Not all Santa Barbara retirement communities are created equal. If you’re looking to get more out of your next chapter, discover some of the many ways Vista del Monte creates a warm, inviting environment seniors love to live in. Stop looking at Santa Barbara retirement homes where you’ll be told how to live – you’ve just found a community where you can enjoy life as you desire.
More Fun & More Activities
There’s so much going on here that you’ll never have a gap in your social calendar. It’s truly incredible. From health and fitness activities to clubs, outings, musical performances, monthly get-togethers and so much more, there’s something for everyone and so many wonderful people to do it with.
Founded as a community for retired educators, Vista del Monte leads Santa Barbara retirement communities in intellectual stimulation and resident involvement in the curation of topics and instruction. We celebrate the knowledge you’ve attained through life and offer a host of opportunities to share your knowhow with neighbors and staff.
Discuss science or current events or spark your imagination with a creative writing course, art class or book club. Love music? You’ll have plenty of occasions to sing or learn a new instrument. Ted Talks, It’s Never 2 Late interactive life enrichment, Osher Lifelong Learning, continuing education and more – at Vista del Monte, we’ve got all the tools you need to keep your mind sharp.
Assisted Living Santa Barbara CA with Vista del Monte is Great for Foodies
Many Santa Barbara retirement homes treat mealtime simply as an act of nutrition. You deserve better. In our dining room, you’ll find people who love to eat and chefs who love to cook. Creative and top-notch, our food is not just delicious, it’s something to look forward to every time you sit down at the table. Enjoy a selection of exciting cuisines from across the globe and festive favorites around holiday times.
Along with an elegant setting, full table service and a gorgeous view, the dining room at Vista del Monte is as much a meeting place as it is a restaurant. Make plans with friends and neighbors to eat together and catch up. Kick back and have fun. We believe good food is meant to be savored among great company and that the longer you linger, the more you get out of your meal.
Vista del Monte Understands How to Staff Santa Barbara Retirement Homes
If there’s one simple way to describe the type of people who work at Vista del Monte, it’s that they are passionate about what they do. Staff aren’t just great at their job, they interact with residents on a personal level and foster the family-like environment we’ve worked hard to create.
The spirit of togetherness you find here really is unlike other Santa Barbara retirement communities. Come be a part of something special.
For Artists! Assisted Living Santa Barbara CA Features Private Resident Only Studio
Embrace your inner Monet with watercolor classes at the Vista del Monte studio. Try new mediums with the opportunity to express yourself with block printmaking, air-dry clay, mosaics, sculpting, woodworking and performance arts.
Along with hands on classes, the community often hosts local museum docents for special presentations and outings to local galleries or exhibitions. For the musically inclined, the Vista Choir is always in need of another pair of strong lungs.
Retirement Homes Santa Barbara Offer a Wonderful Location
One walk around the Vista del Monte campus and you’ll get a real feel for how beautiful and relaxing life here can be – but along with providing a tranquil space to relax and unwind, the community offers an envious location just five minutes from downtown.
Life is meant to be lived and we’ll make it easy to do just that. Take part in group outings or arrange transportation on your own. There’s so much to see and experience here, from downtown to State Street. Head to the Santa Barbara Zoo for a fun safari or pick up tickets to the Santa Barbara Symphony to wow your ears with beautiful music. Visit Stearns Wharf, Old Santa Barbara Mission, Chaucer’s Bookstore and beautiful beaches and mountain parks for hiking.
While there are many locations out there offering retirement homes Santa Barbara is awfully tough to beat.
Take it to the Pool
There’s no safer low-impact workout than swimming or water aerobics. When you’re ready to make your move to Vista del Monte, be sure to pack a few extra swim suits for all the time you’ll be spending in the water. Our Vista del Monte Fitness and Aquatics Center features a heated indoor pool and offers a safe and convenient walk-in entrance and therapy spa – fantastic for rehabilitation or deep relaxation!
Use the swimming pool in different ways, including guided water exercise programs, exciting water volleyball, freestyle swim hours and more.
Access to Innovative Memory Care
Those with a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia understand that the special personalized care required to look after a loved one with memory loss is hard to understand until you’ve gone through it. At Vista del Monte’s Summer House, you’ll find two dozen residences expertly designed for Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers and a team of compassionate caregivers dedicated to enriching the lives of those who struggle to do it on their own.
Summer House at Vista del Monte is the kind of memory care you simply won’t find at all Santa Barbara retirement homes.
From state-of-the-art experiential engagement technologies to cutting edge techniques and practices, the whole-person style of care is what you’ll find here.
A Focus on the Individual
Above all else, Vista del Monte stands out from the rest because we treat people like the individuals they are. We understand that just because you may need a little help with practical tasks around the home doesn’t mean that you don’t still have a lot to give.
We celebrate your life by providing ample opportunities to share your knowledge and experience with the community. We treasure your autonomy by creating an environment where residents enjoy as much freedom as possible. Freedom to fill your days with the activities you love and freedom to easily come and go from the community.
Our culture is different. Yes, we are a senior living community, but if you look at the vivacity in which our residents live, you’d never imagine they were seniors at all.
Choosing the perfect destination to settle down for your retirement is an important decision. It’s not just about finding a retirement home that suits your lifestyle but also about finding a local community that resonates with your spirit and soul passions. Santa Barbara, California is a world-class destination and we’re excited to share a world-class sense of community with all the residents at Vista del Monte.
Conveniently tucked between the mountains and the ocean, Santa Barbara retirement communities truly offer the best of both worlds. From fresh sea air to cool breezes and captivating mountain vistas, this is part of the world that’s easy to fall in love with. Learn more about Santa Barbara retirement homes and discover why you should consider Vista del Monte to write the next chapter in the story of your life.
Retirement living in Santa Barbara CA Offers Excellent Area Transportation
Take advantage of maintenance-free living in a vibrant community with transportation services designed for retirees on the go. Unlike other Santa Barbara retirement homes that are disconnected from the local community, at Vista del Monte you’ll find that offsite excursions are even easier to arrange than when you lived on your own. Historic downtown Santa Barbara and gorgeous beaches are only minutes from your doorstep.
Sign up for scheduled transportation or use the Lyft concierge service. Enjoy free trips within a 10-mile radius of the community and join your friends for weekly shopping excursions or events to downtown restaurants, the symphony or theatre, the beach, wharf and parks, wine tasting, concerts, museums including the Getty in Los Angeles and more. You can even head to the casino to play your favorite games.
Santa Barbara Retirement Homes Make It Easy to Stay Fit & Healthy
A vital part of making the most of your retirement years is keeping your body in the right shape to get out and explore. When you’re shopping for retirement homes Santa Barbara style – go straight to the pool!
In the heart of the community is our state-of-the-art Vista del Monte Fitness and Aquatic Center. Working out in the water is an excellent low-impact solution for people who might struggle to get enough exercise in a traditional gym environment and a selection of guided lessons are available including aqua aerobics and water balance classes. Once you get the hang of things you can ramp up the fun by taking part in an exciting game of water volleyball or lap swims!
Vista del Monte Fitness and Aquatic Center includes an indoor heated pool and hydrotherapy pool heated to 95 degrees. Certified personal trainers and lifeguards are also available onsite.
Additional fitness programs available out of the water include strength training, gentle movement class, yoga and Pilates, chair cardio and strengthening, chair yoga, Keiser strength training equipment and NuStep and CyberCycle fitness bikes.
A Welcoming Place Where Friendships Blossom
The California spirit is alive and well at Santa Barbara retirement homes. A pillar of the daily experience is to foster personal growth and social interaction. The culture at Vista del Monte is like a family, not just between neighbors but between residents and caregivers, too. Every activity, every day is geared toward creating an environment where people connect, learn and share in common and uncommon experiences.
From art programs to creative writing classes, virtual lectures, discussion groups, beach walkers and foodie groups, you’ll find a myriad of ways to express yourself and push your boundaries side by side with friendly people walking along the same path.
In celebration of all the knowledge our residents bring to the table, the Life Enrichment program allows passionate residents with unique skills and interests to play the role of teacher and guide others in a learning journey. In this way, Santa Barbara retirement communities are at the forefront of changing the way we view senior living.
And don’t worry, if your best friend walks with four legs, they’ll be welcome at Vista del Monte. As a pet friendly community, we believe furry family members are as much part of the family as anyone else. Take your pooch out for a walk along well-maintained pathways and show them countless gardens and flowers to sniff. The pedestrian-friendly downtown is also pet friendly meaning your pal can leash up and go along everywhere that you do.
Retirement Living Santa Barbara CA Delivers Distinct Levels of Care
Not every senior needs the same level of assistance to live a full life and we work hard to ensure that every resident is given the boost they need without infringing on their freedom and autonomy. For some, cooked meals, household chores and a little help getting around is all they need to free up time for the things they love. For others, mobility or medical concerns may require more assisted living or in-depth supervision or care, including professional nursing care.
Whatever you need, we’ve got the knowhow and the flexibility to cater a program to suit your unique situation. After all, our vision for assisted living is just that, to assist you so you can live the way you want to.
Staff That Love Their Job
At Vista del Monte you’ll notice our staff smiling as much as our residents do. After all, we’re a family here and from the kitchen to the health and wellness center to the community store, everyone understands that they’re part of something special.
As a team, our goal is simple, to provide all the help you need to live life on your own terms, at your own pace.
Plan Your Visit Today
When touring Southern California retirement homes, Santa Barbara needs to be at the top of your list. Come see what we’re doing differently at Vista del Monte and discover a place where our passion for individuality means your next chapter will be a time for moving forward, not slowing down. We can’t wait to show you around our peaceful campus set among the pines. Don’t wait, call 805.687.0793 today and schedule a tour.