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About Canterbury

Discover a culture of community.

Imagine life full of enchantment and enrichment—every day.

We create an exceptional Rancho Palos Verdes senior living
community and services for seniors. As a Canterbury resident, you’ll also have the assurance of more than 30 years of award-winning experience, built on more than 90 years of service to seniors by Episcopal Communities & Services.

Where you live plays a big role in your health and happiness.  Palos Verdes senior living doesn’t have to mean a nursing home in Los Angeles. Why not live in a life plan community where good people offer great service and everything you desire or need is just a short walk from your door?

Any way you decide to spend your day, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from through Creative Living, a philosophy that creates and drives the culture of our community for residents and staff. A proven whole-self approach to wellness, Creative Living encourages growth for mind, body and spirit.

Best Active Adult Living Community in the 2022 Daily Breeze & The Beach Reporter Readers' Choice Awards


Our campus provides many wonderful opportunities for senior living in Rancho Palos Verdes through growth, self-expression, relaxation, and renewal

  • Expand your imagination through creative programs and partnerships of our Creative Living Academy
  • Attend concerts, seminars and art exhibits, on campus and off
  • Savor fresh, locally sourced menu offerings
  • Get fit in an exercise class or wellness program
  • Lead a class on something you love like writing, gardening or tai chi
  • Deepen your spiritual journey through chapel services and spiritual programs
  • Swim laps or jump into a water aerobics class
  • Meet up with friends in the billiard, recreation and social room
  • Curl up with a good book in the resident-run library
  • Book a mani-pedi or haircut at the beauty salon or barbershop
  • Enjoy a glass of wine by the fireplace overlooking the city of L.A.

Our Mission

We create exceptional communities and services for seniors.

Our Core Values

Courage  Embracing change, challenges and new ideas

Compassion  Opening our hearts to others in the midst of their joy or pain

Integrity  Doing the right thing with honesty and transparency

Respect  Appreciating and honoring individuality

Generosity  Infusing a spirit of gratitude and philanthropy

Spirituality  Celebrating purpose, relationships and the sacred

Imagination  Viewing the world with fresh eyes and embracing innovation

Diversity  Welcoming everyone

Nonprofit Promise

Measuring success by how much we enrich lives.

As a nonprofit organization, The Canterbury is motivated by service to you, not profits for us.  As you compare your options, be sure to find out if a community operates on a for-profit or nonprofit basis, because this distinction reveals a community’s ultimate priority.

As a resident, you benefit from our nonprofit status.

At The Canterbury, we continually reinvest back into the community, by improving services to residents and their families, hiring outstanding staff and developing new ways to fulfill our mission. We do not pay dividends to shareholders (because there aren’t any).

It’s part of our social accountability commitment, and it’s at the heart of everything we do. It’s the essence of our core values, and the foundation of the mission to which we devoted ourselves back in 1923.


Our Financial Strength

Trust your investment in our Life Plan community.

The Canterbury was built upon the solid foundation of our sponsor, Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS).

ECS is among the top Life Plan/CCRC providers in America when ranked by financial strength. We have earned an A- rating from Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research. We are proud of this exceptionally high rating that few communities in the U.S. have achieved.

ECS also operates additional highly esteemed Southern California Life Plan retirement communities: MonteCedro in Altadena, The Covington in Aliso Viejo, and Twelve Oaks in Glendale.

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