Barrett’s senior housing in Santa Ynez inspires state legislation

Rona Barrett’s effort to build the Golden Inn & Village housing project for low-income seniors in Santa Ynez inspired Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, to introduced a bill that would encourage the construction of similar affordable senior housing projects statewide. The Golden Inn … [Read more...]

Noozhawk: Golden Inn & Village Fills With Residents As Rona Barrett’s Dream Comes True

$13 million next phase calls for building assisted-living facility for people with Alzheimer's disease, memory loss     Rona Barrett, famed Hollywood entertainment writer-turned-businesswoman, is the driving force behind Golden Inn & Village, a new low-income senior housing … [Read more...]

Rona Barrett’s retirement community opens in Santa Ynez – for low-income seniors

  By JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT   Rona Barrett thanks everyone who helped build the Golden Inn and Villages during Friday's grand opening of the Santa Ynez retirement community. DANIEL … [Read more...]

Rona Barrett shines at glamorous Golden Inn & Village benefit

Mary Ann Norbom Oct 13, 2016 Santa Ynez Valley News The main hall in the Solvang Veterans Memorial Building never looked so glamorous as on Saturday when it was taken over for a fundraiser for the Rona Barrett Foundation Golden Inn & Village (GIV). The celebration doubled as Barrett's 80th … [Read more...]

BuzzFeed: All the Dirt on Rona Barrett, Hollywood’s Forgotten Gossip Girl

Fifty years ago, Rona Barrett forged a Hollywood gossip empire. Then she left it all behind, her innovations attributed to others, her legacy almost entirely overlooked. But as she nears 80, there’s very little Miss Rona regrets.  By Anne Helen Petersen for BuzzFeed News At the peak of … [Read more...]