Villa Santa Barbara

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

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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: 09/11/2018 to 09/24/2018


You asked for Spanish Class so let's get the party started. Join Armando's Spanish Class Monday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Learn to speak conversational Spanish with your friends. Learning a language will keep your mind sharp! The more, the merrier, so bring your family and friends. See you Monday afternoon at 3:00p in the Library (if we are visiting Solvang or Ventura on a Monday, Spanish class will be cancelled). Hasta La Wago!

Date: 09/11/2018 to 09/26/2018


Take a Harbor Walk with us every Wednesday morning at 10:00!
This presentation was so successful, we have asked John to return. "HISTORY ALONG THE WATERFRONT" is coming to the Villa Santa Barbara, again for those who missed it or just want to attend again. Don't miss this exciting Presentation by John Ummel, a local resident and recent retiree. He's bringing his tour to the senior community via an informative, highly entertaining PowerPoint presentation with wonderful old slides and accompanying fascination facts about Santa Barbara. Even long-time locals will learn something New! Family and Friends are Welcome to join this presentation on Monday, August 27th. at 1:00 p.m. in our Theater. Don't miss this educational hour of pure delight.

*The Channel Islands and how SB got its name construction of the Harbor
*How SB became a resort city
*Los Banos Del Mar 1969 oil spill
*Sambos Restaurant
*Chumash Indians and Life under the missions Potter Hotel

Date: 09/11/2018 to 09/27/2018


Please Join us for our Laugh Better Exercise in the Theater. Every Thursday Afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Reap the health benefits of laughter:
*Increase happiness *Reduce Stress and Anxiety *Reduce Blood Pressure *Alleviate Depression *Oxygenate the Blood *Brief Cardio Workout *Feel Better and best of all... boost your Dopamine!! It's Super Funny, difficult not to laugh. Try it out. Bring your friends and family.

Date: 09/11/2018 to 09/28/2018

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 and Bingo 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 as a group, you answer the best you can. It's a wonderful way to exercise your brain and everyone has a great time. See you at 1:00 p.m.

Date: 09/11/2018 to 09/28/2018


Everyone's Favorite afternoon! Join us every Monday and Friday afternoon in the Game Room at 1:00 p.m. The Bingo Cards are picked-over pretty well by 12:30, so get to the game room early! We are serious players and we start all Bingo Games at 1:05. We so enjoy Family and friends joining us for our Bingo hour. You are always welcome.


Posted On: 09/11/2018 - 1:00pm


Our mission is to honor our military from today's War on Terror going back to World War II, including those who have died, while serving the United States of America. We do that by creating photo memorials, holding events open to veterans, their families and the public, and recording stories to share with future generations.

Daughters of the American Revolution is honoring our Veterans' in an "Opening Memorial Ceremony Display" at the SB Memorial Building on 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. The display runs through 10/11/2018. The Villa Santa Barbara residents will be attending this ceremony on October 5th. from 2:30 to 3:30. Please sign-up to attend this specular event and support out Veterans'. Friends and family are welcome to join us.

Posted On: 09/11/2018 - 12:45pm


Dear Friends,

Assisted Living Week is an opportunity to pause and celebrate our mission to serve seniors and their families. In keeping with the old adage of "It takes a village...", our mission is carried out daily through a core set of onsite teams at our communities nationwide and the behind-the-scenes supporters that provide the necessary support so that all team members in the community can do their jobs day in and day out.

Personal Care/Nursing:
All caregivers, who not only provide the clinical care and support to meet the residents' needs, but who also provide the emotional support with plentiful hugs, smiles and laughter that makes a difference in our residents' days.

Food Services:

Our staff who is responsible for preparing and serving nutritious and delicious meals to our residents and making sure that their preferences are met, for meals are often considered the highlight of their day.

Housekeeping and Maintenance:

Our staff who is responsible for keeping the properties clean and in optimal shape and keeping the residents' homes feeling like home.

Life Enrichment:

Everyone who is responsible for providing the programming and daily activities that keep our residents active and engaged in the things that they love to do.

Business Office/Administration:

All administrative staff who, daily, handle all residents' and families' needs, regulatory and compliance issues, property upkeep and employee support.

Our mission is further supported beyond the core teams and support staff at our communities, through our regional teams and our colleagues from the home office.

In reflecting on why we do what we do, it is important to remember the reason we are here. Our residents. Please take a moment this week to thank your residents and family members for choosing us and allowing us to care for them or their loved ones.

We appreciate everything that you do - make it a great celebration!

Brett Lee Colleen Honnors

Chief Operating Officer Director of Quality and Clinical Services

Posted On: 09/11/2018 - 11:15am

Stay Patient with Your Senior Community

The Villa Santa Barbara family understands that taking care of a senior loved one is an act of love. Nevertheless, it can be challenging at times and wear on your patience. So we wanted to share some advice from Dr. Aparna Kotamarti, Medical director of the Senior Health and Wellness Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Forth Worth. She says, patience starts a home.

"Teach your children to be respectful to their elderly," she said. "Let them interact with the seniors in the house. When they become young adults, have them participate at churches and volunteer in Assisted Living facilities and hospital outreach programs. Let them have as much exposure as they can so that they grow up with empathy and respect toward our seniors."

The United States is experiencing considerable growth in its older population. It is estimated that 83.7 million adults will be 65 and over by 2050. While this may be inspiring in many ways, this projected growth also presents challenges from all aspects of the spectrum, from policymakers, government programs and health care providers to businesses and most importantly, families. Patience will play a much bigger role in the lives of younger adults and even adult children when it comes to caring for and communicating with seniors who may be slower, forgetful, helpless or apathetic.

There is no greater gift than to spend time with a senior. The Villa SB hires high school students, college students and adults. Join us to learn how to start communicating with your senior community, today!

The Villa Santa Barbara

Posted On: 07/30/2018 - 3:00pm


Mercado Del Norte
Come for the fun and the food, stay for the music and dancing.
Mercado Del Norte is located in Mackenzie Park at the corner
of State Street and Las Positas Street in the San Roque area.

Wednesday, August 1st
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Garcia Dance
12:05 PM to 1:05 PM Groupo De Danza Quetzalcóatl
1:10 PM to 2:10 PM Boscutti Dance Theatre
2:15 PM to 2:30 PM 2018 Spirits
2:35 PM to 3:35 PM Cruz Dance and Entertainment
3:40 PM to 4:40 PM Zermeño Dance Academy
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM Bryan Titus Trio
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Redfish

Thursday, August 2nd
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Contra Tiempo Flamenco
11:35 AM to 11:50 AM 2018 Spirits
11:55 AM to 12:40 PM Zermeño Dance Academy
12:45 PM to 1:15 PM Groupo Folklorico de West LA
1:20 PM to 2:05 PM Boscutti Dance Theatre
2:10 PM to 2:55 PM Cruz Dance and Entertainment
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM Alma De Mexico
3:50 PM to 4:35 PM Garcia Dance Studio
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM Soul Cats
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Area 51

Friday, August 3rd
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Contra Tiempo Flamenco
12:05 PM to 12:25 PM Melody Hope
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Boscutti Dance Theatre
1:35 PM to 2:35 PM Alma De Mexico
2:40 PM to 3:40 PM Zermeño Dance Academy
3:45 PM to 4:45 PM Groupo Danza Quetzalcóatl
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM Hogan’s All Stars
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Spencer the Gardener
8:15 PM to 10:00 PM Anthony Prieto Band

Saturday, August 4th
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Boscutti Dance Theatre
11:35 AM to 12:05 AM Baile De California
12:10 PM to 1:10 PM Alma de Mexico
1:15 PM to 1:30 PM (TBA)
1:30 PM to 2:05 PM Xenia Flores
2:40 PM to 3:40 PM Mariachi Isla Vista
3:45 PM to 5:45 PM The Kicks
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM The UpBeat
8:00 PM to 8:15 PM La Boheme
8:15 PM to 10:00 PM Elements

Mercado de la Guerra
Mercado de la Guerra is a colorful Mexican market (across from City Hall).
Feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs
and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the early evening.

Wednesday, August 1st
11:15 AM to 12:10 PM Cruz Dance and Entertainment
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM Alma De Mexico
1:05 PM to 1:35 PM Danza de Cota
1:40 PM to 2:30 PM Garcia Dance Studio
2:35 PM 3:35 PM Linda Vega Dance Studio
3:40 PM to 4:30 PM Boscutti Dance Theatre
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM The Traveling Hurtados
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Out Of The Blue
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM The Tearaways

Thursday, August 2nd
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Cruz Dance and Entertainment
12:05 PM to 12:45 PM Groupo De Danza Quetzalcóatl
12:50 PM to 1:20 PM Danza de Cota
1:25 PM to 1:55 PM Contra Tiempo
2:00 PM to 2:15 PM 2018 Spirits
2:20 PM to 3:20 PM Linda Vega Dance Studio
3:25 PM to 4:30 PM Zermeño Dance Academy
5:00 PM to 5:40 PM Grupo Ata-Q De Mexico
6:00 PM to 6:40 PM Grupo Sivoney
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM Mezcal Martini
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM Heart & Soul Band with Friends

Friday, August 3rd
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Danza De Cota
11:35 AM to 12:15 PM Alma De Mexico
12:20 PM to 1:20 PM Zermeño Dance Academy
1:25 PM to 2:05 PM Groupo Folklorico De West L.A.
2:10 PM to 3:15 PM Linda Vega Dance Studio
3:20 PM to 4:30 PM Cruz Dance and Entertainment
5:00 PM to 5:20 PM Melody Hope
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM Teen Star
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Rincons
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM Heavy Hitters

Saturday, August 4th
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Cruz Dance and Entertainment
12:05 PM to 12:35 PM Danza de Cota
12:40 PM to 1:20 PM Contra Tiempo
1:25 PM to 2:10 PM Boscutti Dance Theatre
2:15 PM to 3:10 PM Zermeño Dance Academy
3:15 PM to 3:30 PM 2018 Spirits
3:35 PM to 4:30 PM Linda Vega Dance Studio
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Cornerstone
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM The Kinsella Band
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM The Bomb
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM Spencer the Gardener

Posted On: 07/30/2018 - 2:30pm

The Fiesta Parade

This year marks the 94th 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 Villa residents will enjoy a picnic lunch at the Fiesta Parade site along the ocean! The Villa Bus will be leaving at 10:45 a.m.