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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

MUSIC ACADEMY RECITAL

Monday, July 29 - 4:30pm - Music Room. Please join us for a specially curated Recital by faculty artists Natasha Kislenko and Margaret McDonald. The afternoon begins with a performance at 4:30 pm, followed by a reception to meet the artists. This Recital is brought to you by the Walter J. and Holly O. Thomson Foundation and is in memory of Walter and Mary Jean Thomson. 

HEARING AID CLEANING SERVICE AT CASA

Monday, August 5 - 8:30 to 10:30am. Katherine Leone will be at the Casa Dorinda Clinic to offer free hearing aid cleaning service, including change of batteries. Please call the Clinic at 805-969-8060 to make an appointment. 

WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASS WITH KIM

Six Mondays, beginning June 24-July 29. 1:30 - 3:30pm - Painting Studio. Please note: this class has been filled; a waitlist is available in the Mail Room.

BARKLEY ON BROADWAY

Wednesday, June 26 - 4:30pm - Music Room. Barkley Kern is the son of our very own Tom and Jane Kern. Barkley performed in musicals during his school years and, after learning some guitar, played in bands outside of school for most of his life. Most recently, he was the lead singer of the Swing Shift Big Band, which plays the Washington, D.C. club and society circuit. Since moving to Santa Barbara in 2015 with his wonderful wife Cristina, Barkley has become a solo act, and he has put together a program of classic Broadway tunes with an emphasis on Rodgers and Hammerstein and Cole Porter. Please join us to enjoy “Barkley on Broadway.” 

SPECIAL BRACELET & NECKLACE-MAKING WORKSHOP WITH CHIALEE

Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 - 1:30pm - Craft Studio. During the month of July, join Chialee on Tuesdays to make fabulous bracelets and necklaces for the Holiday Bazaar 2019 or for yourself. There are several styles to choose from. They will be easy and fun to make; no experience is necessary. Space is limited to six people. Please sign up in the Mail Room. 

DOG AGILITY DEMONSTRATION AT CASA

Saturday, August 10 - 4:00pm - Great Lawn. Due to the tremendous success of this event in previous years, we are excited for the return of The Santa Barbara Flyers! This dog agility and obedience Club, which was founded in 1985, is a wonderful organization providing healthy exercise sessions for dog-and-owner teams in a safe and stimulating environment, and providing an opportunity for them to give back to the community by providing dog agility, obedience and rally demonstrations. They work in partnership with local dog rescue groups to help re-home and train new canine adoptees. We hope you’ll join us again for the always entertaining, tail wagging fun, from the comfort of our shaded seating area atop the Casa steps, overlooking the Great Lawn. Refreshments will be served in the courtyard, during this event! 

BIBLE DISCUSSION GROUP RETURNS

Four Weeks, “BOOK OF RUTH”. Wednesdays, July 31 – Aug 21 3:00pm - Bliss Room. Ruth is the Old Testament story of a dedicated widow who goes from rags to riches. Whether Christian, Jewish, agnostic, or a non-believer, you are welcome to come! Limited to 12 people; sign up in the Mail Room. Please note: bring your Bible, or call Toni Amorteguy to borrow one. 

BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO CLASSES

Monday, August 5 - 2:00pm - Auditorium. Introductory Class is Complimentary. National Ballroom Dance Champions, Diane Meehan and Vasily Golovin, will return to give Casa residents exclusive classes where they would teach the basics of ballroom and Latin dance, including dance movements, steps, timing and technique of ballroom dance. No partner needed, no experience necessary, wear comfortable clothes, non-rubber soled shoes and a smile! Once you have watched this demonstration, you will have an opportunity to sign up for a 4-week group class, starting August 12. If you would like to attend the August 5 Complimentary Dance Class, please sign up in the Mail Room. 

CATHOLIC MASS AT CASA

Friday, August 2 - 11:00am - Personal Care. Mass will be celebrated by one of the priests from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. Everyone is welcome!

CALIFORNIA GOLD BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO CLASSES

Monday, August 5 - 2:00pm - Auditorium. Introductory class is complimentary. Recently, National Ballroom Dance Champions, Diane Meehan and Vasily Golowin, and students from their studio, performed for the Entertainment Committee’s Ballroom Blitz performance at Casa Dorinda. From this evening, the enthusiasm was overwhelmingly positive to have them return to give Casa residents exclusive classes where they would teach the basics of ballroom and Latin dance; including, dance movements, steps, timing and technique of ballroom dance. Did you know: Dance reduces the chances of Alzheimer's Disease by 75%, increases happiness and memory, builds core strength, endurance, balance, and improves posture in a fun group setting? No partner needed, no experience necessary, wear comfortable clothes, non-rubber soled shoes and a smile! Once you have watched this demonstration, you will have an opportunity to sign up for a 4-week group class, starting August 12. If you would like to attend the August 5 Complimentary Dance Class, please sign up in the Mail Room, and we will send you a reminder notice. 

NEW 10-WEEK MAH-JONGG CLASS

Tuesdays, Aug 13 - Oct 15.
Beginners/Intermediates: 10:00am - 12:00pm.
Advanced: 1:00pm - 3:00pm in the 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.