in the Mail Room by August 26.

Sep
27
1:00 pm13:00

Film Screening: The African Queen

Time

1:00 pm - Auditorium

Details

Join Bob as he presents this quixotic adventure film by director John Huston, based on the 1935 novel of the same title by C.S. Forester, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, and Robert Morley. Adventure Rated (PG) 1hr 45mins.

Sep
25
4:30 pm16:30

Dinner Bus to La Arcada Bistro

Time

4:30 pm - Bus Departure

Details

Grab a pint and get ready to salute Halfway to St. Patrick's Day, as around this time of year events take place all over the globe, honoring the patron saint of beer, Arthur Guinness himself. Upper State Street's La Arcada Bistro will come alive with the authentic sounds and delicious cuisine of Ireland. Owner Willie Quinn, who some of you may remember came with his daughter Aoife to entertain us here at Casa in March, will entertain us at the restaurant with several other musicians. Don't miss the dancing, singing, and good cheer! Our group-reservation is for 5:00 pm; individual checks will be accepted. Please sign up in the Mail Room if you would like to attend. Slàinte!

Sep
20
1:00 pm13:00

S.B. Museum of Art Presentation at Casa: Art Floats, My Boat

Time

1:00 pm - Auditorium

Details

Join Kathryn Padgett from the SBMA Docent Council, as she presents this fun informative presentation. Artists' fascination with depicting boats is demonstrated by covering a time span of 12,000 BCE to the present. This lecture explores the changing imagery, uses, and symbolism of boats depicted in art. Come join us after lunch for a bit of art!

Sep
14
10:30 am10:30

Stress Reduction, Mindfulness & Happines w/ Dr. Spencer Sherman

Time

10:00 pm - Education Center

Details

Wednesday, September 14, 10:30 am - Education Center. Dr. Serman's classes will resume every other Wednesday, beginning September 14. What does leading-edge psychology teach us about being more aware and making better choices? How can we live in a more relaxed, effective and appreciative way? We'll explore the emerging synergy of ancient wisdom and contemporary scientific research. What we'll come away with are understandings and practices we can use everyday to promote well-being and fulfillment.

Sep
13
1:00 pm13:00

Tuesday Adventure: Camino Real Marketplace

Time

1:00 pm - Bus Departure

Details

You will find Ross, Pier 1 Imports, The Sports Authority, Best Buy, Costco, Kmart, Staples, Home Depot, and more. Special Note: Please meet at the bus outside Reception prior to departure time, if you would like to join the excursion.

Sep
9
1:30 pm13:30

Card-Making Workshop w/ Denyse

Time

1:30 pm - Painting Studio

Details

We'll welcome back Denyse Hurley, Margaret Hurley's daughter, for her fun card-making workshop. Come and join Denyse every other Friday, as we'll explore the joy of working with paper and making our own beautiful cards for family and friends. Please sign up in the Mail Room.

Sep
2
11:00 am11:00

Catholic Mass

Time

11:00 am - PC Rotunda

Details

This Mass will be offered by one of the priests from Our Lady of Mount Carmel. All residents are welcome.

Sep
2
10:00 am10:00

Antique Car Show at Casa Dorinda

Time

10:00 am - PC Parking Area

Details

Join us for a special showing of antique automobiles in the parking area between Casa's Personal Care and Medical Center. The cars and their proud owners will be here from 10:00 to 10:30 am. The following seven participants and their cars will arrive at Casa: Ron Reid - 1915 Model T; Fritz & Lorette Harnsberger - 1927 Buick; Fran Bridge - 1956 Dodge; Mike & Laura Cleary - Studebaker Indy Car; Bob & Patricia Sponsel - Model A Ford Wagon; Herman Pfauter - WWII Military Jeep. As you can imagine the owners will have ample stories to tell, of fun, peril, and humor, that come along with collecting and driving these beautiful old-timers.

Aug
31
4:30 pm16:30

Hawaiian Poolside BBQ

Time

4:30 pm - Outdoor Pool

Details

Due to the great deal of interest, limited space is available for this event. If you have turned in your reservation slip, you will receive confirmation in your box at Reception by Friday, August, 12. A waitlist is available for those who have not received confirmation. If you are interested in being placed on the waitlist, please contact Melissa at #8087 ASAP.