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: 11/05/2018 to 11/12/2018

Visit the Cozy Beach Town of Carpinteria

This trip will be a fun shopping experience. It has a rustic scenic feel and the Beach Front is so beautiful. There are Antique shops, Thrift Shops and tons of interesting restaurants. We shall be choosing one of them for our dining hour. Let's get out of the house and go on a journey! Expect to be gone three hours. Please Sign-up for this event. Family and friends are always welcome to join us!

Date: 11/05/2018 to 11/26/2018

FREE SENIOR DAY INTO THE BOTANIC GARDENS + A PICNIC IN THE PARK!

PICNIC IN THE PARK. We have been invited to bring our picnic lunches into this beautiful setting. Only in California! All the plants in the gardens grow naturally somewhere in California, and they were Not brought here by European settlers. One third of California's native plants grow nowhere else on Earth! Founded in 1926, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is dedicated to conservation of California native plants. With sweeping views from the Santa Ynez Mountains to the SB Channel Islands, the Garden's renowned landscapes showcase California native plant diversity. We love visiting the Botanic Gardens on "FREE" entrance day for seniors. We take leisurely walks throughout the breathtakingly Beautiful gardens and have a picnic lunch there as well. It's a Lovely trip and the Botanic staff treat us like royalty! Join us on Wednesday, November 28th. Bus leaves at 10:45 a.m. Please sign-up for this trip and make out a pink "Picnic Lunch Form" with Suzy. This trip is growing in popularity, so sign-up A.S.A.P.

Date: 11/05/2018 to 11/29/2018

GET YOUR FLU SHOT AT THE VILLA IN OCTOBER

The Flu is peaking earlier this year and is widespread in our area. Dr. Gregt Hendey said, "people usually develop Flu symptoms two to three days after they're exposed to the virus, but are most contagious the day before symptoms develop. So before you even know you're sick you're already spreading the virus." He recommended that people wash their hands often, stay in their rooms as long as possible and avoid close contact with anyone coughing or sneezing AND get your Flu Shot! The Villa teamed up with Central Coast Home Health. They have offered to give Flu Shots to the Villa residents and employees. On Thursday, November 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the Game Room will be your last chance at the Villa SB. Just show up and present our Medicare Card or Insurance Card. That's it...easy. See you in the Game Room.

Date: 11/05/2018 to 11/30/2018

PLAY POOL WITH YOUR FRIENDS ON FRIDAYS

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! Join us for some FUN; it's a hoot!

Date: 11/05/2018 to 11/30/2018

BUS RIDING 101 PRESENTATION AT OUR TEA PARTY

Have you ever taken the Santa Barbara City Bus? Did you know that we have a "Bus Stop" directly in front of the Villa Front Door. If you do not drive a car any longer, You may now claim your freedom back. Don't miss this very educational "HOW TO RIDE THE SANTA BARBARA CITY BUS" Presentation. You'll learn everything you need to know: Where, When, and How to ride the bus. Please join us on Friday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m.
We will be serving cookies and Tea. Family and Friends are welcome to join us!

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Posted On: 11/07/2018 - 1:30pm

A BIG SHOUT OUT TO THE BOY SCOUTS!

What a joy it was to receive the Boy Scouts on Saturday, November 3rd. THANK YOU, Troop 395 for baking the Villa residents some of the most delicious cupcakes; we had such FUN decoration your creation. They also played Bingo (our favorite) game with us for two hours. Please return soon, you are always welcome to join us!

Posted On: 11/05/2018 - 5:45pm

The Villa Belongs to the SB Public Library!

Get the full library calendar from Suzy. Walk to the SB Public Library (only two blocks from the Villa) for some friendly events. Visit daily if you wish.
MAY EVENTS: Book Club, Learning Technology, Civic Forums, Basic Computing Course and Exploring Treasures of Our Local Libraries and Archives.
Also, National Poetry Month Event, National Library Week Event and Social Gatherings. Don't miss out on the daily events in your neighborhood.

Posted On: 11/05/2018 - 1:15pm

"MUSIC OF OUR LIVES AND TIMES" SIGN-UP TODAY

A NEW CLASS PRESENTED BY SBCC: “MUSIC OF OUR LIVES AND TIMES" with Professor, Susan Gomez.
My class is a retrospective of music from the 20th Century focusing primarily on the music residents are most familiar. Music starting in the 40’s, some 30’s (what our parents were listening to on the radio), and artists like Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and others. Then we’ll move into the 50’s with Elvis, Connie Francis, Doo-wop, etc. I use original recordings whenever possible. I’ll bring my karaoke machine to entertain, show musicals from the 40’s and 50’s, give a little biography of each artist we explore and will introduce a history blurb to set the stage. Lastly, I will have an impromptu game of “Name That Tune. Join the FUN every Thursday at 3:45 p.m. beginning October 25th. Family and friends are invited to sign-up for this class.

Posted On: 11/05/2018 - 12:45pm

We would like to THANK the MOB DANCERS

The Villa Residents would like to "THANK" the MOB DANCERS for treating us to a SPECTACULAR hour of entertainment during our Halloween Fun Day.
They danced to the song "THRILLER" by Michael Jackson. All #19 of the ZOMBIES joined us for pictures, face painting and dancing. Please return next year... or better yet, you have an open invitation anytime!! What a Fun day.

Posted On: 11/05/2018 - 12:00pm

The Benefits of Using Walking Poles

You have probably seen residents walking around looking like lost cross country skiers, swinging what are affectionately often referred to as "walking sticks" while they walk. Those sticks are actually called "walking poles. Walking poles are not assistive devices, and are used by people of all ages all over the world to enhance their aerobic workouts. Current research of the use of walking poles shows that while normal walking uses about 40% of the muscles in your body, walking while using poles uses 90% of your muscles! Up to 46% more calories can be burned while walking using walking poles.
While using the poles, the arms swing the poles forward, generation a stronger cross-body patterning that is good for gait and YOUR Brain! Thus, those who use walking poles can burn more calories, increase their flexibility, get better posture, and generally feel more stable, allowing them to walk longer and take longer and faster strides. All of which are great for increasing aerobic endurance and capacity. If you would kike to see if the use of walking poles would benefit you, contact Suzy in Activities.

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