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Discover Creative Living

Begin each day at The Canterbury in beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes, where the refreshing sea breezes meet the warmth of the Southern California sunshine.

This stunning setting is the ideal backdrop to explore Creative Living, a philosophy that drives the distinct culture of our community for residents and staff. Through Creative Living, our residents are able to explore educational, cultural and social opportunities that are as inspiring as our surroundings.

Our Creative Living Academy is an expansive life-long learning program in Los Angeles and redefines excellence in active senior living communities.

The Creative Living Academy Vision

The Canterbury Creative Living Academy delivers diverse and stimulating opportunities for lifelong learning, growth, and fulfillment in an accessible atmosphere that is welcoming, inclusive, and respectful to all. We harness the wealth of knowledge, talent, and experience of our residents, and collaborate with our partners and resources to provide a breadth of vibrant and engaging educational, cultural, and recreational offerings.

Our resort-like campus provides superb settings, services and amenities for growth, self-expression and enjoyment with:

  • Our fitness center
  • Multilevel fitness programs
  • Heated Pool
  • Putting Green
  • Wellness Center
  • Library
  • Business Center
  • Art Studio
  • Bridge Room
  • Beauty salon and barbershop

Residents at The Canterbury have a wealth of programming and activities to enjoy, stay connected, explore their passions, and uncover new interests among like-minded neighbors. They can choose from classes in the arts, to wellness programs, discussion groups, trips and tours. There’s always something new to discover at The Canterbury, your choice for luxury senior living in Los Angeles.

Read testimonials from those living life to the fullest at The Canterbury.

What is the Creative Living Academy?

The Creative Living Academy is a distinctive philosophy at ECS, dedicated to embracing and supporting life-long learning. Driven by residents and supported by staff, the Academy is enriched and enhanced by an ever-growing list of other leading nonprofit community organizations.

The Academy draws on the insights and direction of a volunteer group of The Canterbury resident advisors who assist in its development and oversight. The Academy also celebrates the talents and life experiences of those who live in our community, and our residents are encouraged to be facilitators and teachers.

The result is a diverse range of programming, comprising an ever-changing variety of lectures, classes, workshops, tours, trips, discussion groups and other special events that support life-long learning and community connection.

The Creative Living Academy History

Our distinctive Creative Living Academy was inspired by our own commitment to ongoing learning, when we were attending a national conference almost a decade ago. The team at ECS returned with a new vision to launch a life-long learning model driven by residents, supported by staff, and enhanced by the greater community. A volunteer group of advisors was formed to contribute to the development and oversight of the Creative Living Academy’s learning model.

By asking future residents about their personal interests, our team was able to create a balance of programming including arts and culture, health and wellness, history, current events, science, and other creative pursuits. The advisors developed the Academy catalog filled with lectures, classes, presentations, workshops, trips, tours, interest discussion groups, wellness offerings, and other special events. Speakers, presenters, and instructors were identified and scheduled, and the first Creative Living Academy programming began.

Since then, the Creative Living Academy has thrived. There are activities and events that provide life enrichment for all our residents, while creating stronger connections with others in the community.

Our Partners

At The Canterbury, our philosophy of creative living has been built on partnerships and a team approach. We are grateful for the support and collaboration we receive from a range of organizations in the community who are also committed to life-long learning. By working with local nonprofit partners, we are able to continue learning and serving.

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