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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, May 29 - Bliss Expansion Meeting - 2:30pm - Auditorium
Wednesday, June 5 - Visual Arts Committee - 11:00am - Painting Studio
Wednesday, June 12 - Bliss Expansion Meeting - 2:30pm - Auditorium
Thursday, June 13 - Operations Committee - 9:30am - Education Center
Friday, June 14 - MC Resident & Family Council - 10:45am - MC Activity Room
Friday, June 14 - Medical Services Committee - 2:00pm - Education Center
Tuesday, June 18 - Finance Committee - 9:30am - Education Center
Wednesday, June 26 - Bliss Expansion Meeting - 2:30pm - Auditorium
Friday, June 28 - Council Meeting - 9:30am - Education Center
Friday, July 12 - Residents Association Meeting - 10:30am - 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.


After a few efforts by a couple of our residents, the Workshop is in condition for your use. It is very well equipped with most anything a homeowner would need. It is located at the bottom of the mail-room staircase. Reception has the key. 


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


Invitations to the Birthday Luncheon on Wednesday, May 15, to all residents who have birthdays in either May or June, have been placed in their mail box at Reception. If you did not receive your invitation, please call Claudia at 805-969-8676.