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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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The Spectator gets printed every other week; please submit articles by Monday prior to the next issue. Residents may receive a bi-weekly copy of The Spectator and a weekly copy of the Dining Room menus via email. If you wish to receive these documents via email, please contact Melissa at You may add or remove your name at any time.


Wednesday, August 21 - Bliss Expansion Meeting - 2:30pm - Auditorium
Wednesday, September 4 - Visual Arts Committee - 11:00am - Painting Studio
Wednesday, September 4 - Bliss Expansion Meeting - 2:30pm - Auditorium
Thursday, September 5 - Operations Committee - 9:30am - Education Center
Wednesday, September 11 - Dining Services Committee - 1:30pm - Dining Alcove
Friday, September 13 - Residents Association Meeting - 10:30am - Auditorium
Friday, September 13 - Medical Services Committee - 2:00pm - Education Center
Tuesday, September 17 - Finance Committee - 9:30am - Education Center
Wednesday, September 18 - Bliss Expansion Meeting - 2:30pm - Auditorium
Friday, September 27 - Council Meeting - 9:30am - Education Center

Please Note: All residents are invited to attend and participate in any Residents’ Association, Council and committee meetings. Your involvement makes us a stronger community! Minutes of Council, Residents, and MRA meetings are available in the Library. Minutes of recent Council & Residents' meetings also available at Reception. 


Clinic Hours

  • Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 3:30pm

  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • Closed for lunch 11:30 am to 12:00 noon

  • The Clinic Phone Extension is x8060

Clinic Physician Schedule:

  • William Koonce, M.D. - Tuesday & Friday 2:00 - 5:00pm / 1st & 3rd Monday of the month 2:00 - 5:00pm

  • Todd Fearer, M.D. - Wednesday 2:00 - 5:00 pm & Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • John Dexter, M.D. - Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Joseph Pineda, M.D. - Last Thursday of the month 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • L. Mae Chandler, D.P.M. - 2nd Thursday of the month 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.


The Security Department locks and unlocks the following areas on a daily basis:
Medical Center - locked 12:00 am - unlocked 5:00 am
Personal Care - locked 8:00 pm - unlocked 5:15 am
Main Casa - locked 12:00 am - unlocked 4:45 am

If you need to access these areas during secured hours, please contact the Security Department at 805-969-8118. Thank you!


Everyone is welcome and encouraged to drop by and try something new. Kim will be on hand at open studio sessions for beginners and experienced painters. If you are a beginner, she will introduce you to the studio and art supplies, plus show you various techniques to help you get started. Bring your current projects, or begin a new one. Studio supplies include Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Pencil, Charcoal and Ink, to name a few, all mediums are welcome. No cost for Open Studio sessions – just come and enjoy. 


Are you interested in animals, people, nature, and conservation? Do you enjoy learning and teaching others? Would you like to make new friends and professional contacts? Do you want to have fun? If so, the beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo is seeking volunteers to donate a few hours on a regular basis to give tours and/or provide information about the animals to Zoo guests. If you'd enjoy the socialization of being a volunteer, as well as staying active on the Zoo grounds, this might be something you'd like to consider. If interested, please sign up on the list in the Mail Room. 


Casa offers a beauty salon on campus, next door to the Auditorium. Elva Sanchez is our beautician and is experienced in hair color, haircuts, permanents, comb-outs and styling, and for a short time, she will take drop-ins. Hours are as follows: Tuesday open all day 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Thursday mornings only (Elva is serving Personal Care residents in the afternoon). Friday all day from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.