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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

CARD-MAKING WORKSHOP WITH DENYSE

Every Friday - 1:30pm - Painting Studio. Join Denyse, as we continue to explore the joy of working with paper, making our own beautiful cards for family and friends. Cards you create for yourself cost 0.75 cents per card for materials, to be billed. If you have special items to add to your cards, please be sure to bring them with you to class. If you create cards to be sold at Casa’s 2018 Holiday Bazaar, materials are provided, and there is no cost. We thank you for your generous donation of time and inspiration.

NELSON HOWARD RESIDENT LECTURES

HIDDEN HISTORIES - Friday, Sept. 14 - 4:00pm - Auditorium. Please attend the first lecture of the 2018-19 Nelson Howard Resident Lecture series. Betty Fussell and storyteller Kelly Grogan will present the never-before-revealed stories of four Casa women who survived World War II in Europe and who have contributed so much to Casa with their art of jewelry, paintings, sculptures, and photographs.

A NOTE FROM YOUR NEW NELSON HOWARD RESIDENT SERIES MODERATORS

The Nelson Howard Resident Lecture series is celebrating its 25th anniversary thanks to many previous residents who have offered to tell us about their lives, passions or interests. We especially thank Bob Flink for his dedication and tireless efforts over the past eight years, and in his honor, there will be an open bar and refreshments following the September 14 lecture. Please give us any suggestions of topics and residents for future lectures, so we can continue the Nelson Howard Resident Lecture series for another 25 years! – Kristin Demong and Chuck Atkins.

MINDFULNESS, STRESS REDUCTION, AND WELL-BEING WITH DR. SPENCER SHERMAN

Wednesday, September 19 - 10:30am - Education Center. Whether you are experienced in mindfulness or simply curious about what it might hold for you, you are invited to join an ongoing group of Casa Dorinda residents as we explore the benefits of taking a few minutes each day to slow down, become more present, and gain greater self-awareness and self-control. Mindfulness is simple to understand, easy and pleasant to learn, and immediately helpful. And it has profound implications for our individual happiness and for the health of our world.

RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION MEETING

Friday, September 21 - 11:00am - Auditorium. This is your opportunity to learn what is happening at Casa and to make comments. Administration will be there to field questions. All residents are encouraged to attend. Come prepared to ask questions on any topic relevant to Casa. Copies of the agenda will be available at Reception on Wednesday, September 19.

SAVE THE DATE! THIS YEAR’S CALIFORNIA PROPOSITIONS CLEARLY EXPLAINED!

Tuesday, October 16 - 4:00pm - Auditorium. Attention Voters: It's that time again! This year there will be 12 different propositions on the ballot. Join us on the third Tuesday before Election Day, when Guest Speaker Ted Anagnoson, retired professor of political science, Cal State L.A., will provide clear, objective, unbiased explanations of each proposition to help us make up our own minds. Bring a pencil.

CERAMICS OPEN STUDIO

Thursdays - 1:30 to 4:00 pm - Ceramics Studio. No sign-up necessary, just come down to the Ceramics and Sculpture Studio on Thursday afternoons.

SUMMER BOCCE LEAGUE AT CASA

Every Monday & Tuesday, through October 9, from 4:00 to 6:00pm - on the Bocce Court. Two teams are playing at 4:00 pm and two more at 5:00 pm, on each Mon. and Tues. At the end of regular league play, there will be a playoff for the championship. Please use the court for practice or informal games. The balls are on the court.

SATURDAY TECH CLASSES WITH DORY

Beginning Photos on iPhone:
Remaining Classes in September - Saturday Sept. 15, 22 & 29 - 10:30 - 11:30am. Cost is $75 for four classes, to be billed.

Individual Tech Workshops:
11:45am - 12:45pm ($20/workshop, to be billed).
Remaining Single Workshops in September:
Saturday Sept. 22 - Uber & Lyft Apps on iPhone
• Saturday Sept. 29 - Downloading Apps on iPhone

Classes will be held in the Craft Studio. The sign up sheets are in the Mail Room.

“THE OLD BAG IS NEW!” PROJECT, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE GREAT BAG SHOW”

Tuesday, September 18 - 1:30pm - Painting Studio. The Visual Arts Committee is holding its final class date for you to work on your creative handbags. If you haven’t finished yours, or if you are just getting started, please come and join Kim. It’s easy to do, and we have all of the materials, including some fun bags for you to choose from. If you have a bag at home that you would like to decorate, bring it with you. Please sign up in the Mail Room today!

MYSTERY DINNER AT CASA

Friday, September 21 - 6:00pm - Dining Alcove. Here is a chance to chat with some people that you might not ordinarily have contact with. It is an opportunity to get to know some of our interesting and fun residents. The sign-up sheet has been filled; a waitlist is available in the Mail Room.

NEW DATE: CURRENT EVENTS WITH FRED

Thursday, September 21 - 11:00am - Auditorium. Everything you wanted to know about current events but were afraid to ask! Santa Barbara City College, Center-for-Lifelong-Learning instructor Fred Hofmann will address your every concern.