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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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Current Events

Current Events

VISITING FOSTER KITTENS

Friday, October 11 - 11:45 am - PC Rotunda 

Volunteers from the Santa Barbara Humane Society will return to Casa, with four to six orphaned kittens from their fostering program, so mark your calendar, and add your warm hugs to this truly rewarding program. 

UPCOMING MINDFULNESS CLASSES

Tuesdays - 10:30 am - PC Rotunda October, 15, 22, 29

Wednesdays - 10:30 am - Education Center October 16 & 30

You are invited to join Casa's Mindfulness Wellbeing gatherings. We learn and practice Mindfulness Meditation, to explore and apply positive psychology. Join us on Tuesdays for Qigong, and Wednesdays for Mindfulness, for relieving stress and restoring inner balance. 

CASA HEALTH LECTURE WITH JERE LIFSHITZ

"The Nurses' Health Study: What We Have Learned" 
Thursday, October 24 - 3:30 pm - Auditorium 

Jere Lifshitz, MS, RN will enlighten us on the results of over 40 years of data collection from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS). This monumentally important epidemiological study began following nurses in 1976, with the goal of better understanding the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women. It is now in its third wave, including men and children, having enrolled more than 275,000 participants. The success of the NHS is due to the long-standing dedication of the participating nurses and investigators. The investigators, from the Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health, are leaders in developing and evaluating questionnaire-based methods to assess health factors, such as diet, physical activity and adiposity. You may not be familiar with the NHS, but you are surely aware of the results as the data have shaped countless public health recommendations, worldwide. For example, the NHS helped uncover early links between cigarette smoking and cardiovascular disease, and between postmenopausal obesity and breast cancer. The data collected have made many important contributions to scientific knowledge and contributed to public health. Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala, called the NHS "one of the most significant studies ever conducted on the health of women.” Come and hear what we have learned from over four decades of the NHS from a nurse who has been a long-time participant in the study. 

SAVE THE DATE! NELSON HOWARD RESIDENT LECTURE KATE FIRESTONE: “DANCING WITH THE ROYAL BALLET OF LONDON”

Thursday, November 7 - 4:30 pm - Auditorium 

The Royal Ballet performed in the Royal Opera House in London. Come hear from our very own Catherine ‘Kate' Firestone what it was like 'dancing with the stars’! If you are interested in telling residents about your life and passions, or know another resident who might be, please let one of us know! 

BALLROOM DANCE CLASS

Mon., October 14, 21 & 28 - 1:00 pm - Auditorium 

Ballroom Dance each Monday. No partner needed, no experience necessary, wear non-rubber soled shoes and a smile! Cost per class is $20, to be billed. You don't need to sign up in advance, simply come and join the fun. 

SYMPHONY TALK WITH RAMÓN

Thursday, October 17 - 4:30 pm - Music Room 

Ramón returns to Casa to give his dynamic pre-concert talk. This week he'll present Santa Barbara Symphony’s program, Fiesta Italiana. Join Ramón and discover more about the classics. 

ARTIST RECEPTION - THE PEOPLE SHOW

Thursday, Oct. 24 - 5:00 - 6:30 pm - Dining Lobby 

The Visual Arts Committee had different interpretations of people. Join us for our next Artist Reception, featuring The People Show. 

NEW 10-WEEK MAH-JONGG CLASS

Tuesdays, October 29, 2019 - January 14, 2020 
Beginners/Intermediates: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Advanced: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Bliss Room
 

Keep your mind nimble and your hands moving while you have a great time with your Casa friends! Come learn to play the popular tile game, or if you’re already a player, improve your skills! Judi Amsel, an experienced Mah-Jongg teacher, will lead this course. Cost for this class is $65, to be billed; please sign up in the Mail Room. 

PC GUEST CHEF SERIES

Friday, November 1 - 4:00 pm - Personal Care 

Join our very own Stephanie Kaster for another installment of our very popular Guest Chef Series! She'll make two types of pasta, one gourmet mac n’ cheese, the other a tuna pasta salad. We are always looking for more guest chefs. If you are interested and would like more information, call John or Emily in Personal Care at ext. 8045. Please sign up in the Mail Room, if you'd like to be guaranteed a seat.