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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


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.

Aug
30
1:00 pm13:00

Film Screening w/ Bob: March of the Penguins

Time

1:00 pm - Auditorium

Details

Join Bob, as he presents this documentary, narrated by Morgan Freeman, featuring breathtaking photography which captures the beauty and drama of the Emperor Penguins' challenging start in life. Documentary (2005) 1hr 20mins

Aug
24
3:15 pm15:15

Episcopal Eucharist

Time

3:15 pm - PC Activity Room

Details

Join the clergy of All Saints by the Sea Church in celebrating Episcopal Eucharist. All are welcome!

Aug
23
11:45 am11:45

Lunch with Bob at Padaro Beach Grill

Time

11:45 am - Bus Departure

Details

Once again, Bob invites everyone to come and eat, relax, and enjoy the perfect blend of food an paradise. The lush outdoor area is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy your drink, while waiting for your order. There's something for everyone! Please sign up in the Mail Room.

Aug
22
3:00 pm15:00

One-Time-Only Class: How to read the Bible

Time

3:00 pm - Education Center

Details

If you have wondered about the Bible or wanted to read it, but found it boring or complicated, this is the class for you. It is meant to be fun. You may like to know deeper means of studying that; we follow, in the second hour, with observing, interpreting, and applying what you read. Please sign up in the Mail Room –Toni & Jan

Aug
17
5:30 pm17:30

PCPA Solvang Festival Theatre presents "Sense & Sensibility"

Time

5:30 pm - Bus Departure

Details

With just the right mix of humor, romance, and happy endings, the classic novel comes to life on stage in this new adaptation of Jane Austen's popular work. Upon arrival in Solvang, we'll enjoy a box supper in the theater garden. Tickets are $25, to be billed. Please sign up in the Mail Room.

Jul
4
7:45 pm19:45

Final Deadline: 4th of July Fireworks Cruise Extravaganza

Time

7:45 pm - Bus Departure

Details

Come and enjoy Santa Barbara's fireworks on the water from the decks of the world-famous DOUBLE DOLPHIN, as we celebrate Independence Day. This 50 ft. 42 passenger sailing Catamaran will give you the best viewing experience in town! The 1400 square feet of deck space and a multi-hull construction helps provide comfortable, stable and safe cruising. For your convenience, two restrooms are available as well. Cost is $70 per person, to be billed, which includes light appetizers. A full cash bar is available on board.

Please sign up by April 18, at which time all remaining spots will be released back to the public for outside sales, so sign up and purchase your spot TODAY!

Jun
30
9:00 am09:00

J. Paul Getty Center - Los Angeles

Time

9:00 am - Bus Departure

Details

Enjoy the special exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium. Mapplethorpe is among the most influential visual artists of the late twentieth century. This major retrospective exhibition re-examines the arc of his photographic work from its humble beginnings in the 1970s to the culture wars of the 1990s. Featuring portraits, nudes, still lives, and the controversial X Portfolio, the exhibition explores Mapplethorpe's studio practice and the creation of his foundation, which has shepherded his legacy into the 21st century. In addition to this special photography exhibit; you are invited to view the Getty's permanent collections and enjoy the spectacular architecture and gardens. Cost is $70, to be billed, and includes transportation on S.B. Airbus and snacks on the way home. Admission and the Getty audio guide are free. Lunch will be your choice of the many dining offerings at The Getty. A minimum of twenty people is needed; please sign up in the Mail Room by Monday, June 13. If you have any questions, please call Heidi at #8050.

Jun
28
1:00 pm13:00

Tuesday Adventure: Santa Barbara Historic Sites' Tour

Time

1:00 pm - Bus Departure

Details

Join our driver Bob for a driving tour of our city's historically and culturally significant sites, such as the Mission, S.B. County Courthouse, Carriage Museum, El Presidio Historic Park, or Casa de la Guerra, just to name a few. Santa Barbara was shaped by its Spanish past, which is reflected in its beautiful architecture. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! The sign up sheet is in the Mail Room.

Jun
28
Jun 29

AARP Two-Day Driver Safety Course at Casa

Time

8:00 am - Education Center

Details

This eight-hour course is offered in two four-hour sessions, with the AARP Driver Safety Program Instructor, Ann Skowbo, who is the coordinator for this area. The cost is $15 for members of AARP and $20 for non-members. to be billed, and includes course fee, materials, and a certificate. Upon completion of this course you will also be eligible for an auto insurance discount. Please sign up in the Mail Room.

Jun
25
10:45 am10:45

Santa Barbara 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 theme for this year's parade will be "Legends," so this is sure to be a legendary parade that will reignite your imagination and wonder. The parade features more than 1,000 participants, complete with extravagant floats, whimsical costumes and creative dancing ensembles. Cost is $15, to be billed; space is limited. Box lunches will be provided by Casa. Please sign up in the Mail Room.