Villa Santa Barbara

227 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(877) 931-4369

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Community Life

Villa Santa Barbara celebrates its residents with regular special activities that bring our community together. Activity programs include wine tours, casino visits and shopping with free transportation. Residents, family members and friends can keep track of all of our daily, weekly and monthly happenings, find out how to get involved in our activities, see photos from past events and get the latest news from our community by checking here.

Date: 08/02/2017 to 08/11/2017

Milestones and Tasks Seminar

On Friday, August 11, Please join us for an important conversation with Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care about:
*Sense of Completion with worldly affairs
*Sense of completion in relationships with community
*Sense of meaning about one's individual life
*Experiencing love of self
*Experiencing love of others
*Sense of completion in relationships with family
*Acceptance of the finality of life - of one's existence
*Sense of a new self beyond loss
*Sense of meaning about life in general
In our Theater at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are always welcome to join us!

Date: 08/02/2017 to 08/17/2017


Don't miss the FUN on this very special day to celebrate our residents who have an August Birthday. Enjoy a glass of wine, birthday balloon and a special prepared birthday dinner. Live music will be played following dinner at 6:00 p.m. in our Theater. Happy Birthday to YOU!

Date: 08/02/2017 to 08/31/2017

Game Day is everyday at 1:00 p.m.

Join us everyday (rain or shine) at 1:00 p.m. in the Game Room to play card games with your friends. There is something for everyone! Rummikub, UNO, Hearts, board games, puzzles and so many others. It's a great place to bring a friend, family member or just yourself to join others. Another popular game we play is "Brain Quest." This is where I ask questions about our great nation, history or science and as a group, you answer the best you can. It's a wonderful way to exercise your brain. See you at 1:00 p.m.

Date: 07/31/2017 to 08/04/2017


This year marks the 93rd anniversary of the Fiesta Historical Parade. It is unique to Santa Barbara and features floats depicting episodes from the history of the state and city. Descendants of local Native Americans, Spanish Pioneers, the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, and local service clubs and organizations all reenact historical scenes. It is one of the nation’s largest equestrian parades, featuring over 600 horses, as well as many antique carriages, coaches, and wagons. The parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard, proceeds east along the beach to State Street, then up State Street to Sola Street. The Parade starts at 12:00 (NOON). Should Villa residents wish to see the parade, they may walk to State Street with friends and family. One may also watch the parade on TV.

Date: 07/31/2017 to 08/25/2017


The Villa has a beautiful Pool Table and the game is now being played by pool sharks. In fact, our new activity is geared for "Anyone" wishing to join our new social event. Play pool every Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. We'll serve you Coors Light and Chips! We are beginning to gather quite the crowd of cheerleaders! So join us for FUN!


Posted On: 08/16/2017 - 10:00am


Yes, a FREE Wellness Clinic for "ALL" of our Independent Living Residents, friends and family! It will be provided by the Department of Assisted Living of Villa Santa Barbara on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (7/19/17) from 9:00 to 12 noon. We will help monitor your blood pressure, weight, oxygen level and pulse. Come see us in the Exercise Room on the first floor.

Posted On: 08/07/2017 - 4:45pm


The Villa Santa Barbara contributes to the community:
Over the past 25 years, the Villa has established a great working partnership with an organization called PathPoint Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities to reach their fullest potential. They believe that all individuals, especially those with disabilities or disadvantages, can achieve self-sufficiency and dignity when the proper supports are in place. The kitchen management, here at the Villa SB has employed several of their qualified individuals and we are very proud of their accomplishments! You too, can join them in making a positive difference in the lives of individuals in our communitie.

Posted On: 07/31/2017 - 5:30pm


It's Fiesta Time in Santa Barbara. Don't miss out on a full week of FUN! Beginning August 2-6th.

“Each year, the Presidente for Old Spanish Days has the privilege of selecting a theme for the coming year, and for me, Fiesta has always meant one thing – COMMUNITY!,” said La Presidente Henderson in making the much-anticipated announcement. “The Fiesta family is large and it extends well past our Board – our over 3,500 volunteers, our sponsors, the Mission, our City and County, our first responders, the dance studios, our collaborative non-profits, the artists, and the over 30 non- profits that stage their fundraisers around Fiesta.” The Party Starts Now!

*El Mercado de la Guerra 11am–11pm. FOOD, MUSIC AND DANCING:
Stroll through a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall) to feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening.
*Courthouse Fiesta Tours: Free guided tours of this beautiful Moorish-Spanish building take place between 10 AM and 3 PM, every 'half-hour' Wednesday thru Saturday and 'every-hour' Sunday. Meet in the Mural Room at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street.
*Casa Cantina 12pm–12am. FOOD, MUSIC AND DANCING:
Stay for the music and dancing! Check out our four distinct "neighborhoods" for all of the family: the food court where you can watch daily entertainment and enjoy Fiesta foods; the Fiesta Bazaar for souvenirs; Fiesta Carnival with rides and attractions for the kids; and the Crazy Horse Cantina for icy cold beer margaritas and live entertainment in the evening to get you out on the dance floor. Mercado Del Norte is located in Mackenzie Park at the corner of State Street and Las Positas Street in the San Roque area.
*Crazy Horse Cantina 11am–10:30pm. FOOD, MUSIC AND DANCING:
The Crazy Horse Cantina, inside Mercado Del Norte, features a beer garden with live entertainment and is a favorite gathering spot for locals during Fiesta. It is host during the day to Fiesta's battle of the bands competition where aspiring new talent come to play. At night and all day Saturday the Cantina turns into a beer garden with entertainment from the top area bands. After 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and after 4 p.m. on Saturday the Cantina is a 21 and over only event - ID required.

*There is so much more...Check your local papers and The Independent for more information.

Posted On: 07/28/2017 - 5:15pm

The Villa Santa Barbara New Living Room Look

Here's a picture of The Villa Santa Barbara's brand new Living Room Look. The residents are beaming with Joy. We'll be spending the next few months completely remodeling our dining room. We are looking forward to all new furniture, freshly painted walls, lighting and much more. Our residents are patiently waiting to see the results, it will be beautiful and well worth the wait.

Our lovely roof top ocean view patio and beautiful courtyard area space was resurfaced, has all new furniture, a fire pit, and lots of new greenery to compliment our new look.

An open house will occur once all of the work is completed. We appreciate our residents patience while we beautify our community!

Please come visit anytime; walk-ins are always welcome!

Posted On: 07/28/2017 - 10:00am


Did you know the waters surrounding the Channel Islands National Park are home to many diverse and beautiful species of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises? The Villa Santa Barbara Playground IS the Ocean and we take full advantage of watching the Whales pass through the Channel Islands from February through mid-April. About one third of the species found worldwide can be seen right here in our own backyard. The 27 species sighted in the channel include Gray, Blue, Humpback, Minke, Sperm, and Pilot Whales; Orcas; Dall's Porpoise and Risso's, Pacific White-sided, Common, and Bottlenose Dolphins. We've got it "ALL." During your stay in the Santa Barbara area, drop-by to visit our new and much improved "Face Lift." Call to make an appointment with Marlee King or just pop-in at your convenience. 805-963-4428