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: 12/28/2018 to 01/08/2019

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. Monday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are always welcome to join us!

Date: 12/28/2018 to 01/28/2019


Ready for Danish Pancakes? This restaurant, Paula's Pancake House is the place to visit for the "BEST" Pancake Luncheon... EVER!
We'll take a stroll around this famous Danish Tourist Town and visit stop into a famous Danish Pastry Bakery. Also on our agenda, visiting our favorite Miniature Horse Ranch. Join us Monday, January 28th. The Bus leaves at 10:30 a.m. Please Sign-up to get on board. The bus fills up fairly fast!
Family and friends are welcome!

Date: 12/28/2018 to 02/07/2019


The Docent Council, Santa Barbara Museum of Arts is scheduled to visit the Villa ONCE PER MONTH, beginning on Thursday, January 17th. and again on Thursday, February 7th.

We are so excited to begin this monthly program with the SB Arts Museum. The Community Speakers Program features lectures written and delivered by docents. The art lectures are one hour of Art related presentations given to community organizations on a variety of topics pertaining to the museum's special exhibitions and collections. SBMA docents have a longstanding tradition of excellence and education, imparting both enthusiasm and expertise in their presentations. As ambassadors to the public, the docents believe in the power of art to ignite imagination, stimulate thought, and generate personally rewarding experiences.

Don't miss these monthly 2019 Art Presentations! Family and Friends are welcome to join us.
Thursday, January 17th at 1:00 p.m. "Women Artists." Part I
Thursday, February 7th at 1:00 p.m. The presentation showcasing "Women Artists." Part II
Thursday, March 14th at 1:00 p.m. Color: "More Than Meets the Eye."

Date: 12/28/2018 to 02/20/2019


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, February 20th.. 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: 12/28/2018 to 02/21/2019


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.


Posted On: 12/28/2018 - 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: 12/28/2018 - 5:30pm


It has been a rewarding experience working with you and may this New Year bring forth many more gratifying moments for us to share!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

The Villa Santa Barbara Staff

Posted On: 12/28/2018 - 1:15pm


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: 12/28/2018 - 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: 12/28/2018 - 12:45pm A Mental Health Online Program

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