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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.


Thursday, March 14 - Operations Committee - 9:30am - Education Center
Tuesday, March 19 - Finance Committee - 9:30am - Education Center
Wednesday, March 20 - Bliss Expansion Meeting - 2:30pm - Auditorium
Friday, March 22 - Council Meeting - 9:30am - Education Center
Friday, March 29 - Residents’ Association Meeting - 11:00am - Auditorium

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.


Friday, March 29 - 11:00am - Auditorium. Please plan to att end to hear Brian McCague, CEO, and Katie Hoegh-Guldberg, Director of Sales & Marketing, present Casa Re-discovered. Learn what makes Casa diff erent from all other options in the Santa Barbara area as a LifeCare community. This is a wonderful presentation, originally put together for potential residents, and of equal interest for current resi-dents. We bet you will learn something new about your home and the value of living here! We will also have updates on MRA and Council activities, the Bliss Expansion, the broad objectives and goals for the Five Year Casa Strategic Plan (2018 - 2023). Your participation is important and valued! 


Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm - Painting Studio. Kim Snyder will be on hand at open studio sessions for beginners and experienced painters. Do you like to work with other painters? Want to explore a new medium? Come and join in, we will have a still-life set up in the studio each week. Bring your current projects, or begin a new one. Kim can help you get started. Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel and Ink, to name a few, all mediums are welcome. No cost for Open Studio sessions – just come and enjoy. 


Casa resident Howard Scar is available for many of your jewelry needs such as repairs, alterations or cleanings in the Jewelry Studio. Jewelry hours are by appointment. If you’d like to arrange an appointment, Howard may be reached via email at or by calling him at 805-969-1330. 


Spring's sunshine is around the corner, and we are excited to enjoy our beautiful Casa Dorinda campus filled with spring flowers, green oaks and friendly faces. This is the inspiration for an upcoming art project Life Enrichment is holding, and everyone can participate. Its titled "A Day in My Life at Casa Dorinda." Each person who wants to join in the fun, will take photos of some of their favorite images around the Casa grounds. The catch is, you can only use your cell phone or other smart device, but not a film camera. If you are interested or simply curious about participating, please sign up in the Mail Room, and you will be given a list of instructions. For those who have a cell phone, you are all set. For those who don’t own one, no problem! You can partner with a Casa neighbor or a staff member from Life Enrichment to take your shots. Everyone (residents and staff) is welcome and encouraged to join in the fun! So, what do you say, want to get started today?


Invitations to the Birthday Luncheon on Wednesday, March 20, to all residents who have birthdays in either March or April, have been placed in their mail box at Reception. If you did not receive your invitation, please call Melissa at # 8087.